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Cajun Chicken Pasta

A spiced up pasta with a delicious cajun cream sauce
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into about 1 inch cubes
  • 1 green pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 red pepper thinly sliced
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 large tomato quartered
  • 3/4 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 lb of fettuccine
  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 tsp of paprika for the sauce
  • a couple dashes of cayenne pepper for the sauce

For the chicken seasoning

  • Mix together 1/8 tsp of cayenne pepper 1 tsp of paprika, 1 tsp of salt

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil for your fettuccine.
  • While you are waiting for your water to boil, pre-heat a large saute pan over medium heat with your olive oil.
  • Dice your chicken into 1 inch cubes.
  • Add your seasoning to your diced chicken making sure to coat both sides. Now add your chicken to the saute pan and cook until browned on all sides, about 5-8 minutes
  • While the chicken is cooking slice up all of your vegetables and mince your garlic and put aside.
  • When your chicken is done cooking, remove it from the pan and put in on a plate and cover with aluminum foil.
  • Keep your saute pan on the stove and add your peppers and garlic and a pinch of salt and saute until they begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
  • When the vegetables are done cooking, add your chicken back into the pan with the vegetables and turn heat down to medium low.
  • Add your tomato wedges and mix it all together with the chicken and peppers. At this point go ahead and add your paprika and a couple sprinkles of your cayenne pepper.
  • Now add your cream and mix it all together.
  • Cover and let this sit together on medium low heat for about 10 minutes to let the flavors come together .
  • At this point, your pasta water should be boiling. Add your fettuccine to the pot of boiling water and cook according to the manufacturers instructions for al dente.
  • When ready, strain pasta and add it to your saute pan with the chicken and vegetables and toss well to coat all of the pasta.
  • Turn your heat off now and continue to toss your pasta in the cream mixture for a couple minutes so it picks up the flavors of the sauce.
  • Now taste your sauce for seasoning. Here you can add a little more salt, cayenne pepper or paprika to suit your taste.
  • To assemble: Add some pasta, chicken and vegetables to a bowl and spoon over some of the cream sauce on top.
  • Enjoy!