“Cooking For One” is where I provide a weeks menu for those who are living the bachelor life and are tired of eating convenience food or left-overs for a week. To find the menu and shopping list for this weeks “cooking for one” click here.
For the chicken:
1 x chicken breast, butterflied
2 tsp (10ml) olive oil
1 – 2 tsp (5-10ml) Cajun spice
Juice of 1 lime
Salt and pepper
For the salad:
1 head of baby gem lettuce, washed and torn into bite size pieces
¼ cucumber, washed and sliced thinly
1 carrot, peeled and shaved into ribbons, using a veg peeler
1 tomato, washed and cut into quarters
½ round of feta cheese, crumbled or a few shavings of Parmesan
1 handfull of cashew nuts or peanuts
½ avocado, sliced
2 – 3 rashers of bacon, cooked until crispy
Place chicken onto a plate and rub with olive oil.
Dust in Cajun spice and season with a squeeze of lime juice and salt and pepper.
Preheat a grill pan (or frying pan) and fry chicken over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Once cooked, remove from pan and slice into thin strips for later.
Place all salad ingredients into a bowl (except olive oil and balsamic vinegar) and toss to combine.
Drizzle lightly with olive oil and balsamic vinegar and place cooked chicken pieces on top.