Thursday, April 22, 2010

Good Food - Cajun Chicken Pasta

A quick and easy meal that the Mister requests often and my kids love. 

Cajun Chicken Pasta
Serves 4

8 ounces angel hair pasta

8 oz skinless chicken breast, sliced into bite size pieces

3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 red bell pepper, chopped

8 fresh mushrooms, sliced (I like baby bellas)

1 small onion, minced

3 cups heavy cream

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

**to kick up the heat add additional Cajun seasoning to the sauce (I usually do this after I serve the kids)


Cook pasta until al dente; drain.

Place chicken and cajun seasoning in a bowl, and toss to coat.

In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken in olive oil until juices run clear. Add red bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and onion; cook for 2 to 3 minutes.

In a small bowl (I use my pyrex measuring cup) mix basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder and ground black pepper into the heavy cream. Add the cream mixture to the skillet.

Stir and heat through.

The sauce is a little watery, so I lower the heat, throw in the noodles and let it absorb the flavors.  If you're in a hurry, you can also thicken the sauce with cornstarch.

Pasta with a lot of flavor and a little kick.  Gotta love that!