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
- 400g Sweet Potatoes
- 1 tbsp Sweet Chilli Sauce (I used my Sweet Chilli Jam.)
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.
On 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.
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.
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.