Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Spaghetti with Cajun Chicken

One more day to get your pasta recipes in for this week's Presto Pasta Nights roundup! Check out this post for more details.

I picked up some colourful pasta this weekend at La Bottega, with Presto Pasta Nights in mind.

Not as cool as Zebra Pasta, but a step above the usual whole wheat stuff.

Spaghetti with Cajun Chicken
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3/4lb angel hair pasta (cooked) (I used spaghetti)
3 tablespoons olive oil
4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (cut into strips) (I used 2 breast halves)
2 tablespoons fresh garlic (chopped)
2 tablespoons dried basil
2 tablespoons Cajun-style blackened seasoning (I used this cajun spice)
salt and pepper (to taste)
10 roma tomatoes (diced) (I used a large can of diced tomatoes)
2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Step 1: Heat olive oil in a large skillet, to medium-high heat. Add chicken pieces and fry until brown on the outside. Stir in basil, garlic, blackened seasoning, salt and pepper. Mix in tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes are semi soft and the chicken is fully cooked.
Step 2: Toss with noodles and top with crumbled feta cheese.
(Makes 5 Servings)

Overall, a good dish. Makes for a quick and simple meal. StumbleUpon


giz said...

Just as cool as Zebra pasta. Standing up pre cooking they look like pick up sticks :)

Deb in Hawaii said...

What a gorgeous looking dish and I love the flavors. I am bummed I didn't get it together to make a PPN dish this week!

Dharm said...

Dang it! I didnt know you were hosting PPN this time round... that dish looks just lovely!

kat said...

What fun pasta!

Ruth Daniels said...

Looks very festive. All that's missing are the beads from Mardi Gras. Thanks for sharing and hosting PResto Pasta Nights.

That Girl said...

Loving the cajun chicken addition! I like a little spice with my pasta.

grace said...

aside from my favorite part about this (the colors, obviously), the addition of cajun-spiced chicken is a great idea. good stuff!

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

I love the coloured pastas Giz.It just makes eating that much more festive:D