Cajun spiced chicken with quinoa

Cajun spiced chicken with quinoa

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(4 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 1

Joe Wicks' Cajun spiced chicken dish is iron rich and takes just 15 minutes to prepare and plate up. If you need a speedy lunch or simple supper, this is it

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal730
  • fat19g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars6g
  • fibre10g
  • protein85g
  • salt0.6g
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  • 10g coconut oil
  • 80g red pepper or green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 300g skinless chicken breast, sliced into 1cm strips
  • ½ tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 250g pouch ready-cooked quinoa



    Tiny, bead-shaped seeds (although more similarly treated like grains) with a little tail…

  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • pinch of nutmeg



    One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
    Spring onions

    Spring onion

    sp-ring un-yun

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

  • small pack coriander, roughly chopped


  1. Melt the coconut oil in a wok or large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Add the peppers and stir-fry for 2-3 mins or until they start to soften.

  2. Increase the heat to high and add the chicken along with the Cajun seasoning. Fry for 3-4 mins more or until the chicken is cooked. (Check by slicing into one of the larger pieces to make sure the meat is white all the way through, with no raw pink bits.)

  3. Microwave your quinoa following pack instructions. Stir the remaining ingredients through the quinoa, then pile onto a plate and top with the chicken and pepper mix.

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2nd Jul, 2017
Very nice, although 12 ounces of chicken for 1 person?? With an addition of some vegetables (sliced carrot and broccoli) this easily served 2. I didn't have coconut oil, so used rapeseed instead and used a home made Cajun type seasoning (reduced salt), but will almost certainly make again.
Frantic Flapjack
24th May, 2017
Good midweek meal. I cut the chicken into cubes and sliced the red pepper. Mixed together in a bowl with oil, seasoning and the Cajun spice then baked in a hot oven for 25 minutes.
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