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)

Our 25 minute recipe

  • 1.

    Heat the oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Toss the chicken breasts in the Cajun Seasoning and place them on a lined baking tray. When the oven is hot bake the chicken breasts for 20 mins.

  • 2.

    Bring 400ml of water to the boil in a saucepan. When boiling, stir in the Chicken Stock. Add the quinoa to the stock. Give it a quick stir then reduce the heat to medium and cover with a lid. Let it simmer for 10 mins.

  • 3.

    Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a frying pan over medium heat and add the onion and stir-fry for 4-5 mins. Add 1 tbsp of water to the onions to help them caramelise, then add the Garlic Paste and stir-fry for 2 mins. Tip in the frozen peas and stir-fry for 2 more mins, then turn off the heat.

  • 4.

    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 stir-fry for 1 min.

  • 5.

    Serve the quinoa with some 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 856 reviews

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!

Rebecca - Jun 10, 2018

The Chicken coated in the Cajun seasoning was really nice and although the Quinoa was nice it didn't have the wow factor. Overall this meal was not as great as the others that I have tried. I won't be cooking this one again.

Grace - May 28, 2018

Bags of potential, had half one evening and be second portion warmed up with a bit of salad and some feta cheese the next day and that was even better!

Katherine - May 22, 2018

Not that exciting, but tasty and v healthy!

Katherine - May 22, 2018

Not that exciting but tasty and v healthy!

Katherine - May 22, 2018

Not that exciting but tasty and v healthy!

Katherine - May 22, 2018

Not that exciting but tasty and v healthy!

Dawn - May 15, 2018

Woudnt order again .The flavours didnt gel tasted a bit strange to us

Jenny - May 15, 2018

Delicious!! I made it for a posh picnic!!

Michelle - Apr 26, 2018

Surprisingly tasty I used vulgar wheat and peppers

Emma - Apr 25, 2018

This was completely out of my comfort zone but it was amazing!

Rachel - Apr 18, 2018

All the pieces to the dish were tasty, but they didn't seem to match each other.

Dani - Apr 18, 2018

Loved it

Andrew - Apr 17, 2018

Enjoyed the mix of flavours overall, although the Cajun spicing on the chicken didn't really come through strongly, and it definitely needed the yoghurt addition. Good with couscous instead of quinoa!

Tom - Apr 12, 2018

So tasty. Will order again

Elaine - Apr 12, 2018

Very tasty and easy to make

Heather - Apr 04, 2018

this was the first time trying quinoa, and was worried might have been extremely spicy but a great combo, the boys really enjoyed this dish.

Jo - Mar 28, 2018

Didn't like the textures

Louise - Mar 27, 2018

Loved this dish. So simply but incredibly tasty. Will definitely cook again.


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