Cajun cuisine is the style of cooking named for the French-speaking Acadian or “Cajun” immigrants deported by the British from Acadia in Canada to the Acadiana region of Louisiana, U.S. It is what could be called a rustic cuisine — locally available ingredients predominate, and preparation is simple.
An authentic Cajun meal is usually a three-pot affair, with one pot dedicated to the main dish, one dedicated to steamed rice, special made sausages, or some other seafood dish, and the third containing whatever vegetable is plentiful or available. Ground cayenne and fresh black pepper are used often. (via Wikipedia)
When most people think of Cajun food, they think of spicy. Cajun food has always been known to be able to give a good kick to the taste buds. The flavors of this dish mixed with the cream sauce hits the palette all over, and is packed with flavor. This will be a recipe that is sure to stick around in your kitchen!
Cajun chicken and creamy pasta
- 4 chicken breasts
- 2 to 3 tablespoons Cajun spice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 green onions (chopped)
- 2 cloves garlic (minced)
- 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomato (chopped)
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon red pepper
- 1/2 cup white wine
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 14oz heavy whipping cream
- 8oz fettuccine noodles (cooked)
Season chicken with Cajun seasoning and salt to your taste. Heat olive oil and butter in pan to medium-high heat and brown chicken. Remove chicken from pan. Start to boil water and cook noodles according to package.
Add the green onion, garlic, and sun-dried tomatoes to pan and cook for about one minute. Add the white wine to pan to deglaze. Cook until wine is reduced by half.
Add the heavy cream, remaining spices, and Parmesan to pan. Heat until thick and creamy to your consistency. Stir in the cooked noodles into the sauce pan and stir until well coated with the sauce.
Serve the chicken breasts on top of the pasta and get ready for compliments and requests for the recipe!