I’ll admit it – I’m kind of absentminded. I make food, take pictures, and forget about them. By them time I find the pictures again, I have a hard time remembering what the dish was and what I put in it.
Today, I realized just how many of these dishes go un-posted and now I’m making an effort to be more diligent. Mike helped me identify this particular dish from 3 months ago.
This particular dish was super easy to make. I opted to make it “lighter” by using less butter and swapping out the heavy cream for half and half. The spices in this make it easy to cut fat without sacrificing flavor. Yum 🙂
Cajun Chicken Pasta
adapted from allrecipes.com – serves 4
8 ounces linguine
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced into thin strips
6 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
3 tablespoons butter
2 green bell peppers, sliced
1 red bell pepper, sliced
8 ounces white button or cremini mushrooms, sliced
2 green onions, thinly sliced
3 cups half and half
1 teaspoon corn starch
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
- Cook pasta according to package directions.
- Meanwhile, sprinkle Cajun seasoning evenly over chicken on all sides.
- Heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and saute until chicken is cooked, about 5 – 7 minutes. Add green and red bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onions. Cook until peppers are tender-crisp, about 2 – 3 minutes.
- Whisk together half and half and corn starch until well combined.
- Reduce heat to low and add in half and half. Stir in basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne. Heat through.
Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 11:39 am
Sounds really nice! My mouth is watering a little 😛
Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 8:12 am
Give it a try and let me know how it turns out!! I’d love to hear any variations you have on it, too.
Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 4:42 am
That looks so delicious! Can’t wait to try!! I’m new to blogging and love checking out everyone’s foodie blogs here on wordpress. Could you please check out http://shecooksandheeats.wordpress.com/ and provide some feedback on how to gain more exposure? Thanks
Sunday, July 17, 2011 at 8:16 am
Thanks for stopping by Kat! It looks like you’re doing exactly what I was going to tell you to do – keep posting consistently and visit other blogs!! That’s one thing I’m not so good at 🙂
Also, a few blogs have added me to their blog roll and that’s caused me to go to their site to check on what’s up!
Good luck – it looks like you’re off to a great start 🙂
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 10:25 am
It looks like we are kindred (cooking) spirits- I made this dish myself last week with the same alterations! So good, isn’t it?
Wednesday, July 20, 2011 at 10:54 am
So good and so easy! I can’t believe I almost forgot to post this! I just took a peek at your blog. It looks like we even have similar plates!!