Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Cajun Chicken Spaghetti

A while back I made Cajun Shrimp Pasta and I have been craving it ever since.  However, I was to lazy to head out to the store so I recreated it with ingredients I had on hand.  The chicken was amazing all by itself and the cream sauce is delightful.  My husband and I both loved it and will definitely indulge in it again.
 
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 box thin spaghetti
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  •  Tabasco, to taste
 
Directions: Cook spaghetti according to package directions.  In a large bowl add chicken, 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning, paprika and pepper.  Stir chicken until all pieces are completely coated.  In a large skillet over medium heat add olive oil and saute chicken while slowly adding 1/4 cup chicken broth.  When chicken is cooked through set aside.  In skillet melt butter and stir in flour, forming a roux.  Slowly whisk in remaining chicken broth and heavy cream.  Bring to a boil and remove from heat.  Whisk in cheese and add Tabasco.  Toss in spaghetti and top with chicken!


20 comments:

  1. sounds yummy ... going to try to make this weekend ... thanks for the recipe!

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  2. It was on our meal plan this week too!!!!

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  3. What kind of Cajun seasoning did you use?

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    1. Sorry this is a couple days late. I tried replying from my mobile but I guess it didn't work. I use McCormick but any brand should do the trick.

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  4. This was delicious! Been dying to try it for ages!

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  5. Made this tonight and it was Wonderful. I used Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning for my Cajun spice. I actually used about 4tsps on my chicken, to add more spice. I guess it's all to your taste, Yummy!

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    1. I always add a little more hot sauce after plating!

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  7. This is my 7 year old son's favorite dish (and that's saying a LOT for a picky eater). Simple but really good. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Hi. This looks great! Is it okay to use boneless chicken thighs?

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