Cajun Butterly Chicken & Pesto Courgetti Salad


Summer is only around the corner so it’s usually out with the warm hearty casseroles and in with the clean, light and simple salads for us in my house 🙂

There is nothing easier then butterflying some chicken breasts, marinating them in some lovely flavours for a couple of hours and then popping them on the griddle pan / BBQ to cook through whilst pulling together a yummy salad.  Add some pesto courgetti to this dish and you have got yourself a scrumptious healthy meal 🙂


  • Chicken breasts
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • Courgettes – 1 pp
  • Green pesto
  • Chicken seasoning
  • Mixed salad leaves
  • Sweetcorn
  • Carrot
  • Olives
  • Coconut oil

Make it

  1. Butterfly the chicken by cutting it in half along the side of the breast
  2. Mix the olive oil and Cajun seasoning with the chicken and leave in the fridge for a couple of hours (you can cook in straight away if you don’t have time to leave it – it just lets the flavours infuse more if you can)
  3. When you are ready to cook the chicken, heat a griddle pan with the coconut oil and add the chicken breasts (medium heat) – turning every couple of minutes
  4. Using a spiralizer, make some courgetti
  5. Heat a pan with the green pesto and add in the courgetti – stirring through until all or the majority of the water has disappeared
  6. Make the side salad by popping the leaves on a plate, grate some carrot and add the sweetcorn
  7. When the chicken is cooked through (cut it to check that it’s no longer pink) – pop the courgetti on the plate and the chicken on top

Enjoy! 🙂

With love,
Tash 💖