Chicken Jambalaya


100g chicken breast, sliced into strips

1 clove garlic, crushed

1 tsp Cajun seasoning mix

Juice ½ lime, plus ½ lime to serve

Drizzle olive oil

1 courgette, chopped

1 red pepper, diced

1 small carrot, shredded or coarsely grated

4 spring onions, sliced

150g brown rice

25g baby spinach


Healthy food has to taste great and be simple to make – we have to eat at least 3 times a day, so let’s be realistic about the type of food we want to eat. I have a large family, so one-pot dishes are perfect ( Easy to make and cuts down on the washing up!)

This easy low-fat recipe gives you a healthy hit of protein, plus three of your five-a-day, all in one pan.

Serves 2

  1. Season the chicken with the Cajun seasoning, crushed garlic and 1tsp lime juice.

  2. Drizzle olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and set over a medium heat. Fry the chicken, stirring occasionally, for 2 mins. Meanwhile, heat the rice according to the pack instructions.

  3. Add the courgette and red pepper to the pan and cook for 3–4 min, stirring occasionally. Then add the carrot, spring onion and heated rice. Cook for a further 2–3 min.

  4. Add the spinach and the remaining lime juice and toss until it wilts. Season with black pepper, then serve with the lime half for squeezing over.

If you desire a taste of salt, add a pinch of LoSalt to ensure your better health.