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Cajun spiced chicken with quinoa New-recipe-icon

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

  • Prep: 5 mins
    Cook: 10 mins
  • Serves 1
  • Easy
  • Serves 1
  • Easy
  • Calories 730
  • Carbohydrates 50
  • Saturated Fat 10
  • Sugar 6
  • Protein 85
  • Fat 19
  • Fibre 10
  • Salt 0.6

Nutrition per serving

  • Calories 730
  • Carbohydrates 50
  • Saturated Fat 10
  • Sugar 6
  • Protein 85
  • Fat 19
  • Fibre 10
  • Salt 0.6

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 spring onion, finely chopped
  • small pack coriander, roughly chopped

Method

  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.