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One-Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 30 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Get ready for this easy one-pot, rich and creamy pasta dish with chicken, red bell pepper and Cajun seasoning.

Ingredients

20
oz boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 4 breasts)
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon no-salt Cajun seasoning
1
medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced (about 1 cup)
3
cups Progresso™ chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
8
oz uncooked fettuccine pasta, broken in half
1/2
cup heavy whipping cream

Steps

  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken, garlic and Cajun seasoning; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is no longer pink. Add bell pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove chicken mixture to serving platter. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Add broth to Dutch oven; heat to boiling. Add pasta; cook 8 to 10 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in chicken mixture and cream; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart Dutch oven with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken, garlic and Cajun seasoning; cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is no longer pink. Add bell pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove chicken mixture to serving platter. Cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Add broth to Dutch oven; heat to boiling. Add pasta; cook 8 to 10 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until pasta is tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Stir in chicken mixture and cream; cook 2 to 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Expert Tips

Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese and sliced green onions, if desired.

No-salt Cajun seasoning can be found in the spice aisle of your favorite grocery store.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
452.2
Calories from Fat
170
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10.2g
16%
Saturated Fat
4.4g
22%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
124.0mg
41%
Sodium
2384.6mg
99%
Total Carbohydrate
45.8g
15%
Dietary Fiber
2.4g
10%
Sugars
3.9g
Protein
40.9g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
3.80%
4%
Iron
8.50%
8%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 5 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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