This cajun spiced chicken and vegetable dish is not one I planned to write about, its just one of those quick dinner dishes we all cook regularly. In short those quick mid week dinners we all rely on. However after posting a photo on Instagram I had a few friends asking to share the recipe, so I thought why not!
If I’m being entirely honest, this recipe does change from time to time, depending on what I have in the fridge. Therefore what I have tried to do here is share the version of the recipe that my family and I like to eat most!
Also, being a very versatile recipe it’s easily adapted to your own family’s taste. I have used chicken breasts but this recipe works just as well with chicken legs, thighs or drumsticks. Don’t be limited by the vegetables you add either, use what you like to eat, perhaps adding aubergine or courgette. I like to add courgettes from the garden, they’re a great way to use up a glut during the summer months. Similarly herbs are a great addition. Parsley and thyme both work really well in the dish, alongside the lemon and garlic. In other words make the dish your own!
Quick to prepare, really more of an assembly job, makes this is a great dish for busy dinnertimes through the week. However, I also like to serve it on busy day’s spent outdoors during the Summer months. Often bringing the dish straight to the picnic table in my back garden so that everyone can help themselves.
Finally as it’s all cooked in one dish this recipe is ideal for cooking outdoors consequently I cook it a lot on family camping trips. I brown off the spiced chicken first, before adding the rest of the ingredients to the pan. One pan, hence less washing up which is an added bonus!5