Spicy Cajun Chicken Pasta
 
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Quick and easy, a recipe isn't even needed if you know your way around a spice cabinet.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Cajun
Serves: 4-6
Ingredients
  • 1 lb chicken breast, cubed
  • 8 oz long pasta (spaghetti, linguini etc..)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil & 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 8oz can Southwest diced tomatoes
  • ½ cup black beans
  • 1 yellow onion, sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bell pepper, sliced and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons cajun spice
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1½ tablespoons flour
  • 1 tablespoon butter
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta to al dente (just a little snap to the bite).
  2. In a large skillet or dutch oven, add oil and butter; heat on medium.
  3. Add chicken and sprinkle with ½ of the spice.
  4. Brown chicken on all sides, 5-7 minutes each side. remove from pan and set aside.
  5. Add garlic, onion and pepper too pan with a dash of olive oil and saute 3 minutes.
  6. Drop in butter and melt, then add flour. stir to create a roux.
  7. Pour in broth and cream, bring to a boil.
  8. Incorporate tomatoes, beans and remaining spice.Top with chicken and cook until reduced slightly. Add salt, pepper and additional spice as desired.
  9. Pour over pasta, mix thoroughly to combine and serve.
Recipe by The Butter Dish at http://www.thebutterdish.net/2013/02/spicy-cajun-chicken-pasta/