Cajun cuisine is well known for its spicy notes and heartiness — think of meals with lots of smoked meats as well as hearty one-pot dishes like a backyard crawfish boil or the rice-filled, spicy meat sausage known as boudin. Cajun cooking developed in the Southern reaches of the US after Acadian immigrants fled Canada in the 18th century. These days, contemporary food culture incorporates healthy ingredients with traditional flavours, the spiciness and robust flavours of Cajun cooking are an ideal complement to spice up your food. Creative combinations and fusions are one of the main characteristics of healthy eating — think pasta salad, poke bowls and vegan burritos.
Looking for a healthy meal that has all the carbohydrates, proteins and fibre that your body needs? Whip up this Cajun chicken pasta salad in under 20 minutes — the perfect dish for busy days! First of all, prepare the cajun dry rub: mix paprika powder, black pepper, dried oregano, chili flakes and MAGGI® CukupRasa™ together. Set aside half a teaspoon of the dry rub and blend the rest with garlic and onions, then marinate the chicken slices in it. Next, grill the marinated chicken pieces for about 8 minutes. To prepare the dressing, mix half a teaspoon of dry rub with olive oil and lemon juice, season with a bit of MAGGI® CukupRasa™ if needed. Lastly, prepare the salad by mixing pasta, rocket leaves, tomatoes and chicken slices and pour over dressing. Toss well to combine and your Cajun chicken pasta salad is ready!
This dish has been optimized for 3 servings. Quantity and times may need to be varied. Here you can find more information about adjusted portion sizes:
To prepare the cajun dry rub, mix paprika powder, black pepper, dried oregano, chili flakes and MAGGI® CukupRasa™ together. Set aside ½ teaspoon of the dry rub and blend the rest with garlic and onions and marinate the chicken slices in it.
Grill chicken for about 8 minutes.
To prepare the dressing, mix the ½ a teaspoon dry rub with olive oil and lemon juice. Season with a bit of MAGGI® CukupRasa™ if needed.
Mix pasta, rocket leaves, tomatoes and chicken slices and pour over dressing.
Toss well to combine and serve.
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