Friday, March 11, 2011

Smothered Chicken w/ Caramelized Onions + Mardi Gras Slideshow + Bayou Boogie

Here's another Cajun favorite that is so perfect for those busy days. The succulent chicken is packed with flavor and the caramelized onions and mushrooms make the most delicious gravy that you can imagine. So easy to make, and so mouthwatering good, too. Bon appetit!

Smothered Chicken w/ Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
2 tbs.'s vegetable oil
1 large onion, chopped
1 can chunky portabello mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 green onions, sliced
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
1 tbs. Cajun seasoning
1 tbs. Worcestershire sauce
Few shakes Tabasco

Season chicken breasts with the Cajun seasoning, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and Tabasco.  In large skillet, brown chicken breasts in oil, on medium high, heat for about 10 minutes on each side. Remove from skillet and add onions and mushrooms.

Add a little bit of water, if needed, and scrape the bottom of the skillet to release brown bits. Continue to cook, stirring often, until onions and mushrooms have a caramel color and are softened.

Add 1/4 cup of water, parsley, plus a little more Cajun seasoning, stir, and return the chicken to the skillet. Lower heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.Garnish with green onions and serve over hot cooked rice with your favorite veggies and a nice loaf of French bread for a hearty meal. Cest bon, cher!


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And here's a little clip of Wayne Toups rockin' the revelers in Port Arthur!

Time for Downtown Alive!

Hope ya'll are rested up, because the Spring concert series of Downtown Alive will kick off tonight at Parc International, in downtown Lafayette. A fantastic line up for the season, starting with The Andy Smith Band at 6:00 p.m. Come on out and enjoy the beautiful weather and everything that Cajun country has t0 offer.  Click here for a complete schedule.

Merci beaucoup for stopping by! Hope you all have a fabulous, fun, weekend!


Joanne said...

I love all types of chicken dishes, and this one looks superb! I'd definitely be asking for seconds ...

Enjoy the music tonight, and celebrate the approach of Spring :)

Arlee Bird said...

That dish looks so good. I love boneless chicken breasts and everything that goes into the recipe sounds so tasty.

Tossing It Out

Kat said...

Loved the creative slide show! Thanks for sharing your Mardi Gras with us.

Linda Starr said...

Oh yeah, the music and food are infectious, a good thing today for sure, have a great time.

A Kitchen Witch said...

Looks like you've provided me with another yummy dinner idea! Thx and hope all is well : )

California Girl said...

Love Wayne & his rockin' Cajun band. Soooo excellent.

My 3 oldest friends & I are headed to NOLA in Oct to celebrate our mutual birthdays this year. Dining suggestions are welcome. Right now, we're arguing about where to stay.

rosaria said...

Oh Yes! Great food, great music, great fun. Marguerite, you do know how to party hardy!

Drick said...

what a great chicken recipe, love a little kick ya know... and like the slideshow too, ya'lls floats are different than ours, and hey, are those your boots????

Martha (MM) said...

Everything looks like such fun and your recipe looks and sounds delicious! I love how easy it is too - it's going on my menu plans for the upcoming busy week. Thanks! :-)

kitchen flavours said...

Your chicken looks delicious, I just love caramelized onions! Will be trying this out. Thank you. And enjoy the concert series. Have fun!

Shanae Branham said...

This chicken looks mouthwatering. I didn't know you could caramelize onions. I am glad I stopped by today and brightened my weekend by visiting your blog.

alison said...

your chicken looks scrumptious !and thanks for sharing with us your mardi gras!

Pam said...

Wow! What a great chicken dish! Love that Cajun thing going on. And that rockin' video is great too. Wish I was there!!!

Marguerite said...

Joanne- Thanks, so glad that you like it and hope you give it a try! The music was great and the weather is beautiful. Wish you were here!

Lee- Thanks so much for your sweet comment! It is fab and very easy to make. Merci for stopping by!

Kat- Thanks, cher, you're welcome! So glad you enjoyed it! I took hundreds of pics, so these are just a few. :) I'll be posting more, soon.

Linda- Thanks, it was all so much fun and lots more fun to come, now that the Spring is here! I'm so happy that you're feeling better.

KW- You're welcome, cher, the pleasure is all mine! Thanks in advance, for trying the recipe and for stopping by!

Cal. Girl- So glad you enjoyed the clip! Wayne is the best! Wow, that sounds like a great party! I'll email you some suggestions.

Eddie Bluelights said...

Interesting to see the description "Smothered Chicken!" Was it suffocated I wonder? LOL
Joking aside I am sure it is delicious. Caramelized onions. I bet this is fabulous - I wonder who thought of this combination.
Loved the Bayou Boogie. And of course my compliments on your stamina for embarking on yet another feast at Downtown Alive. The mind boggles. Puff Pant! Must have another Rum Hurricane! LOL
Oh looking at your little piccie of you in the red car waving to me LOL. Is that a turkey you have on board or maybe a smothered chicken! LOL
Great to visit as always ~ Hugs ~ Eddie

ellen abbott said...

that chicken sounds really good. and I loved the pics of mardi gras tho I have to say, I really hate that green, gold and purple have taken over. I like it better when it didn't have 'official' colors. the song clip though kept stopping while it loaded. probably my computer. it's been slow lately.

Marguerite said...

rosaria- Thanks! You got that right, cher! It all goes along with living in Cajun country! You should move here! Cheers!

Drick- Thanks, cher, so glad you like the recipe! Good with a lot of hot sauce! I saw ya'll's floats, fancy! lol Yes, those are my Mardi Gras stompers!

Martha- Thanks so much for your kind compliments. The chicken is so good, especially the onion and mushroom gravy. Enjoy!

kf- Thanks for your sweet comment and for stopping by! So glad you like it and want to try it. Enjoy! You're welcome, it was a lot of fun!

Shanae- Hi and welcome! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for visiting! Caramelized onions have a wonderful flavor and I hope you give it a try. So happy that you came by and that I could brighten your day!

alison- Great to hear from you! Thanks for the nice compliment and for coming by! You're welcome, glad you enjoyed it!

Pam- Thanks so much, it's fab and so easy! You're welcome, it's my pleasure to share it with you, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the video. Wish that you were, too!

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All the best, Bob West

Cloudia said...

Warm Aloha & Gratitude from Honolulu!

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Magic of Spice said...

What a fun slide show :) Your chicken dish looks wonderful, reminds me of one my dad always prepared at home...
Hope you are having a wonderful week

Honey at 2805 said...

I think I'm gaining weight just reading your blog!

Marguerite said...

Eddie- You crack me up! Smothered Chicken is an old Cajun recipe, going back several generations. And no, the chicken wasn't suffocated. lol Glad you enjoyed the clip, and hopefully, you have found me in the slide show, by now. lol And as you know, by now, not a turkey, but a hula girl! lol

ellen- Thanks, so glad you enjoyed the slide show. Mardi Gras was a lot of fun! Sorry about the song clip, probably just need to update your flash player.

Bob- Hi and welcome, it's so nice to meet you! Thanks so much for the compliment and for stopping by and for following! I will be visiting you soon!

Cloudia- Aloha, cher! So glad you're safe! Merci for stopping by!

Spice- Thanks, it was so much fun and I'm glad that you enjoyed it! The chicken dish is one my mother and grandmother used to make, too.

Honey- I'll take that as a compliment, cher! lol Thanks for coming by!