Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Cajun Chicken Pasta

I originally saw this recipe on Pinterest from the blog SkinnyTaste with pictures that are obviously way prettier than my cell phone shots.  I made a few changes - left out mushrooms and used spaghetti noodles instead of linguine, marinaded the chicken, etc.


1.5 lb Chicken breast tenders
2/3 box Dreamfields Spaghetti Noodles
1/3 C milk
3 T cream cheese
1 T flour
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
1 clove elephant garlic, diced
2 tomatoes, diced
1 C chicken broth 
3 scallions chopped
olive oil
Cajun seasoning
Garlic powder

First I coated chicken breast tenders in cajun seasoning, garlic powder and salt and refrigerated for several hours.

Blend together flour, milk and cream cheese.  I used my nutribullet for this step but you could do in a blender or by hand.

In large frying pan, cook chicken tenders and set aside.  This took me 6-7 minutes and I just cooked it til the tenders were cooked through and slightly blackened.  Set aside.

Cook noodles according to package instructions.

Add olive oil to pan, then add peppers, onions & garlic and saute over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.  Sprinkle with cajun seasoning, salt, and garlic powder.

Add tomatoes and cook for 3-4 additional minutes.

Add chicken broth and milk mixture and stir together for a few minutes.  More cajun seasoning, salt and garlic powder.  Reduce heat.

Add chicken and let cook over low heat a few more minutes.

Strain noodles and add to pan.  Mix all ingredients together.

Top with scallions.


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