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Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

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Our pasta began as a special, but due to its overwhelming popularity, we made it a permanent part of our menu. In the 9 years we've been open, we have become a favorite restaurant with locals and travelers alike because our food is not typical hotel fare.—Monroe Street Grille, Tallahassee, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (4 ounces each), cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 slices each green and sweet red pepper
  • 4 large fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 to 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 ounces linguine, cooked and drained
  • Grated Parmesan cheese, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 873 calories, 60 g fat (36 g saturated fat), 256 mg cholesterol, 1,239 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place Cajun seasoning in a large resealable plastic bag; add the chicken. Seal bag and shake to coat.
  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken in butter until no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes. Add the peppers, mushrooms and onion; cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Reduce heat. Add cream and seasonings; heat through. Add linguine and toss to coat; heat through. Sprinkle with cheese if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Cajun Chicken Pasta in Taste of Home October/November 1995, p51

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 873 calories, 60 g fat (36 g saturated fat), 256 mg cholesterol, 1,239 mg sodium, 52 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2014

"My favorite recipe to make!"

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Reviewed Jan. 31, 2014

"We have started enjoying Cajun food, and this is great! It combines the flavors we like and the pasta is great for kids! I double the recipe to make enough for my family. Awesome!"

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Reviewed Dec. 12, 2012

"We loved this dish. It has great flavor and is easy to make."

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Reviewed Nov. 12, 2012

"Very delicious! I used half & half in place heavy cream and added a dab of cream cheese."

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Reviewed Mar. 10, 2012

"Not the best pasta I've ever had, but definately the BEST PASTA I'VE EVER MADE!!! Very yummy!"

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