Spice up dinner with Chicken Lazone. Deliciously seasoned and covered in a rich sauce. Made in one pan with very little prep. Great weeknight comfort food!!
Ready in about twenty minutes, our Chicken Lazone recipe is both a crowd pleaser and a time saver. It works well in any season, uses only readily available ingredients, and has a fancy presentation that belies the minimal prep work! It can spice up a brisk fall evening, warm up a cold winter’s night, match your high spring spirits, or fill hungry summer bellies.
A homemade seasoning may sound intimidating, but the spices used are likely already in your cabinet. As long as you have chicken and heavy cream, you won’t need to worry about squeezing in an extra run to the grocery store.
Try this recipe on busy days when your family has worked up a good appetite and you need to whip something together in a short amount of time. A one-skillet creamy chicken dish, Chicken Lazone is similar to Chicken Florentine and Creamy Lemon Skillet Chicken. It is made with a spicy Cajun blend of seasoning and topped with a creamy sauce that many have described as “to die for.” If you enjoy Chicken Lazone, bookmark these other two recipes for a rainy day. Keep reading to learn about Chicken Lazone’s ingredients, Brennan’s Chicken Lazone, and more.
WHAT I LOVE ABOUT THIS RECIPE:
- Ready in 20 minutes!
- Easy Weeknight Comfort Food!
- Virtually NO Prep Work.
- Made With Simple Pantry Ingredients.
- Homemade Seasoning and Homemade Sauce~just sayin’
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What is Chicken Lazone?
Chicken Lazone is a simple but flavorful southwestern dish composed of seasoned chicken, pan-fried in butter, and topped with a simple homemade cream based sauce. It provides a hearty and filling meal, perfect for potlucks, family dinners, and get-togethers.
While smoky and packed with flavor, the dish is not too hot, so it is suitable for children as well as adults. The primary seasoning is chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. A rich creamy sauce completes the dish, offering a smooth and filling finish.
Ingredients You’ll Need To Make Chicken Lazone:
How Do You Make Chicken Lazone?
Chicken Lazone is made by coating chicken with homemade Cajun seasoning and pan frying it in butter. The meal is topped with a pot thickened cream sauce.
Only a few readily available ingredients are needed, and prep time is under twenty minutes. Despite the dish’s simplicity, the finished product is impressive enough to serve to company or for special occasions.
Step By Step Overview: How To Make Chicken Lazone
- Mix all spices in a shallow bowl. Set aside 2 teaspoons of the mixture.
- Sprinkle mixture evenly on chicken tenders and gently press it.
- Add vegetable oil in skillet. Brown both sides of chicken tenders using medium heat. Set aside and cover with aluminum foil.
- Pour the cream, reserved spice mixture, and butter to the skillet. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently.
- Then reduce heat and continue simmering until the sauce thickens.
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Creole seasoning
- 2 pounds chicken tenders
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups heavy whipping cream
- In a shallow bowl, mix together the first 6 ingredients. Reserve 2 teaspoons and set aside.
- Sprinkle the chicken tenders evenly with the spice mix and gently press it to adhere.
- Add vegetable oil to a large skillet. Brown the chicken tenders, in batches so as not to crowd the pan, on medium heat. About 3-4 minutes each side. Remove browned tenders to a plate a loosely cover with aluminum foil and set aside.
- Pour the cream, reserved spice mixture, and the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring frequently so cream doesn't curdle, then reduce heat and simmer 10-15 minutes or until the sauce thickens a bit.
Recipe Notes For Chicken Lazone:
Chicken selection: Typically this dish is made using chicken tenders, but chicken breast would work very nicely as well and would provide a nice presentation for guests and company!
Cooking the spice coating: Use caution when cooking the chicken. If you burn or singe the spice coating, the sauce may turn out bitter, which will change the flavor of the dish.
The necessity of heavy cream: Only the real deal will do in this recipe! Do not try to substitute something like regular milk, whole milk, or half and half, or the sauce will not thicken up. Because the fat content of these substitutes is different, your sauce may also curdle, even though it is not acidic. Stick to heavy cream, and save creative substitutions for other recipes!
Boiling the cream: Yes, bring the cream to a boil, then let it simmer until it thickens! Do not worry about the sauce breaking or curdling, since there is no acidic liquid like lemon juice involved in the recipe.
Equipment: When you thicken the sauce for the Chicken Lazone, use a pot with a heavy bottom. Otherwise, the sauce may scorch.
Can Chicken Lazone Be Made Ahead Of Time?
You can prepare Chicken Lazone in advance, and refrigerate in an air-tight container for several days. Reheat slowly on a low setting, stirring the sauce frequently. You may find that adding additional cream when reheating preserves the rich feel of the dish.
Can You Freeze Chicken Lazone?
Cream-based foods and sauces typically do not freeze well. Doing so will not spoil the dish, but the flavor and texture may be affected. Freezing and reheating may cause the Chicken Lazone sauce to break and become watery or grainy. Follow this link for a useful food freezing resource published by North Dakota State University.
If you cannot avoid freezing, your best bet is to pour the sauce in thin layers in your freezer container. Then when you reheat the dish, do so slowly, stirring the sauce frequently. You may also add a bit more cream during the reheating process to preserve texture and flavor.
Alternatively, you could freeze the chicken without the sauce, and prepare a new cream-based sauce when you next serve the chicken.
What Is The Origin Of Chicken Lazone?
Chicken Lazone’s origin can be traced to the Deep South. Hailed as “the last of the great Creole chefs,” Chef Lazone Randolph of New Orleans’ restaurant Brennan’s is rumored to have created the dish.
Chef Lazone Randolph came from humble origins, beginning his tenure at Brennan’s as a dishwasher. He watched and studied the European chefs hired by the restaurant, at one point working under Chef Paul Blange, to whom Bananas Foster is credited. Through the years he learned the tips and tricks of these great chefs until he gradually became the “star of the show.”
Chef Randolph has appeared on numerous cooking shows including Rachel Ray and the Travel Channel. Various prestigious organizations have flown him around the world to cook for their members. Read more about Chef Lazone Randolph here. It’s amazing how far and wide his recipe has spread!
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