Apr 30, 2016

Cajun Chicken Pasta - Kids Lunch Box Ideas 3



This is one dish which i made few days back and loved it so much. The spices which i used in this is cajun spice mix and it is wonderful with pasta. 

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This is a great dish to put in your kids lunch box because it keeps really well. Along with a fruit and a veggie, it makes a complete meal.

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I used chicken in this, but you can easily skip the chicken and make it completely veg. You can add some tofu, broccoli or any veggies as you like in this.


Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..


Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time :30 mins
Serves: 4

Ingredients:

Pasta - 2 cups
Oil - 2 tblspn
Chicken Breast - 1 large cubed
Cajun Spice Mix - 1 tblspn + 2 tblspn
Onions - 1 large sliced thinly
Capsicum - 1/2 sliced thinly
Butter - 1 tblspn
Garlic - 4 cloves chopped finely
Tomatoes - 3 large chopped finely
Cream - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves - 2 tblspn chopped finely


Cajun Seasoning:
Salt - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Garlic Powder - 1 tblspn
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Onion Powder - 1 tblspn
Oregano - 1 tsp
Thyme - 1 tsp

Method:

Start by cooking pasta, drop pasta in lots of salted boiling water. Cook till done. 

Mix chicken with cajun spice mix and set aside.

Meanwhile make the sauce. Heat oil in a pan. Add in chicken and cook for 3 to 4 mins till it is done, remove to a plate.

IN the same pan, add in onions and capsicum and saute till golden brown. Remove and set aside.

In the same pan, add some butter and saute some garlic. Once the garlic is cooked

Add in tomatoes and cook till it is done. Add in cajun spice mix and mix well.

Add in the chicken and onion capsicum mix back in and mix well.

Add some water and simmer for 5 mins or so.

Add in cream and mix well.

Add in the drained pasta and coriander leaves. Toss well.

Serve.

Pictorial:
Bring lots of water to a boil


add salt


add pasta and cook


now take your other ingredients


take chicken in a bowl


add in some cajun seasoning..this one has salt in them


mix well


heat oil in a pan, add chicken in


cook till golden


once it is golden


drain it


set aside


in the same pan


add in onions and capsicum


mix well


cook till golden


set aside


melt some butter in the same pan


add in garlic


saute for a min


add in tomatoes


cook that down


now it is well cooked


add in cajun seasoning


mix well


add chicken, onions and capsicum


mix well


add little water


mix well
add cream


mix well


now pasta is cooked


drain them


add it into the sauce


mix well


add coriander leaves..done


i took some cantaloupe
scooped out the seeds


now i used a melon baller to scoop balls


like this


now lets make the lunch box


i added some cherry tomatoes as well





3 comments:

  1. Hi Aarthi,
    Its a great dish. Can you please post the recipe for the Cajun seasoning you have used?

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    1. I have given the recipe in the written part.

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  2. Hi Aarthi,

    Tried this recipe today, and it turned out Awesome!!! I am definitely going to try other recipes from your blog. :)

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