Monday, June 24, 2019

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Jumping back in like I've been here all along! Sharing recipes has always brought me joy. Even if no one reads my posts, and even if no one cooks my recipes, it's worth it! I like to come back to this sweet little space of mine and reflect on the yummy meals I've cooked as well as find dinner inspiration when I'm feeling uninspired. Inspiration from my cool is that?!

Here's a delicious and very experimental pasta dish that I made last week. Along with being out of touch with blogging for a bit also comes totally SUCKING at documenting this exact recipe. I tried my best. Honestly, I'm going to make this again in another few weeks and if needed, maybe make a few tweaks by testing it out with regular flour. Seriously though, this was delicious AS IS and I'm going to share it because it deserves a chance to shine! 
2 boneless/skinless chicken breasts - sliced into bite size pieces
2 bell peppers - sliced - I used 1 red and 1 orange
1/2 red onion - sliced
1 small zucchini - diced
1 cup of sliced button mushrooms 
1 box of pasta - I used gluten free brown rice quinoa rotini - but just use whatevs you want
2 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil (separated)
2- maybe even 3 tbsp of cajun seasoning (depending on how spicy you want it)
2-3 tbsp of arrowroot powder (or regular flour)
3/4 cup chicken stock
1.5  cup of unsweetened/unflavored almond milk
Salt & pepper to taste

1. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat and cook chicken, season with salt, pepper and 1 tbsp of cajun seasoning - set aside when it's cooked .
2. Cook the pasta.
3. Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat, cook veggies....stir often (lower heat if needed). When they are cooked down (I like to leave the peppers with a slight crunch) set veggies aside and use the same pan to prepare the sauce.
4. Whisk 2 tbsp of arrowroot powder with the chicken stock and then heat in the pan over medium heat. When it starts to bubble and thicken, season with salt, pepper and 1 tbsp of cajun seasoning. Add that last tbsp of arrowroot powder if you feel like it needs to be thicker - I did. 
5. Add chicken and veggies back in and lower heat to a simmer for 10 minutes...taste it! Add more cajun seasoning if you're feeling adventurous.
6. Combine chicken/veggie/saucy mixture with the pasta.

YUM! EnJoY!!!!! 

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