Cajun Rice Bake

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1 tbsp Olive oil
1 Onion medium, chopped
½ Green bell pepper chopped
½ Red bell pepper chopped
2 Andouille sausage cut into 1” pieces
2 cloves Garlic minced
2 Chicken Breast cut into 1 inch pieces
Kosher Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
1 can 15 oz Tomato sauce
2 cups Chicken stock
1 cup Cheddar cheese
1 tsp Cajun seasoning
1 ¼ cup White rice long-grain
3 Green onion sliced

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Cajun Rice Bake


Back in college, I started a tradition with my friends and roommates that I would cook up a big feast on Mardi Gras. This Cajun Rice Bake was served at the inaugural meal I made and it has been on the Mardi Gras table ever since. It is bursting with flavor and you can easily double the recipe to feed a crowd.

Start by sautéing onions and peppers in olive oil. Add the sausages and brown well to bring extra flavor. Once the sausage is brown, add chicken and Cajun seasoning and cook well before mixing in rice, chicken broth and a can of tomatoes. Bring the mixture to a simmer before transferring to the oven to bake for 35-45 minutes.

To make the Cajun Rice Bake, you will need the following ingredients:

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Steps to make Cajun Rice Bake


Heat the oven

Preheat the oven to 375 °F.


Sauté onions and bell pepper


Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a Dutch oven or large ovenproof pan. Sauté ½ a chopped red bell pepper, ½ a chopped green bell pepper and 1 medium chopped onion until they start to soften.


Add the sausages


Place 2 chopped andouille sausages in the pan or Dutch oven and cook until browned all over.


Mix in garlic


Stir in 2 minced cloves of garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until fragrant.


Add chicken


Mix in 2 chopped chicken breasts and a teaspoon of Cajun seasoning. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook, until the chicken is cooked through, stirring often.


Add rice, tomato sauce, chicken broth and cheddar cheese


Add 1 ¼ cups of long grain rice and stir well. Pour 1 can of tomato sauce and 2 cups of chicken broth. Add 1 cup of cheddar cheese and bring the mixture to a simmer.




Transfer the pan to the oven and bake for about 35-45 minutes, until the rice is cooked through. Once cooked, remove from the oven and leave to cool for 5-10 minutes in the pan.




Serve warm, garnished with green onions.

My friends and family would kill me if I didn’t serve this Cajun Rice Bake at my annual Mardi Gras feast. Try it out this year - you’ll love it! Please come back to leave a review telling me what you think!

Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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Total Reviews: 21
Aliyana Shimmin

This has everything I wanted, the smell is killing me and I am typing this as I wait for it to bake!

Clover Housley

I really liked it and it didn't take long to make as well, fast and really tasty thank you!

Aarya Najafi

I dropped in some cherry tomatoes along with the onions and the pepper, it turned out perfect!!!

Meera Fuell

Thanks Jelena for the great recipe, last I did was the stuffed chiken and now this, honestly you're great!

Brenda Cristantiello

Thank you for the great recipe, I enjoyed it very much!

Emerie Pirruccello

This was just amazing, I can't describe it in any other words.

Siena Fante

Simply delicious, everything about it was perfect and I am now stuffed.

Maryam Tennesen

The mix of garlic and onion while cooking gave off such a strong smell, that was the part that made me sure about it.

Greta Lannie

If any of you have seen ratatouille, that scene with Anton Ego tasting it? Yeah that was me eating this lol

Nathalie Kaczkowski

Killer recipe I loved it! cajun recipes for the win!

India Durecki

I never before tried baking rice, the idea alone when I read it seemed kinda silly but I'm glad to find out how wrong I was, it tasted great.

Jolie Boczar

I have tasted good foods, but this one was on a league of its own.

Elianna Gehlen

Everybody in the family loved it and I now have something new in the menu, huge crowd pleaser.

Angelique Lien

It turned out amazing, literal perfection!

Emerald Toay

I did not expect it to be so good, I mean yeah I see chicken and sausage in it but it far exceeded my expectations.

Karis Reager

Not what I expected but it was still tasty either way.

Raylynn Hoffstadt

Thanks it was good but might stick to making just grape salad so i don't get to fat haha.

Clementine Haduck

OMG this is truely one of the best things I've ever made, it was fantastic thank you <3

Melinda Heeg

It was tasty but I didn't add the green onions as I don't really like it.

Jolene Eveleth

I loved it, even while I was cooking it, the amazing aroma of it was all around the place and still is, making this again definitely, thank you so much.


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