Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Cajun Chicken Pasta

I pinned this recipe, from Skinny Taste, months and months ago. I don't know why I waited soo long to try it, it was delicious! I will definitely be making it again. We all liked it, even Miss A, our six year old. Although she found it a little bit too spicy and could only handle a few bites before she switched to cheesy noodles. I on the other hand thought it had the perfect amount of heat. There is quite a bit of chopping, but it is soo worth it! I can't wait to have the leftovers for lunch. Mmm! 

Cajun Chicken Pasta

  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 pound chicken breast strips
  • 1-2 tsp Cajun seasoning (or to taste)
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup fat free low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp light cream cheese
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • Smart Balance cooking spray


  • Prep all your vegetables. In a small blender make a slurry by combining milk, flour and cream cheese. Set aside. Season chicken generously with Cajun seasoning, garlic powder and salt. 
  • Prepare pasta in salted water according to package directions.
  • Heat a large heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; spray with cooking spray and add half of the chicken. Sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until done, set aside on a plate and repeat with the remaining chicken. Set aside.
  • Add olive oil to the skillet and reduce to medium; add bell peppers, onions, and garlic to skillet, sauté 3-4 minutes
  • Add mushrooms and tomatoes and sauté 3-4 more minutes or until vegetables are tender. Season with 1/4 tsp salt, garlic powder and fresh cracked pepper to taste.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; add chicken broth and pour in slurry stirring about 2 minutes.
  • Return chicken to skillet; adjust salt and Cajun seasoning to taste, cook another minute or two until hot, then add linguine; toss well to coat. Top with chopped scallions and enjoy!
 **You may have noticed from my pictures that there's no mushrooms or tomatoes. The store was actually out of mushrooms (What, really Safeway?) and I completely forgot the tomatoes. I imagine it's even better with them, and I'll use them next time. 

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  1. Yep, I have made this a few times....YUMMY!

    Sarah B

  2. Oh my goodness Catie, this looks so hubby LOVES cajun chicken pasta...but I am a little tired of the recipe i I might need to try this one!

  3. I can't wait to try this! I bookmarked it. :) I am always looking for new dinner recipes to try and this looks fantastic.


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  4. It was a really bad idea to come where when I was a little bit hungry. Hehe.

  5. This sounds wonderful! Always looking for new chicken recipes! Thanks Catie!

  6. Hi there. The current Food on Friday is all about pasta and noodles! So it would be great if you linked this in. This is the link . Have a good week.


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