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quick chicken pasta dinner

creamy cajun

We’re on a chicken kick at my house. Boneless skinless chicken breast is what I make for dinner when I’m uninspired. Not that that’s a bad thing.

After all, one can’t be creative and “in the mood” to make a “wow” dinner every night!

Even so, this quick and easy pasta dinner put smiles on the family’s faces.

The best part …. even though the cupboards are quite bare … I had everything on hand and didn’t have to make a trip to the grocery store.

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner!

creamy cajun chicken pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size chunks
6 ounces linguine, spaghetti, or capellini; cooked al dente
2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
1 tablespoon each; unsalted butter and olive oil

1/2 red onion, peeled and diced

2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced

1/4 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1 cup half and half
1/4 cup fresh basil, julienned
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

cajun spice

Place chicken chunks and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.

In a large skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and olive oil together and sauté the chicken until tender, about 5 minutes. Transfer chicken to plate.

saute

Reduce heat on skillet add onion and garlic and cook until soft and translucent, stir in sun-dried tomatoes.

add half and half

Add half-and-half and reduce slightly. Return chicken to skillet and heat through. Pour over hot pasta and toss. Sprinkle with basil and Parmesan cheese.

Serves 4

creamy cajun chicken pasta


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