Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Scrumptious Wednesday: Cajun Chicken

In honor of the Challenge, and to feed the inner ragin’ Cajun in you. Here’s a full compass meal that is hearty and jam packed with nutrition. The recipe itself only calls for Cajun seasoning, meh. I must digress and say flavor your chicken however you like, that and I am not a big fan of butter so I opted to leave the butter buds out of the recipe. For seasoning the chicken, I used herbs de provence, fresh thyme and a hint of cayenne and it turned out nicely!

Cajun Chicken
2 portions whole wheat rigatoni (4oz uncooked)
2 portions chicken breast (1/2 lb)
2 TBP Cajun seasoning
1/2c skim milk
1 bag (5oz) baby spinach leaves
8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
1 TBSP Butter Buds
1 tomato, chopped

Prepare rigatoni according to its package directions. Lightly coat a large skillet with cooking spray and place over medium heat. Coat chicken breasts w/seasonings. Place chicken breasts in skillet, turn and cook for 6 minutes on each side. transfer the cooked chicken breasts to a plate, cover w/foil to keep warm.

Add milk, cooked pasta, spinach, mushrooms and butter buds to skillet, mix well. Cover and simmer over low heat, stirring occasionally until heated through. About 5 minutes. Divide pasta mixture into two portions and top w/a portion of the Cajun chicken. Garnish with tomatoes and serve.

(2 servings, takes about 25 minutes start to finish!)



  1. oh YUM!! is it super spicy? or just a little tang?

  2. If you stick with the 2tbsp it's kinda spicy...but I veered from the recipe and kept cayenne light because I wanted to test other flavors. I'm more of an herbs de provence fan than cayenne (unless it's in chili then we're talking something different!!)

    It was equally as delish.

  3. Yum! This will certainly be on TJs pregame meal menu soon ;) Thanks for sharing!

  4. KY-I do have to say that when reading over the recipe and saw milk it was a little terrifying but turned out magnificently.

    It'll feed your man, you, and make you walk away (to the couch!!) without feeling like you're about to keel over with pasta overload!