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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Sometimes I want an adult version of regular spaghetti and meatballs. So when I found the recipe for creamy cajun chicken pasta I was pretty excited! A very healthy and easy meal, this pasta dish freezes well for leftovers for the week! This makes 6 servings, each about 1 1/2 cup each
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Ingredients
  • Whole Wheat rotini
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tbsp cajun seasoning (I used a salt free one)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 28-oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/3  cup reduced fat sr. cream
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions for garnish.
Prep
  1. Cook your pasta according to package
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add Chicken, bell pepper, garlic, Cajun seasoning and pepper. Cook stirring, until the onion and bell pepper are beginning to soften, about 4 minutes.
  4. Add flour and stir to coat. Add tomatoes and bring to a simmer. Cook stirring often, until the sauce is bubbling and thickened and the chicken is cooked through.
  5. Remove from heat, stir in sr. cream
  6. Stir the pasta into the sauce, serve with sprinkled scallions.
Nutrition
Per Serving: 329 Cals; 8g fat; 43g carbohydrates; 25 g protein
* TIP: I served some of the leftover sauce and chicken on a TORTILLA instead of with noodles, and it was delish!
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