Add a bit of spice to your next dinner with Donal's spiced chicken thighs served with creamed corn.


  • 4 chicken thighs, skin on, bone in

  • 1tbsp olive oil

  • 1tbsp cajun seasoning

  • 75g sun-blushed tomatoes

  • Sea salt and ground black pepper

  • For the creamed corn

  • 340g tin sweetcorn

  • 1tbsp butter

  • 1tsp thyme leaves, finely chopped

  • 1 small onion, finely chopped

  • A pinch of cayenne pepper

  • For the rocket salad

  • 75g rocket leaves

  • 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1tbsp balsamic vinegar


  • 1.

    Place a heavy based frying pan over a medium high heat and add the oil. Dust the chicken thighs with Cajun seasoning, sea salt and ground black pepper.

  • 2.

    Fry the chicken thighs skin side down for 3-4 minutes until you they turn golden brown. Reduce the heat and continue to cook skin side down for approximately 20 minutes, pressing down against the pan regularly. Turn the chicken and continue to cook for 6-8 minutes or until cooked all the way through. Add the sun blushed tomatoes to heat through.

  • 3.

    While the chicken is cooking, place a frying pan over a medium high heat and melt the butter. Add the onion and thyme and fry for 6-8 minutes until tender.

  • 4.

    Drain the corn and reserve the liquid. Add the kernels to the pan and fry for 3 minutes. Transfer the contents of the pan to a food processor along with the reserved liquid and blitz until just smooth. Return to the pan and bring to simmer. Season with sea salt and cayenne pepper to taste and keep warm.

  • 5.

    In a bowl whisk together the olive oil and vinegar and season with sea salt and ground black pepper. Add the rocket leaves and toss to coat.

  • 6.

    Serve the warm creamed corn on plates with two chicken thighs per person and garnish with the sun blushed tomatoes and rocket leaves.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (2 servings)

  • Energy 1024kj
  • Fat Total 71g
  • Saturated Fat 19g
  • Protein 57g
  • Carbohydrate 43g
  • Sugar 15g
  • Sodium 1421mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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