Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Cajun Chicken Pasta

I've had plenty of cajun chicken pasta in my life, and not only that but I've tried plenty of recipes. You'll notice besides eating a lot of chicken I eat a lot of pasta.This is another recipe from the lovely Pioneer Woman. Did I mention I love her step by step pics? Yes, I know I eat a lot of her food but hey it's darn good! She now has a show on Food Network, which is about the only cooking show I'll watch on their. I watch other shows on Food Network, just not many where they are in their Food Network kitchen, I find it boring. :) The more the hubby and I cook and produce yummy meals, the more I fall in love with it. I'm already wondering what we're going to have for dinner next week! It's fun and exciting to me and I look forward to dinner almost every night! Most of our meals we've been enjoying lately are new recipes, if we don't like them I simply don't post them! All our recipes are tested and approved! We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Cajun Chicken Pasta
3 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts, Cut Into Cubes
3 teaspoons Cajun Spice Mix, More To Taste
1 pound Fettuccine
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
2 Tablespoons Butter
1 whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeded And Sliced
1 whole Red Bell Pepper, Seeded And Sliced
1/2 whole Large Red Onion, Sliced
3 cloves Garlic, Minced
4 whole Roma Tomatoes, Diced
2 cups Low Sodium Chicken Broth
1/2 cup White Wine
1 cup Heavy Cream
Cayenne Pepper To Taste
S+P to taste

*Hubby cut the recipe in half to feed the two of us and I had a little leftovers for lunch the next day. 
I will also make homemade noodles next time! I was just too tired and lazy, to do it this time around!
Cook pasta according to package directions. Do not over cook unless you like soggy pasta :). Set aside for later use. Season chicken with cajun spice. You can make your own cajun spice or buy the store bought stuff, hubby and I always try and make our own when it comes to mixed spices. It's so much easier and spices are not cheap!  Heat 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon butter in a heavy skillet over high heat. Add half the chicken, and do not stir, I'm not sure why this is just what the Pioneer Woman says, and I like to listen to her. Brown the chicken on one side, and when it's done browning, flip over and brown the other side.  Remove the chicken and transfer to a separate plate. Finish the rest of the chicken the same way you just did. Add the rest of your olive oil and butter. When heated add your onions and peppers and sprinkle on the remaining cajun spice and salt to taste. Cook until you get the vegetables as dark as possible, and then add your tomatoes and cook for about 30 seconds. Remove veggies from pan. With the pan on high heat add wine, hopefully you haven't drank it all yet ;) and chicken broth, and cook on high for about 5-10 minutes while deglazing the pan. Reduce heat to low, and whisk in cream, cook over low heat until thickened. Add salt and pepper to taste, this will be spicy! Add in your chicken and vegetables from before and toss with the pasta. Enjoy!
See how yummy that looks? I wish I had some for lunch!


Veronica and Daniel said...

This looks fantastic! I love PW and the only time I have ever wished for cable is when her show is on. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of her new cook book in March :)

Sarah said...

Mmm...this looks SO good!

Whitney@Keeping Up with the Cyperts said...

Oh heck yes! Pioneer Woman ONLY makes good things so this HAS to be delicious!! Can't wait to try this! Thanks for sharing! : )

Jennifer said...

Yummy! That looks sooo good! Next time make dont cut it in half and bring me some :)

wHiT said...

hmmm looks delish!

Faith said...

i am SO making this! yum! thanks for sharing the recipe!

Meghan G said...

Yummy! I cannot wait to try this. I love her site as well and will be posting a recipe from her that I did last night today.
thanks for sharing I cannot wait to try this one.

Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

Looks delicious! I wish I had more time to cook - I bake way too much :0!

Brittany said...

This looks sooooooooo yummy! I love pasta!

Hayley said...

Yum. I LOVE Cajun food. I could eat the whole helping of this, easy!

Laura said...

Yum!! Thanks for the comment :) love your blog!

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