Cajun chicken & chunky bean salsa

Cajun chicken & chunky bean salsa

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(21 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 2

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

Nutrition and extra info


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


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

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    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 peppers, diced
  • 1 avocado, diced



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

  • 2 spring onions, sliced
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

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

  • 1 tbsp olive
    Bowl of olives



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

  • juice 1 lemon
  • handful coriander, chopped


  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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7th Jul, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous. Didn’t change a thing.
18th Jul, 2017
Quick and tasty. I used kidney beans and chopped the chicken into chunks and stir fried.
3rd Aug, 2013
forgot to say, I used red kidney beans
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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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!
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16th Jan, 2013
Just noticed I forgot to rate as five stars!
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19th Sep, 2012
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.
30th Jan, 2012
I love Salsa recipes. Check out my home made salsa recipe: It's 'lacto fermented' which naturally improves the digestibility and vitamin content of the salsa!
19th Nov, 2011
Really rather yummy. Enjoyed it very much.
12th Sep, 2011
fantastic and yummy


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