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Spicy Cajun Chicken and Pasta

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Spicy Cajun Chicken and Pasta

Spicy Cajun Chicken and Pasta

Photo of Spicy Cajun Chicken and Pasta © Diana Rattray
This Cajun chicken and pasta skillet dish is quick and easy to prepare. It's made with diced cooked chicken, spicy Cajun seasonings and cayenne pepper, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and a variety of vegetables. Enjoy this flavorful chicken pasta dish with a salad and cornbread or biscuits. Use fusilli, rotini, or similar pasta in this easy recipe.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces or fusilli or rotini pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 to 4 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling

Preparation:

Cook the pasta following package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse well with hot water.

In a large skillet over medium heat. Saute the mushrooms and sliced red and green bell pepper until the vegetables are tender and mushrooms are lightly browned. Add the sliced green onions, minced garlic, and chicken; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Stir in the Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and black pepper; cook, stirring, for another minute. Add the soup, milk, and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and the cooked pasta. Heat through.

Serves 6.

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