Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Tasty Tuesday: Cajun Chicken Pasta

I branched out of my normally weekly recipes to cook, and decided to "spice" up our dinner last night.  I am a huge fan of Skinny Taste recipes, and this one did not disappoint.  It was easy to make, quite healthy, and husband approved!

Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side

Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked linguine (I used whole wheat)
1 pound chicken breast strips
1-2 tsp Cajun seasoning (I used Cayenne Red Pepper)
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1 medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 medium tomatoes, diced
1 cup fat free low sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup skim milk
1 tbsp flour
3 tbsp light cream cheese
fresh cracked pepper
2 scallions, chopped
salt to taste
Smart Balance cooking spray

Directions

Prep all your vegetables. In a small blender make a slurry by combining milk, flour and cream cheese. Set aside. Season chicken generously with Cajun seasoning, garlic powder and salt. 



















Prepare pasta in salted water according to package directions.

Heat a large heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; spray with cooking spray and add half of the chicken.  Sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until done, set aside on a plate and repeat with the remaining chicken.  Set aside.  Add olive oil to the skillet and reduce to medium; add bell peppers, onions, and garlic to skillet, sauté 3-4 minutes.  Add mushrooms and tomatoes and sauté 3-4 more minutes or until vegetables are tender. Season with 1/4 tsp salt, garlic powder and fresh cracked pepper to taste.  Reduce heat to medium-low; add chicken broth and pour in slurry stirring about 2 minutes.

Return chicken to skillet; adjust salt and Cajun seasoning to taste, cook another minute or two until hot, then add linguine; toss well to coat. Top with chopped scallions and enjoy!


8 comments:

Sarah said...

Yum!! I've made a similar recipe before and it was a huge hit with the hubs!

{Jessica} said...

Looks delish! I bet it would be good with shrimp too - my hubs and I had one like that recently with shrimp and it was sinful!:)

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

How delicious does that look?! I love linguine, too -- yummy.

Skinny Taste can do no wrong in my book!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

How delicious does that look?! I love linguine, too -- yummy.

Skinny Taste can do no wrong in my book!

Faith said...

I love making this meal! So delish!

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh this looks amazing! Linguine is one of my favorites too!

Kristin said...

LOOKS AMAZING!

Leslie said...

This looks delicious!! I might make this next week :)

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