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 1364 reviews

Hayley - Jun 16, 2019

Bit bland

Jo - Jun 09, 2019

The best one so far.. great taste

Noelle - Jun 06, 2019

Not very flavourful

David - Jun 04, 2019

Not one of the best. Quite bland

Sharon - Jun 02, 2019

Was lovely, however I felt the chicken lacked flavour... needed more spice!

Morny - Jun 01, 2019

Nice but not that tasty ????

Morny - Jun 01, 2019

Nice but not that tasty ????

Victoria - May 29, 2019

Was a hit with one of my fussiest children so will definately be getting this one again, he opted not to have meat but that's fine. Lovely flavours as always and simple to make.

Carl - May 27, 2019

Easy to do , very nice to eat.

Heather - May 22, 2019

Lovely dish. Cajun spice got lost in the flavours of the quinoa and lentil mix though.

Elizabeth - May 21, 2019

Was really tasty but nothing special

James - May 16, 2019


Michaela - May 14, 2019

Not a nice favour combo

Sara - May 09, 2019

Tasty and filling

Adele - May 08, 2019


Lesley - May 07, 2019

Nice dish that was very tasty I added more veggies to the Quinoa to spice it up a little more I added broccoli and asparagus Really enjoyed this recipe

Cheryl - May 07, 2019

Was ok for a change.

Kerry - May 05, 2019

Delicious and very filling

Mikala - May 04, 2019

Yummy and quick

Tracy - May 01, 2019

Really tasty dish and very generous portions

Oleksandra - Apr 29, 2019

Pui lentils and quinoa made dish more expensive and didn't know how to cover chicken in spices

Caroline - Apr 29, 2019

Yum yum

Helen - Apr 28, 2019

Liked the chicken, rest so so. To much with peas perhaps peppers and mushrooms

Sam - Apr 24, 2019

Quite bland. Chicken seasoning was nice though...

Alan - Apr 21, 2019

Nice but no where near spicy enough, Cajun should have a bit of kick.

Naomi - Apr 16, 2019

Chicken lovely but quinoa very bland.

Jodie - Apr 07, 2019

Don't like quinoa - Apr 04, 2019

Whilst we enjoyed this one it wasn't one of our favourites. Chicken was a bit dry, not sure if we have this one again.

Mel - Apr 02, 2019

Chicken was a little dry, I would suggest buying skin on chicken but other than that fresh and tasty

Lauryn - Apr 01, 2019

really tasty! i chopped up strips of chicken breast and covered in the seasoning which left the chicken still juicy! also didn’t use apricots (not a fan) so chucked in lots of chopped bell pepper instead!

Chemayne - Mar 19, 2019

This makes a perfect salad for lunch. Just cut the chicken into chunks and mix in.

lilian - Mar 12, 2019

Very bland and the quinoa is like eating grit

Anamaria - Mar 09, 2019

It was good

Amanda - Mar 03, 2019

Nicer with couscous than quinoa

Amanda - Mar 03, 2019

Made this previously with couscous as had run out quinoa and it was a lot tastier.

Martin - Feb 16, 2019


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.


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