Cajun Chicken Pasta

IMG_3730 2This meal isn’t the most convenient, nor very college student-friendly, I guess you could say, BUT it is healthy and it is delicious. It’s a top favorite meal of my mom’s, so I thought I needed to share, since we had it last night for my birthday dinner! Keep in mind while reading this recipe, my mom is the type of cook who hardly ever fully follows a recipe and kind of just does her thing, so these aren’t the most accurate measurements, but they are pretty dang close.

Ingredients (serves about four people):

  • About a half box of fettuccine noodles – this is what we use
    (Healthier options: zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash)
  • 1/2 cup of milk (or 1/2 cup of heavy whipping cream – could use if using healthier option of noodles)
  • Basil seasoning
  • 1 lemon
  • 3-4 vegetables of your choice (good options: squash, broccoli, onions, bell peppers, asparagus)
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Cajun seasoning (McCormick’s brand)
  • Garlic salt

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Prep and cook:

Noodles: Cook per packaging instruction, drain, throw in that milk, tsp of basil seasoning, squeeze about half a lemon, and add some salt to taste, keep on low heat

Veggies: Cut your vegetables to your preference. Throw about a tbsp of butter (Kerrygold is my fav) in a skillet, put the vegetables in, season to taste with the Cajun seasoning and garlic salt, skillet on low-medium heat, put lid on, and let veggies steam, lower heat when they are close to how you like your vegetables cooked.

Chicken: Season the chicken with a good amount of Cajun and lemon juice, then you can cook it however you’d like; bake it, throw it in a skillet, or grill it. I prefer it grilled.

After you have cooked everything, throw it all together, mix it up, and ENJOY!

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