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Healthy Cajun Chicken Linguine

9/6/2017, 11 a.m.
Servings: 5 / Total Time: 30 mins Ingredients Cajun Spice • 2 1/2 tbsp salt • 1 tbsp dried oregano ...

Servings: 5 / Total Time: 30 mins

Ingredients

Cajun Spice

• 2 1/2 tbsp salt

• 1 tbsp dried oregano

• 1 tbsp paprika

• 1 tbsp red chili powder

• 1 tbsp ground black pepper

For Cajun Chicken Linguine

• 8 ounces uncooked whole wheat whole grain linguine

• 1 pound chicken breast strips

• 1-2 tsp Cajun spice or to taste

• cooking spray

• 1 tbsp olive oil

• 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced

• 1 yellow bell pepper thinly sliced

• 2 cups mushrooms sliced

• 1 onion sliced

• 5 cloves garlic minced

• 1 cup skim milk

• salt and pepper to taste

• fresh parsley chopped

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Cook linguine according to package instructions.

  2. Cut the chicken in small thin strips and season it with Cajun spice. Once the chicken sliced thin and seasoned, coat a skillet with cooking spray and saute the chicken until cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

  3. Add the olive oil to the skillet. Place the onions and peppers in the skillet, and season with salt and pepper. You can also throw in some more Cajun spice if you can handle the heat.

  4. Throw in the sliced mushrooms with the peppers, onions and garlic. Saute them until tender, then add the chicken back to the skillet, and add about a cup of skim milk. Cook until it comes to a boil and taste for seasoning and adjust as needed.

  5. Add the cooked linguine to the skillet, throw in some parsley and toss.

  6. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.