Cajun-style chicken pasta

    45 min

    Chicken dredged in Cajun spices is cooked with peppers and mushrooms, and served in a basil-cream sauce over linguine pasta.

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    Serves: 2 

    • 100g linguine pasta
    • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets, sliced into thin strips
    • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 red pepper, sliced
    • 1 green pepper, sliced
    • 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 spring onion, chopped
    • 225ml double cream
    • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
    • 1/4 teaspoon lemon and black pepper seasoning
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Ready in:45min 

    1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente; drain.
    2. Meanwhile, place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl; toss to coat.
    3. In a large pan over medium heat, saute chicken in butter until cooked through, about 5 to 7 minutes. Add green and red peppers, sliced mushrooms and spring onions; cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat, and stir in cream. Season the sauce with basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder and black pepper; heat through.
    4. In a large bowl, toss pasta with sauce. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan.


    Cajun-style chicken pasta
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    Made this with what was available to me - cooked chicken, and no Cajun spice so improvised with a liberal sprinkling of paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano and thyme into the mix. Flavours were good, giving the dish a gentle kick! I also added some of my home-made chicken stock but this probably watered it down somewhat.  -  06 Apr 2018


    I loved this recipe, I used low fat cream mind and threw in some sun dried tomatoes.  -  03 Dec 2017


    Very quick and simple recipe, I thought the Cajun flavor was a little light, next time I may add a little more. Just needed something to give it a bit more of a kick, but good basic over all recipe. Just needs a little tweaking!  -  12 Jan 2013