20 February 2012

cajun chicken pasta

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Yep.  It's here, again.  Monday.  But, wait!  It doesn't have to be all that bad.  You could totally add some of this cajun chicken pasta to your life and jazz it up!  


Make this for Fat Tuesday (or fat monday, if that's how you're feeling) and get all the spicy pasta goodness with a little less guilt.  I balance out the pasta with extra chicken and veggies so I can get my pasta fix without a total carb overload.  Balance, grasshopper. Balance. 


Recipe for Cajun Chicken Pasta
1 lb fettuccine, cooked
4 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 large red onion, diced
4 (about) cloves of garlic, minced
1 green bell pepper, diced
4 roma tomatos, chopped
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup white wine
cajun seasoning, to taste (I used SO MUCH!)
olive oil (about 1/4 cup)

While pasta is cooking, sautee 1 inch sized pieces of chicken in a large skillet with about 2 tablespoons of olive oil.  Season generously with cajun seasoning.  Once chicken in opaque throughout, transfer to a bowl and begin cooking your veggies in the same pan.  Toss in onion and pepper and sautee on medium until softened, adding more oil and cajun seasoning if needed.  Add garlic in the last few minutes and cook until fragrant. Transfer onto top of chicken and add tomatoes to pan.  Cook until tomatoes are wilted and soft.  Add cream and wine before stirring together to combine into a sauce and simmer for one minute.  Toss together with pasta, chicken, and veggies before serving with an extra sprinkle of cajun seasoning.

2 comments:

  1. Your cajun pasta looks awesome! I'd like to make this for Eric sometime. I bet he'd love it.

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  2. Ah!! just saw this! You totally should make it for him. It's a man pleaser, fo sho!

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