Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

6 ounces linguine
8 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
5 tsp. Cajun spice blend, divided
2 tsp. olive oil
2 medium red or yellow bell peppers, sliced into strips
1/2 medium red onion, sliced into strips
8 ounces large raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 garlic clove, minced
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
1 C. canned diced tomatoes, with juice
¼ C. reduced-sodium chicken broth
2 tsp. butter
2 T. fresh chopped parsley


Cook the pasta according to the package directions and set aside. Place the chicken pieces into a medium bowl and toss with 1 T. Cajun spice. Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and sauté for 3 to 4 minutes or until cooked about halfway through. Add the peppers, onion and shrimp and sauté another 1 to 2 minutes or until the shrimp are pink. Reduce the heat to medium. Add the garlic, black pepper, remaining 2 tsp. Cajun spice, tomatoes, and chicken broth to the skillet and gently stir. Cook for 5 more minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked and vegetables tender. Swirl the butter into the sauce. Place the pasta in a large bowl, toss with the sauce, and garnish with chopped parsley.


Yield: 4 servings

Calories: 325

Fat: 6g

Fiber: 6g

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