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Cajun Chicken Pasta: Homemade Lean Cuisine Instructions

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Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 338kcal
Author: Organize Yourself Skinny

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs of boneless skinless chicken breast cut into smaller chunks
  • 1 tablespoon white whole wheat flour or whatever flour you have available
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning I used McCormick
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red pepper seeded and sliced
  • 1 medium white onion sliced
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 10 ounce package sliced while mushrooms
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth plus a little extra to deglaze pan
  • 1/4 cup grated romano cheese
  • 1/2 package dry linguini cooked

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl mix together the chicken, flour, and cajun seasoning. Make sure the chicken is fully coated with flour and seasoning.
  • In a large saute pan, heat the olive oil on medium high, then add the chicken to the pan. Cook on both sides until no longer pink in the middle, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
  • Pour just a little chicken broth into the pan to deglaze it. This will loosen up the brown bits from the pan.
  • Add peppers, onion, mushrooms, and garlic. Cook until onions are translucent. Sprinkle with just a pinch of salt.
  • Add chicken broth, romano cheese, and chicken into the pan with vegetables. Cook for about 5 minutes are until the sauce is slightly thickened.
  • Serve over pasta.

Notes

Make ahead instructions
This recipe can be made ahead of time and prepared into individual freezer meals. You can also freeze the sauce separately in containers for a later dinner. For easy preparation the day you eat you can prep the chicken and vegetables ahead of time.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 338kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 4g | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g