This incredibly healthy dish is a must try for savoury palates. The spicy smoky undertone coming through from the Cajun seasoning pairs especially well with the fruity and nutty tasting quinoa mixture. We love it as is at HQ but feel free to add some yoghurt if a creamier texture is your thing!

Cook our delicious Spicy Cajun Chicken Quinoa in just Minutes

We’ve sourced and blended all of the unique flavour ingredients to make our authentic Spicy Cajun Chicken Quinoa. We bring these all together in a recipe kit, which consists of 3 flavour pots; a Cajun Seasoning pot, a Chicken Stock pot and a Garlic Paste pot. Simply follow our recipe, adding a few items from your fridge, to cook this delicious Spicy Cajun Chicken Quinoa in just 25 minutes.

How Our Recipes Kits Work

We provide flavour ingredients:

  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Chicken Stock
  • Garlic Paste

Your shopping list:

chicken breasts
dried quinoa
dried apricots
ready-to-use puy lentils
red onion
frozen peas
Greek yoghurt(optional)
of coriander(optional)

Our 25 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Prep the chicken

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6.

    Toss the chicken breasts in the CAJUN SEASONING on a baking tray and cook in the oven for 20 mins. 

  • 2.

    Meanwhile, cook the quinoa

    Bring 400ml of water to the boil in a lidded pan and then stir in the CHICKEN STOCK and then add the quinoa. Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer for 10 mins. 

  • 3.

    Fry the onion 

    Heat a little oil in a frying pan over medium heat and fry the onion for 4-5 mins.

    Add 1 tbsp of water to help them caramelise, then add the GARLIC PASTE and fry for 2 mins. 

    Tip in the peas and cook for 2 more mins, then turn off the heat. 

  • 4.

    Flavour the quinoa

    Add the apricots and puy lentils to the quinoa. Cover with a lid and cook for 5 more mins, then drain the quinoa in a sieve. 

    Take the chicken out of the oven and set aside.

    Add the drained quinoa to the pan with the onion and peas and fry for 1 min. 

  • 5.


    Serve the quinoa with Cajun chicken on top, a spoonful of Greek yoghurt on the side and some coriander sprinkled over (if using). 


Spicy Cajun Chicken Quinoa Reviews

BASED ON 1016 reviews

Claire - Feb 05, 2019

Wasn’t expecting to like this one but actually it was delicious.

Laura - Jan 29, 2019

Too salty

Jules - Jan 22, 2019

We liked this

Steven - Jan 20, 2019

A really nice surprise. Loved it.

Stu - Jan 18, 2019

Very impressed. 5* from me

Kirstie - Jan 18, 2019

Was surprisingly nice! We both enjoyed it

Louise - Jan 17, 2019

Very tasty.

Jo - Jan 14, 2019

Really filling & very tasty! ????

Jamie - Jan 11, 2019

A bit salty, but nice

Carol - Jan 11, 2019

A little too spicy for my taste.

Deb - Dec 28, 2018


Terence - Dec 20, 2018

I liked it, couldn't get dry quinoa used microwaveable quinoa with some liquid adjustments work fine. Will buy again

Kaye - Dec 15, 2018

Really good. Managed to eke it out for 4 people!

Kaye - Dec 10, 2018

Just enough heat. Really tasty.

Marion - Dec 05, 2018

Was a bit too dry

Helen - Dec 04, 2018

The cooking times for the quinoa are very ambitious to say the least! Dish was tasty, though, and you could taste the health!

Carole - Nov 27, 2018

Just ok

Meg - Nov 18, 2018

It was surprising and decadent. We used the sauce from the chicken in the oven with the yogurt

Deb - Oct 31, 2018

Gorgeous flavours and filling

Joanne - Oct 30, 2018


Charlotte - Oct 29, 2018

Wasn’t a fan

Kelly - Oct 29, 2018

Really tasty

Samantha - Oct 29, 2018

Was nice, I enjoyed it but could make this easily enough without the simply cook pots, two of them were just chicken stock and garlic paste which I would imagine most people already have in their cupboard at home!

Laura - Oct 26, 2018

Was ok

Yong - Oct 24, 2018

Not for us

Ian - Oct 14, 2018

Very tasty quality meal

Jill - Oct 13, 2018

Quinoa wasn't well received

Sherrie - Oct 03, 2018

Used bulger wheat instead of quinoa, which was lovely.

Lyndsay - Oct 02, 2018

Easy to make lovely ingredients bit dry and don’t have dairy so need to find a yoghurt alternative

Gillian - Sep 23, 2018

I used couscous instead of quinoa & I thought the meal was delicious & very filling. My son said it wasn’t his favourite.

Kay - Sep 20, 2018

Love this dish

Gemma - Sep 17, 2018


Angela - Sep 17, 2018

We swapped quinoa for cous cous and it was delicious

Louise - Sep 08, 2018

V yum!!

Karan - Sep 07, 2018

Nice but nothing special. 3 star dinner

Louise - Aug 31, 2018

Love this

Elizabeth - Aug 29, 2018

Hot!! Spicy hot and very tasty. Another superb,five star meal from Simply Cook.

Rebecca - Aug 28, 2018

Not had this item only way to remove

Rebecca - Aug 28, 2018

Not had this item only way to remove

Jonathan - Aug 28, 2018

Not very tasty Disappointing!!!!

Elly May - Aug 28, 2018

Lovely flavours

Helen - Aug 19, 2018

Loved the chicken and veg but not a quinoa fan so did rice instead. Worked well

Christine - Aug 19, 2018

It was nice but others are a lot nicer.

Clare - Aug 07, 2018

Quiona mixture was tasteless except for the pockets of apricot and seasoning wouldn't stick to chicken

julia - Aug 02, 2018

Really like this. Very tasty

Donald - Jul 29, 2018

Didn't like the texture. Apricots didn't live up to expectation. Not on the re-order list

Clare - Jul 22, 2018

Very nice one of my daughters favourite ones.

Kathryn - Jul 11, 2018

Not one of my favourites. I found the Cajun spice too salty.

Josie - Jul 08, 2018

One of my favourite Simply Cook meals, this is a go to when I want comfort food that is also quick, healthy and exciting

Suzy - Jun 24, 2018

Love this one!


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