A bit spicy, a bit creamy, this decadent pasta brings a classic Chicken Alfredo to a whole new level. It’s bursting with flavor and spice thanks to the Cajun seasonings. If this doesn’t wake up your taste buds, nothing will! Don’t worry though, if you don’t like your food too spicy, just add less seasoning and it’ll still taste dreamy. Each serving has 391 calories and 10 grams of fat.
6ounceswhole-wheat linguine, cooked al dente, see shopping tips
1package (1 lb.)chicken breast tenders or 4 chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1tablespoon plus 1 teaspoonCajun spices, see shopping tips
2green onions (scallions), thinly sliced
¼cupsun-dried tomatoes (oil-packed), blotted well with paper towels, chopped, see prep tip
Fresh ground black pepper, to taste
¼cupgrated Parmesan cheese
Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.
In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, melt the butter. Add the chicken pieces and sauté until chicken is tender about 5 to 7 minutes.
Reduce heat, add green onions, milk, tomatoes, basil, garlic powder, and black pepper. Cook for few minutes until heated through.
Toss in cooked linguine, Parmesan cheese, and coat pasta well.
Divide among 4 pasta bowls or plates.
Serve at once.
Makes 4 servings (each serving ¼ of recipe)
You’ll find a Cajun blend of spices in most supermarkets in the spice aisle.You’ll find whole wheat linguine at Trader Joe’s but most supermarkets and health food stores carry it.
I recommend using oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes because they add so much flavor. Place them in paper towels and squeeze out most of the oil before adding to the dish.
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