Cajun Chicken with Toasted Corn Salsa

Cajun spices often come in a packet already mixed but if you do a bit of cooking you probably already have the right elements for it in the cupboard. This simple chicken dish is quick and full of flavour. I made a tangy toasted sweetcorn salsa to go with it and served it with a lime zest yoghurt and flatbread.

The recipe is for 2 people and is less than 500 calories per person even with a flat bread each. There was loads to eat so you could split this in three and still have plenty.


  • 350g chicken breast (about two), cut into stripes
  • 1 red pepper, seeded, half finely chopped, half cut into strips
  • 1 green pepper, seeded and cut into strips
  • Half red chilli, finely chopped
  • 2 red onions, 1 half finely chopped the rest cut into wedges
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 150g frozen sweetcorn
  • 2 tsps rapeseed oil
  • 50g low fat greek yoghurt
  • 1 lime, zest and juice used separately
  • Hand full fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 2 tsps Smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • Salt &black pepper

What you do 

  1. Put a large frying on a medium heat and add the sweetcorn.
  2. Toast it for 5 minutes or so until it’s going a little brown, shaking them round as you need to.
  3. Tip it into a bowl, mix it with the finely chopped chilli, onion, tomato and red pepper plus half of the fresh coriander and juice from half of the lime.
  4. Stir in some salt and pepper and put it to one side while you cook the rest.
  5. In another bowl mix the yogurt with the lime zest and a sprinkle of salt. Put aside too.
  6. Now back to the frying pan, put the oil in it and stir fry the rest of the onions and peppers until they start to colour and soften.
  7. Add the chicken and all of the spices and stir to make sure everything is coated and cooking nicely.
  8. If it is too dry add a splash of water and keep stirring it until cooked and all is coated. Five minutes will do it.
  9. Just before you serve it put in the other half of the lime juice and rest of the coriander.

Tips / Pointers

  • This is good using pork fillet or prawns instead of chicken.
  • Switch the bread with rice or couscous.

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