Monday, January 4, 2016

In The Kitchen

Are you looking for a great meal that will really stretch to feed a family and stretch those dollars? 
Ragin Cajun Chicken Pasta will do it. 

What's a life saver with this meal is that it used 3 smallish chicken breasts, cut into strips, to feed my big eating family of 6... with some leftovers. 

The first thing I had to do was make up some cajun seasoning. 
Here's what I added together:
1 Tbsp salt
1 Tbsp paprika 
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp onion powder
2 tsp black pepper
2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp oregano 
2 tsp thyme
1 tsp red pepper flakes

Store this in a small jar with a lid and label it! You will be ready any time your dish may need a little zest! 

For the dish I used:
3 chicken breasts cut in thin strips
2 Tbsp butter
1 large onion sliced in thin strips
1 box pasta I used penne and a box is about 16 oz
1-2 Tbsp cajun seasoning (see above)
2 cups heavy cream or you can use half and half or milk
1/2 cup chunky salsa
1 garlic clove minced
parmesan cheese

Begin by slicing up your chicken and toss into a pan with melted butter.
Do the same with your onions.
Sprinkle the chicken and onions with cajun seasoning.
Cook until chicken is no longer pink.

Meanwhile boil your salted water for pasta.

Once your chicken is done, reduce heat and add salsa and cream and chopped garlic. Let the sauce thicken while noodles boil.
Once noodles are ready mix all together in pan and add parmesan cheese and serve. 

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