Light and Hearty Cajun Chicken Pasta

READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cook the pasta in a large amount of boiling water until al dente; drain and set aside.
  • Sprinkle the chicken with 2 t of the Cajun seasoning and mix until coated evenly.
  • Spray a large nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray and heat over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken to the hot pan and cook for 2 minutes without stirring.
  • 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).
  • Cook for about 5 more minutes, or until no longer pink inside.
  • Remove from the pan and keep warm.
  • Spray the pan again with the nonstick cooking spray and add the olive oil.
  • Over medium-high heat, add the peppers, mushrooms and 2 of the green onions.
  • Cook for 3-4 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the lemon pepper, basil, garlic powder, remaining teaspoon of Cajun seasoning and the salt.
  • Then add the half-and-half, bring to a boil and add the chicken.
  • Stir until coated and warm.
  • Add the pasta and toss to coat.
  • Garnish with remaining green onions.
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