One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta
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Serves: 5 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1¼ lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 leaves fresh basil, chopped
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 1¼ cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 3 cups (~8 oz) dry whole wheat fusilli or rotini pasta
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
Instructions
  1. Add butter and olive oil to a pot over medium heat. Once butter is melted and hot, add the chopped onion and cook for 4-5 minutes or until softened. Add garlic, stir, and cook an additional 30-60 seconds or until fragrant.
  2. Add chicken and cook for 4-5 minutes or until no pink is exposed. Add the basil, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken broth, half and half, water, Cajun seasoning; increase heat to high and bring to a soft boil.
  3. Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and add pasta. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the pasta is cooked and very little liquid remains.
  4. Stir in the Parmesan cheese before serving. Serve immediately.
Notes
Recipe slightly adapted from Salt & Lavender
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ~1⅔ cups Calories: 483 Fat: 20.0 Carbohydrates: 38.6 Sugar: 6.8 Sodium: 543 Fiber: 4.6 Protein: 35.6 Cholesterol: 101
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2016/05/one-pot-cajun-chicken-pasta-weekly-menu/