My family loved this meal. Give them pasta, chicken and lots of flavor and they are happy people!
This Cajun Chicken Skillet with Pasta is a take on the Basic Chicken Skillet I showed you a few weeks ago.
You start with the basics:
And then you accessorize to make it something special.
In this case, I added tomatoes, creamy half & half, linguine, a little Parmesan and plenty of Cajun Seasoning from McCormick.
These simple ingredients come together to create a meal that’s worth gathering around the table to eat together. Not only that, but it’s easy to fix. And any leftovers can be reheated for the stragglers. In our house, we never know if we’ll have 7 or 8 people at dinner or just 3!
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Back to the story of this pasta. This is easy, family pleasing pasta dish. The Cajun Seasoning adds bold flavor to the meal. Pair this with a crisp, green salad for a complete dinner. Here’s what you’ll need to make Cajun Chicken Skillet with Pasta:
- 1 1/2 lbs. boneless chicken, cut in bite size pieces
- 2-3 Tbs. olive oil
- 1 onion, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 15oz can diced tomatoes, with juice
- 2-3 tsp. McCormick Cajun Seasoning
- 1 cup half and half, warmed
- 1 lb. cooked linguine
- Parmesan for topping
- Heat oil in skillet and cook chicken over medium heat until nearly done.
- Add onion, green pepper and garlic.
- Finish cooking until chicken is cooked through and onion is soft.
- Pour in tomatoes with their juice.
- Add Cajun Seasoning.
- Stir in half and half, turning the heat low so sauce doesn't boil.
- Toss the Cajun chicken and sauce with cooked pasta.
- Top with Parmesan, if desired.
Adjust the amount of Cajun Seasoning for your family's tastes, using more if you like it spicy and less for mild flavor.
I want to tell you about a new tool from McCormick called the FlavorPrint Tool. This thing is cool! You rate different foods and tastes and FlavorPrint makes recommendations of recipes and spice blends based on your preferences. My preferences were Coffee/Chocolatey, Fruity and Smoky. Playing around with the FlavorPrint Tool not only had my mouth watering, but it had my mind spinning with new recipe ideas.
Disclosure: I am partnering with McCormick Spice and have been compensated for my time. All opinions are my own.