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Chicken Maque Choux

Chicken Maque Choux

A Cajun-country side dish gets a tasty make-over with the addition of spice-rubbed chicken.

Here's our rendition of Maque Choux (pronounced mock-shoe), the braised corn, tomato and pepper dish of French Acadian and Native American origin, popular in Louisiana.

Serves: 4 Save

Ingredients (13)

  • 1 T Garlic Powder
  • 1 T Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Freshly Ground Black Pepper
  • 8 Chicken Thighs
  • 1 T Canola Oil
  • 1 cup Chopped Green Onion
  • 6 Ears of Corn
  • 1 Tomato
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
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Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Combine the first 7 ingredients (garlic powder through black pepper). Rub on chicken thighs.
  3. Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet. Add chicken and cook until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Combine onions, corn, tomato and bell pepper in a 13 x 9-inch pan. Place chicken on top of corn mixture. Cover and bake 15 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes more. Serves 4.