Cajun chicken pasta with step by step pictures.
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.
About this Recipe
Cajun cuisine is a cooking style developed by Cajun–Acadians who were deported from Acadia to Louisiana in the 18th century and incorporated West African, French, and Spanish cooking techniques into their original cuisine. An authentic Cajun meal is typically a three-pot affair, with one pot dedicated to the main dish, one to
steamed rice, specially made sausages, or some seafood dish, and the third to whatever vegetables are plentiful or available. Crawfish, shrimp, and andouille sausage are all common ingredients in a variety of dishes.
Pasta is a type of food that is typically made from an unleavened dough of wheat flour mixed with water or eggs and formed into sheets or other shapes before being boiled or baked. Rice flour or legumes such as beans or lentils are sometimes substituted for
wheat flour to produce a different flavour and texture, or as a gluten-free alternative. Pasta is a traditional Italian dish.
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. 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.
Ingredients from Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
Fresh pasta frequently contains eggs, the flavours of dried and fresh pastas are likely to differ. Similarly, the flavours of egg noodles, soba noodles, and rice noodles will differ due to the different ingredients.
Cajun Spice mix :
Cajun Seasoning combines a bold spicy flavour (from cayenne pepper and paprika) with a subtle earthiness (provided by the garlic, onion, and herbs). It's the ultimate all-purpose seasoning and the spice blend I can't live without.
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Cajun Pasta Recipe | Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe
- Pasta - 2 cups
- Oil - 2 tblspn
- Chicken Breast - 1 large cubed
- Cajun Spice Mix - 1 tblspn + 2 tblspn
- Onions - 1 large sliced thinly
- Capsicum - ½ sliced thinly
- Butter - 1 tblspn
- Garlic - 4 cloves chopped finely
- Tomatoes - 3 large chopped finely
- Cream - ½ 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
- 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.
Version 1: Spicy Cajun Chicken Pasta
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Version 2: Creamy Cajun Pasta Recipe
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. 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.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 : 5 mins
Cooking Time :20 mins
Ingredients for Cajun Pasta
Pasta - 1 cup dry pasta
Butter - 3 tblspn
Garlic - 4 cloves chopped finely
Onion - 1 chopped finely
Chicken - 250 grams chopped
Cajun Spice mix - 1 tblspn or to taste
Oregano - 1 tsp
Water or Chicken Stock - 1 cup
Cream - ½ cup
Salt to taste
Parmesan Cheese - ¼ cup
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
Creamy Cajun Pasta Preparation
Cook pasta in salted boiling water as per package directions. Drain and set aside.
Heat butter in a pan, add in garlic and onion and saute till transparent.
Add in chicken and mix well. Cajun spice mix and oregano and mix well.
In goes chicken stock and cook till chicken is done.
Pour cream and mix well.
Add in cooked pasta and mix well, cook till it coats the pasta.
Add in cheese and mix well.
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