Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta

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One easy way to kick up the flavor in a dish is to add Cajun seasoning. Here, the seasoning is sprinkled on the chicken strips before they're sautéed and tossed into the linguine-vegetable mixture.

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Bradenton, FL

Time needed

10 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

2-3 servings

Ingredients

  • 12 oz. uncooked linguine
  • 2 lb. chicken breast strips
  • 1 Tbs. Cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/4 tsp. salt, divided
  • 1/4 C. butter
  • 1 sm. red bell pepper, thinly sliced*
  • 1 sm. green bell pepper, thinly sliced*
  • 1 8-oz. pkg. fresh mushrooms
  • 2 green onions (white and light green parts only), sliced*
  • 1 1/2 C. half-and-half
  • 1/4 tsp. lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • Garnish: chopped green onions

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Directions

Prepare pasta according to package directions. Sprinkle chicken evenly with Cajun seasoning and 1 tsp. salt. Melt 1/4 C. butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken, and sauté 5-6 minutes or until done. Remove chicken. Add bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onions to skillet, and sauté 9-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and liquid evaporates. Return chicken to skillet; stir in half-and-half, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring often, over medium-low heat 3-4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add linguine; toss to coat. Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately.

*1/2 16-oz. pkg. frozen sliced green, red, and yellow bell peppers and onion may be substituted.

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