Thursday, June 25, 2015

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta


Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
MY NOTE:  This is from Steph at Plain Chicken but I also found one at allrecipes.com that looked like the flavor profile was great as well, so I am kind of putting the two together!  The ingredients I am adding from AllRecipes.com are in red.



From Steph:  This is one of the most popular recipes on Recipezaar.com and I can see why. This was really quick and easy to make. I cut up the chicken into chunks and sauteed it in olive oil and butter. I used half milk and half whipping cream to cut down on the calories. I also added about a tablespoon of flour to help thicken it up. This was really good and I will be making this again.






Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
serves 2

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips or chunks
4 ounces linguine, cooked al dente (I used whole wheat linguine)
2 tsp cajun seasoning
2 Tbsp butter
1-2 cup heavy whipping cream (I used half 1% milk and half whipping cream)
2 Tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 green onion, minced
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp dried basil
1/8 tsp ground black pepper sub (1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper)
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.

In a large skillet over medium heat, saut√© chicken in butter or margarine until chicken is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Reduce heat add heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and heat through.

Pour over hot linguine and toss with Parmesan cheese




Read more at http://www.plainchicken.com/2009/06/creamy-cajun-chicken-pasta.html#IOk6LG6mEV2I21IP.99

This is the one from AllRecipes.com that I am combining to make one new recipe.  It is very Similar to Steph's but adds some flavors that sound delish!:
Cajun Chicken Pasta
 
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Submitted By: Tammy Schill
Photo By: DIZ♥
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 2
"Serve up a spicy dinner for two with this hot and creamy linguini tossed with an eye-opening blend of chicken strips sauteed with Cajun seasoning, colorful bell peppers, mushrooms and onions. Cream, basil, lemon pepper and garlic powder finish the sauce."
INGREDIENTS:
4 ounces linguine pasta
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
halves, sliced into thin strips
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons butter
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 green onion, minced
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
DIRECTIONS:
1.Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguini pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
2.Meanwhile, place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl, and toss to coat.
3.In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken in butter until no longer pink and juices run clear, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add green and red bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and green onions; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat, and stir in heavy cream. Season the sauce with basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder and ground black pepper, and heat through.
4.In a large bowl, toss linguini with sauce. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

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