Spicy Cajun Chicken

I know I keep raving on about this book – but it’s bloomin’ fantastic! Jamie Oliver’s 15-Minute Meals cookbook has had me eating more vegetables than I have eaten in a lifetime AND I’ve been enjoying them! This is a revelation – trust me. This week I tried out this gorgeous Cajun Chicken recipe. (Adapted slightly to mine & the Mr’s tastes.)

Here is what you will need to feed 2 people. (Easily doubled.)

For the Salsa

  • 2 Corn on the Cob
  • 1/2 bunch Fresh Coriander
  • 1/2 Fresh Red Chilli (Optional)
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 1-2 Tomatoes
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil

For the Potatoes

For the Chicken

  • 2 Chicken Breasts
  • 1/2 tbsp Cajun Seasoning *
  • 1/2 tbsp Polenta
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Rasher of Smoke Bacon
  • 20g Feta Cheese

* You can buy your cajun seasoning OR you can make your own like I did. Simply mix the following ingredients together:

  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 2 1/2 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 1/4 tsp Oregano
  • 1 1/4 tsp Thyme
  • 1 tsp Chilli Flakes (Optional)

Prep: Get all your ingredients out so you know where you’re at. Get the kettle boiled, a lidded saucepan out, a frying pan on a medium heat and a griddle pan on a high heat.

Put the corn onto the hot griddle pan – turn occasionally until it’s nicely charred all over.

Roughly peel the sweet potatoes & thinly slice. Fill the saucepan with boiling water, season with salt then add in the potatoes & pop the lid on. Leave over a medium heat.

Preparing the Sweet Potato MashOn a large sheet of cling film – place the chicken & sprinkle with the cajun seasoning, the polenta & some salt. Rub it all in then fold over the cling film and bash with a rolling pin until the chicken is about 1.5cm thick.

Making the Cajun ChickenHeat the olive oil in the frying pan then put the chicken in. Turn over after about 4 minutes and cook until its got a nice colour & is cooked through.

Frying the Cajun ChickenDrain the sweet potatoes then add the sweet chilli sauce or jam to the pan. Mash with a fork then pop the lid back on and keep warm to one side.

Sweet Potato MashOnce the chicken is cooked, add the bacon into the frying pan and cook (turning occasionally) until nice and crispy. When it’s done, chop into small pieces.

Slice the kernels off the corn on the cob and place them in a bowl. Roughly chop the coriander, red chilli (if using), spring onions & tomatoes and add into the bowl. Squeeze over some fresh lime juice & some olive oil. Season with salt and toss to coat.

Making the SalsaPlate up the sweet potato mash and top with the chicken. Sprinkle over the bacon pieces & some feta cheese and devour along with a big portion of the corn salsa!

Spicy Cajun Chicken And there you go. Yet another quick, easy and tasty recipe from Jamie’s 15-Minute Meals, albeit not that pretty – but still, tasty. I must say, if my Mum & Dad saw me eating this there would have been some jaw dropping! Considering I was SUCH a bad eater as a child I think they would be staring on in utter disbelief. To be honest, I even surprised myself!

The seasoning on the chicken works really really well though & that sweet potato mash, wow. One I will be using again I think!

And on that note, Until next time.

Miss KitchenMason


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