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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 5 -7

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces noodles
  • 1 pound chicken breast tenders cut into small pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium red onion sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoon basil divided
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper as needed
  • garnish; red pepper chili flakes basil and parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to directions on package. Set aside
  • In a large nonstick skillet, add 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken and season with Cajun seasoning, garlic powder and salt. Sauté for about 5-6 minutes, or until done. Place chicken into a bowl;set aside.
  • Add remaining tablespoon of olive oil to skillet and reduce heat to medium. Add bell peppers, onions, garlic and sauté 5-6 minutes, or until onions become translucent.
  • In a small mixing bowl, add heavy cream and corn starch. Mix until it makes it slurry. Set aside.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low, add chicken broth, heavy cream mixture, cream cheese, parmesan cheese and 1 tablespoon basil, stirring for about 2 minutes, or until cheese is melted and slightly thickens.
  • Return chicken to skillet, adjust salt and Cajun season to your taste. Cook another minute or two until hot and all mixed together.
  • Add cooked pasta and toss to coat. Top with red pepper chili flakes, basil and parmesan cheese.
  • Enjoy!