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Cajun Honey Chicken Bowls Recipe

Cooking the chicken inside it is own marinade is the thing that makes the glaze with this particular chicken absolutely insane! Throw in a few fresh veggies and a yummy rice and you've got one powerhouse glazed chicken bowl!
Prep Time8 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dinner, lunch, Main Course, main dish
Cuisine: American, Asian, daily free
Keyword: breakfast, Cajun Honey Chicken Bowls Recipe, chicken, Easy Recipes, honey chicken
Servings: 4 serving
Author: Feodora Nastashia


  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts Chopped into Pieces (chicken tenders May be used Alternatively )
  • 1 red bell pepper seeded and Chopped
  • 1 jalapeño pepper seeded and Chopped
  • orange Pieces cut in half
  • lime wedges for garnish optional
  • 2 green onions Chopped for garnish (optional)
  • fresh parsley minced for garnish (optional)

Cajun Honey Mustard Marinade

  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1/3 cup orange juice fresh is best if possible
  • 2 Tsp brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Rough dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp yellow mustard
  • 3/4 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 Tsp garlic minced
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 1/4 Tsp pepper


  • Lean chicken breasts of fat, and slice into pieces to resemble chicken tenders.
  • Add marinade ingredients to a zip-top plastic bag and whisk to combine. Add chicken to bag, and seal, pressing out any extra air. Smoosh the bag around a bit to make sure all the chicken pieces are coated in the marinade. Place bag on a plate and refrigerate up to 8 hours.
  • Pour entire contents of the bag into a large skillet and heat over MED-HIGH heat until the mixture comes to a bubble. Reduce heat to MED-LOW and simmer, uncovered, for approximately 25-30 minutes, until most of the liquid cooks off, leaving a loose glaze.
  • The previous five minutes or so, add from the chopped bell pepper, jalapeño and orange pieces and let them cook in the glaze.
  • Remove chicken, oranges and veggies into a plate. Serve over rice, quinoa, or is for a low-carb alternative. If desired, garnish with chopped green onions, minced parsley, and a lime wedge.