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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Written on Sunday, 28 January 2018 | January 28, 2018

CREAMY CAJUN CHICKEN PASTA


INGREDIENTS:

Pasta 400 g (boiled with salt)
  • Boneless chicken breasts 6 pieces
  • Olive oil 2-3 tbsp
  • Cajun seasoning 4 tbsp
  • Butter 2 tbsp
  • Garlic 1 tbsp, minced
  • Cornflour 3 tbsp
  • Milk 1 1/2 cup
  • Heavy cream 1/2 cup
  • Parmesan cheese (shredded) 1/3 cup
  • Capsicum (green, red,yellow)1/2 cup (sliced)
  • Onion (sliced) 1/2 cup
  • Mushrooms 1/2 cup (sliced)
  • Fresh parsley , for garnishing
  • Fresh green coriander for garnishing

  1. METHOD:
  2. 1. Heat a grill over medium heat. Brush chicken with 1 Tbsp of the olive oil and sprinkle with little cajun seasoning. Grill chicken until cooked, about 8-10 minutes. After the chicken is cooked transfer it to plates and cut it into strips.
  3. 2. In a medium saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in garlic and flour and cook 1 minute, with constant stirring. Then pour in milk and stir constantly to prevent any lumps. 
  4. 3. Add cajun seasoning, to taste (add salt as needed). Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat to low, stir in parmesan and cream and cook until cheese has melted. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. 4. Heat remaining 1 tbsp olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add capsicum and red onion and saute for 2 minutes. Add 1 tsp cajun seasoning and mushrooms and saute 2 minutes more.
  6. 5. Add pasta in it then toss in pepper mixture and chicken. Serve warm sprinkled with parsley and additional cajun seasoning to taste. You can also add grated cheese as garnish.
  7. FOR CAJUN SEASONING:
 whisk together 2 1/2 tsp paprika, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 & 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1 & 1/4 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper and 1/2 tsp cayenne (use 1 tsp or more if you like a lot of heat).
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