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(Lighter) Cajun Chicken Pasta


A delicious fusion of southern Cajun chicken and creamy pasta - packed with veg and lower in calories & slimming values - perfect for everyone!

Recipe (serves 4)

Ingredients:

  • 500g chicken breast - sliced

  • 250g penne pasta (or any shape of your choice)

  • 1 red onion - sliced

  • 1 red bell pepper - sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper - sliced

  • 50g Cajun seasoning

  • 2tbsp minced garlic

  • 1tbsp tomato puree

  • 200g lighter cream cheese

  • 60g lighter cheese (mozzarella or cheddar work great)


Method:

  1. Add the chicken to a bowl with the cajun seasoning and mix well until covered, set aside to marinate.

  2. Cook pasta according to packet instructions, drain & set aside (keep approx 1 cup of pasta water - we will use this later)

  3. Heat oil or alternative in a large pan, add the chicken & cook on a high heat until seared all round.

  4. Lower the heat and add the garlic & onions, cook for around 2-3 minutes then add the peppers, cook for a further 2-3 minutes.

  5. Add the tomato puree, cream cheese and pasta water to the pan and mix well until combined, allow to simmer for 1-2 minutes before adding the pasta.

  6. Stir until smooth & well combined, add the cheese & mix until melted through.

Nutritional Values

Approx 560 calories per portion

Approx 4 /S per portion (or S/Free using HEA for cheese)


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