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CREAMY CAJUN PASTA

A creamy pasta is an absolute delight to have at any time. But when cajun seasoning is added to the mix, then you are taking pasta to the next level. Try this amazing recipe to see what you have been missing until now.

Details

Servings

4 Servingsd

Prep time

15 minutes

Cooking time

30 minutes

Calories

386 kcal

Ingredients

  • 8oz / ½ pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs

  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter

  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into ½-inch pieces

  • ¼ cup diced red onions

  • 2 tsp minced garlic

  • 8oz / ½ pound smoked sausage, cut into ½-inch slices

  • ½ cup chicken bone broth

  • 1½ cups heavy cream

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • ½ tsp fine sea salt

  • ½ batch Zoodles, for serving

  • FOR THE CAJUN SEASONING
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika

  • ¾ tsp fine sea salt

  • ½ tsp onion powder

  • ½ tsp dried ground oregano

  • ½ tsp dried ground thyme

  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper

  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper

  • ⅛ tsp red pepper flakes

Directions

  • Combine the Cajun seasoning ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Chicken thighs should be cut into 1-inch pieces. Coat the chicken pieces in 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning.
  • In a cast-iron skillet over medium heat, melt the butter. Sauté the bell pepper, onions, and garlic for 4 minutes, or until the pepper is soft and the onions are translucent. Sear the seasoned chicken on all sides until it is cooked through, about 3 minutes per side. Sear the sausage on both sides for about 1 minute per side.
  • To deglaze the pan, add the broth. Scrape the bits from the bottom of the pan with a whisk to incorporate them into the sauce. Heat the cream and Parmesan cheese until they are both bubbling. Season with salt and the rest of the Cajun seasoning. Simmer on low heat for 3
    minutes, or until the sauce thickens. Serve with zoodles.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat in a skillet over medium heat for 5 minutes, or until thoroughly warmed.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories386
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 13.7g 22%
    • Saturated Fat 1.1g 6%
  • Sodium 256mg 11%
  • Total Carbohydrate 63.6g 22%
    • Sugars 33.7g
  • Protein 11.7g 24%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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