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Chicken Cajun Pasta

No recipe image available.Tender chunks of chicken, onions, sliced mushrooms, bell pepper and spaghetti are tossed with a creamy, Cajun-style tomato sauce.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 tablespoon Cajun spice
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
1 cup chopped onion
1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 cup chopped red pepper
2 cups chicken stock or broth
2 cups vegetable-tomato juice
1 cup heavy cream
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste
12 ounces spaghetti pasta, cooked according to package directions
Additional Parmesan cheese for accompaniment

Cooking Directions:

  1. Toss prepared chicken with the Cajun spice.
  2. Heat butter in heavy, large skillet over medium-heat. When hot, add chicken and sauté until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Add garlic and sauté for a few seconds. Add mushrooms, onions and peppers and sauté until vegetables are tender.
  3. Stir in chicken stock, vegetable-tomato juice and Cajun spice. Bring to a boil and simmer for 10 minutes, uncovered.
  4. Stir in cream and season to taste with salt and pepper. Heat thoroughly.
  5. While sauce is cooking, prepare pasta according to package directions; drain.
  6. Add cooked pasta and 1 cup Parmesan cheese to skillet and toss well to combine.
  7. Serve immediately with additional Parmesan for sprinkling on top.

Makes 4 servings.