Cajun Spiced Chicken Pasta

Main Course

Recipe courtesy of Louisiana Kitchen & Culture

Serves 4

Ingredients: 
  • 8 ounces linguine pasta
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves,cut in bite sized pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced 2-inch pieces
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced 2-inch pieces
  • 6 fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

Cajun Chicken Pasta

 Cajun Spiced Chicken Pasta

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Method: 

Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain and return to pan to keep warm.

Place the chicken and the Cajun seasoning in a plastic bag. Shake to coat. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the chicken in butter until almost tender (5 to 7 minutes).

Add the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, mushrooms and green onion. Saute and stir for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat.

Add the cream, basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder and ground black pepper. Heat through. Add the cooked linguine, toss and heat through.

Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve.

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