Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

03.27.2015

I am on a roll with pasta lately and I still have yet another pasta recipe coming soon (and guess what, it has grilled chicken. Imagine that.)! I live for pasta, in other words I could never give up my carbs. And oh how I LOVE this pasta! It is packed with goodness and totally irresistible flavors.

I love all the contrast going on in this pasta dish. You get that light charred flavor from the grilled chicken, a creamy Alfredo style sauce, plenty of sauteed fresh veggies all of which is seasoned with this incredibly flavorful and perfectly spicy cajun seasoning!

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts (shrimp can be substituted)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 6 tsp cajun seasoning, divided (recipe in notes below)
  • 12 oz dry linguine or fettuccine pasta
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips then strips halved (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, sliced into thin strips then strips halved (about 1 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 large red onion, sliced into thin strips
  • 2 cups sliced button mushrooms (about 8)
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy