Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta: Savory Sweet and Satisfying

This dish comes together fairly easily, yet it is still delicious and flavorful. This dish can also easily be doubled to feed more people or if you want a larger serving.

Cajun Chicken Pasta
Ingredients:
8 ounces penne pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 tablespoon cajun seasoning
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
black pepper, to taste
2 roma tomatoes, diced

Directions:
Cook the pasta according to the package directions and drain well.

In a small bowl combine 1 tablespoon olive oil and the cajun seasoning. Spread this mixture on both sides of the chicken breasts.

In a skillet heat the remaining tablespoon of olive oil. Add in the chicken breasts and cook for 5-6 minutes. Flip the chicken breasts and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until completely cooked.

While the chicken is cooking in a medium saucepan melt the butter over medium low heat. Add in the garlic and cook stirring constantly for 1-2 minutes, until fragrant. Slowly whisk in the heavy cream and lemon zest. Cook whisking constantly for 1-2 minutes or until everything in completely incorporated. Add in the parmesan cheese and stir until completely melted and mixture has thickened slightly. Add in the cooked and drained pasta and stir to mix. If the sauce is too thick add in a bit more heavy cream. Season with black pepper.

Slice the chicken and serve on top of the pasta. Top off with the diced tomatoes.

Enjoy!!!


Nutrition Facts

Serves: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 681

Total Fat

36.5g

Saturated Fat

19.7g

Polyunsaturated Fat

0.9g

Monounsaturated Fat

6.4g

Trans Fat

0g

Cholesterol

165g

Sodium

608.1g

Potassium

159.4g

Total Carbohydrates

45.5g

Dietary Fiber

2.6g

Sugars

4g

Protein

36.1g

Vitamin A 33.5% Vitamin C 19.3%

Calcium 11.7% Iron 15.5%

*Nutritional information will vary depending on the brands you use.


*Adapted from Damn Delicious.

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