Light Cajun Chicken Pasta
 
 
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Serves: Serves 2
Ingredients
  • 2 chicken breasts, cleaned and chopped in very small pieces
  • Lots of cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tbsp oil divided and 1 tsp oil, good olive oil or any other good cooking oil
  • ⅓ cup red bell pepper, chopped in small pieces
  • ⅓ cup green bell pepper, chopped in small pieces
  • ½ cup red onion, chopped in small pieces
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • ¾ cup milk (I used 2% fat content)
  • ¼ cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste
  • ½ tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 cup dry elbow pasta or any any shape of pasta you fancy, cooked as per package directions
Instructions
  1. Clean chicken breasts properly and cut them in small pieces. I like mine in bite site pieces but it is totally upto preference. Add lots of cajun seasoning, good 2-3 tsps and massage seasoning into the chicken pieces using hands. Heat a heavy bottom skillet and add 1 tsp good oil. Once hot, add half of the chicken pieces and cook for around 1 minutes on high without touching. Flip and continue to cook for another minute or so. They will get fully cooked and nicely browned.
  2. Keep them aside in a clean bowl and repeat the same with the other half of chicken using another tsp of oil. Once done, keep cooked chicken aside.
  3. Now add another tsp of oil into the same skillet and thrown in red and green bell peppers and red onions to it. Add good amount of cajun seasoning to taste around 2 tsps to it and stir. Cook it on high for good 5-7 minutes or until veggies get cooked through. Keep them aside.
  4. Meanwhile Take another big pot and fill it up ¾th with water and add 1-2 tbsp salt. Bring it to boil and cook pasta according to package directions.
  5. Back to the skillet. Clean the skillet using a paper towel. Add 1 tsp oil and 3-4 chopped garlic cloves. Once they start to saute, add 1 tbsp flour and stir it around on slow. Once the flour starts turning brown, add milk and water. Stir it to make sure no lumps remain. To it add salt, black pepper, oregano. Once it starts to become thick, add cooked chicken and veggies. Stir and turn off the gas. Add red wine vinegar and taste and adjust seasoning if needed. I added little more around 1 tsp cajun seasoning. Add pasta to it. Stir it all around and taste.
  6. Serve hot with some crusty garlicky bread.
Recipe by Naive Cook Cooks at http://www.naivecookcooks.com/light-cajun-chicken-pasta/