Creamy Cajun Chicken and Spinach Pasta

Patricia Jutting

By
@pdj1961

Spicy, rich and creamy all wrapped into one amazing pasta dish. One of those dishes that fills you up, satisfies your hunger but is hard to stop eating. Finally have the ingredients adjusted just right, takes a little time to prepare but oh so worth the effort. ENJOY


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

blackened seasoning---mix together the following and store in a empty spice container
2 tsp
salt
2 tsp
oregano
2 tsp
thyme
1 tsp
black pepper
1 tsp
white pepper
1 tsp
onion powder
1 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
paprika
1 tsp
cayenne pepper

CREAMY CAJUN SPINACH INGREDIENTS

4-5
boneless skinless chicken breasts
8 oz
angel hair or linguine, cooke al dente
2 Tbsp
butter
1 bunch
green onions sliced thin
1/2 c
chopped red pepper
3 c
thinly sliced fresh spinach leaves
1/3 c
sundried tomatoes, chopped
1 c
milk, 2%
1 can(s)
cream of chicken soup
2 c
whipping cream
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
dried basil
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
garlic powder
1 tsp
blackened seasoning from above
2 tsp
adobe sauce from canned chipotle pepper, i always have these in the refrigerator for different recipes just store in a plastic container after opening lasts like salsa
1/2 c
parmesan cheese
oil for frying chicken

Directions Step-By-Step

1
heat oil in pan (I prefer cast iron) sprinkle all sides of chicken (I coat quite heavily), fry chicken in hot oil approimately 4-5 minutes per side until cooked through. remove from pan and allow to cool. when cool slice diagonally or into whatever size pieces you want. set aside
2
in a large pan over medium heat, melt butter, saute green onions (I save about a 1/4 cup out for garnish), red pepper, spinach, and sundried tomatoes until just turning tender.
3
reduce heat add milk, cream,chicken soup,salt, basil, black and white pepper, garlic powder, blackened seasoning, adobe sauce and chicken. heat through and stir in parmesan to cheese to thicken. (if this is not thick enough you can thicken with a small amount of cornstarch dissolved in small amount of water)
4
pour over hot pasta and garnish with grated parmesan cheese and green onions. ENJOY

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pasta, Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Italian