Cajun Chicken with Roast Vegetables and Croutons

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Cajun Chicken with Roast Vegetables and Croutons

This dish most recently appeared in My Classic Food Bag on 1 January 2017.

ROAST VEGETABLES

  • 500g peeled pumpkin, scrubbed and diced 3cm
  • 1 red onion, halved, root left intact and cut into 2cm wedges
  • ½ head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • ½ bag baby spinach leaves *

CROUTONS

  • 1 Turkish loaf
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

CAJUN CHICKEN

  • 600g chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour
  • ½ teaspoon salt

AIOLI

  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1–2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Preheat oven to 220°C. Line an oven tray with baking paper.
  • 1 Toss pumpkin and onion with a drizzle of olive oil on prepared tray and season with salt and pepper. Roast for 15 minutes then toss cauliflower through and roast a further 15 minutes.
  • 2 Dice Turkish loaf 2cm and toss in a medium bowl with olive oil. Scatter over roast vegetables in the last 5–8 minutes of cook time. Roast until croutons are crispy and golden and vegetables are tender.
  • 3 While vegetables are roasting, prepare the rest of the meal. Pat chicken dry with paper towels and cut each breast lengthways into 2–3cm wide strips. In a medium bowl mix Cajun seasoning, cornflour and salt together. Toss chicken through cornflour mixture to coat well.
  • 4 Heat a drizzle of oil in a large fry-pan on medium meat. Cook chicken, in batches, for 2–3 minutes each side, or until cooked through. Set aside, covered with foil, to rest for 2–3 minutes.
  • 5 Once vegetables and croutons have finished cooking, toss spinach through roast vegetables and croutons on prepared tray. In a small bowl, mix together all aioli ingredients.
  • To serve divide roast vegetables and croutons between plates and top with Cajun chicken. Drizzle over aioli.
  • SERVES 4-5

Nutritional Information

  • Energy: 2408 kj / 576 kcal
  • Protein: 37.2g
  • Carbohydrate: 31.4g
  • Fat: 32.8g

Legend

  • Pantry staple
  • * Shared ingredient with another recipe

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