Cajun Chicken and Linguine

1
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.

Printable Recipe Card

About Cajun Chicken and Linguine

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




Leave a Comment

Chicken Breast Recipes You Need In Your Menu Rotation

Chicken Breast Recipes You Need in Your Menu Rotation

Kitchen Crew

Low in fat and high in protein, chicken breasts are a healthy and easy dinner option. If not cooked properly, though, they can be dry and not something the family...

11 Tasty Chicken Casserole Recipes

11 Tasty Chicken Casserole Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Who doesn’t love an easy weeknight meal? We know we do! These easy, yummy and delicious chicken casseroles that will be your new go-to recipe for family dinners.

Healthy Chicken Recipes

Healthy Chicken Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

When looking to put healthier meals on the table, chicken is an excellent option. Boneless, skinless chicken breasts are packed with protein (3 oz has 27 grams), low in saturated...