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January 14, 2013

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Seems I am making a lot of Pasta dishes lately - must be because it is January !  After Christmas and the long South-African holiday period, I really wasn't looking for time consuming dishes.

This dish was liked by everyone and I will definitely make it again.  There is a bit of a bite into it, but not too much.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

{serves 4}

2 cups Penne Pasta
2 t Potato Spice
Olive Oil
4 t Cajun Spice
4 Chicken Fillets, large
1 jar (400g) Tomato & Basil Pasta Sauce
1/2 cup Fresh Cream {whipping cream}
1/2 cup Pecorino Cheese, grated
2 TB Chives, chopped

Extra Pecorino Cheese, to serve - optional
Extra chives, to garnish - optional

1.) Boil the Pasta in lightly salted water as per the instructions on the packet.
2.) Drain the Pasta, but reserve 1/2 cup of the water, - place pasta back into pot - stir through 2 tablespoons of Olive Oil and the Potato Spice - keep warm until the chicken is done.
3.) Roll the Chicken Fillets in the Cajun Spice - heat a little Olive Oil in a medium pan - brown the Chicken Fillets, but do not cook through - remove from pan, let stand 5 minutes and slice into strips.
4.) Pour the reserved pasta water into the pan to deglaze it - add the Tomato & Basil sauce and the Cream. Return the Chicken strips to the pan and cover with the Tomato/Cream sauce - cook 5 minutes or until the Chicken is done.
5.) Add the Chicken with the Sauce to the cooked Pasta - add the Pecorino Cheese and the Chives - stir through.

Serve with extra Pecorino Cheese and Chives sprinkled over.

{Tip: whilst the Pasta is cooking - do step no 3 - by this step is done the Pasta will also be done}

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  1. looks good :) found you at Salt Tree

  2. Linda,
    We will just love this Cajun Chicken and Pasta. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  3. That looks delicious. This is something I know my family would love!

  4. Thanks for sharing this delicious chicken pasta recipe with us. My family and my friends loved it. We usually go outside to eat steak or chicken pasta etc. Thanks for recipe.


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