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Cajun chicken & chunky bean salsa

Cajun chicken & chunky bean salsa

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Prep:
    • Cook:
  • Easy
  • Serves 2

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

Nutrition:
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal579
fat24g
saturates3g
carbs45g
sugars11g
fibre16g
protein48g
low insalt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ tsp olive oil
  • 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
  • 2 spring onions , sliced
  • 1 tbsp olive
  • juice 1 lemon
  • handful coriander , chopped

Method

  • STEP 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.

  • STEP 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.

RECIPE TIPS
MAKING YOUR OWN SPICE MIX

Making your own spice mix means that you can control the amount of salt used. For Cajun, mix together ground cumin, coriander, chilli powder and a sprinkling of salt, if you like.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, October 2009

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