Monday, February 22, 2010

SUCCESS! Yummiest Dinner :)

I am a huge pasta lover. Pasta, bread, anything starchy! My husband is not! I cook something with pasta at least once a week, and I think I'm slowly starting to crack his anti-pasta shell! He LOVED tonights dinner! He rated it 10 out of 10. Which is RARE! Never does anything I cook get a 10!! So here it is!

Louisiana Chicken Pasta
Annie's Eats

For Chicken:

  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 1/2 lb. boneless chicken breasts, uncooked and cubed
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Cajun seasoning, to taste

For Pasta and Sauce:

  • 8-10 oz bowtie pasta
  • 1 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 c. onion, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 c. whipping cream
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp. water
  • 3 scallions, chopped (I will omit next time)

    First, heat a medium sized skillet on medium-high heat melting 1 Tbsp. butter. Once melted add the cubed, uncooked chicken, salt and pepper. Toss to combine until chicken is cooked thoroughly. Meanwhile, begin to heat a pot of boiling water for the pasta. When chicken is done, set in small bowl and set aside. (It may cool off but that is okay.) Cook pasta in boiling water according to package directions until desired consistency.

    While pasta is cooking, heat butter and oil in medium skilled (Used previously for chicken) on medium heat. Once butter is melted add peppers and onion. Mix in the salt, pepper, cajun and cayenne seasonings. Cook until peppers are softened (About 6-8 minutes). Add whipping cream to skillet and simmer. Meanwhile, in a very small bowl, combine cornstarch and water and whisk well. Once skillet mixture has started to bubble, add the cornstarch mixture. Continue to simmer another 5 minutes until thickened, stirring frequently.

    When sauce has thickened, add chicken and pasta. Toss to coat well and cook on medium-high heat for a few minutes to warm chicken pieces up. You may add additional cajun seasoning to taste. Add the scallions last. Toss well and serve warm.

    I also served this with Chile-Cheddar Bread., a-mazing!!


  1. This looks delicious! I can't wait to see what else you cook up!

  2. Just wanted to stop by and say "congrats!" on starting your new blog! You are going to have a blast!

  3. Thank you ladies :) I am already getting addicted!!

  4. I'm not sure how I stumbled across your blog...

    I made this recipe last night and OMG, it was delicious! Both my husband and I loved it and decided it was a keeper.