Paleo Honey Cajun Chicken with crispy kale salad !

I am in love with the Cajun seasoning !

How come no one ever told me Cajun chicken is so addictive and so good ??

If it’s difficult to find the cajun spice in your local grocery stores, here’s a quick way to make your own Cajun seasoning mix.

You’ll need:

– 3/4 tbsp paprika
– 3/4 tsp onion salt
– 3/4 tsp garlic powder
– 1/4 tsp black pepper
– 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
– 1/4 tsp white pepper
– 1/4 tsp cumin
– 1/4 tsp thyme
– 1/8 tsp oregano

I call this dish the busy life-saver recipe because you can bake the ingredients in three separate trays and assemble them however and whenever you like.

Crunchy garlicky kale chips with sweet & spicy chicken and buttery soft zucchinis …..Hmm…..I’ll be sure to make this more often !!!

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Honey Cajun Chicken with Baked Crunchy Kale Salad

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Honey Cajun Chicken with Baked Crunchy Kale Salad

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 40 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Author: ChihYu
Paleo Honey Cajun Chicken with Baked Crunchy Kale Salad. Perfect everyday homemade paleo meal. For a faster cooking time - Bake chicken, kale, and squash in separate baking trays in the oven at the same time.
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  • 1 lb chicken breast, skinless
  • ½ lb kale leaves
  • 2 medium zucchini squash, sliced to smaller chunks
  • 2 medium yellow squash, sliced to smaller chunks
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic
  • Half one whole lime juice, before serving

Chicken marinate:

  • 1 tsp raw honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder

Kale & Squash seasonings:

  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt & Black pepper to taste
  • Garlic powder


To bake the chicken:

  • Marinate the chicken for at least 2 hours if not overnight.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F. Bake first side for 20-25 minutes then turn the heat down to 380F and bake the other side for another 15 minutes.
  • Turn the oven to boil on high for an additional 3 minutes to give a nice color touch. Check to make sure the chicken is completely cooked through. Set aside to cool.

To bake the squash:

  • Season the squash with olive oil, sea salt and black pepper, and garlic powder. Bake at 400F for about 10 to 15 minutes. Set aside to cool.

To bake the kale:

  • Spread the kale leaves evenly on a flat baking tray and season with salt, pepper, and olive oil. Be careful not to add too much oil or the leaves will soak in oil and won’t get crispy.
  • Bake at 400F for about 8-10 minutes.

To assemble:

  • Slice the chicken breast. Combine chicken, squash, crispy kale, and a touch of lime juice.


Calories: 377kcal
Course: Main
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