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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Ready in 45 minutes
327 review(s) averaging 4.5. 88% would make again

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Serve up a spicy dinner for two with this hot and creamy linguini tossed with an eye-opening blend of chicken strips sauteed with Cajun seasoning, colorful bell peppers, mushrooms and onions. Cream, basil, lemon pepper and garlic powder finish the sauce.

"Great Recipe! i made my own changes but could have never done it without this recipe. Here is what I changed (family loved it!!) ... i needed to make more so i doubled the recipe and i used 2 cups of heavy cream and 1 cup of regular milk.... I used shrimp instead of chicken adding the shrimp after sauté of vegetables. I added a few caps of liquid crab to the water when boiling the noodles. After i mixed the noodles and the sauce together i added a 3oz can of parmesan cheese and mixed well. This was awesome! Crab boil gives it that cajun kick! "

- Barbie0206

Ingredients

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4 ounce linguine pasta
2 chicken breast halves; cut up
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons Butter
1 Green bell pepper; chopped
1/2 red bell pepper; chopped
1/2 cup mushrooms; sliced
1 green onion; minced
1 1/2 cups Heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon Dried basil
1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1/8 teaspoon Garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon Black pepper
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese; grated

Original recipe makes 2 Servings

Servings  

Preparation

1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add linguini pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.

2. Meanwhile, place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl, and toss to coat.

3. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken in butter until no longer pink and juices run clear, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add green and red bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and green onions; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat, and stir in heavy cream. Season the sauce with basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder and ground black pepper, and heat through.

4. In a large bowl, toss linguini with sauce. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

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Cajun Chicken Pasta photo by dakotarussell dakotarussell

everyone loved it, this one is a keeper photo by jiwonh91 jiwonh91

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photo by Brucie480 Brucie480

spaghetti instead! still delicious! 👍 photo by TooKnown TooKnown

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"A variation on this recipe  Exactly down to the letter same recipe, except it contains mushrooms. (Well, you forgot to take them out of the directions but left them in the ingredient list)" Firebyrd Firebyrd

"A variation on this recipe  oops! I meant left them OUT of the ingredient list but left them in the directions *bites hand*" Firebyrd Firebyrd

"A variation on this recipe  This one is exactly the same down to text formatting also, except it uses a jar of alfredo sauce instead of any heavy cream, added sundried tomatoes, and omitted lemon pepper." Firebyrd Firebyrd

"Personally, I prefer making it this way  Finally, mine didn't use any prepared sauce, but did add the tomatoes, more parmesan cheese, and omit the lemon pepper! I also included instructions on how to get the pasta al dente for our beginning cooks here =)" Firebyrd Firebyrd

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confused as to what people class as cream cheese? can someone help?
missbathe1990 1 week ago
Nice recipe but you might want to add mushrooms to the list because it's not listed above
mbbastrangfeld 2 weeks ago
One of my favorite meals to make! Easy but very delicious, my husband is a big fan as well. Serve it over bow tie pasta instead & impress everyone :)
Katiemhn 2 months ago
so easy to make yet so delicious, I love this recipe a lot. I'll definitely be making this again soon!
SamV-Honestly53 3 months ago
so easy to make yet so delicious, I love this recipe a lot. I'll definitely be making this again soon!
SamV-Honestly53 3 months ago
Lovonda 4 months ago
Great recipe
JL503 5 months ago
Very simple but delicious!
juliazubchonak 6 months ago
debg68 6 months ago
Everyone loved this dish
dwaydonaldson 6 months ago
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