Creamy Cajun Chicken and Spinach Pasta

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Patricia Jutting

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@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

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
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

How to Make Creamy Cajun Chicken and Spinach Pasta

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

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About Creamy Cajun Chicken and Spinach Pasta

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



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