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Cajun-Style Chicken with Creamy Grits

This is a warm and comforting stick to your ribs kind of meal! Enjoy these creamy cheesy grits paired with Just Bare Lightly Breaded Chicken Strips tossed in a unique cajun honey butter glaze.

Servings 4
Total Time: 60 minutes
Servings: 4
Total Time: 60 minutes


  • Creamy Grits
    • 2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
    • 2 cups skim milk
    • 1 bay leaf
    • 1 cup stone ground grits
    • Salt
    • Freshly cracked black pepper
    • 2 tbsp butter (optional)
    • 2 oz shredded cheddar cheese (optional)
  • Honey Butter Cajun Chicken
    • 12 oz Just Bare Lightly Breaded Chicken Strips
    • 1 tbsp olive oil
    • ½ cup green and red bell pepper, minced
    • ½ small onion, minced
    • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
    • 4 tbsp butter, diced into large cubes
    • ¼ cup honey
    • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
    • 1 tsp franks hot sauce
    • ¼ cup parsley, minced
    • ¼ cup green onion, minced
    • Lemon juice
    • Salt
    • Freshly cracked black pepper

Nutrition Facts

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 575
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 12g 60%
Sodium 1026mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Total Sugars 59g
Protein 23g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:


  1. Prepare the creamy grits by bringing the stock, milk and bay leaf to a simmer over medium heat.
  2. Slowly add stone ground grits and whisk vigorously to avoid lumps.
  3. Continue to cook grits over medium heat, stirring frequently until grits absorb all of the liquid and thicken, about 40-45 minutes.
  4. Remove grits from heat, season to taste with salt and pepper and add optional butter and/or cheese – Serve with cajun-style chicken.
  5. Preheat the air fryer to 350°F – place frozen chicken pieces in the basket in a single layer and cook for 8 minutes. Heat through until internal temperature reads 165ºF. Once done, dice strips into bite-sized pieces and reserve (chicken can also remain in whole strips if desired).
  6. While chicken is cooking, heat olive oil over medium heat in a saute pan.
  7. Add minced peppers and onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  8. Add garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes.
  9. Add butter cubes, honey, cajun seasoning and Frank’s Hot Sauce. Stir to combine and allow to simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  10. Remove from heat, finish with parsley and lemon juice if desired – season to taste with salt and pepper.
  11. Add diced chicken into the cajun honey butter mixture and toss to combine.
  12. To serve, spoon chicken over grits and garnish with fresh parsley and green onion if desired – enjoy!