Recipe: Cajun Chicken with Hoppin’ John

A southern staple dish, cajun chicken with Hoppin’ John — a side dish made with black eyed peas, bell peppers, corn, and seasoned with salt and black pepper — is a savory and filling option. Enjoy it with a large glass of sweet tea and you’ll truly feel like a southerner! 


Cajun Chicken with Hoppin’ John

Original # of Servings: 1

Total Time: 54 minutes

Active Time: 15 minutes


  • chicken breast – 4 ounce
  • cajun seasoning – 3/4 teaspoon
  • extra virgin olive oil – 3/4 teaspoon
  • vegetable broth – 4 tablespoon
  • black eyed peas – 2 ounce
  • corn – 2 ounce
  • green bell pepper – 1/8
  • grape tomatoes – 2 ounce
  • salt – 1/8 teaspoon
  • black pepper – 1/8 teaspoon
  • garlic powder – 1/8 teaspoon


  1. Bring equal parts broth and water to boil. Add peas cooking 30 minutes.
  2. Small dice bell pepper, discarding ribs and seeds.
  3. Slice grape tomatoes in half.
  4. Cut chicken breast in half. Season with cajun seasonings.
  5. Heat olive oil in pan on high heat. Cook chicken 8 minutes per side till done.
  6. Add tomatoes to chicken.
  7. Lower heat on chicken, keeping warm.
  8. Stir in corn, bell pepper, salt, pepper and garlic powder. Simmer 3 minutes.
  9. Remove hoppin’ John from heat.
  10. Serve chicken over bed of cooked vegetables.

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