Thursday, March 7, 2013

{Recipe} Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

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One of my favorite meals to make is this Cajun Chicken Pasta. It is delicious! Probably not low in fat but all the "good" things aren't. Besides you aren't going to make this everyday, right?

Anyway, I whipped this up while I listened to "Stay" by Rihanna on repeat. I'm slightly obsessed with this song. So good.

Ingredients:

Pasta of your choice
4 boneless chicken breasts (you can cut into strips or cubes and use more or less chicken breasts depending on how many you are serving).
2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning
1/4 cup of butter (I use I Can't believe It's Not Butter)
1 small green pepper
1 small red pepper
3 cups of heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
salt and pepper (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
Parmesan cheese (use as much or as little as you choose)
1 tomato diced

Directions:

1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and cook according to directions on box.
2. Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss chicken to coat with seasoning (I try to have the chicken seasoned for at least 30 minutes. Sometimes more depending on the day I make the recipe).
3. In a skillet over medium heat, add green and red bell peppers and cook for about 3-5 minutes. Add chicken and saute in butter until no longer pink. About 5-7 minutes should be good. Add diced tomatoes.
4. Reduce heat and stir in heavy cream.
5. Season the sauce with basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder and ground black pepper and heat through.
6. In a large bowl, toss the pasta with the sauce.
7. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese and stuff your face.

38 comments:

Highly Favored said...

Looks Delicious. Looks like it smells good too :-)

Law_Fal said...

Yum.

Mai said...

It looks delicious! I'm going to try cooking it ;)

Richelle Lynn Garn said...

Well, that just looks amazing. I'm coming over for dinner. I hope you don't mind.

NikG Life + Style said...

I luv Cajun Chicken pasta!! I will def give this recipe a try!!

AV5848 said...

I haven't tried this yet, but SkinnyTaste has a lighter side Cajun chicken pasta. If you wanted something a little lighter, it may be worth trying. :) I've made cajun chicken pasta your way- and it's so delicious. It's been YEARS though!

http://www.skinnytaste.com/2012/02/cajun-chicken-pasta-on-lighter-side.html

Carolyn said...

OMG! YUMMY!!!

Kiki said...

This is going to be made in the tarin house hold very soon! thanks for the new recipe!!
XO

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

aaaghhh! That looks good! It is almost close to midnight and you just made me super hungry!

The Pink Growl said...

This is one of my all time fav meals too! YUMMY!

Desiree Macke said...

This looks amazing. And I know it's something the hubby would LOVE.
Adding it to the must-make list!!

THE mom said...

mmmm I am adding this to my menu next week :-)
You will forever keep my heart with recipes like this :-)

Georgina Castellucci said...

This sounds pretty darn good and will be added to my "cuisines to curate" list! xo

YeamieWaffles said...

This looks amazing Faith, I'm always looking for new pasta ideas and this is tempting!

Ashley R said...

Mm this looks awesome! I'd like to try this with shrimp!

Seeking Style said...

Looks yummy!

xo Jennifer

http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

Kristen said...

yummmm! everytime I find a new recipe for cajun chicken pasta I have to try it.. this ones next! pinning it so I don't forget haha

Katie said...

Sounds sooo good! But then again I love anything with pasta. Seriously haven't met a dish with pasta in it that I didn't enjoy.

Oh and love Stay! She needed a good new song. I was getting tired of her dance songs.

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I always love your recipes...glad it's back! Thanks for this one!

Jasmine Hellogmsunshine said...

Taking notes -... may make this one really soon. Glad we could swap recipes today.

Whitney Cypert said...

This literally made my mouth water. Cajun Chicken Pasta is one of my favorite meals! G and I make it often, our recipe is a little different though, so I will have to try yours!

The Mrs./The Mom said...

I love that song!!!! I've been listening to it on repeat as well, lol! I loved her when she performed it at the grammy's- she looked so darn pretty!

That recipe looks yummy, I'm going to have to try it hopefully soon!

Ashley said...

I'm pretty obsessed with Stay as well. I think it's her best one!

This looks incredible. Pasta...yummm!!!

Jessica said...

I was just thinking about what to make for dinner and I find this! Sounds delicious!

Maria said...

oh.my. this looks SO good. and like something i definitely want to try and make sometime. steve would love it, which is always a plus, because sometimes we don't have the same tastes when it comes to meals. spicy food is my favorite. thanks so much for sharing! i hope you're having a great friday! xoxox
maria

Courtney B said...

this sounds AMAZING! Totally going on my dinner menu. (Here's hoping the spiciness doesn't affect baby Mia, ha ha!)

jessica renee said...

oh mah goodness this looks AWESOME. I wanna eat some NOW. hahaha Have a great weekend, friend!

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Suzie Q said...

That looks delicious! I'm always looking for new pasta dishes to try. Thanks for sharing!

xoxo,
Suzie Q
www.StyleCueBySuzieQ.com

Eesh said...

I literally had that yesterday...but I didn't make it and the honey asked why haven't I as yet. I will definitely be trying your recipe so that I can shut him up haha!

xx

P.S please FedEx a bowl over. that looks sooooo YUM!

LaraBeTheOne said...

looks great!

Laura Darling said...

Mmmm this will be going on the "things to make" list! :)

Kathy C. said...

um...yes please!!

Franziska said...

omg yum. pinned this for future use, obviously.

Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama said...

yummay!

Amy said...

Just bought the items to make this recipe for dinner tonight! I have been dreaming about making it since u first posted it and today is my opportunity!!

Kasey Lynne said...

After I'm done typing this comment, I'm going to write the ingredients down, so you best be tellin' me what cajun seasoning you use. I can't make your cajun chicken pasta if I don't have the right seasoning!

btw, my mouth is watering because of that photo, so thanks.

Desi said...

mmm that looks amazing! did you take that pic during natural light? Your food pics are lookin gorg!! And I am obsessed with that song as well :)