Pasta Quick Meals

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Easy, quick pasta dish that packs a ton of flavor! I use rotisserie chicken, but you can grill chicken as well. The creamy sauce is full of tomatoes, peppers, onion, garlic, and herbs. My family loved this, and yours will too!

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy cajun sauce with penne noodles.

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Ingredients

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 Tbsp butter

Red bell pepper, thinly sliced

1 onion, diced

2 garlic cloves, minced

34 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

2 teaspoons smoked paprika

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoon thyme

Rotisserie chicken, shredded

1 lb. penne pasta

1 15 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes

1 teaspoon dried basil

2 cups heavy cream

Cilantro/parsley chopped for garnish

Instructions

Heat the olive oil and butter, over medium heat, in a large saute pan. Add the red bell pepper and

onion, and cook until soft and translucent. Add the garlic and saute, just until fragrant. Add the cajun

seasoning, paprika, onion powder, cayenne, oregano, and thyme; and work them into the vegetables.

Put the shredded chicken into the vegetable mixture and reduce to low; to hear through.

Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add penne and cook according to package

directions, until al dente; drain.

When the chicken is heated through, add the fire roasted tomatoes and basil; and bring to a simmer.

Add the heavy cream, stirring to combine. Continue simmering, just until the cream is heated. Add the

cooked penne, tossing to combine. Top with chopped cilantro and parsley, and serve!

 

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