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Homemade Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Introduction:

Embark on a taste adventure with our Homemade Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta – a dish that brings together the bold flavors of Cajun seasoning, tender chicken, and a velvety cream sauce. This comforting and satisfying pasta is a celebration of spice and creaminess, making every bite a culinary delight. Get ready to add a touch of Cajun flair to your dinner table!

Why We Love This Recipe:

✔️ Cajun Spice Magic: A perfect blend of spices for a flavor-packed experience. ✔️ Creamy Indulgence: Luxurious cream sauce that coats every strand of pasta. ✔️ Easy and Quick: Elevate your dinner without spending hours in the kitchen.

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces fettuccine or your favorite pasta
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish

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Instructions:

  1. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Reserve a cup of pasta water and drain the rest.
  2. Season the sliced chicken with salt, black pepper, and Cajun seasoning.
  3. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken and cook until browned and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.
  4. In the same skillet, add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Sauté minced garlic for about 1-2 minutes until fragrant.
  5. Add halved cherry tomatoes to the skillet and cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Pour in the chicken broth and heavy cream. Bring the mixture to a simmer.
  7. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese, allowing it to melt into the sauce.
  8. Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and toss everything together.
  9. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet, tossing to coat in the creamy Cajun sauce. If needed, add reserved pasta water to achieve desired consistency.
  10. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve hot.

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Notes:

  • Adjust the level of Cajun seasoning to suit your spice preference.
  • For extra veggies, add spinach or bell peppers to the sauce.

FAQs: Q: Can I use a different type of pasta? A: Absolutely! Choose your preferred pasta shape for this versatile Cajun delight.

Q: Can I make this dish ahead of time? A: While best enjoyed fresh, you can prepare components in advance and assemble before serving.

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