Cajun Chicken and Bacon Tray Bake

Cajun Chicken and Bacon Traybake- a quick and easy recipe with roasted potato, red pepper and onion, perfect for quick weeknight dinners. Syn-free on Slimming World and under 500 calories.

Cooked cajun chicken and bacon on a baking tray with text overlay
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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.

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, throw it on a baking tray and hey presto! You need 2 baking trays for this recipe as the key to getting it cooked quickly is space between the different food on the tray. One baking tray is for the potatoes so they'll get nice a crispy when you roast them and one for the veg, chicken and bacon. If you don't like Cajun seasoning, try Fajita seasoning, or Nando's chip seasoning as alternatives.

Cooked cajun chicken and bacon on a baking tray with text overlay

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Main steps of the recipe:

potatoes on a baking tray
Put the potatoes straight in to roast.


raw chicken bacon and veg on a baking tray
After roasting the veg for a few minutes, layer the chicken on top and sprinkle the Cajun seasoning.


Cajun Chicken and Bacon Tray Bake
Add the bacon on the top and roast until crispy.


Cajun Chicken and Bacon Tray Bake


roasted potatoes




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Cajun Chicken and Bacon Traybake

Cajun Chicken and Bacon Traybake- a quick and easy recipe with roasted potato, red pepper and onion, perfect for quick weeknight dinners and syn-free on Slimming World.
prep time: 5 minscook time: 25 minstotal time: 30 mins

ingredients:


  • 4 chicken breasts
  • 8 bacon medallions
  • 2 red peppers
  • 1 onion
  • 450g potatoes
  • 3 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • spray oil

instructions

1. Pre-heat the oven to 220 degrees C, (200 fan or gas mark 5).
2. Chop the potatoes into small chunks (roughly 2 cm), tip them onto a baking tray and spray them with the oil spray. Put into the oven straight away.
3. Next, chop the chicken into large chunks, the bacon medallions into good-sized pieces and roughly chop the peppers and the onion.
4. In the largest baking tray you can find, lay the veg out, spray it with the spray oil and pop it into the oven for 10 minutes.
5. After 10 minutes, add the chicken and bacon on top, sprinkle the Cajun spice over the top, and cook for another 15 minutes 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.

NOTES:

If you're not following Slimming World, swap the bacon medallions for normal back bacon and use 1 tbsp olive oil for the potatoes and 1 tbsp olive oil for the veg. This will add 140 calories per person.

Serve with green veg or salad.
calories
456
fat (grams)
12
sat. fat (grams)
10
carbs (grams)
34
protein (grams)
53
sugar (grams)
5
Fibre (in grams)
4
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Comments

  1. I am definitely going to try this it sounds easy and looks delicious. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. This was really yummy and everyone enjoyed it, fussy eaters included. I used chicken thighs tho instead of breasts as I find breasts get a bit dry when baked. An absolute winner thanks:)

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