Cajun chicken

Cajun chicken

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Cooking time

Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins - 12 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

A winner whatever the weather, chuck it on the barbie or just get the grill going - it can't fail

Nutrition and extra info

Additional info

  • Easily doubled / halved
Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
190
protein
34g
carbs
2g
fat
5g
saturates
1g
fibre
0g
sugar
0g
salt
0.22g

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breast fillets
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried onion flakes
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 200g tub guacamole, to serve

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Method

  1. Dry chicken with kitchen paper, then cut diagonal slashes over the smooth side. Mix spices with seasoning, then tip onto a plate.
  2. Brush the chicken on both sides with the oil, then coat all over with the spice mix. Heat a barbecue, griddle pan or grill, then cook the chicken for 5-6 mins on each side until cooked through. Serve each portion with a dollop of guacamole.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2007

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panthyr's picture
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I had chicken strips needing used up today, I dont know the weight as I used some at lunch time, I guessed it was just about half so halved the other ingredients and it worked out great! I cooked it on the George Foreman Grill and it was very tasty. It IS a medium-hot spicy dish but thats how we like it :)
I forgot the olive oil and, the dry ingredients covered my chicken perfectly. I am not sure if the oil was the cause of the coating not going far enough for those who say it didnt coat all of their chicken - maybe the key is to coat with the dry ingredients then spray with oil?

jayneyb's picture

I love this and make it all the time. Not sure it really needs the onion flakes though as they just fall off!

studentcantcook's picture
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i found the amount of coating to be just enough as too much is just too overpowering.
i might try cooking the chicken under the grill though as when i fried it in a griddle pan, by the time the chicken was cooked all the way through, the coating had gone black and it looked a bit frazzled. :)

bethocallaghan's picture
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Really nice - also served with Yellow Pepper Rice from October 08 Good Food

twinklestar's picture
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Like the other people who commented said it needs a lot more coating. I tripled it to cover all 4 pieces. I'm also cooking with a gas oven and found it needed twice as long under the grill.

But it is a really nice recipe, and the guacamole was a lovely combination.

nbetts's picture
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Simple and delicious - would definitely make this again!

johnd70's picture
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very good, loved the heat, and the spices tasted good, every one that i experimented it with, finished and enjoyed.

zoehill's picture
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this is not very nice i found all the ingredients but found it overly hot and not enough to cover the chicken. would not make this again

twaz_plank's picture

I couldn't get hold of any cayenne pepper so I used chilli flakes instead, which worked great.

The other thing was, I followed the spice mix exactly, but found that it didn't seem to be quite enough to cover both breasts properly. I had to scrape some off the first one to give the second a good coating.

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