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Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Cajun Chicken Pasta
 
One serving costs about $1.5

$1.50 per serving

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1 likes

This recipe is ready in 30 minutes

Ready in 30 minutes

4 lunch,main course,main dish,dinner cajun,creol
spoonacular Score:43%

Spoonacular Score: 43%

 

Cajun Chicken Pasta might be just the main course you are searching for. For $1.5 per serving, this recipe covers 19% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. This recipe makes 4 servings with 557 calories, 20g of protein, and 42g of fat each. Head to the store and pick up ground pepper, salt, parmesan cheese, and a few other things to make it today. To use up the pasta you could follow this main course with the Chocolate Dessert Pasta as a dessert. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes around 30 minutes. Similar recipes include Cajun Chicken Pasta, Cajun Chicken Pasta, and Cajun Chicken Pasta.

Cajun works really well with Albarino, rosé Wine, and Sauvignon Blanc. These low-tannin, lower alcohol wines will complement the heat in spicy cajun dishes, instead of making your mouth burn more. One wine you could try is La Canan Albarino. It has 4.1 out of 5 stars and a bottle costs about 20 dollars.

La Cana Albarino

Pineapple, lemon, seashell and salt scents carry through on the pure, silky palate. Finishes very long with brilliant acidity, rich citrus fruit flavors, fine minerals and just the slightest touch of almond. Absolutely delicious.

» Get this wine on Wine.com

Ingredients

Servings:
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps butter
butter
2 tsps
2 tsps cajun seasoning
cajun seasoning
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps dried basil
dried basil
4
4  fresh mushrooms
fresh mushrooms
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps garlic powder
garlic powder
1
1  green bell pepper
green bell pepper
1
1  green onion
green onion
0.13 tsps
0.13 tsps black ground pepper
black ground pepper
1.5 cups
1.5 cups heavy cream
heavy cream
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps lemon pepper
lemon pepper
2 Tbsps
2 Tbsps parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
4 oz
4 oz pasta
pasta
0.5
0.5  red bell pepper
red bell pepper
0.25 tsps
0.25 tsps salt
salt
2
2  skinless boneless chicken breast halves
skinless boneless chicken breast halves
2 Tbsps butter
2 Tbsps
butter
2 tsps cajun seasoning
2 tsps
cajun seasoning
0.25 tsps dried basil
0.25 tsps
dried basil
4  fresh mushrooms
4
fresh mushrooms
0.13 tsps garlic powder
0.13 tsps
garlic powder
1  green bell pepper
1
green bell pepper
1  green onion
1
green onion
0.13 tsps black ground pepper
0.13 tsps
black ground pepper
1.5 cups heavy cream
1.5 cups
heavy cream
0.25 tsps lemon pepper
0.25 tsps
lemon pepper
2 Tbsps parmesan cheese
2 Tbsps
parmesan cheese
4 oz pasta
4 oz
pasta
0.5  red bell pepper
0.5
red bell pepper
0.25 tsps salt
0.25 tsps
salt
2  skinless boneless chicken breast halves
2
skinless boneless chicken breast halves


Instructions

View detailed instructions for Cajun Chicken Pasta and other Cajun recipes

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.50
Ingredient
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
¼ teaspoons dried basil
4 fresh mushrooms
⅛ teaspoons garlic powder
1 green bell pepper
1 green onion
1.5 cups heavy cream
¼ teaspoons lemon pepper
2 tablespoons parmesan cheese
4 ounces pasta
½ red bell pepper
2 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
Price
$0.24
$0.13
$0.02
$0.44
$0.01
$0.36
$0.08
$1.94
$0.01
$0.21
$0.24
$0.30
$2.00
$6.00

Tips

Health Tips

  • Although the body needs salt to survive, most of us get too much. The problem with consuming too much salt (what chemists call "sodium chloride") is actually the sodium part, which is why people concerned about high blood pressure go on low-sodium diets. If you are trying to reduce salt in your diet, you can try salt substitutes like potassium chloride or try to make do with less salt by using more black pepper, herbs, and spices.

  • If you can, choose grassfed butter for a better nutritional profile—more vitamins, a favorable omega 3/6 ratio, etc.

  • You can easily replace regular noodles with whole wheat noodles to add a little extra fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals to this dish. Just don't make the mistake of assuming that because the pasta is whole wheat, you can eat as much as you want. The calories and the effect on your blood sugar is not so drastically different!

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

  • get more health tips

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

Cooking Tips

  • Butter's incredible flavor has made it an extremely popular cooking fat, but it is important to know that butter has the lowest smoke point of almost any cooking fat. This means butter literally starts to smoke at a lower temperature than most other fats between 250-350 degrees Fahrenheit. So while butter is great for cooking at lower temperatures, you should probably use canola oil, coconut oil, or another oil with a higher smoke point for frying and other high temperature cooking.

  • You might have heard that you should never wash mushrooms. Before you spend your precious time wiping down mushroom after mushroom with a towel, you should probably know that this is mostly a myth. While mushrooms can absorb a little water if you soak them long enough, the amount absorbed from a quick wash is not going to have much of an impact on your dish.

  • The best method for cooking pasta is pretty controversial, but most sources seem to reach a consensus. Check out our lesson on how to cook pasta in the academy.

  • Confused by the different types of cream — Most differences arise from the fat content of the cream, and whether or not the cream has been "soured" by adding lactic acid bacteria to give it a tangy flavor.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

  • Bell peppers are unfortunately on the "dirty dozen" list compiled by the Environmental Working Group (EWG). You might want to buy them organic when you can.

  • Good news for mushroom lovers: according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), mushrooms are pretty "clean" when it comes to pesticide residue, so you do not have to splurge on extra-expensive organic mushrooms (unless you want to!)

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
557 Calories
19g Protein
41g Total Fat
27g Carbs
10% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
557
28%

Fat
41g
64%

  Saturated Fat
25g
156%

Carbohydrates
27g
9%

  Sugar
2g
3%

Cholesterol
175mg
58%

Sodium
340mg
15%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
19g
39%

Selenium
39µg
56%

Vitamin C
45mg
55%

Vitamin A
2623IU
52%

Vitamin B3
7mg
38%

Vitamin B6
0.65mg
32%

Phosphorus
278mg
28%

Manganese
0.38mg
19%

Vitamin B2
0.3mg
18%

Vitamin B5
1mg
16%

Potassium
526mg
15%

Vitamin K
14µg
14%

Vitamin E
1mg
13%

Magnesium
46mg
12%

Calcium
109mg
11%

Copper
0.2mg
10%

Fiber
2g
10%

Vitamin B1
0.13mg
9%

Zinc
1mg
8%

Iron
1mg
7%

Folate
27µg
7%

Vitamin D
0.84µg
6%

Vitamin B12
0.32µg
5%

covered percent of daily need

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