Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Chicken Pasta Cajun Style

                         Makes 4 servings
One easy way to kick up the flavor in a dish is to add Cajun seasoning. Here, the seasoning is sprinkled on the chicken strips before they're sautéed and tossed into the linguine-vegetable mixture.

12               ounces uncooked linguine
2                 pounds chicken breast strips
1                 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
1-1/4           teaspoons salt, divided
1/4              cup butter
1                 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
1                 small green bell pepper, thinly sliced
1                 (8-oz.) package fresh mushrooms
2                 green onions (white and light green parts only), sliced
1-1/2           cups half-and-half
1/4              teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4              teaspoon dried basil
1/4              teaspoon garlic powder
   **Garnish: chopped green onions**

1.        Prepare pasta according to package directions .
2.        Sprinkle chicken evenly with Cajun seasoning and 1 tsp. salt. Melt 1/4 cup butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; add chicken, and sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until done. Remove chicken.
3.        Add bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onions to skillet, and sauté 9 to 10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and liquid evaporates.
4.        Return chicken to skillet; stir in half-and-half, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring often, over medium-low heat 3 to 4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add linguine; toss to coat. Garnish, if desired, and serve immediately.
1/2 (16-oz.) bag frozen sliced green, red, and yellow bell peppers and onion may be substituted.  I used Birds Eye Pepper Stir-Fry.


  1. Hi Nee, this recipe looks awesome! have to try this one. Love the fact it is all in the one pan. Also like the fact that you can use the frozen veggies. Most of the time I use fresh, but in a pinch the frozen are just as good. Like all the ingredients and the pasta with it, makes it a little more hearty. Great job..Blessings, Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie , Spring is here , fresh veggies will be plentiful, everyone will be busy and on the go , so I will be posting more one pot dishes and one dish salads ... when school is out my days will be so busy and I am blessed my kids love veggies , cooked or raw ;-D . Thanks for stopping by , thanks , blessing Nee :)

  2. Very yummy, Nee! Thanks for sharing with us!

    1. Hi Nellie , love the flavor , thanks for stopping by :)

  3. I love Cajun seasoning! Need to make up another batch so I can try this. What a great looking dish! Thanks so much.

    1. Hi John , I love homemade Cajun seasonings better than store bought , happy to know you also makes your own . Thanks for stopping by :)

  4. This pasta looks very delicious - just perfect for spring, Nee! Thank you for the inspiration we need to use more Cajun seasoning :)

  5. I love using cajun and creole seasoning , it's also good to use on grilling meats . Thanks so much for stopping by and if I gave you inspiration please return I have a lot more . Thanks for stopping by :) Nee

  6. WOW! Looks so beautiful. I love to eat them!

  7. And I want this pasta too.... Yummmm..... I'm sure my day going to be easier if I have some of your food spread on my dinning table. haha....

  8. Ohhh pastas de primavera lindo color y sabrosas,abrazos

  9. Hi Nee,
    Your pasta looks so delicious! My kids would really love this!
    Thanks for sharing, have a lovely delicious weekend!


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