Cajun Chicken Pasta
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Cajun Chicken Pasta

This recipe is super special for me because my loving husband had made this for me for our Second Valentine's Day :) This is one yumm recipe which you will never get tired of eating. You can check the link http://thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2011/09/cajun-chicken-pasta/ for the recipe in detail with lots of pictures.

Noor Nazar

Ingredients

4-serving
  1. 3 Chicken Breasts Boneless
  2. 3 Teaspoons Spice Mix Cajun
  3. 1 Pound Pasta
  4. 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  5. 2 Tablespoons Butter
  6. 1 Green Bell Pepper , Sliced
  7. 1 Red Bell Pepper , Sliced
  8. 1/2 Onion , Large - sized , Sliced
  9. 3 Cloves Garlic
  10. 4 Tomatoes
  11. 2 Cups Chicken Broth
  12. 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  13. Cayenne Pepper
  14. Black Pepper , freshly ground
  15. Salt
  16. Parsley Fresh , chopped

Method

30 mins
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    Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain when pasta is still al dente; do not overcook!

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    Sprinkle 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun spice over chicken pieces. Toss around to coat.

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    Heat 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a heavy skillet over high heat. Add chicken in a single layer; do not stir. Allow 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.

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    Add remaining olive oil and butter. When heated, add peppers, onions, and garlic. Sprinkle on remaining Cajun spice, and add salt if needed.

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    Cook over very high heat for 1 minute, stirring gently and trying to get the vegetables as dark/black as possible. Add tomatoes and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove all vegetables from the pan.

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    With the pan over high heat, pour in the chicken broth. Cook on high for 3 to 5 minutes

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    Reduce heat to medium-low and pour in cream, stirring/whisking constantly. Cook sauce over medium-low heat for a few minutes, until cream starts to thicken the mixture. Taste and add freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, and/or salt to taste. Sauce should be spicy!

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    Finally, add chicken and vegetables to sauce, making sure to include all the juices that have drained onto the plate. Stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until mixture is bubbly and hot.

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    Add drained pasta and toss to combine.

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    Top with chopped fresh parsley! Enjoy!

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