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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

A rich, creamy sauce tops this satisfying chicken and pasta dish. "You can adjust the 'heat' level by increasing or decreasing the amount of Cajun spice you use," advises LaDonna Reed of Ponca City, Oklahoma.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each), cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, sprinkle chicken with Cajun seasoning. In a large skillet, cook chicken in 2 teaspoons oil over medium heat until no longer pink. Remove with a slotted spoon and keep warm. Add remaining oil to the drippings; saute the mushrooms, onions, green pepper and garlic until crisp-tender.
  • 2. Combine cornstarch and cream until smooth; stir into vegetable mixture. Bring to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir for 1 minute or until thickened. Add salt if desired and pepper. Return chicken to the pan. Drain fettuccine and add to pan; toss gently. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-3/4 cups (prepared with fat-free half-and-half) equals 492 calories, 13 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 551 mg sodium, 44 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 45 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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