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Healthy Cajun Chicken Pasta in a white bowl

Healthy Cajun Chicken Pasta


  • Author: Colleen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This lightened up Cajun Chicken Pasta brings all the same delicious flavors as the classic you love with a slightly healthier twist!


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil)
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups cashew milk (see note)
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp corn starch whisked together with 3 tsp water 
  • 8 oz linguini, cooked according to the directions on the package

For the spice mix:

  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ¼ tsp sea salt, or to taste

Instructions

  1. Mix together all of the spices for your spice mix and set aside. Cut your chicken into cubes and then sprinkle 2 teaspoons of your spice mix on the chicken to coat. 
  2. Heat your oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté chicken 7 minutes or until lightly browned. 
  3. Add in your chopped bell peppers and cook 3 minutes. Next stir in the remaining spices, cashew milk, parmesan cheese, and corn starch mixture. Bring to a light boil and cook for 1 minute, stirring frequently. 
  4. Reduce to a simmer, stir in the pasta, and let it cook for an additional minute and then serve!

Notes

  1. Make sure that you use unsweetened plain cashew milk. I used this one. You can use other milks but it will change the flavor. Real 2% milk will have the most similar flavor. Coconut milk would also be a good substitute, but note that it will be slightly sweeter.
  2. The Nutrition Facts are calculated for 4 servings.
  • Category: entree
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cajun

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: serves 4
  • Calories: 451
  • Sugar: 4.2g
  • Fat: 10.9g
  • Carbohydrates: 49g
  • Fiber: 3.9g
  • Protein: 37.2g

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