Cajun chicken & chunky bean salsa

Cajun chicken & chunky bean salsa

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(19 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 2
Add some zing to your chicken with this satisfying and nutritious recipe - try it with salmon too

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition:

  • kcal579
  • fat24g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs45g
  • sugars11g
  • fibre16g
  • protein48g
  • salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • ½ tsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

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    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning, we used Bart (or make your own - see recipe, below)

For the salsa

  • 400g can pinto bean, rinsed and drained
  • 2 red pepper, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced
    Avocado

    Avocado

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    Although it's technically a fruit, the mild-flavoured avocado is used as a vegetable. Native…

  • 2 spring onion, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

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    Also known as scallions or green onions, spring onions are in fact very young onions, harvested…

  • 1 tbsp olive
    Bowl of olives

    Olive

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    Widely grown all over the Mediterranean, where they've been cultivated since biblical times…

  • juice 1 lemon
  • handful coriander, chopped

Method

  1. To make the salsa, tip the beans, peppers, avocado and spring onions into a bowl. Season, dress with the olive oil and lemon juice, and set aside.

  2. Lay the chicken breasts on a board and bash a bit to flatten them out slightly. Place in a dish, drizzle with a little olive oil, then coat with the Cajun seasoning. Heat a griddle pan and cook the chicken for 5 mins on each side, turning if you want to get a criss-cross pattern, until cooked all the way through. Stir coriander through the salsa just before serving. Serve the chicken either whole or sliced.

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caroljefferson
3rd Aug, 2013
forgot to say, I used red kidney beans
caroljefferson
3rd Aug, 2013
Gorgeous, simple and soo quick! I used salmon for a change griddled, hit with hubby who had crusty french bread with his as we are in France and its mandatory!!
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maxineacikgoz
8th Jul, 2013
We love this recipe but often can't find cans of pinto beans in our local supermarket so I just use canellini beans instead. I make enough so we can have it for lunch (minus the chicken) the following day too. Delicious!
dave6376
16th Jan, 2013
5.05
Just noticed I forgot to rate as five stars!
dave6376
19th Sep, 2012
5.05
One of the best chicken recipes I've ever made. Absolutely delicious and not difficult. I don't own a griddle pan (and don't plan to buy one) but shallow frying in a small amount of olive oil worked just fine.
natashakenworthy
30th Jan, 2012
I love Salsa recipes. Check out my home made salsa recipe: http://thenourishingroad.blogspot.com/2012/01/salsa.html It's 'lacto fermented' which naturally improves the digestibility and vitamin content of the salsa!
bethocallaghan
19th Nov, 2011
5.05
Really rather yummy. Enjoyed it very much.
jokiernander
12th Sep, 2011
5.05
fantastic and yummy
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jburton
6th Sep, 2011
5.05
I'm making this tomorrow night. I'm also making my own Cajun seasoning which will be slightly different to the above recipe. Mine will be.... · 3 Tbsp paprika, 1 Tbsp cayenne, 2 Tbsp Dried Thyme, 2 Tbsp Dried Oregano, 2 Tbsp onion powder, 2 Tbsp Garlic Powder, 1 Tbsp Black pepper and salt to taste. I wont be using Pinto beans as my OH isn't keen, I do have a can of sweetcorn in the cupboard so I will use that instead. Also I'm going to marinade the breasts with a little bit of olive oil and the seasoning tonight and then cook it tomorrow night.
doolonk
20th Jul, 2011
4.05
My hubbie and I really like this recipe. I know it should be olive oil and not olives but I add both. I also cook the chicken in the oven sometimes with the cajun seasoning rubbed in and some olive oil.

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