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Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

 
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A delicious colorful Cajun pasta main with chicken and shrimp.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

15

min

Cook

40

min

Ready

1

hrs

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber
 

Ingredients

½ teaspoon white pepper
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
*
1 ½ teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon paprika
¼ teaspoon garlic powder
*
¼ teaspoon onion powder
*
2 chicken breast halves, boneless, skinless
½ pound shrimp
peeled, deveined
5 quarts water
*
6 ounces pasta, fettuccine
6 ounces pasta, spinach fettuccine
*
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium tomatoes
chopped
1 small green bell peppers
sliced
1 small sweet red bell peppers
sliced
1 small sweet yellow bell peppers
sliced
*
1 small onions
sliced
1 ½ cups chicken broth
1 tablespoon cornstarch
or arrowroot powder
2 tablespoons white wine
2 teaspoons parsley leaves
chopped

Directions

Make a cajun seasoning blend by combining the white pepper, cayenne pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl.

Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces.

Use about one third of the seasoning blend to coat the chicken pieces.

In another bowl, sprinkle another one-third of the spice blend over the shrimp.

Start your pasta cooking by bringing 5 quarts of water to a boil over high heat.

Add both fettuccine to the hot water, reduce the heat to medium, and simmer for 12 to 14 minutes or until the pasta is tender.

While the pasta cooks, heat 1 Tablespoon of the olive oil in a large frying pan or skillet over high heat.

When the oil is hot, sauté the chicken in the pan for about 2 minutes per side or until the surface of the chicken starts to turn brown.

Add the shrimp to the pan with the chicken and cook another 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to keep the shrimp from sticking.

When the chicken and shrimp have been seared, pour the contents of the pan onto a plate or into a bowl.

Do not rinse the pan! Put the pan back over high heat and add the remaining tablespoon of oil to the pan.

Add the tomatoes, peppers and onions to the oil.

Sprinkle the vegetables with the remaining spice blend and sauté for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables begin to turn dark brown or black.

Add the chicken and shrimp to the vegetables and pour ¾ cup of the chicken stock in the pan.

Cook over high heat until the stock has been reduced to just about nothing.

Add the remaining ¾ cup of stock to the pan.

The liquid should become dark as it deglazes the pan of the dark film left by the spices and cooking food.

Stir constantly, scraping the blackened stuff on the bottom of the pan.

Reduce the broth a bit more, then turn the heat down to low.

Combine the cornstarch or arrowroot powder with the wine in a small bowl.

Stir until it is dissolved.

Add this to the pan and simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens slightly.

When the pasta is done, drain it and spoon half onto a plate.

Spoon half of the jambalaya over the pasta.

Sprinkle half the parsley over the top.

Repeat for the second serving.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Comments

Kimberly
Stoughton, United States
 over 7 years ago

This looks really good. Love the cajun flavors! :)

Thanks for the comment, Kimberly. This dish tastes absolutely divine, we too love the cajun flavors :-)

happyzhangbo
Toronto , Ontario, Canada
 over 7 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 397g (14.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 43722% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 16%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 1182mg 49%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 13%
Sugars g
Protein 68g
Vitamin A 31% Vitamin C 84%
Calcium 6% Iron 25%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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