Chicken Maque Choux

Jill Melton
  • Yield: 4 servings

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.


1tablespoon garlic powder
1tablespoon onion powder
1teaspoon cumin
1teaspoon cinnamon
1teaspoon sugar
1/2teaspoon sugar
1/2teaspoon black pepper
1tablespoon oil
4 chicken quarters
2 green onions, chopped
2 1/2cups fresh corn kernels (about 4 ears)
1 large tomato, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Combine the first 7 ingredients (garlic powder through oil); rub over chicken.
  3. Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet. Brown chicken 5 minutes each side. Remove chicken to plate.
  4. Add onions, corn, tomato and bell pepper to pan; saute 5 minutes. Place chicken on top of corn mixture. Cover and bake 25 minutes. Uncover and bake 15 minutes.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 500
  • Fat 27g
  • Cholesterol 145mg
  • Sodium 380mg
  • Carbohydrate 26g
  • Fiber 5g
  • Protein 40g
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