CAJUN CHICKEN SAUCE RECIPES

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CAJUN CHICKEN & PASTA RECIPE: HOW TO MAKE IT



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This kicked-up cajun chicken pasta recipe is a family favorite and my most requested dish. It's easy to adapt, too. Swap in shrimp for the chicken, add your favorite veggies, adjust the spice level to your family's taste—you can't go wrong! —Dolly Kragel, Smithland, Iowa

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Dinner

Total Time 45 minutes

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 35 minutes

Yield 6 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 17

1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2x1/2-in. strips
3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
8 ounces uncooked penne pasta (about 2-1/3 cups)
2 tablespoons butter, divided
1 small sweet red pepper, diced
1 small green pepper, diced
1/2 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
4 green onions, chopped
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
Pepper to taste
Chopped plum tomatoes
Minced fresh basil
Shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps:

  • Toss chicken with Cajun seasoning; let stand 15 minutes. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain., In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter over medium-high heat; saute chicken until no longer pink, 5-6 minutes. Remove from pan., In same pan, heat remaining butter over medium-high heat; saute peppers, mushrooms and green onions until peppers are crisp-tender, 6-8 minutes. Stir in cream and seasonings; bring to a boil. Cook and stir until slightly thickened, 4-6 minutes. Stir in pasta and chicken; heat through. Top with tomatoes and basil. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 398 calories, FatContent 21g fat (12g saturated fat), CholesterolContent 97mg cholesterol, SodiumContent 357mg sodium, CarbohydrateContent 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, FiberContent 2g fiber), ProteinContent 22g protein.

CREAMY CAJUN CHICKEN PASTA RECIPE - FOOD.COM



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Total Time 25 minutes

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Yield 2 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 12

2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips
4 ounces linguine, cooked al dente
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning (your recipe, Cajun Seasoning Mix or store-bought)
2 tablespoons butter
1 thinly sliced green onion
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Steps:

  • Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté chicken in butter or margarine until chicken is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Reduce heat add green onion, heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and heat through.
  • Pour over hot linguine and toss with Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 719.1, FatContent 41.1, SaturatedFatContent 24, CholesterolContent 198.6, SodiumContent 816.8, CarbohydrateContent 47.4, FiberContent 2.5, SugarContent 3.1, ProteinContent 39.3

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