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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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]

Jamie-Oliver-Crunchy-Cajun-Chicken

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.

Jamie-Olivers-Crunchy-Cajun-Chicken

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

Jamie-Olivers-Crunchy-Cajun-Chicken

JAMIE'S TIP

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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98 Comments

  1. Narelle Rock Reply

    freshly chopped carrot, red onion, cabbage and delicious mayonnaise

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

  3. Adam Brown Reply

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

  4. Tracey Ralph Reply

    Apple or crispy noodles are a great addition to coleslaw.

  5. Charl Lowther Reply

    Add some chopped hard boiled eggs and some grated cheese.

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

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

  8. 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

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

  10. 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!.

  11. Trevor Roberts Reply

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

  12. Michelle Roberts Reply

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

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

  14. lisa hardy Reply

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

  15. My favourite recipe is
    Salad
    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

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

    Topping
    Unsalted peanuts (chopped)
    Fried shallot flakes

  16. Helen Hamilton Reply

    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.

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

  18. Madelaine Howe Reply

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

  19. Christopher King Reply

    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!

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

  21. Tina Clausen Reply

    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.

  22. Kasey Vaughan Reply

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

  23. Rita Zammit Reply

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

  24. Anna Rowan Reply

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

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

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

  27. Karina Lee Reply

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

  28. Summer Hinaki McDade Reply

    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

  29. 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.

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

  31. Virginia Sollitt Reply

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

  32. Terry Mashford Reply

    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.

  33. Mandy Spiero Reply

    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!

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

  35. 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.

  36. Shu-Ching Chang Reply

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

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

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

  39. Lis Martion Reply

    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…

  40. Michelle Green Reply

    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.

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

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

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

  44. Melissa Ware Reply

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

  45. Sharee Ussher Reply

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

  46. Melanie J Patterson Reply

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

  47. Stephanie H Beauchamp Reply

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

  48. sars_angelchik Reply

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

  49. Jenny Bartel Reply

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

  50. Michelle Lalezari Reply

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

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

  52. Shannon Hillmann Reply

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

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