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    Light and Hearty Cajun Chicken Pasta

    Light and Hearty Cajun Chicken Pasta. Photo by lazyme

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    40 mins

    5 mins

    35 mins

    Lainey6605's Note:

    This is a quick, easy and delicious one-pot meal which is low in fat but high in taste. This makes a large serving when divided by four and could be enough for six, depending on the appetites.

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Cook the pasta in a large amount of boiling water until al dente; drain and set aside.
    2. 2
      Sprinkle the chicken with 2 t of the Cajun seasoning and mix until coated evenly.
    3. 3
      Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
    4. 4
      Add the chicken to the hot pan and cook for 2 minutes without stirring.
    5. 5
      When the chicken is lightly browned on one side, stir it to cook the other side (leaving it to cook without stirring helps to keep it from sticking).
    6. 6
      Cook for about 5 more minutes, or until no longer pink inside.
    7. 7
      Remove from the pan and keep warm.
    8. 8
      Spray the pan again with the nonstick cooking spray and add the olive oil.
    9. 9
      Over medium-high heat, add the peppers, mushrooms and 2 of the green onions.
    10. 10
      Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
    11. 11
      Stir in the lemon pepper, basil, garlic powder, remaining teaspoon of Cajun seasoning and the salt.
    12. 12
      Then add the half-and-half, bring to a boil and add the chicken.
    13. 13
      Stir until coated and warm.
    14. 14
      Add the pasta and toss to coat.
    15. 15
      Garnish with remaining green onions.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 11, 2014

      55

      Creamy healthy Cajun heaven! I threw in some fresh baby spinach leaves for the last few minutes to wilt. We like Emeril's "Original Essence" cajun seasoning - not too spicy but flavorful. Thanks for sharing - we loved it!

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    • on November 26, 2011

      55

      Yummo! Added some fresh spinach and slices of fresh tomato for kicks. Served with whole wheat spaghetti pasta. Hubby said this is a keeper.

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    • on February 24, 2011

      55

      Yum, I made this with some leftover roast chicken I had to use and it turned out well, even Miss 5 year old ate this up, no complaints, it wasn't too spicy, just right for us. Thanks for posting!

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    Nutritional Facts for Light and Hearty Cajun Chicken Pasta

    Serving Size: 1 (421 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 468.3
     
    Calories from Fat 122
    26%
    Total Fat 13.6 g
    20%
    Saturated Fat 3.8 g
    19%
    Cholesterol 75.6 mg
    25%
    Sodium 461.4 mg
    19%
    Total Carbohydrate 53.5 g
    17%
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    7%
    Sugars 5.8 g
    23%
    Protein 36.1 g
    72%

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    lemon pepper

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