Cajun Chicken and Linguine

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Jolayne Cooper

By
@jwcooper

I made this last night for dinner with company. It was a hit. I think I found this recipe years ago on the Food Network. We enjoy it. I usually use button mushrooms for this recipe, but for last night's dinner, I sent my husband to the store for a few things, mushrooms being one of them and he brought home baby bella mushrooms. They were delicious in this recipe. (LOL -He also forgot the basil.)

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Serves:
6-10
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    linguine
  • 2 tsp
    olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 1 lb
    chicken tenders (each cut lengthwise in half)
  • 2 tsp
    cajun seasoning
  • 1
    large onion (sliced)
  • 1
    large green pepper (sliced)
  • 1 pkg
    (8 oz.) sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 c
    heavy cream
  • 2
    medium tomatoes (chopped)
  • 1 c
    (loosely packed) fresh basil leaves (sliced)

How to Make Cajun Chicken and Linguine

Step-by-Step

  1. Heat large covered saucepot of salted water to boiling over high heat. Add pasta; cook as label directs.
  2. Meanwhile, in nonstick 12-inch skillet, heat 2 tsp. oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken and Cajun seasoning and cook 3-5 minutes or until chicken just loses its pink color throughout, stirring frequently. Transfer chicken to plate.
  3. In same skillet, heat remaining 1 T. oil over medium heat. Add onion and pepper and cook, covered, 8-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and browned, stirring occasionally. Add mushrooms and salt and cook, covered, 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Drain linguine, reserving 1/2 cup cooking water. Return linguine to saucepot. Add reserved cooking water and cream; heat to boiling over medium heat. Stir in onion mixture and heat through. Remove saucepot from heat; add tomato, basil, and chicken with its juices on plate, and toss to mix well.

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About Cajun Chicken and Linguine

Course/Dish: Chicken Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
Hashtag: #Linguine




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