Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Cajun Chicken Pasta

I've seen this recipe floating around different places and I think K has even tried it at one of the restaurants (but I'm not sure which). I've been wanting to make it just haven't yet and the other day this recipe was brought up on my message board and it was all I could think about as it sounded delicious!

I used a combination of 2 recipes, one a friend of mine posted Jessi, and Pioneer Woman's.

Cajun Chicken Pasta
1 lb spaghetti(or any pasta)
1/2-1 lb chicken breast, cubed
3 sweet peppers, sliced(I used green, red, and yellow)
1 onion, sliced
2 tbsp butter
cajun seasoning
1 cup chicken broth
2 cups half and half
2-3 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp lemon pepper

Cook pasta according to pkg directions.
Melt butter in pan. Sprinkle chicken with cajun seasoning with as much as you like. Place chicken in pan and cook until browned. Remove from the pan and set aside. Add veggies and garlic into pan and sprinkle with more seasoning. Cook for about 5-8 mins until crisp tender. Remove from the pan. Add cream, broth, and lemon seasoning(more cajun if desired). Bring to a boil, then lower heat to a simmer until sauce thickens. Add in chicken and veggies to coat.

**This should be a fairly quick and simple meal to get together, but for whatever reason it TOOK forever! Part of this is due to my pans that I cook with and my sheer impatience for sauce to thicken, but it finally did! This could have used more cajun seasoning as it wasn't spicy hot, but it definitely had a lot of flavor! It was even better the next day! I think if I make it again I want to try Ree's version with the actual wine and tomatoes! This one was creamy but not over the top rich!


  1. YUM! I love this dish, but it does take me forever too....for me, it is the breading and frying of the chicken that takes forever, lol!

  2. Oh yum, I have a recipe really similar also, but mine has Okra and heavy cream, so fattening but soooo good.