Friday, April 22, 2016

Cajun Chicken and Bacon Tray Bake

Cajun Chicken and Bacon Traybake cooked


The trouble with being on diet plans is that you need to be organised. No getting in from work and thinking what shall I have for dinner,  I can't be bothered to cook, let's get take-away! It all needs to be thought of in advance. So, it was a bit awkward last week when we were just getting started and I found myself without any planned dinner. It needed to be quick and fit in with Slimming World for my husband's diet (mine is more flexible).

And so the Cajun Chicken and Bacon tray bake was born! I love a tray bake dinner. It's so easy- chop it all up, through it on a baking tray and hey presto! If you don't like Cajun seasoning, try Fajita seasoning, or Nando's chip seasoning as alternatives.

I made some changes to the recipe below to make it Slimming World friendly and syn free- I used bacon medallions instead of back bacon and spray oil instead of olive oil.

Cajun Chicken and Bacon Traybake pinnable image

Make Cajun Chicken and Bacon Traybake

Ingredients
(serves 4)

4 chicken breasts
8 bacon rashers
1 red pepper
1 onion
350g potatoes
Cajun seasoning
2 tbsp olive oil

Method

  1. Chop the potatoes into small chunks (roughly 2 cm), toss them in 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and tip onto a baking tray.
  2. Next, chop the chicken into large chunks, the bacon into good-sized pieces and roughly chop the pepper and the onion.
  3. In the largest baking tray you can find, lay the veg out and pop both baking trays into the oven, for 10 minutes at 200 (190 fan, gas mark 5).
  4. After 10 minutes, add the chicken and bacon, give the Cajun spice a good shake across the top, and cook for another 20 until the bacon is crispy. If the veg is not roasting well (a problem you might have if the baking tray isn't big enough), use a wooden spatula to give all the contents a stir.
  5. Serve with a salad or additional green veg.
Quick, easy and tasty! 

Cajun Chicken and Bacon Tray Bake

Cajun Chicken and Bacon Tray Bake

potatoes on a baking tray

Cajun Chicken and Bacon Tray Bake

roasted potatoes

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