Cajun Roast Chicken and Cheddar Rice

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Cajun Roast Chicken and Cheddar Rice

Nothing to fuss about but deceptively quirky roast cajun chicken, jasmine cheesy savoury rice and roast greens.

Ingredients to serve 2

  • 2 x Chicken Breasts
  • 5ml x Cajun Spice
  • ½ x Onion - small dice
  • 10g x Garlic - crushed
  • 80g x Jasmine Rice
  • 40ml x Cream Cheese
  • 40g x Grated White Cheddar
  • 300g x Broccoli - cut into florets
  • 20g x Butter (from your pantry)
  • 1½ cups x Water (from your pantry)
  • Salt and Pepper (from your pantry)
  • Olive Oil (from your pantry)

Ingredients to serve 4

  • 4 x Chicken Breasts
  • 10ml x Cajun Spice
  • 1 x Onion - small dice
  • 20g x Garlic - crushed
  • 160g x Jasmine Rice
  • 80ml x Cream Cheese
  • 80g x Grated White Cheddar
  • 600g x Broccoli - cut into florets
  • 40g x Butter (from your pantry)
  • 3 cups x Water (from your pantry)
  • Salt and Pepper (from your pantry)
  • Olive Oil (from your pantry)


Before You Begin

Prepare your ingredients & cooking utensils. Use a chopping board and lay all the ingredients out. Take out any "Pantry Items". Preheat your oven to 220°C.

Washing Instruction

Wash your hands and broccoli well.

Gino's Tip

Try to get your chicken and broccoli onto a tray and then once your rice is halfway cooked place it in the oven, in this way everything will be done at the same time.

Step 1 -Roasted Cajun Chicken and Greens - See Gino's Tip

Season your chicken breast with salt and pepper and rub with your cajun spice. Toss your broccoli in a large mixing bowl with a drizzling of olive oil, salt, and pepper. Heat a large casserole pan over med-high heat once your pan is hot but not smoking; add a drizzling of olive oil and sear your chicken breast on one side for 3-4 minutes until well browned. Place onto an oven tray along with your broccoli; pop into the oven for 15-18 minutes until your chicken is cooked through and your broccoli is tender and lightly browned.

Step 2 - Cheddar Rice

Heat a medium saucepan over med-high heat, add a drizzling of olive oil and fry your diced onion and chopped garlic for 2-3 minutes. Now add your jasmine rice and cook until your rice is slightly toasted. Proceed to stir through your cream cheese and water, and transfer to a baking dish preferably with a lid (or cover with foil) and pop into the oven 15-18 minutes until soft and cooked. Before serving mix through your grated white cheddar.

To serve

Divide your cheddar rice, roasted cajun chicken and greens amongst your servings. Enjoy!