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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta is a lightly spiced, creamy dish which makes a delicious, quick [20 minutes!] and easy dinner. Very filling and a wonderfully comforting dish !

Lightly spiced, creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta makes a delicious, quick [20 minutes!] and easy dinner. Very filling and a wonderfully comforting dish !

Seems I am making a lot of Pasta dishes lately – must be because it is January ! This Cajun Chicken Pasta is just the recipe when you are craving a creamy, comforting pasta.

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, just the way we like our food.

Lightly spiced, creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta makes a delicious, quick [20 minutes!] and easy dinner. Very filling and a wonderfully comforting dish !

White Cheddar is one of my favorite cheeses to cook with these days, it is not too sharp, but has a bit more flavor than ordinary Cheddar.

The Cheese is also great to add to this kind of Pasta dish. A little more cheesy in flavor and the White Cheddar blends in perfectly with the Tomato Pasta Sauce, to give it that smooth ultra creamy color as well.

I serve extra Cheese and Chives on the side for everyone to help themselves. Whilst I like extra Chives, hubby and the kids prefer to sprinkle over additional Cheese.

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Lightly spiced, creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta makes a delicious, quick [20 minutes!] and easy dinner. Very filling and a wonderfully comforting dish !

Tip: Whilst the Pasta is cooking – do step no 3 – by the time this step is done the Pasta will also be cooked.

Lightly spiced, creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta makes a delicious, quick [20 minutes!] and easy dinner. Very filling and a wonderfully comforting dish !

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Yield: 4 Servings

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta is a lightly spiced, creamy dish which makes a delicious, quick [20 minutes!] and easy dinner. Very filling and a wonderfully comforting dish !

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Penne Pasta
  • 2 t Potato Spice
  • 2 TB Olive Oil, extra-virgin
  • 4 t Cajun Spice
  • 4 Chicken Fillets, large
  • 1 1/2 cups Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce (homemade or store-bought)
  • 1/2 cup Fresh Cream (double cream/whipping cream)
  • 1/2 cup White Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 2 TB Chives, chopped

OPTIONAL:

  • Extra White Cheddar Cheese, to serve
  • Extra Chives, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Cook 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. Cover the Chicken Fillets in the Cajun Spice – heat a little Olive Oil in a medium pan – cook the Chicken Fillets until almost done – remove from pan, let stand 5 minutes and slice into strips
  4. Pour the reserved pasta water into the pan to de-glaze it – add the Tomato and Basil sauce and the Cream. Return the Chicken strips to the pan and cover with the Tomato/Cream sauce – simmer 5 minutes or until the Chicken is fully cooked
  5. Add the Chicken with the Sauce to the cooked Pasta – add the Cheese and Chives – stir through

Nutrition Information

Yield

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving Calories 538Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 14gCholesterol 139mgSodium 1445mgCarbohydrates 26gFiber 3gSugar 5gProtein 41g

Nutrition value is not always accurate

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Serve with extra Cheese and Chives sprinkled over, if using.

Lightly spiced, creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta makes a delicious, quick [20 minutes!] and easy dinner. Very filling and a wonderfully comforting dish !

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