Cajun Spiced Chicken with Pomegranate Couscous

Weeknight dinners just became quicker with this tasty cajun spiced chicken recipe. An easy to prepare full meal made from basic kitchen cupboard spices and a mouth-watering pomegranate couscous accompaniment. 

Weeknight dinners just became quicker with this tasty cajun spiced chicken recipe. Healthy, delicious filling and best still, ready to be served in just 30 minutes.

Folks, I think you’re just going to love this Cajun spiced chicken with pomegranate couscous, so don’t let the long name put you off!

Healthy, delicious, filling and best still, ready to be served in just 30 minutes. What more do you need?

I mean don’t you just love the versatility of chicken and what you can accompany it with?

It’s such an easy meat to prepare and subsequently turn into so many healthy dishes. Its low in fat/ calories and high in protein too.

Weeknight dinners just became quicker with this tasty cajun spiced chicken recipe. Healthy, delicious filling and best still, ready to be served in just 30 minutes.

Easy chicken meals like this make up what Lady Lynne and I have at least once or twice a week.

It’s similar to my cajun spiced oven baked chicken recipe, except this one is cooked in a grill pan.

These types of recipes make easy, quick and nutritious meals that fit our busy, hectic weekdays so well.

I’ve lots more variations on this recipe to follow, so make sure you enter your email address in the subscription field above so you don’t miss out! 😀

Time is a huge factor in our lives. Or should I say the lack of it! When I make and serve simple meals like this, I’m thinking you’re possibly in the same position? Maybe with a similarly busy life or a family?

Talking of family, the majority of all my recipes here are perfectly suitable for adjusting the quantities and timings to suit the number catered for.

How do I know? Well, when I’m trialling my recipes, I normally “double up” my cooking of the particular dish anyway, just in case something should go wrong (perish the thought 😉 ).

Talking of dishes I use my Jamie Oliver Small Platter White dish in this recipe. That’s an affiliate link.

This cajun spiced chicken on its own, without the couscous, goes equally well with some wholegrain rice. Plus, as a packed lunch option with a tomato salad it’s just great!

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Weeknight dinners just became quicker with this tasty cajun spiced chicken recipe. Healthy, delicious filling and best still, ready to be served in just 30 minutes.
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Cajun Spiced Chicken with Pomegranate Couscous
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Tasty, healthy, cajun spiced chicken with pomegranate couscous recipe. Easy and convenient to prepare and ready on your table in 30 minutes.

Course: Dinner
Servings: 2
Calories: 493 kcal
Author: neil@neilshealthymeals.com
Ingredients
Cajun Spiced Chicken:-
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp cayenne
  • ½. tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • A drizzle of olive oil
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts about 150g each
Pomegranate Couscous:-
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 120 ml vegetable stock
  • 75 g couscous
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped coriander
Instructions
Cajun Spiced Chicken:-
  1. Using a pestle and mortar, grind all the spices together to form a fine powder.
  2. Lightly coat the chicken breasts with the olive oil.
  3. Coat the chicken breasts in the fine spice powder and set aside.
Pomegranate Couscous:-
  1. Cut the pomegranate in half, remove the seeds and separate the seeds from the white pith.
  2. Heat the vegetable stock in a small saucepan and bring it to the boil, then turn off the heat.
  3. Place the couscous in a bowl, pour over the stock and cover for 15 minutes.
  4. In a grill pan, cook the spice covered chicken breasts over a medium heat for about 12 minutes turning every 2 minutes.
  5. Fluff up the couscous using a fork and mix with the pomegranate seeds and chopped coriander.
  6. Slice the chicken breasts, once cooked through, and arranged over the pomegranate couscous.
  7. Serve with a Greek yogurt.

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Spiced Chicken with Pomegranate Couscous
Amount Per Serving
Calories 493 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.3g 11%
Saturated Fat 1.2g 6%
Cholesterol 109.5mg 37%
Sodium 89.7mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 66.7g 22%
Dietary Fiber 11.2g 45%
Sugars 25.3g
Protein 42.4g 85%
Vitamin A 7%
Vitamin C 34%
Calcium 7%
Iron 17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Weeknight dinners just became quicker with this tasty cajun spiced chicken recipe. An easy to prepare full meal made from basic kitchen cupboard spices and a mouth-watering pomegranate couscous accompaniment. Healthy, delicious, filling and best still, ready to be served in just 30 minutes.

So, how’s your weekend shaping up Folks?

As we slowly wind our way to the weekend Lynne and I are really looking forward to meeting up with Liam and Catherine on Sunday for a day at the BBC Good Food Show in Glasgow.

In particular we’ll be seeing celebrity chef James Martin but don’t tell Lynne’s mum will you? He’s a particular favourite of hers and she’ll be mad to know we’ve gone instead of her!

It’ll be funny for me to see James Martin for real, as he presents the Saturday morning, “Saturday Kitchen” show on BBC1, and it’s usually on, on the TV screen in front of me, whilst I’m running at the gym!

All those delicious, tempting foods he’s cooking, being paraded before me, are like “a carrot on a stick”. Let’s just say it pretty much helps my work out! 🙂

Right, well that’s my thoughts for today and let’s thank Amanda at Running with Spoons for her opportunity to link up. Make sure you head on over there to see what’s going on!

Catch you next week!

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Weeknight dinners just became quicker with this tasty cajun spiced chicken recipe. An easy to prepare full meal made from basic kitchen cupboard spices and a mouth-watering pomegranate couscous accompaniment. Healthy, delicious, filling and best still, ready to be served in just 30 minutes.

Comments

  1. I just love Cajun seasoning, especially when it has a nice kick to it as well. It’s so easy to make your own seasoning too, isn’t it. No need to buy packets of it.
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Me too Dannii, I’m a huge fan of Cajun seasoning, with just enough heat in it not to ruin the taste or flavours of the main dish.

      Yeah, I try to cook everything from scratch when I can and Cajun seasoning is definitely a combination of spices I would agree that can be make yourself, rather than buying a packet. So much fresher and satisfying too, wouldn’t you agree? 🙂

  2. O M G I can’t even. I love Cajun and blackening spices, yes to pomegranites, yes to chicken, yes to couscous. This sounds fantastic. Yumming this for certain
    I will try not to tell Lynn’s mum but I can’t make any promises 😀
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks Suz, and as long as you don’t tell Lynne’s mum you are invited to the next Cajun spice party here! 😀

  3. I am always time crunched too – so quick meals like this can be a lifesaver! Those spicy chicken breasts look so well done Neil and I adore the pomegranate cous cous!
    Hope y’all have a blast at the BBC Good Food Show (Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are 2 of my current favs who will be there) – cannot wait to hear about it next week!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ah time Shashi, it can often be my biggest nemesis! There’s just so much I’d like to write about and do, and so little time to try and juggle that between working and paying the bills, isn’t there?

      Again we have similar tastes (no longer surprised 😉 ) I saw Paul Hollywood 2 years ago when he was touring and doing a home baking demonstration, and I often bake his breads. I love Mary Berry’s traditional English cooking too. Together they are just great talented entertainment. 🙂

  4. Hi there, found your site on a linkup! Your cajun chicken recipe looks like a winner, and I can’t wait to try it! I bet this chicken would be good cold the next day sliced on sandwiches with some mayo, tomato, and maybe mozzarella cheese!

    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Thanks so much for commenting Ginger Wroot! 🙂

      Yes, I can certainly recommend the chicken from this recipe cold. I’ve had it as a packed lunch.

      I’ve not had it sliced on sandwiches with mayo, tomato and mozzarella cheese though. Mmmmmm! That sounds AMAZING! 😀

  5. Chicken is always my go to! I’ve been savoring the last of the great warm weather and grills some chicken breasts outside. Grilled chicken is always the best 😉
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Oh yes Rebecca. I probably should have mentioned in the recipe that grilling these chicken breasts outside on a bbq or grill would indeed be amazing, thanks for pointing that out! 😀

      Chicken is always our quick “go to” as well. It’s just such and easy things to prepare and to cook in so many ways don’t you think? 🙂

  6. Those pictures though! They are killing me.

    My eyes are like popping out of the sockets and asking for me to be fed with cajun spiced chicken goodness. I’ve tried reaching through the screen and it for sure doesn’t work.

    Boy, this looks amazing!
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    • neil@neilshealthymeals.com says:

      Ha ha, thanks so much Charissa! 🙂

      I can guarantee that the Cajun spiced chicken tastes just as good as it looks. You’ll not be disappointed! 😀

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