Cajun Chicken Pasta
Author: 
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
Total time: 
Serves: 4 servings
 
Ingredients
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1½ Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 3 oz chorizo
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 cups (~8 oz) uncooked pasta
  • 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 5 oz fresh baby spinach
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
Instructions
  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until softened.
  2. Add chicken to skillet and sprinkle with Cajun seasoning. Cook for 5-6 minutes, until no longer pink. Add chorizo and break-up with a wooden spoon; cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add garlic and cook an additional 30-60 seconds.
  3. Add peppers, pasta, diced tomatoes, and chicken stock; stir well. Bring to a boil, stir, then place a lid or some foil over the pan. Turn the heat down and let the pasta simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Stir in the cream, and cook 1-2 minutes more. Add spinach and tomatoes. Carefully stir and allow spinach to wilt for 1-2 minutes. Serve hot.
Notes
Recipe slightly adapted from Kitchen Sanctuary
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ recipe (about 2 cups) Calories: 561 Fat: 21.5 Carbohydrates: 55.3 Sugar: 9.0 Sodium: 978 Fiber: 5.3 Protein: 38.0 Cholesterol: 90
Recipe by Prevention RD at https://preventionrd.com/2017/02/cajun-chicken-pasta-weekly-menu/