Pablo's Cajun Chicken Recipe

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Pablo's Cajun Chicken photo

Taken from The Art of Eating Well by Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley (Ebury Press)


For the chicken:

  • 180g ground almonds or use Sun Flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 6 pieces of chicken (use a mix of drumsticks and thighs), skin on
  • 1 tbsp ghee
  • sea salt and black pepper

For the spice mix:

  • 3 tsp hot smoked paprika or 2½ tsp smoked sweet paprika with ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1½ tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ¾ tsp onion powder (optional)
  • ¾t sp garlic powder (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to fan 180°C/Gas mark 6 and line a baking tray with baking parchment.

  2. Mix the ground almonds and ingredients for the spice mix in a bowl. In a second bowl, beat the eggs.

  3. Dip the chicken pieces, one at a time, in the egg, then coat in the mix of ground almonds and spices and lay on the baking tray.

  4. Gently heat the ghee and use a spoon to drizzle it over the pieces.

  5. Bake for 45 minutes until golden and sprinkle with some sea salt and pepper.