Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp Recipe

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By Dr. Leah Alexander | Published on July 30, 2023 | Last Updated on August 19, 2023

Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp is a flavorful dish of juicy chicken, succulent shrimp, creamy mushrooms and caramelized onions cooked in a decadent buttery broth. It’s an easy to make comforting weeknight meal that will delight the whole family!

In this recipe guide, I’ll show you how to make this irresistible meal from start to finish. I’ll share my tips and tricks on how to make it perfectly, every single time!

Applebee's Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp Recipe

What is applebee’s bourbon street chicken and shrimp  

Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp is the perfect family meal. Tender chicken, succulent shrimp, creamy mushrooms, and caramelized onions all cooked together in a rich buttery broth will tantalize your taste buds with every bite! 

The Cajun seasoning gives the dish a spicy kick, while the buttery broth brings out the succulent flavor of the chicken and shrimp. The mushrooms and onions add a touch of sweetness that perfectly complements the savory flavors in the dish.

Plus, this easy to prepare dish is sure to be a hit with everyone at the dinner table.

How did I first get introduced to the applebee’s bourbon street chicken and shrimp ? 

I was first introduced to Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp by a friend who raved about it while ordering it at a Applebees resturant. As soon as it was brought out of the kitchen it  looked so inviting and flavorful that I decided to give it a try.

I took the first bite of this delightful dish and I was pleasantly surprised by the flavor it had. The savory flavors of the Cajun seasoning and buttery broth with a hint of sweetness from the mushrooms and onions, made it an instant love for me. I instantly knew I had to recreate this recipe at home so I could enjoy it whenever I wanted.

So after some online research and tweaking of the ingredients, I have been able to make a dish that closely resembles the one served in the Applebee’s resturants.

The best part of this dish is that it’s so easy to make.So if you’re in the mood for something new and exciting, giving this dish a try is definitely something to consider.

How to make applebee’s bourbon street chicken and shrimp ? 

Making applebee’s bourbon street chicken and shrimp is pretty easy but you need to follow some steps. The key here is to focus on prepping all the ingredients before you start cooking and you will have a delicious meal ready in no time.

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Ingredients

  • Cajun Seasoning: A blend of garlic powder, onion powder, celery seed, smoked paprika, black pepper, dried oregano and dried parsley.
  • Chicken Breasts: Boneless skinless chicken breasts that provide a lean source of protein.
  • Shrimp: Peeled and deveined medium shrimp that brings flavor to the dish.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Used for cooking the chicken and shrimp in to keep them from sticking to the pan.
  • Minced Garlic: Adds flavor and aroma to the dish with its pungent taste.
  • Unsalted Butter: Used for sautéing vegetables and adding a creamy richness to this Cajun dish.
  • Chicken Bone Broth: A flavorful base for this Cajun dish that brings a depth of flavor to the vegetables and proteins.
  • Baby Bella Mushrooms: Sliced mushrooms add an earthiness and texture to the dish.
  • White Onion: Sliced white onion gives a sharp, sweet flavor to the dish when cooked correctly.
  • Dried Parsley: Adds a subtle zing and fresh look to the dish with its bright green color.
  • Fresh Parsley: Chopped fresh parsley adds vibrant color and herbal flavor to the finished dish.
Applebee's Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp Recipe

Step by step instructions 

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Step 2

In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the cajun seasoning. Set aside.

Step 3

Place chicken breasts on a lined baking sheet and evenly sprinkle ½ of the Cajun seasoning over them, flip and add remaining seasonings to the other side. 

Step 4

Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

Step 5

While chicken is baking, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add shrimp. Sprinkle with ½ of the Cajun seasoning and cook about 3-4 minutes or until shrimp are pink and cooked through; remove and set aside.

Step 6

Add remaining oil to skillet along with garlic and ½ of the butter. Sauté for 1-2 minutes, stirring often.

Step 7

Add chicken bone broth, mushrooms, onions, and dried parsley; stir to combine and bring mixture to a simmer. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.

Step 8

Reduce heat to low and add remaining butter, stirring until melted completely into sauce.

Step 9

Add cooked chicken breasts back into the skillet along with shrimp; stir everything together to coat in sauce before adding fresh parsley over the top as garnish.

Tips 

• To ensure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, use a thermometer to check.

• If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, any large pan will work for making this dish.

Applebee's Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp Recipe

Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp Recipe

Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp is a flavorful dish of juicy chicken, succulent shrimp, creamy mushrooms and caramelized onions cooked in a decadent buttery broth. It’s an easy to make comforting weeknight meal that will delight the whole family! In this recipe guide, I'll show you how to make this irresistible meal from start to finish. I'll share my tips and tricks on how to make it perfectly, every single time!
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Author: Dr. Leah Alexander
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 520kcal

Equipment

  • knife
  • Chopping board
  • Baking Tray
  • Whisk
  • cast iron skillet
  • stove
  • Thermometer

Ingredients

Cajun Seasoning

Chicken and Shrimp

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil divided use
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ cup unsalted butter divided use
  • ¼ cup chicken bone broth
  • 1 cup baby bella mushrooms sliced
  • 1 white onion sliced
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl, mix together all the ingredients for the cajun seasoning. Set aside.
  • Place chicken breasts on a lined baking sheet and evenly sprinkle ½ of the Cajun seasoning over them, flip and add remaining seasonings to the other side.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.
  • While chicken is baking, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a large cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add shrimp. Sprinkle with ½ of the Cajun seasoning and cook about 3-4 minutes or until shrimp are pink and cooked through; remove and set aside.
  • Add remaining oil to skillet along with garlic and ½ of the butter. Sauté for 1-2 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add chicken bone broth, mushrooms, onions, and dried parsley; stir to combine and bring mixture to a simmer. Simmer for 3-4 minutes or until mushrooms are tender.
  • Reduce heat to low and add remaining butter, stirring until melted completely into sauce.
  • Add cooked chicken breasts back into the skillet along with shrimp; stir everything together to coat in sauce before adding fresh parsley over the top as garnish.

Notes

  • To ensure the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, use a thermometer to check.
  • If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, any large pan will work for making this dish.
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Nutrition Information :

Calories: 520kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 49g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 316mg | Sodium: 281mg | Potassium: 910mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1312IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 2mg

What to serve with applebee’s bourbon street chicken and shrimp ? 

This dish is delicious served with steamed white or brown rice, jasmine or basmati rice. It also pairs nicely with a side of roasted potatoes, green beans, asparagus, broccoli or any other vegetable you like. For an extra touch of flavor and texture, you can top it off with chopped fresh parsley for a beautiful presentation.

How to store leftover applebee’s bourbon street chicken and shrimp ? 

Any leftover Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. 

When you’re ready to enjoy the leftovers, just warm it up on your stovetop or in the microwave and serve. You can also freeze any leftovers and reheat them when needed.  

Can pregnant women eat this? 

 Yes, pregnant women can enjoy Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp, however they should ensure that the chicken has been cooked through to an internal temperature of 165°F. 

Additionally, care should be taken with regards to food safety as well as the ingredients used in the dish. 

For example, if you are using any pre-mixed Cajun seasoning, make sure to check the ingredients list for any food allergens or ingredients that may not be safe for pregnancy.

It is best to consult with your doctor before consuming this dish if you are pregnant.

FAQs 

Can I make this dish with chicken thighs?

Yes, you can substitute the chicken breasts for chicken thighs and follow the same instructions. The cooking time will need to be adjusted depending on the size of the chicken thighs.

Is it possible to use a different type of broth instead of chicken bone broth?

Yes, you can substitute any type of broth for the chicken bone broth. Just make sure to adjust the seasonings accordingly depending on the type of broth used.

Can I make this dish vegan?

Yes, you can easily make this dish vegan by substituting the chicken and shrimp with your favorite plant-based proteins such as tempeh, seitan, or tofu. Additionally, you can use a vegan-friendly broth instead of the chicken bone broth.

Is this dish gluten free?

Yes, as long as you use gluten-free ingredients and omit any potential sources of gluten such as soy sauce. Additionally, it is best to check the ingredient list on the pre-mixed Cajun seasoning to make sure it is gluten free.

How long will this dish last in the fridge?

Any leftover Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp can be stored in an airtight container for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. When you’re ready to enjoy the leftovers, just warm it up on your stovetop or in the microwave and serve. You can also freeze any leftovers and reheat them when needed.

Is this dish suitable for children?

Yes, this dish is suitable for children of all ages, however some may find the Cajun seasoning to be a bit spicy. If that’s the case, you can easily adjust the amount of seasoning used or omit it all together. Additionally, this dish is a great way to introduce new flavors and proteins to your child’s diet.

Wrapping Up 

I hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to make Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp. This is an easy to make comforting weeknight meal that will be sure to please the whole family! 

The combination of flavors in this dish make it a great alternative to a traditional chicken dinner. So if you’re looking for something new and exciting, this is definitely a dish that you should consider trying.

Hope you have enjoyed learning about Applebee’s Bourbon Street Chicken and Shrimp! With my tips and tricks, you’ll be able to make a delicious meal that is sure to please everyone. 

So if you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner idea or just want something special, give this dish a try!  

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Dr. Leah Alexander, M.D., is a board-certified Pediatrician in New Jersey and has been working at Elizabeth Pediatric Group of New Jersey since 2000.
She also has a passion for culinary arts that extends beyond the medical realm. After completing culinary school at the French Culinary Institute, she started Global Palate, LLC, a catering firm, in 2007. She ran her own six-year-old catering company and served small group parties as an owner and executive chef.

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