Sweet corn on the cob – one of my family’s FAVORITE veggies (and the reason for all the excitement in my house here lately).
Thursday night (to celebrate the girls last day of school & CJ’s Birthday) I decided to make something special for dinner. I was told about the Sunshine Sweet Corn website, and since everyone was wanting corn on the cob I thought I’d check it out.
It didn’t take me long to find a recipe that I was sure the family would love. We love Cajun food so this was perfect. I couldn’t wait to serve it up.
I went with the Cajun Sweet Corn and Chicken Dinner recipe…and here’s what it took to make:
- 2 pounds chicken parts (breast, legs, thighs)
- 1 to 2 teaspoons Cajun seasonings, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 medium-sized sweet red bell pepper, sliced (about 1 cup)
- 1 medium-sized sweet green bell pepper, sliced (about 1 cup)
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 large celery rib, sliced diagonally (about 2/3 cup)
- 4 ears husked fresh Supersweet corn
To Cook: Season the chicken pieces on all sides with ½ teaspoon of the Cajun seasoning and ¼ teaspoon of the salt. In a 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat, heat the vegetable oil. Add the chicken pieces and sauté until well browned, about 10 minutes, turning once. Stir in the peppers, onion and celery. Reduce heat to medium, cover and cook, stirring once, for 5 minutes. Add corn; sprinkle with remaining Cajun seasoning and salt. Cover and cook, stirring once, until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is cooked through, about 10 minutes.
This meal yields 4 servings
Did you know that some of the Health Benefits of Corn include fiber? And Fiber slows the rate that sugar is absorbed into the bloodstream so that when you eat foods high in fiber, such as whole grains like fresh sweet corn, the sugar in those foods are absorbed slower, keeping your blood glucose levels from rising too fast (that’s a good thing).
Recent studies have shown, too, that sweet corn, it turns out, is one of the very best dietary sources of two antioxidants called lutein and zeaxanthin that help promote healthy vision and protect eyes. Besides protecting against cataracts and chronic eye disease, lutein may help prevent hardening of the arteries that can lead to heart attack and stroke.
Here’s a great tip for selecting & handling Sweet Corn
In close: the kids and I really enjoyed taking part in this campaign. We were already huge fans to the taste of sweet corn on the cob but learning more about this veggie was “pretty sweet.” The girls loved all the recipes I showed them and they can’t wait until the next time I surprise them with a meal like the last.
If you’re looking something fun to serve your family and friends this Memorial Day weekend, might I recommend visiting www.sunshinesweetcorn.com? I think you’ll agree when I say – Yum!
Disclosure: I wrote this review while participating in a blog tour by Mom Central Consulting on behalf of Sunshine Sweet Corn. I was reimbursed to purchase Sweet Corn and received a promotional item to thank me for taking the time to participate