Monday, September 28, 2015

One-Pot Cajun Pasta

This is a fun recipe that I picked up off of Facebook! It's delicious with many different flavors, and a tad bit of spice! Bring on the heat!!

Ingredients:
2 tbsp olive oil
2 diced chicken breasts
Cajun seasoning; equal parts of cayenne pepper, onion powder, paprika, garlic salt, pepper, salt
8 oz Andoullie sausage
3 cloves of garlic
1/2 sliced onion
3 sliced small yellow peppers
2 cups fresh mushrooms
1 lb pasta
5 cups chicken broth
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup parmesan, plus more for garnish
chives for garnish

Start by adding the oil and chicken to a large pot.

Add the Cajun seasoning and start cooking over medium high heat.

Slice the sausage and add to the pot.

Start cutting up your vegetables! Here's a cool tool a worker at Cooks of Crocus Hill in Stillwater, MN suggested to me! It's a garlic peeler. You put in a few cloves of garlic and roll with the palm of your hand against a flat hard surface. Tip it over and your peeled garlic comes right out! Very handy, and I would highly recommend it!

Put all the vegetables in the pot and cook for about 3-4 minutes.

Add all of the pasta, break it in half before putting it in the pot.

Pour in chicken stock and bring to a boil and cover. Then lower to a simmer for 10 minutes and stir every two minutes.

Add heavy cream and stir.

Stir in parmesan.

Garnish with parmesan and chives!