Sunday, March 18, 2012

Cajun Chicken Pasta

This was a deliciously pleasing dinner! This is probably the yummiest dinner I’ve made since being married! I truly loved it, and so did the sweet husband :)

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Yield: 4-6    Prep Time: 10    Cook Time: 25


  • 8 oz uncooked linguine
  • 1 lb chicken breast strips (I cubed mine because I like bite sized chicken better!)
  • 1-2 tsp cajun seasoning (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 c chicken broth
  • 1/3 c milk
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 6 tbsp cream cheese
  • bunch of green onions, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste




Prep all your veggies.




In a small blender, make a slurry by combining milk, flour and cream cheese. Set aside.




Season chicken generously with Cajun seasoning (We used Tony Chachere’s Original Creole Seasoning), garlic powder and salt.




Prepare pasta according to package directions.




Heat a large, nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; spray with cooking spray and add half of the chicken. Sauté 5-6 minutes or until done. Set aside and repeat with the remaining chicken.




When finished, set aside in bowl.




Add Olive Oil to the skillet and reduce to medium heat. Add bell peppers, onions, and garlic to skillet, and sauté for 3-4 minutes.




Add mushrooms and tomatoes, and sauté 3-4 more minutes until veggies are all tender or done to your liking. Season with salt, garlic powder (or you can just use garlic salt like I did!) and fresh cracked pepper to taste.




Reduce heat to medium-low; add chicken broth and pour in slurry- stirring about 2 minutes.




Return chicken to skillet; adjust salt and seasoning to taste. Heat 1-2 minutes or until hot. Add  linguine, and toss well to coat noodles. Top with green onions, and enjoy!


*Ours came out just a little bit soupy compared to what the original picture looked like, but it was still amazing! It worked out well for reheating the next day because the extra liquid kept it from over drying :)



We cooked up some delish breadsticks from the Wal*Mart bakery and boy, howdy- was that a good meal!

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