Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken

  • 10MINS
  • 15MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 232KCAL

Lightly spiced chicken breast stuffed with cheese and peppers. Inspired by the flavours of Louisiana, this dish is slimming friendly and easy!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories232
  • Carbs8g
  • Protein38g
  • Fat4.9g
  • Sugars6g
  • Saturates2.2g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

If you’re looking for your new favourite chicken recipe, this Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken is so simple yet full of flavour! It’s perfect for an easy weekend dinner. 

Succulent chicken breasts are stuffed with a creamy pepper and soft cheese filling, seasoned with Cajun spices and then baked in the oven. 

The Cajun spice mix originates from Louisiana. It’s a blend of spices that usually includes paprika, cayenne, garlic powder, oregano and pepper – it adds so much flavour to your food!

This Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken is finished with a sprinkling of spring onions, add a burst of freshness. Pair with a crisp salad or serve with fluffy basmati rice for a dinner that’s healthy, flavourful and filling.

What diets is this Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken suitable for?

This Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken recipe is suitable for gluten free diets. 

It can be made dairy free if you switch out the following ingredients for a dairy free version:

  • light spreadable cheese

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken recipe?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken?

The recipe calls for 80g of light spreadable cheese, which is not the same as cream cheese. Any spreadable cheese such as Primula Light, Seriously Spreadable Lighter or Go Go’s Spreadable Cheese will do the trick! You should be able to pick up any of these at your usual supermarket. 

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Easy but impressive
This is a lovely recipe. Chicken breast took longer to cook but they were larger than average so you’ll need to adjust cooking times. Also brown rice takes longer to cook.
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Cook the filling first if you like softer peppers and onion.
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Cook the filling first…it softens it and make it extra melt in your mouth.
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Bold tasty flavours
I used frozen diced onions and fruit zen mixed peppers and mixed with a half tube of primula light cheese and added som chilli flakes and lazy garlic to the mix.
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You may want to fry the peppers and onions beforehand depending on if you fancy the crunch or not.
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Really tasty
Delicious and really quick and easy to make! I used cocktail sticks to help it stay together - it went really well with the golden rice recipe

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How many calories are in this Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken?

There are 232 calories per portion in this Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

This Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 180°C

Step 2

Prepare your chicken for stuffing by slicing from the thickest edge to 3/4 of the way through the breast to make a pocket.

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Step 3

Add the peppers, onion, garlic and spreadable cheese to your mixing bowl and mix well. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.

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Step 4

Stuff the chicken breasts with your cheese and pepper mix and place on an oven tray.

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Step 5

Sprinkle Cajun spices over the chicken breasts, making sure to evenly cover them and place in the oven.

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Step 6

Cook in the oven for 12-15 minutes until cooked all the way through. Check that the chicken juices run clear and no pinkness remains.

Step 7

Serve sprinkled with spring onions.

 

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We think this Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken pairs really well with rice! Serve with fluffy Basmati or try one of these rice recipes for a hearty yet healthy dinner!

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How do you know when Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken is cooked?

You should cook this Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken until the chicken is cooked all the way through, with no pinkness and juices that run clear. This will take around 15 minutes.

Here in the UK, the standard advice is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and maintained that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep you and your family safe! 

How long can you keep Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you have any leftovers, make sure that you allow them to cool fully before popping them in a container with a lid and refrigerating. Leftovers of this Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken can be kept in the fridge for around 3 days.

Can I freeze Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! 

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Cajun Spiced Stuffed Chicken

Lightly spiced chicken breast stuffed with cheese and peppers. Inspired by the flavours of Louisiana, this dish is slimming friendly and easy!
  • Prep Time
    10 MINS
  • Cook Time
    15 MINS
  • KCals 232
  • Carbs 8G

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts 140g/5oz each
  • 1 red pepper deseeded and finely diced
  • 1 yellow pepper deseeded and finely diced
  • 1 onion peeled and diced
  • 1 garlic clove peeled and minced
  • 80 g light spreadable cheese
  • 2 tbsp Cajun spice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 spring onions trimmed and sliced

Oven tray

Mixing bowl

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat your oven to 180°C
  2. Prepare your chicken for stuffing by slicing from the thickest edge to 3/4 of the way through the breast to make a pocket.
  3. Add the peppers, onion, garlic and spreadable cheese to your mixing bowl and mix well. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  4. Stuff the chicken breasts with your cheese and pepper mix and place on an oven tray.
  5. Sprinkle Cajun spices over the chicken breasts, making sure to evenly cover them and place in the oven.
  6. Cook in the oven for 12-15 minutes until cooked all the way through. Check that the chicken juices run clear and no pinkness remains.
  7. Serve sprinkled with spring onions.

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Patricia DowlingWednesday 30th March 2022

Hi could you cook in an Airfryer & for how long please

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    HollyWednesday 30th March 2022

    Hey Patricia, we haven’t tested this recipe in the air-fryer but we have a conversion article HERE which might help you convert this recipe, hope that helps!

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Shona AlexanderSaturday 26th March 2022

So easy to make and delicious….will definitely be going on the ‘make again’ list !

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    HollyMonday 28th March 2022

    Hi Shona, thanks so much for letting us know you enjoyed this recipe!

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MarieFriday 25th March 2022

Absolutely lovely ! Used Philadelphia cheese ! Ate second portion cold next day with salad

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    HollyMonday 28th March 2022

    Hey Marie, thanks so much for letting us know you enjoyed this recipe!

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KathFriday 25th March 2022

Hi there
This looks great😋
When you say spreadable cheese do you mean like dairylea or philladelphia?
Many thanks

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    HollyFriday 25th March 2022

    Hey Kath, we use a reduced fat spreadable cheese such as Primula or Gogo’s Cheese. Hope that helps!

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DeniseThursday 24th March 2022

Which cheese is used, cheese spread or cream cheese?

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    HollyFriday 25th March 2022

    Hey Denise, we use a reduced fat spreadable cheese such as Primula or Gogo’s Cheese. Hope that helps!

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Emma LovellWednesday 23rd March 2022

Hi, can you actually prepare this and freeze before cooking? 🙂

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    HollyThursday 24th March 2022

    Hey Emma, we would suggest freezing after cooking and reheating once fully defrosted but it’s always best to refer to the NHS guidelines which can be found HERE. Hope that helps!

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