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Cajun Chicken Pasta

A flavorful, one-pan meal that's ready in under 30 minutes.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Cajun
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 514kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Nutrition

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