Jamie Oliver’s Crunchy Cajun Chicken


This dish is a winner. The Crunchy Cajun Chicken comes pre-prepared in a pack and pairs perfectly with the barbecued corn and zingy slaw. Lots of fresh flavours and different textures to keep dinner time interesting. 

Having the bulk of this meal pre-prepared impressed us from a convenience perspective. The ease of being able to just pop the chicken in the oven and have it bake while we put together the other elements of the dish made the timing very simple.

I would usually buy my coleslaw already shredded and mixed in a bag so it was an interesting exercise to make this one fresh and I would never have thought to mix those ingredients to together.

Making the butter was fun! There’s something very therapeutic about smashing ingredients in a mortar and pestle and the smell of the fresh garlic and chilli was wonderful.

Our kids aren’t too good with the hot stuff so we served their corn without the butter but the cajun crumb was mild enough for their palates.

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Jamie Oliver Cajun Chicken

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  • 2 red chillies
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 125g softened unsalted butter
  • 1 lime
  • 2 x packs of Created with Jamie Crunchy Cajun Chicken Fillets
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh coriander
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 apple
  • 1/4 of a small red cabbage
  • 4 tablespoons Greek yoghurt
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 corn on the cobs

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1. Preheat the oven to 190°C. Deseed and finely chop one of the chillies, then peel the garlic. Pound the chopped chilli, garlic and a pinch of sea salt together in a pestle and mortar until you have a paste, then add to a bowl. Add the butter and a pinch of pepper, finely grate in the lime zest and mix well, then place in the fridge to firm up.

Jamie Oliver's Crunchy Cajun Chicken

2. Cook the chicken according to packet instructions. Meanwhile, pick and reserve half the coriander leaves and finely chop the remaining half, then finely slice the remaining chilli.

Jamie Olivers Crunchy Cajun Chicken

3. Trim and peel the carrots, trim the zucchini and coarsely grate both along with the apple and cabbage. Tip into a large bowl, add the yoghurt and 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil, then squeeze in the lime juice. Mix well, season to taste with salt and pepper, add the chopped coriander and a little more lime juice, if needed.

[TIP: we’re not big fans of coriander so we chose to omit it but in hindsight it probably needed a little ‘something else’ to help the flavours of the salad along]


4. Preheat the grill, griddle pan or barbecue. Remove the husks from the corn, parboil for 8 minutes, then allow to steam dry. Drizzle with olive oil and cook on the preheated grill for around 10 minutes, or until lightly charred, turning regularly. Remove the corn from the grill and melt a small knob of the chilli butter onto each.


5. Serve with the cooked chicken and a dollop of slaw, then scatter with the reserved sliced chilli and coriander leaves.


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The zesty chilli butter is delicious melted over all kinds of veg and meat dishes. Dollop the remaining butter onto a sheet of greaseproof paper, roll up into a log shape, twisting the ends like a Christmas cracker. Pop into the freezer, and use as when you need it.

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  1. Avatar of Narelle Rock
    Narelle RockReply

    freshly chopped carrot, red onion, cabbage and delicious mayonnaise

  2. Avatar of Rebecca

    Carrot, red cabbage, shallots, apple, crispy noodles and a creamy dressing

  3. Avatar of Adam Brown

    A good quality egg mayonnaise, carrot, cabbage, red cabbage & spring onions.

  4. Avatar of Tracey Ralph
    Tracey RalphReply

    Apple or crispy noodles are a great addition to coleslaw.

  5. Avatar of rachel

    carrot,red cabbage,white cabbage,i like to use a garlic alioli

  6. Avatar of St Krishelyn Smith
    St Krishelyn SmithReply

    Cranberries and cashews add sweetness and crunch.

  7. Avatar of Charl Lowther
    Charl LowtherReply

    Add some chopped hard boiled eggs and some grated cheese.

  8. Avatar of leanne

    cabbage carrot Spanish onion and some capsicum mixed with a delicious home made egg mayonnaise scrumptious

  9. Avatar of Selina

    Cabbage, radish, celery, Apple And Spanish onion and dressed with avocado, coriander, yoghurt and lime juice blended together. Yum

  10. Avatar of Marcia

    red cabbage, pecan nuts, pink lady apple slices, dried cranberries, tossed with a dressing of caraway seeds, apple cider vinegar, garlic, extra virgin olive oil, honey and freshly ground black pepper – yummo

  11. Avatar of kylie

    Red onion, Red cabbage and carrot with walnuts and dijon dressing

  12. Avatar of Kylie T

    I love captivating hearts with deliciously delectable ‘coleslaw’ delightfulness; a contemporary culinary enrichment of shredded red cabbage, grated carrot, seasonal shallots, refreshing mint, crunchy celery, lemon juice, whole egg mayonnaise, sea salt and ground pepper; add chicken for a snack the little one’s will cherish or prawns for beautiful Christmas festive feasts!.

  13. Avatar of Paige Yang

    Carrot, red cabbage, red onion, boiled eggs and pecans.

  14. Avatar of Trevor Roberts
    Trevor RobertsReply

    My own family recipe, finely chopped cabbage, grated carrot, cheese, chopped capsicum, chopped onion mixed with woolworths select coleslaw dressing, awesome

  15. Avatar of Michelle Roberts
    Michelle RobertsReply

    finely chop cabbage, onion, red capsicum, grated cheese, carrot and apple, mix with a premade coleslaw dressing, divine, simple and easy.

  16. Avatar of Ilonka Bruce
    Ilonka BruceReply

    cabbage, carrot, capsicum, beetroot and ranch dressing

  17. Avatar of Kelly

    Red & Green Cabbage, Celery, Onion, Red Capsicum, Carrot, Parsley, Mayonaise.

  18. Avatar of lisa hardy

    i have mayo,Red Capsicum, Carrot, Parsley,cabbage and garlic

  19. Avatar of Amanda

    My favourite recipe is
    1 red onion, peeled & shredded
    2 cloves garlic, chopped
    1 knob ginger, grated, same size as garlic
    1/4 cabbage, shredded
    1 carrot, grated
    2 sprigs mint, leaves finely chopped

    2 tbsp fish sauce
    4 tbsp rice wine vinegar
    2 tsp castor sugar
    1 tsp sweet chilli sauce

    Unsalted peanuts (chopped)
    Fried shallot flakes

  20. Avatar of Helen Hamilton
    Helen HamiltonReply

    Coleslaw isn’t my favourite but I make it for the rest of the family. Finely shredded green and red cabbage, grated carrot, finely sliced red capsicum, granny smith apple finely cut into little juliennes and Coleslaw Dressing.

  21. Avatar of Dimitra

    I love the freshness and sweetness of apple in my coleslaw

  22. Avatar of rocky

    cabbage, red onion, garlic, carrot, cheese and a good dollop of mayo!

  23. Avatar of Madelaine Howe
    Madelaine HoweReply

    bbq chicken coleslaw is the best! Onion, bbq sauce , cabbage, carrots, avacado, greek yoghurt, mayo, balsamic vinegar and olive oil!

  24. Avatar of Christopher King
    Christopher KingReply

    Coleslaw is all about freshness, crunch and bite. Underpinning all of this is the mayonnaise. It has to be the best quality you can access, be it homemade or bought. Never compromise on your mayo. It will come back to bite you!

  25. Avatar of spog777

    Lots of mayo and a combination of shredded cabbage, carrot and radishes

  26. Avatar of Tina Clausen
    Tina ClausenReply

    I love when my coleslaw is made with the Thomy mayonnaise you can get from Woolworths as it has the best taste, Besides that, I like my coleslaw to include cabbage, carrots, shallots, dill and a little bit of apple.

  27. Avatar of Kasey Vaughan
    Kasey VaughanReply

    Red & green cabbage, celery, shallots, carrot, parsley and Zoosh mayo

  28. Avatar of Rita Zammit
    Rita ZammitReply

    Grated carrot, red cabbage, green cabbage and apple! Dress with oil, salt and lemon juice! Crunchy munchy lunchy

  29. Avatar of sam

    I throw some jalapeno’s on my coleslaw to add some spice.

  30. Avatar of Anna Rowan

    I love to add fresh apple and red cabbage for a special crunch:)

  31. Avatar of Wendy

    Crunchy spring onion is my secret ingredient for coleslaw

  32. Avatar of sprickel

    Red & Green Cabbage and carrot are complete musts before you add an amazing dressing.

  33. Avatar of Michelle

    I love a sprinkle of nuts added to my coleslaw for added crunch.

  34. Avatar of Karina Lee

    I love toasted slivered almonds in my coleslaw for that warm crunchy texture.

  35. Avatar of Summer Hinaki McDade
    Summer Hinaki McDadeReply

    I love putting a squeeze of fresh orange juice, handful of raisins, fresh pineapple chunks and apple diced up with shredded cabbage, grated carrots and creamy dressing

  36. Avatar of Bops18

    The colour of purple cabbage, the crunch of carrots and snow peas, the zing of our garden eshallots and the love from hubby making his amazing creamy dressing.

  37. Avatar of Vicki

    Shredded green and red cabbage, grated carrots,sliced radish grated apple and coleslaw dressing

  38. Avatar of Virginia Sollitt
    Virginia SollittReply

    A good quality egg mayonnaise, carrot, cabbage, red cabbage & spring onions

  39. Avatar of Terry Mashford
    Terry MashfordReply

    I love what ever KFC’s put’s in their coleslaw, yummy! so I’m still trying to perfect it, I can’t tell you yet.

  40. Avatar of Mandy Spiero
    Mandy SpieroReply

    Spring onion, red capsicum to the usual carrot and cabbage and a drizzle of sweetened condensed milk to the mayo… Shhh… It’s a secret!

  41. Avatar of Neenee

    I love white cabbage, carrots, celery, spring onions, organic mayo, maple syrup, vinegar, pecan nuts (secret ingredient), salt and pepper to taste. So yummy.

  42. Avatar of Rachel K

    I love my Mexican-inspired coleslaw. Among the ingredients are hot sauce (of course), lime juice, white wine vinegar and cumin. Get out, mayo. We don’t need you here.

  43. Avatar of Shu-Ching Chang
    Shu-Ching ChangReply

    Lemon, Apple,Crisp bread, Crisp Chicken, Cabbage, homemade Mayo with my love.

  44. Avatar of Jade S

    I like cabbage, carrot and sultanas in my coleslaw and I make a special coleslaw dressing.

  45. Avatar of Julie

    Love a dressing of cream sugar and vinegar with red and green cabbage, carrot, red capsicum, and spring onions

  46. Avatar of Lis Martion
    Lis MartionReply

    I too luv the cream, sugar and vinegar dressing. I have not known any one else to make this dressing except for the people I have given it to, so I was amazed that some else knows of it too. lol Also the usual with cabbage, carrot, capsicum, salad onion a little bit of sliced, fresh, crispy celery and some chopped apple soaked in freshly juiced lemon. All mixed together with the cream dressing drizzled over the top. Mmmmm! Yummo…

  47. Avatar of Michelle Green
    Michelle GreenReply

    Red and white cabbage, carrot and egg mayo is how I like it. Can’t put capsicum in it as I am allergic to it.

  48. Avatar of Gee

    Red cabbage, carrot and jicama, plus a mix of creamy mayo and lightened up greek yoghurt!

  49. Avatar of Jen M

    A delicious combination of corn, carrot, red and green cabbage, a touch of red onion and yummy soya mayonnaise

  50. Avatar of Sonia El-Sheikh
    Sonia El-SheikhReply

    I love whole egg mayonaise, carrot, cabbage & garlic

  51. Avatar of phil

    besides all the usual ingredients, I like to add finely chopped radish to give it that little extra bite

  52. Avatar of Melissa Ware
    Melissa WareReply

    I love some cashews finely chopped and the usual cabbage and make my own zesty lime coleslaw dressing

  53. Avatar of Sharee Ussher
    Sharee UssherReply

    I love cabbage, lime juice, apple, carrot, shallots & greek yoghurt

  54. Avatar of ingrid

    Cabbage, carrot, spring onion, coriander peanuts and lime mayo

  55. Avatar of Melanie J Patterson
    Melanie J PattersonReply

    Love lots of mayo…. LOTS and LOTS as creamy as you can get it!!!

  56. Avatar of Stephanie H Beauchamp
    Stephanie H BeauchampReply

    Granny Smith Apples, bit of tang to cut through the mayo

  57. Avatar of sars_angelchik

    I would have to say chicken and sage and sometimes even some pesto!

  58. Avatar of Lyn Beames

    a bit of finly sliced kale adds great flavor to coleslaw

  59. Avatar of Jenny Bartel
    Jenny BartelReply

    I love spring onion and granny smith apples with the carrots and cabbage with a creamy sauce

  60. Avatar of Jasmine Stanford
    Jasmine StanfordReply

    Just the usual with a bit of lime and extra pepper

  61. Avatar of Michelle Lalezari
    Michelle LalezariReply

    Zucchini, red onion, red cabbage, carrot and the zestiest, creamiest ‘egg free’ Salad dressing

  62. Avatar of Dee Berry

    Cabbage, carrot, corn and a creamy dressing with a hint of lime and coconut

  63. Avatar of Shannon Hillmann
    Shannon HillmannReply

    grated green apples fresh from the garden… picked with little hands that can barely hold them!

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