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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Are you craving a flavorful and hearty pasta dish? Look no further than this delicious Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe. With a perfect balance of spices and tender chicken, this dish is sure to become a family favorite. Whether you're cooking for a weeknight dinner or entertaining guests, this recipe is guaranteed to impress. So, grab your apron and let's get cooking!

Prep Time Cook Time Total Time Servings
10 mins 20 mins 30 mins 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces (227g) penne pasta
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons (30ml) olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) chicken broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5g) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25g) black pepper
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Cooking Instructions

  1. Cook the penne pasta according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a bowl, toss the chicken strips with Cajun seasoning until evenly coated.
  3. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken and cook for about 5-6 minutes, or until cooked through and nicely browned. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the sliced bell peppers, onion, and minced garlic. Sauté for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are tender-crisp.
  5. Reduce the heat to medium and pour in the heavy cream and chicken broth. Stir in the salt and black pepper. Let the mixture simmer for about 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.
  6. Add the cooked penne pasta to the skillet and toss until well coated in the creamy sauce. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to heat through.
  7. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and stir to combine with the pasta and sauce. Cook for another 2 minutes to ensure everything is heated evenly.
  8. Remove from heat and garnish with fresh parsley.
  9. Serve hot and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

This Cajun Chicken Pasta is perfect for both casual weeknight dinners and special occasions. Serve it with a side of garlic bread or a fresh green salad for a complete meal. It's also a great dish to bring to potlucks or gatherings with friends and family. The bold and spicy flavors make it a crowd-pleaser that will leave everyone asking for seconds. Enjoy!

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