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Cajun Stir-Fry

Cubes of chicken and chunks of smoked turkey kielbasa, plus plenty of herbs and veggies, make this a hearty stir-fry. I sometimes top off servings with shredded mozzarella cheese and minced basil and parsley. —Sharon Clemens of Groveland, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 pound reduced-fat smoked turkey kielbasa, cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 each medium green, sweet red and yellow pepper, coarsely chopped
  • 1 pound fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1/4 cup each minced fresh basil, oregano and parsley or 4 teaspoons each dried basil, oregano and parsley flakes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • Hot cooked spaghetti


  • In a large nonstick skillet, stir-fry the chicken, kielbasa, onion and garlic in oil until onion is tender. Add the peppers, mushrooms, tomatoes, herbs, Cajun seasoning, salt and pepper. Cook and stir until chicken juices run clear and vegetables are crisp-tender.
  • Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to the skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve over spaghetti.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 140 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 555mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 2g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 2 vegetable.
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  • JessicaLott
    Jan 26, 2016

    Love this recipe! We make it quite often and change the protein to shrimp or just whatever we are feeling that night. As others users have mentioned, we serve ours with rice instead of spaghetti.

  • rmbarr059
    Apr 30, 2015

    Very good. I've made twice now--once with whole grain spaghetti and once with brown rice. We preferred the rice but thought it was yummy either way. Thanks for the recipe!

  • BoosBug
    Jan 30, 2014

    This was so good!!!! I'm always looking for healthy things to make with fresh ingredients and a lot of flavor. This surpassed my expectations! I didn't change a thing. Served over organic wheat spaghetti and it was amazing. Thank you for the great recipe!! :)

  • kolaber
    Jan 23, 2011

    I admit that when I started preparing this recipe, I was afraid that my family wouldn't like it because of all the bell peppers. I also finely chopped them all up, making it seem as if there were more peppers then there really were. I was shocked when my 11 y/o ate his entire plate and even my 2 y/o twins ate theirs! My husband raved about it! It had great flavor, and I loved the fact that the kids were getting plenty of veggies! Next time, I will serve over rice. Thank you for a great recipe!

  • lsmothers
    Dec 11, 2008

    This is a very good dish.My family enjoyed it.I added extra cajun seasonings.Will make again.Think the next time I will serve it over brown rice instead.

  • brookelise
    Nov 13, 2008

    Very yummy! My three friends and I finished off the whole thing in matter of minutes! And I don't feel as if I stuffed myself with junky food.

  • JessicaS
    Jul 8, 2008

    This dish is really good. It has a lot of flavor! I will definitely make this again!