Sunday, January 2, 2011

N'Orleans Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Pasta

This is an amazing recipe!

2-4  skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips
12 oz.  linguine, cooked al dente
6 tsp.  cajun seasoning
4 tbsp.  butter
1  bunch of green onions, thinly sliced
1 1/2- 2 c.  heavy whipping cream
4 tbsp.  sun-dried tomatoes, julienne cut
1/2 tsp  salt
3/4 tsp.  dried basil
3/8 tsp.  black pepper
3/8  tsp. garlic powder
3/4 c.  parmesan cheese, grated 

Cajun Seasoning Recipe:
2 tsp. white pepper
2 tsp. garlic powder
2 tsp. onion powder
2 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 tsp. paprika
2 tsp. black pepper

Place chicken and cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.  In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken in butter until chicken is tender and fully cooked, about 5-7 minutes.  Reduce heat add green onion, heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and heat through.  Pour over hot linguine and toss with parmesan for about 5 minutes on low heat.

*We make ours a little differently, I use olive oil instead of butter and used extra cajun seasoning to the chicken for extra kick.  I love the the taste of sauted scallops so I added it in with the chicken towards the end instead of adding into the sauce, and I did half shrimp and half chicken.   So yummy!!

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