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Saturday, 26 May 2018

Cajun Chicken Lettuce Tacos and Carrot Fries

This could be perfect for Saturday Night! Have a look and see what you think ... it's "Cajun chicken with oodles of spice, tahini dressed beetroot, oven crisp carrot fries and hardly any carbs? Beautiful.

Cajun chicken lettuce tacos and carrot fries

For a lighter taco, use crisp gem lettuce to wrap up the spiced chicken and sweet tahini dressed beetroot. The high water content in the gem lettuce helps to flush out toxins from the body.

100g beetroot
1 avocado
1 baby gem lettuce
1 lemon
1 tbsp. oil
2 tsp Cajun spice
2 tsp tahini
2 x 170g free range chicken breast
400g carrot

Preheat the oven to 200C/gas mark 6. Peel and cut the carrots into fries.

Place the carrots in a bowl, sprinkle over half of the Cajun spice and drizzle with ½ tbsp. oil, mix well. Place on a baking tray in the oven for 20-25 minutes, turning halfway through cooking.

Slice the chicken into strips and place in a bowl with the remaining Cajun spice and ½ tbsp. oil and season with sea salt. Toss the chicken making sure it is well coated. Heat a frying pan on a medium heat and add the chicken, cook for 10 minutes turning often, until cooked through.

While the chicken is cooking, peel and grate the raw beetroot. Mix the tahini in with the beetroot and half of the lemon juice.

Peel and de-stone the avocado and scoop into a bowl. Roughly mash with a fork and mix with the remaining lemon juice and season with sea salt and black pepper.

To prepare the lettuce taco, cut the base off the lettuce and carefully separate the leaves so they stay in one piece. Use 2-3 leaves per taco.

To assemble the tacos, place equal quantities of the grated beetroot in the lettuce leaves and top with the avocado and chicken strips. Serve alongside the carrot fries."

Recipe seen here but original recipe from MindfulChef 

Did you know that the base of a good Cajun seasoning is equal amounts of cumin, coriander and paprika! However many cooks/chefs also like to 'tweak it' a little and may add oregano, salt and cracked pepper ... the joy of any recipe can be making sure the taste suits your taste buds!

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...Carrot Fries, now that's an idea!

Valerie-Jael said...

Yummy! Hugs, Valerie

Margie from Toronto said...

This looks delicious!
I am not diabetic but I am overweight with high BP and my cardiologist now recommends a low carb lifestyle - he won't call it a diet as he wants all his patients to live this way from now on.
A friend who is diabetic just called yesterday as she has now been told to follow the same way of eating. I have passed along your website link and we intend to support each other.
I have already lost weight but kind of fell off the wagon over the winter so I am now back on track and working my way through your Archives.
Thank you for making it easy to follow and for providing so many delicious recipes!

Christine said...

Looks delicious!

Iris Flavia said...

YUM! Minus the carrots (cause that´s minus the darn oven - I just can´t make myself use that).

eileeninmd said...

Hello, looks like a healthy choice and delicious! Enjoy your day and weekend!

William Kendall said...

Sounds different, but I think I'd go for it.

Amy Purdy said...

This looks absolutely delicious! I will be trying.

Martha said...

What a lovely recipe!

Elephant's Child said...

It is the tahini dressed beetroot which has my salivating this morning. At a more reasonable hour I may experiment. Thank you.

sandy said...

oh....oh yeah! this looks so good. i like the idea of using lettuce instead of a tortilla.

Anonymous said...

Sounds absolutely delicious. Happy weekend.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Ohh, I want the carrot fries and I can't resist tahini.

BTW, I am also in LOVE with the cream cheese and herbs. I grow my own herbs and have made pesto several times. I'm a lazy cook, though, and use a food processor, not a mortal and pestle. Light dips and meals are called for as spring turns into a very hot summer here. Thanks for sharing these recipes.

Carol Blackburn said...

It all looks wonderful! The carrot fries remind me of sweet potato fries but wouldn't be as sweet. Have a great weekend.

Lee said...

This all looks so very tasty. I love carrots...steamed, boiled, roasted, raw...any which way...even loose! :)

Lisa said...

I shall give those carrot fries a go and see what my two food tasters think of them!
Thanks for sharing.
Lisa x

Magic Love Crow said...

Yummy! Thank you Jan!

Lorrie said...

What a delicious looking meal! Carrot fries are brilliant!