Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

This zesty Cajun-style pasta is full of lean chicken, peppers and onions. Serve with sautéed green beans.

Photo by Lisa M.
Adapted from eatingwell.com

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PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Adapted from eatingwell.com

Ingredients

  • 8

    ounces whole-wheat fusilli or rotini

  • 1

    tablespoon canola oil

  • 2

    slices bacon, chopped

  • 1

    large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1

    pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1

    medium green bell pepper, sliced

  • 3

    cloves garlic, minced

  • 4

    teaspoons Cajun seasoning (see Tip)

  • 1/2

    teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 1

    tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1

    28-ounce can crushed tomatoes

  • 1/3

    cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 1/2

    cup sliced scallions for garnish

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta until just tender, 8 to 10 minutes or according to package directions. Drain. Meanwhile, heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add bacon and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add chicken, bell pepper, garlic, Cajun seasoning and pepper. Cook stirring, until the onion and bell pepper are beginning to soften, about 4 minutes. Add flour and stir to coat. Add tomatoes and their juice; bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring often, until the sauce is bubbling and thickened and the chicken is cooked through, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream. Stir the pasta into the sauce. Serve sprinkled with scallions, if desired.

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