Cajun Chicken Cabbage Cups

I absolutely adore chicken fajitas and regularly have them minus the torts, I had a craving for them when I came across these cute baby cabbages!
The result…. Cajun Chicken Cabbage Cups!


1 red pepper, cut into strips
1 red onion, thinly sliced
2 chicken breasts
1 baby cabbage, separated into individual leaves
1 lime – 1/2 juiced, 1/2 sliced
2 tbsp coconut aminos
– either 1 tsp of Garlic & Chilli Oil or one clove of fresh garlic, minced and 1/2 of a fresh chilli finely chopped

Cajun seasoning:
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp paprika
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp hot chilli powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp olive oil

Coconut oil

Parsley to garnish


  1. In a large bowl combine all of the spices, add the olive oil and work into a paste. Marinade the chicken (either whole or in chunks) in the paste, for 1-2 hours.
    FullSizeRender (8)
  2. Heat a griddle pan with some coconut oil and fry the chicken, leaving the breasts whole will lengthen the cooking time.
  3. In a small pan/wok heat 1 tsp of coconut oil with the garlic and chilli or 1 tsp of garlic and chilli oil, add the red onions and saute until translucent, adding a small bit of cold water if necessary.
    FullSizeRender (9)
  4. Add the peppers to the onions and continue to saute, after 1-2 minutes add the lime juice and coconut aminos and continue to cook until the peppers have softened.
    FullSizeRender (10)
  5. Bring a pot of water to the boil and add the cabbage leaves, boil for 4-5 minutes until slightly softened before straining and refreshing with cold water.
  6. Lay out the cabbage leaves and add a small amount of onions & peppers to each, top with a piece of chicken and garnish with a sprinkle of parsley.
    FullSizeRender (3)
  7. Serve and enjoy with a squeeze of lime.FullSizeRender (6)

– This recipe has been sniff test approved by Ben 🙂 !

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: