February 6, 2020

Authentic Cajun Recipes with a Healthy Twist

Authentic Cajun Recipes with a Healthy Twist

Cajun food can easily be classified as one of the top foods in the world. Each dish is perfectly seasoned, flavorful, spicy, and hits the spot.  Authentic Cajun recipes can be hard to come by, especially if you don’t live in Cajun country. Luckily for you, Paleo Grubs put together a list of the best spicy and authentic Cajun recipes just for you!

Here are the top ten:

Crispy Cajun Chicken With Parsnip Puree

In this dish, the chicken is cooked with chicken fat which leaves it extra crispy and compact with Cajun seasonings, garlic, and coconut cream. Pair it with some mashed potatoes or swiss chard for a well rounded southern meal.

 Hearty Paleo Jambalaya

This paleo recipe packs in the best of Cajun flavors! It keeps the meat and veggies separate from the rice, and packs plenty of punch.

Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya With Cauliflower Rice

What’s better than chicken and sausage jambalaya? You won’t even notice the cauliflower rice because you’ll be distracted by how delicious everything tastes!

 Cajun Chicken With Zoodles

This dish has the full Cajun experience – tomatoes, red onion, bell pepper, and chicken piled high with Cajun seasonings. Plus, it’s super easy to make!

Cajun Garlic Shrimp Noodle Bowls

“SOOOOO good! my 2 year old daughter had 3 helpings and the pan was empty by the end of dinner! Seriously delicious! Made ours with salad shrimp so it was more kid friendly to eat.” – Sarah

One Pot Cajun Pasta

“This was my first shot at a one pot pasta meal and I have to admit, I was a little skeptical about how the pasta would taste. I am now a believer and will definitely be making this recipe again. It was deliciously different and so satisfying. Followed the recipe exactly and didn’t miss that extra step of cooking the pasta and having another pot to wash. Thank you Megan!” – Jane

Blackened Salmon With Mango-Avocado Salsa

“This. Was. Amazing. I’m going to make smoked salmon wraps this week and use the salsa recipe for that as well. Anyone who wants to follow in paleo form, go for the super-simple paleo naan bread here. Been a lifesaver and helps to make variations of all these amazing recipes! Thank you for sharing!” – Brittany

 Chicken Smoked Sausage Gumbo

“Thank you for sharing this! Being from NOLA, my gumbo recipe has been handed down from generations and is literally an all day event. While not gumbo, is an excellent stunt double! I subbed the carrots with okra and since I have the smaller pot, used two peppers and four tomatoes. Thanks for sharing this fabulous recipe!”

Spicy Shrimp and Kale With Creamy Rutabaga

“I love this take on shrimp and grits. I’ve been to NOLA and let me tell you, they know how to do it right, haha! I’ve had rutabaga before but I don’t really remember it – need to try it again. Can’t wait to try this recipe!” – Isabel

Easy Cajun Chicken

“This recipe is THE. BEST!! It is BEYOND easy. Toss the ingredients together, toss in the oven. Done and done! My kids love it. We’ve used it for game nights. We’ve cooked when company comes over. It is delicious and the chicken turns out so tender and juicy I ALMOST feel guilty. Thanks for making me look like a great cook!” – Leighellen

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