Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Cajun type Chicken Pasta Goodness...

OK - So I was experimenting - and this is what I came up with...

You'll need:
3-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into strips
1- 1 ½ c. or so heavy cream
2 T. butter
1 yellow pepper, julienned
1 red pepper, julienned
1/2 onion, chopped
½ box whole wheat penne
Cajun seasoning
Salt and Pepper
Lemon pepper
Garlic powder
Parm cheese

OK – so now that you have all your goodies… What I did… Melt the butter in a large skillet over med-high heat. I sliced my chicken into strips, laid them flat on a paper plate and generously covered them with Cajun seasoning, then flipped them into the skillet and hit the other side with more Cajun seasoning… let that cook for about 7-8 minutes, until the chicken is done. In the meantime, you can start your pasta. Once the chicken is about done, add your veggies to the skillet, let those all cook for about 4-5 minutes, we don’t want them to get mushy, but we do want them cooked up a little bit. Next you add the heavy cream into the skillet with the chicken and veggies (if you find it’s too thin, you can add a little cornstarch) and add your basil, lemon pepper, salt & pepper, and garlic powder. Let this heat all the way through for about 5 minutes. Finally, add your drained pasta to the skillet with everything else and mix together. Top with Parm cheese and enjoy!