Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Course Dinner
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8 people
Calories 433kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 (16 ounce) package penne pasta
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 Tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup low-fat 1% milk
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium- high heat. Coat chicken breasts in seasoning and place in preheated skillet, cooking for 5- 6 minutes on each side or until cooked through. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Melt in butter in the same skillet and add garlic and cook, stirring continuously, for 1 minute. Mix in flour and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes, or until it turns light golden brown.
  • Slowly stir in chicken broth, milk, lemon zest, parmesan, salt and pepper then cook, stirring continuously, for 3 minutes or until thickened.
  • Remove from heat, add pasta and toss until evenly coated in sauce. Slice chicken and place on top of pasta and garnish with diced tomatoes and parsley.

Notes

MFP: MFF Cajun Chicken Pasta

Nutrition

Serving: 10.1ounces | Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 58.5g | Protein: 26.8g | Fat: 10.2g