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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Submitted by: Tammy Schill

Cajun Chicken Pasta
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  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings
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Try this when you are feeling daring and want to mix things up a bit! A Southern inspired recipe that is sure to add a little fun to your dinner table. Try serving it with corn bread.

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces linguine pasta
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 4 fresh 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 ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  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.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories: 1109 cal
  • Total Fat: 82.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 50 g
  • Cholesterol: 348 mg
  • Sodium: 1134 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 53.7 g
  • Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 42.7 g
  • Sugars: 5.6 g
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  • Potassium: 891 mg
  • Calcium: 219 mg
  • Iron: 3 mg
  • Magnesium: 90 mg
  • Folate: 155 mcg
  • Niacin Equivalents: 26 mg
  • Thiamin: < 1 mg
  • Vitamin A - Iu: 4269 iu
  • Vitamin B6: 1 mg
  • Vitamin C: 91 mg
  • Calories From Fat: 740 kcal
  • Percent Of Calories From Carbs: 19
  • Percent Of Calories From Fat: 65
  • Percent Of Calories From Protein: 15
  • Percent Of Calories From Saturated Fat: 39

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Printed on July 22, 2014 at 3:02 pm