• Prep Time: 7 mins
  • Cooking Time: 22 mins
  • Serves:

Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

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Category: Pasta, Healthy Recipes, Chicken

 Ingredients List

  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1-2 inch chunks 1 box penne pasta cooked al dente cooked according to directions on box 3 teaspoons cajun seasoning 1 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter 2-3 green onions sliced thin 2-3 tablespoons chopped roasted red peppers 2 cups heavy whipping cream 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese + 2 tablespoons for garnish 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flake *eliminate if you don”™t want heat 1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Melt two tablespoons butter in a large skillet on medium high heat While butter is melting, combine cajun seasoning, paprika, salt and pepper in a ziplock bag or a bowl. Coat the chicken with the seasonings. Cook chicken in skillet until cooked through which should take around 7-8 minutes. Use a meat thermometer if needed to check for doneness. Chicken should be cooked to 165 degrees. Remove chicken from pan and add sliced green onions and roasted red peppers. Sauté veggies for 3-4 minutes. Add in heavy whipping cream, salt, pepper, and crushed red pepper and bring to a simmer. Cook until the whipping cream reduces by about half. Mix the chicken back in to the cream/onion and roasted red pepper mixture. Once cream has reduced, add in a heaping 1/3 cup of shredded parmesan cheese and stir until it has melted. Serve over pasta and top with a little parmesan cheese for garnish. Enjoy!

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