Cajun Chicken and Pasta

This is a new favorite recipe that I just recently found in the Penzey Spice Newsletter. It was contributed by Debbie Alexander. I really enjoyed the flavors and the ease of preparation. I did increase some of the spice amounts.

Cajun Chicken and Pasta

Cajun Chicken and Pasta

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
  • 2-4 Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin strips (can use green or 1/2 of each kind)
  • 6 large mushrooms, thinly sliced
  • 3-4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups half and half
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp minced lemon peel
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 8 oz broad egg noodles, cooked and drained. Other pastas work, but I really liked it with the egg noodles.
  • Instructions

    1. Place the chicken and the Cajun Seasoning in a plastic bag and shake to coat.
    2. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.
    3. Add the chicken and cook 5-7 minutes or until chicken loses it’s pink color.
    4. Add the peppers, onions, and mushrooms and stir for another 3-4 minutes.
    5. Add the half & half and the remaining seasonings and heat through.
    6. Serve the chicken over the cooked egg noodles or pasta.

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    3 Responses to “Cajun Chicken and Pasta”

    1. Lulu says:

      strange, I got this recipe out of penzeys magazine, and have searched several copies of it online, but nobody noticed there’s 5 spices listed in the recipe, but nowhere does it tell you where to put them in when you’re preparing the recipe.

    2. Lulu says:

      found the spices in the recipe. overlooked them originally. Made the dish for supper. found it bland.

    3. nancy says:

      Are you saying that you made it without the Cajun spices? It would be very bland. As I mentioned, I increase the spice amount considerably. Also the brand of Cajun spice used makes a difference. I think this recipe is anything but bland. Give it another try. It is a family favorite for us.

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