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Creamy Cajun Chicken, Pasta, and Veggies

  • Author: sarahpflugradt
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

Description

Creamy Cajun Chicken, Pasta, and Veggies is your answer to dinner. Your family will ask you to make it over and over again.


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Ingredients

One pound boneless skinless chicken breasts

1/2 teaspoon each: chili powder, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder

8 ounces (half of a box) bowtie pasta

1/4 cup pasta water

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped yellow bell pepper

1/2 cup chopped yellow onion

1.5 teaspoons cajun seasoning

1, 15 ounce can fire-roasted tomatoes

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

1/3 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup grated or shredded parmesan cheese


Instructions

Preheat indoor or outdoor grill to medium high heat

Mix together the chili powder, onion powder, paprika, and garlic powder and sprinkle on both sides of the chicken breasts

Grill chicken breasts for 8-10 minutes on each side or until a digital thermometer reads 165°F

While the chicken is grilling, boil the pasta according to package directions – save 1/4 cup pasta water

In a large skillet over medium heat, add olive oil, peppers, and onions and sauté for 3-4 minutes

Add cajun seasoning, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes (optional)

Turn the heat to low and add the pasta and 1/4 cup pasta water, stir

When the chicken is done and had a moment to rest, cut into bite sized pieces and add to the pasta

Add the cream and the parmesan cheese and stir to combine

Serve hot.


Notes

Control the heat with the optional red pepper in the ingredients list.