Cajun Chicken Pasta
A flavorful, one-pan meal that's ready in under 30 minutes.
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 small white onion chopped
- 2 medium boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into bite size pieces
- 2 ½ tsp Cajun seasoning
- 1 smoked sausage sliced
- 3 c cooked penne pasta plus 1/4 cup cooking water
- ½ green bell pepper sliced
- ½ red bell pepper sliced
- ½ c canned tomato sauce
- ½ c heavy cream
- 20 cherry tomatoes halved
- ½ c cheddar cheese shredded
Heat a large frying pan over medium high heat, then add vegetable oil and chopped onion. Cook until the onion begins soften.
Add chicken breast pieces to the pan, then sprinkle Cajun seasoning over the chicken.
Stir chicken over medium high heat until all sides are cooked. Then, add sausage slices and cook for another minute.
Next, add cooked pasta and the reserved pasta water and cook for another 2 or 3 minutes, or until most of the water has evaporated.
Add bell pepper, then tomato sauce and stir until the bell peppers are softened, about 2 minutes.
Reduce the heat to medium, then stir in the heavy cream until everything is coated. Turn off the heat.
Add cherry tomatoes. Serve immediately.
Calories: 514kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 543mg | Potassium: 926mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2298IU | Vitamin C: 56mg | Calcium: 157mg | Iron: 3mg