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Cajun spiced stuffed chicken breast

Course: Main Course
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Author: Angela Coleby
An easy Cajun spiced chicken dish that is an efficient way of using chicken breasts, as well as being a tasty meal.   
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Ingredients

  • 2 Chicken breasts boneless
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted
  • 3 tablespoons Cajun Spice Mix

Cajun Spice Mix:

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon oregano dried
  • 1 teaspoon thyme dried
  • ½ teaspoon basil dried

Instructions

  • Mix the spices together in a bowl and store in a jar or air tight container.
  • Preheat the oven to 180C/375F degrees
  • Place a piece of Clingfilm on a sturdy chopping board.
  • Lay a chicken breast on the cutting board with the “top” side down.  
  • Slice into the folds of the chicken breast to open it out. You are almost cutting it in half.
  • Place another piece of Clingfilm over the chicken breast.
  • Reach for a rolling pin or mallet and gently pound the chicken until it is about 5cm thick. You could go thinner if you wish.
  • Repeat for both chicken breasts.
  • Lay one chicken breast on a piece of Clingfilm and dot a third of the butter over it.
  • Sprinkle one tablespoon of the Cajun spices over the breast.
  • Lay the other chicken breast on top and repeat.
  • Using the edge of the Clingfilm alongside the smallest edge of the chicken (what I would call the bottom edge of the flattened chicken), gently, but firmly roll the chicken like a Swiss Roll.
  • Smother the remaining butter on the top and sprinkle a tablespoon of Cajun spice over it.
  • Bake in the oven for 1 hour, occasionally basting.
  • Slice, eat and enjoy!

Notes

Serves 2-4
Nutritional Info per half total breast – 385 Calories, 15g Fat, 56g Protein, 5g Total Carbs, 2g Fibre, 3g Net Carbs