Pretty Quick Cajun Chicken And Pasta Food

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CAJUN CHICKEN PASTA



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Cajun cooking is a combination of French and Southern cuisine. It is robust, country style cookery - and so is this dish! Laissez le bon temp roulez and bon appetit!

Provided by Carol Spradling

Categories     Main Dish Recipes     Pasta     Chicken

Time 40m

Yield 2

Number Of Ingredients 15

4 ounces linguine pasta
2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons butter
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 green onion, chopped
1 cup heavy cream
¼ teaspoon dried basil
¼ teaspoon lemon pepper
¼ teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

Steps:

  • 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.
  • 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 or margarine 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.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 934.6 calories, Carbohydrate 54 g, Cholesterol 270.8 mg, Fat 61.7 g, Fiber 5 g, Protein 43.7 g, SaturatedFat 37.2 g, Sodium 1189.2 mg, Sugar 6.8 g

CAJUN CHICKEN & PASTA



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This kicked-up pasta dish is a family favorite and my most requested recipe. 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

Time 45m

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, Fat 21g fat (12g saturated fat), Cholesterol 97mg cholesterol, Sodium 357mg sodium, Carbohydrate 31g carbohydrate (4g sugars, Fiber 2g fiber), Protein 22g protein.

CREAMY CAJUN CHICKEN PASTA



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Make and share this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe from Food.com.

Provided by Lorac

Categories     Chicken Breast

Time 25m

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, Fat 41.1, SaturatedFat 24, Cholesterol 198.6, Sodium 816.8, Carbohydrate 47.4, Fiber 2.5, Sugar 3.1, Protein 39.3

CAJUN CHICKEN PASTA



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Provided by Ree Drummond : Food Network

Categories     main-dish

Time 25m

Yield 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 17

1 pound fettuccine
About 3 teaspoons Cajun spice mix
3 whole boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into cubes
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 whole green bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1 whole red bell pepper, seeded and sliced
1/2 large red onion, sliced
Salt
4 whole Roma tomatoes, diced
2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup white wine
1 cup heavy cream
Cayenne pepper, for sprinkling
Freshly ground black pepper
Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Steps:

  • Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain when the pasta is still al dente; do not overcook!
  • Sprinkle 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun spice (or more) over the chicken cubes. Toss around to coat. Heat 1 tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon oil in a heavy skillet over high heat. Add half the chicken in a single layer; do not stir. Allow the chicken to brown on one side, about 1 minute. Flip to the other side and cook an additional minute. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a clean plate. Repeat with the remaining chicken. Remove the chicken, leaving the skillet on high heat. Add the remaining butter and olive oil. When heated, add the garlic, peppers and onions. Sprinkle on the remaining Cajun spice, and add salt if needed. Cook over high heat for 1 minute, stirring gently and trying to get the vegetables as dark/black as possible. Add the tomatoes and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove all the vegetables from the skillet.
  • With the skillet still over high heat, pour in the chicken broth and wine. Cook for 3 to 5 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Reduce the heat to medium-low and pour in the cream, stirring/whisking constantly. Cook the sauce over medium-low heat for a few minutes, until the cream starts to thicken the mixture. Taste and add freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, and/or salt to taste. The sauce should be spicy!
  • Finally, add the chicken and vegetables to the sauce, making sure to include all the juices that have drained onto the plate. Stir and cook until the mixture is bubbly and hot, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the drained fettuccine and toss to combine.
  • Top with chopped fresh parsley and chow down!

ONE-POT CAJUN CHICKEN PASTA



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You can have this creamy and comforting pasta with chicken on the table in just 30 minutes and best of all, it all cooks in one pot -- you won't even need to boil water first! It's packed with tender chicken thighs, bell peppers, and onions, and finished off with a creamy tomato sauce.

Provided by Food Network Kitchen

Categories     main-dish

Time 30m

Yield 4 to 6 servings

Number Of Ingredients 12

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs (about 4), cut into 1-inch pieces
2 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
2 medium green bell peppers, stemmed, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch strips
1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced
2 cloves garlic, chopped
12 ounces smooth penne (see Cook's Note)
4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
One 14.5-ounce can diced tomatoes
6 ounces cream cheese, cubed, at room temperature
Kosher salt
4 scallions, sliced, for serving

Steps:

  • Heat the oil in large wide pot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and Cajun seasoning and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken just starts to change color and the spices are toasted, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the peppers and onions and cook until they just begin to release some of their juices, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook until softened, 1 minute.
  • Add the pasta, chicken broth and tomatoes and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When it boils, continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the pasta is al dente and the sauce is thickened and reduced by about half, about 15 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and add the cream cheese and 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt. Stir until the cream cheese is combined and melted. Don't worry if the sauce looks runny, it will thicken as it sits. Top with sliced scallions.

PRETTY QUICK CAJUN CHICKEN AND PASTA



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This is so delicious and rather fast, even though the cook time says it takes about an hour. All time really is chopping and prep work. The cooking goes quick after you get all that done. It is great for using up fresh veggies in your drawer that need to go or if you have some serious cravings like me, a quick fix for that. Delicious with any kind of pasta, I like angel hair.

Provided by Redneck Epicurean

Categories     Chicken Breast

Time 1h

Yield 4 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 11

1 lb angel hair pasta
1 lb chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon oil
1 large onion, sliced
1 large green bell pepper, sliced
8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup heavy cream
2 medium tomatoes, chopped (sub. 1 can diced tomatoes, drained if no fresh tomatoes)
1 cup fresh basil leaf, chopped

Steps:

  • Cook the spaghetti as per instructions.
  • Meanwhile, in a large non-stick skillet, fry the chicken seasoned with the Cajun seasoning in 1 tbsp of the oil just until done, stirring frequently. Place in a bowl and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, heat the remaining oil and add the onion and pepper; cook covered, about 8-10 minutes until browned. Stir occasionally.
  • Add the mushrooms and salt, cooking 5 minutes covered. Stir occasionally.
  • When the spaghetti is done, turn it off but leave in the water. When the mushrooms are done, drain the spaghetti and reserve 1/2 cup of the water. Place the noodles, water, and the cream back into the saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. Stir in the onion mixture from the skillet. Heat through and remove from heat. Add the chicken with it's juices, the tomatoes and the basil leaves. Toss to mix well.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 747.2, Fat 21.6, SaturatedFat 7.3, Cholesterol 93, Sodium 383.9, Carbohydrate 95.1, Fiber 6.5, Sugar 8.5, Protein 42.3

CREAMY CAJUN CHICKEN AND PASTA FOR ONE



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I just recently made up this recipe because I wanted something spicy and low in fat to serve over pasta. It is very quick to make and pretty cheap too. You could use full fat ingredients if you like.

Provided by Newiegirl

Categories     Chicken Breast

Time 20m

Yield 1 plate, 1 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 5

100 g dry pasta, your choice
1 chicken breast
1 teaspoon cajun seasoning (to taste)
1/3 cup light cream
1 teaspoon cornflour, more if needed

Steps:

  • Cook pasta according to directions.
  • Dice chicken and remove all fat.
  • Spray a small frypan with non stick spray and cook chicken until brown.
  • Add cajun spice and cook for a couple minutes. You could also add the spice at the beginning of cooking the chicken.
  • Add the cream and cornflour and stir until sauce thickens.
  • Serve over cooked pasta and garnish with parmesan cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 785, Fat 30.4, SaturatedFat 13.8, Cholesterol 145.6, Sodium 129.4, Carbohydrate 79.5, Fiber 3.4, Sugar 2.8, Protein 45.6

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What is the best way to cook Chicken Cajun Chicken?
It's packed with tender chicken thighs, bell peppers, and onions, and finished off with a creamy tomato sauce. Heat the oil in large wide pot over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and Cajun seasoning and cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken just starts to change color and the spices are toasted, about 2 minutes.
How to cook chicken breast and cajun seasoning?
Cut chicken breast into strips. Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a plastic bag. Shake to coat. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until browned and almost cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes. Add bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onion. Cook, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes.
How do you make Cajun Chicken cacciatore?
Coat chicken pieces in Cajun seasoning, then add the chicken to the pan and fry until sealed. Add garlic and chorizo and fry for a further two minutes, then add in sliced bell peppers. Next in goes dried pasta shapes (I use rigatoni), tinned tomatoes and chicken stock.

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