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Blackened Cajun Chicken With Sexy Slaw

  • Chicken breast
  • Carrots
  • Cabbage
  • Red Chili
  • Lime
  • Red onion
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Apple
  • Coriander

This recipe is created for post work out. Packed full of protein and low on carbs is what you want to be doing to help the body recover and a large potion of this will set you on the right track. The bonus is that even though it is super healthy, it tastes absolutely fucking incredible at the same time. Win win!


Step 1

These are probably the sorts of odd ingredients you have in the bottom of the fridge and have no idea what to do with! Nothing expensive or fancy here!

Step 2

Peel the carrots and do the same with the apple while also taking the core out.

Step 3

Grate both of them up. Watch your little fingers as the last thing we want in there is a bit of red blood!

Step 4

Squeeze the lime onto the apple straightaway. Don't be shy with it because not only does it add to the taste but it stops the apple going all brown.

Step 5

Dice up the chilli nice and fine, the finer the better. Same with the onion. Don't go over the top with onion either or it will overpower the whole slaw.

Step 6

Peel the shitty outer leaves off the cabbage leaving the centre. Chop the stalk away and just cut a small piece of the nice fleshy cabbage to grate.

Step 7

It will get a little messy so grate it up as best you can, making sure it's nice and fine.

Step 8

Chop the shit out of the coriander, stalks and all - they have most of the flavour.

Step 9

Lash in a good bit of olive oil, salt and pepper. Don't be shy.

Step 10

Stir the whole thing up combining all the kick ass flavours. Set it to one side because that is that done!

Step 11

Now you want to "butterfly" the chicken. Thats just a fancy term for making the breast thinner. Slice the knife under the skin and peel it back into one big super thin slice.

Step 12

Lash on a bit of olive oil and rub in a generous amount of cajun seasoning.

Step 13

Heat up a chargrill pan (Frying pan will do if nothing else) and fuck in the chicken. Have it piping hot when it goes in and don't touch the chicken at all. Just leave it there for about 4 minutes.

Step 14

Flip the bastard over and repeat the same on the other side for about 4 minutes. This won't take long to cook because the breast is so thin. Let it blacken up so as crispy on the outside but still moist and juicy on the inside.

Step 15

Take it off the heat and allow it to rest for a couple of minutes. Lash on a big dollop of the slaw and serve with the breast.

Step 16

It tastes incredible, is low in carbs and has a real zing to it. Don't be shy with the slaw either because that shit is full of goodness.


Doesn't really get much easier than that! People often say that chicken is a boring dry meat to be eating, but cook it up like this and I promise you'll change your mind. You'll also save a ton of time because this takes about 15 minutes tops! Get the grater out, one pan fired up and give this a lash!

Written By

Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.