Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Creamy Cajun Chicken Gluten-Free Pasta

This dinner is so yummy, you won't believe that it is healthy for you! I used chickpea pasta in this recipe instead of normal pasta; it is SO delicious! The texture of the pasta is perfect. This meal has the perfect balance of flavors; it's spicy due to the cajun seasoning, but the creamy sauce helps cool down the spiciness. 
Let's get to cooking!

Creamy Cajun Chicken Gluten-Free Pasta
  • 1 lb chicken breasts
  • 3 bell peppers, sliced
  • 1 yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • Cajun seasoning blend (1 tablespoon paprika, 1/2 tablespoon cayenne pepper, 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder, 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme, 1/2 tablespoon black pepper.)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • avocado oil, to coat pan 
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 12 ounces chickpea pasta (or any pasta of choice)
  • chives, for garnish
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling, add chickpea pasta and let boil until fully cooked. Season chicken with cajun seasoning. 

Heat avocado oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Once hot, add chicken breasts and fry on each side for about 5 minutes. Remove from pan to baking sheet and transfer to oven to let finish cooking. Add onions, garlic, and pepper to pan over medium-high heat and cook until softened. Season with salt and pepper. Add in coconut milk and parmesan cheese. Let come to a boil and slightly reduce. Add cooked pasta to pan and mix well. Top with sliced chicken and fresh chives. Serve and enjoy!

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