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Cajun Honey Chicken

Cajun Honey Chicken

with Sticky Apricots, Quinoa and Balsamic Veggies

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Sweet and spicy, our cajun chicken dinner is a winner! Originating from the US state of Louisiana, cajun spice is a distinct blend of paprika, garlic and cayenne pepper that brings this dish to life. Spicy chicken, sweet apricots and roasted vegetables with nutty light quinoa topped with sour cream and a little coriander.

Preparation Time30 minutes
Difficulty levelLevel 2
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

1 pot(s)

Chicken Stock Powder

1 unit(s)

Red Onion

1 unit(s)

Yellow Pepper

1 tbsp

Balsamic Vinegar


120 grams


40 grams

Dried Apricots


½ bunch(es)


4 unit(s)

Chicken Thighs

1.5 tsp

Cajun Spice

1 tbsp


1 pot(s)

Sour Cream

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
Energy (kJ)3556 kJ
Energy (kcal)850 kcal
Fat35.0 g
of which saturates14.0 g
Carbohydrate69 g
of which sugars30.0 g
Protein63 g
Salt1.12 g
Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Aluminum Foil
Baking Tray
Cutting board
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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Make the Stock
Make the Stock

Preheat your oven to 200°C and bring a large saucepan of water to the boil for the quinoa. Stir in and dissolve the stock powder.

Roast the Veggies
Roast the Veggies

Halve and peel the red onion, then chop each half into six chunks. Halve, then remove the core from the pepper and cut into 1cm slices. Place the onion and pepper on a lined baking tray and drizzle over some oil, the balsamic vinegar and a pinch of salt and pepper. Give the tray a shake and pop on the top shelf of your oven for 20 mins or until the veggies are soft, then remove from your oven.

Cook the Quinoa
Cook the Quinoa

Meanwhile, add the quinoa to the boiling stock and boil it for 12-14 mins, or until tender. Once cooked, drain the quinoa in a sieve, then pop back in the pan with the lid on. Leave to the side.

Prep the Rest
Prep the Rest

While the quinoa is cooking, cut each apricot into four pieces. Roughly chop the coriander (stalks and all). Cut each chicken thigh into 1cm wide slices. IMPORTANT: Remember to wash your hands and equipment after handling raw meat!

Pan-Fry the Chicken
Pan-Fry the Chicken

Put a frying pan on medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil. Once hot, add the chicken slices along with the Cajun spice blend. TIP: Add less of the spice if you're not a fan of heat! Cook the chicken until browned and slightly crispy, 5 mins, then add the apricot pieces, half the coriander and all of the honey. Cook for 1-2 mins more or until the chicken and apricots are golden and caramelised. Remove your pan from the heat.

Finish and Serve
Finish and Serve

Fluff up the quinoa with a fork and stir in the balsamic roasted veggies, chicken and apricots. Serve in bowls with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of remaining coriander. Enjoy!