Monday, March 11, 2013
Recipe: Cajun Chicken Pasta
Marrying a Southern boy, it's only natural that my pantry has quite the collection of Cajun spices. Whilst Jesse doesn't love alot of heat - he does like things with spice and this Cajun Chicken Pasta has plenty of N'awlins flavour.
This healthy pasta dish is super easy to throw together - and great if you're in a hurry! It can be adapted to add whatever you have in your pantry or fridge - and add as much spice as you like!
Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
gluten free, low fat, veggie filled!
Serves one, though easily adapted to suit as many people as you like!
1 serve fettucine or pasta of choice, cooked (we use gluten free pasta)
1 serve raw chicken breast, sliced (I probably use about 80-100g/3-3.5 oz)
Cajun seasoning, to taste (we use Tony's Chachere's)
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/4 capsicum/bell pepper, finely sliced
1/4 red onion, finely sliced
1/2 tomato, diced
1 tbsp Cream Cheese
2 tbsp chicken stock or water
In a medium frypan, sprayed with oil, saute your chicken with the garlic and cajun seasoning until cooked through.
Add in your capsicum and onion, cooking for 3-4 minutes or until softened.
Add tomatoes and stir, cooking for a further 2 minutes.
Once your vegetables have softened, add in the cream cheese and enough water/stock to make a sauce.
Stir mixture until the sauce coats the vegetables and add your cooked pasta.
Allow pasta to heat through and add in any additional cajun seasoning and/or garlic salt/salt and pepper to taste.
and there you have it - super simple! As you can tell, I don't really use measurements when making dinner as I'm usually just throwing things together. I've adapted this recipe multiple times to make enough for my whole family but most of the time, I'm just cooking for Jesse.
So tell me, are you a spice fan or do you like things on the milder side?
Pre food intolerances, I loved things hot. I was the girl who used multiple chillies in single serves of pasta and who always bought hot salsa and bean dips. Now my stomach can't handle it (and it sucks!) but hopefully I can one day return to my spice loving ways. Jesse is a wimp when it comes to spice and can hardly handle medium heat salsa (some mexican!) ;P