I knew my kids wouldn't like this before I even made it. However, I thought that maybe, since it's Cajun, Husband might like it, if only for the heat. Since I refuse to make separate meals for my kids, I just cooked up more pasta and they had plain pasta and veggies minus the seasoning. They ate it right up. Husband happened to use the mushrooms I had bought for this meal for pizza the night before, so I that was missing from this recipe. I wouldn't have made a difference though. I added a ton of Cajun seasoning to spice it up for Husband. I did make the kids each try some of the Cajun chicken. Monster liked it. Sunshine, surprisingly, got through it without too much complaining. Husband hated it. He said it wasn't spicy at all. I find that amazing since it made my eyes water and I instantly needed some Zantac. I liked it. Definitely not something I would want frequently due to the cream cheese base, but good for every once in a while. Unfortunately, we will not be having this again since I'm the only one who would eat it.
I truly thought this would be a hit. I was wrong. No one liked this. Sunshine decided not to eat. Monster and Husband suffered through it. I followed this recipe exactly. I really had high hopes for it. I thought it was just OK. I ended up putting a lot of extra pepper on mine for a little flavor. It was very bland. The vegetables, however, were awesome. I could just eat roasted veggies all day though.
This was OK for the kids, but didn't work for Husband or me. There was very little flavor. Monster loved it because he put tons of parmesan cheese on it, like he does to regular pasta. Sunshine loved it because it tasted like plain noodles, which are her favorites. Husband and I were left wondering what happened to flavor and thinking about what we could add to it to make it not feel like we were eating plain pasta. I even added more garlic and more lemon than the recipe called for. In fact, after I added twice as much lemon, I thought I may have made it too lemony. Nope, couldn't even tell there was lemon in it. This is yet another recipe that won't get repeated in my house.
I thought this dish was fantastic. The kids didn't hate it. They didn't like it, but they suffered through it. Husband really didn't like it either, but he ate it. I thought the flavor was fantastic. I used potatoes, carrots and peppers for the veggies. I also didn't have paprika on hand, so I used Penzeys Forward since it has a paprika base. Also, I doubled the rub recipe and did my chicken in one batch of rub and my veggies in the second batch. Even though my family wasn't fond of it, they ate it and since I really enjoyed it, this is a recipe that will be tried again at my house.
This recipe was super easy and not too bad. The kids weren't big fans, but they ate it. Husband ate it, too. We probably would have liked it a lot more, but it was a nice day and I happened to be outside playing when the timer went off. Even though I have an oven that shuts itself off when the timer goes off, it still dried out. I will be trying this again, but keeping a better eye on it!
This was just OK. The kids ate it and Husband and I ate it. None of us hated it, but none of us loved it enough to add to our regular menu. If I really wanted to make something we hadn't had in a while, I would probably consider doing this again. The flavor of the chicken was good. I didn't have (actually never even heard of) Dale's seasoning. It just so happens that a friend was making this recipe the same week I was, so she had already looked up Dale's seasoning and found the ingredients. Unfortunately, the main ingredient is soy sauce, which has two issues, 1)MSG and 2) Husband doesn't like it. Looking at the ingredient list, I had to wing it. I didn't measure anything. I used a shake or two of soy sauce, Probably 1/2 a cup or a little less of worcestershire sauce (yes, still bad for us, but wasn't sure how else to get the flavor needed) and then just sprinkles of the other ingredients found in Dale's. Again, not bad, but nothing really special.
Husband and I really liked this meal. The kids? Not at all. Each of them picked out the bacon and that was all they ate. I do have to say, I used turkey bacon just because we don't use regular bacon in our house, but I don't think that mattered. Husband and I both thought this was very flavorful and quite enjoyable. I'll be keeping this recipe around for when the kids get older and they are eating at friends' houses.