Cajun Chicken Pasta

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  • 4 whole(s) boneless, skinless chicken breasts cubed
  • 3 teaspoon(s) cajn spice mix, or more to taste
  • 1 pound(s) fettuccine
  • 2 tablespoon(s) olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 1 whole(s) green bell pepper seeded and sliced
  • 1 whole(s) red bell pepper seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 3 clove(s) garlic minced
  • 4 whole(s) roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 cup(s) low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup(s) white wine
  • 1 cup(s) heavy cream
  • cayenne pepper to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • fresh parsley to taste chopped


  1. 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain when pasta is still al dente;
  2. do not overcook!
  3. 2. Sprinkle 1 1/2 teaspoons Cajun spice over chicken pieces. Toss around to coat.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a heavy skillet over high heat.
  5. Add half the chicken in a single layer; do not stir. Allow chicken to brown on one
  6. side, about 1 minute. Flip to the other side and cook an additional minute.
  7. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a clean plate.
  8. 3. Repeat with remaining chicken. Remove chicken, leaving pan on high heat.
  9. 4. Add remaining olive oil and butter. When heated, add peppers, onions, and
  10. garlic. Sprinkle on remaining Cajun spice, and add salt if needed. Cook over very
  11. high heat for 1 minute, stirring gently and trying to get the vegetables as
  12. dark/black as possible.
  13. 5. Add tomatoes and cook for an additional 30 seconds. Remove all vegetables
  14. from the pan.
  15. 6. With the pan over high heat, pour in the wine and chicken broth. Cook on high
  16. for 3 to 5 minutes, scraping the bottom of the pan to deglaze. Reduce heat to
  17. medium-low and pour in cream, stirring/whisking constantly. Cook sauce over
  18. medium-low heat for a few minutes, until cream starts to thicken the mixture.
  19. Taste and add freshly ground black pepper, cayenne pepper, and/or salt to
  20. taste. Sauce should be spicy!
  21. 7. Finally, add chicken and vegetables to sauce, making sure to include all the
  22. juices that have drained onto the plate. Stir and cook for 1 to 2 minutes, until
  23. mixture is bubbly and hot. Add drained fettuccine and toss to combine.
  24. 8. Top with chopped fresh parsley and chow down!
August 2011

This recipe is a personal recipe added by KristinSessions and has not been tested or endorsed by MyRecipes.

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