This Cajun Chicken Pasta is a perfect mix of spicy and creamy. Blackened chicken makes this pasta recipe really stand out and will become one of your go-to comfort foods!
Oh, hello spicy. Nice to see you. There was a time that I didn’t hold such an affinity for you, and that makes me sad. Thankfully I am back to your side. Especially after enjoying a big plate of pasta, creamy sauce, crunchy peppers, and so much spicy goodness. This recipe for Cajun Chicken Pasta is ready to put the spice back into life.
What beer pairs well with Cajun Pasta with Chicken?
The beer: Amber from Abita.
With spicy you don’t want overwhelming. Spicy chicken plus spicy sauce PLUS carbs…you want something that isn’t trying to fight with all the goodness of this dish so a pale ale like
What TV series pairs well with a spicy pasta dish?
Since in our house anything featuring Danny McBride cannot be missed, Righteous Gemstones is where it’s at this Mitten Movie Night
How to make Cajun Chicken Pasta:
I REALLY think that the key to this easy pasta recipe is the blackened chicken. Sprinkle the chicken with lots of Cajun seasoning then cooking it until crispy on the outside but juicy on the outside. That is what makes it meld so perfectly with this creamy pasta.
To achieve blackened chicken perfection it’s all about coating, frying, then taking it off at just the right moment. See the below example: I hate to brag, but yeah, that’s how you do it.
First, cut the chicken breasts in half. I try to cut mine to about 2-3 inches in the middle, no more. I want these to cook quick and stay juicy. The thicker they are, the longer they take to cook.
Sprinkle each side with 1 Tbs Cajun Seasoning.
To a shallow rimmed pan add oil. Let the pan heat up then place the chicken in the pan. Cook 4-5 minutes then flip. Cook 4-5 additional minutes depending on the thickness of the cut. *Make a cut in the thickest part of the chicken breast to make sure that it has cooked through. If not, return to the pan and cook 1-2 minutes per side.
While the chicken is cooking, add the fettucini to a pot and boil according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1/4 cup of the pasta water for the sauce.
Next, chop the red and green peppers, onions and mince the garlic.
Once the chicken has cooked, remove and place on a cutting board. Slice the chicken.
In the same pan that you cooked the chicken, leaving the heat on medium, add 1 Tbs butter and let melt. Once the butter is melted add the sliced peppers, onions, and garlic and sautee. Cook for 5 minutes to soften but allowing them to still stay crunchy.
Add the flour, stirring the ingredients together, then slowly add 1/4 cup reserved water* from the fettucini. *I have found that using the pasta water when making a cream sauce stretches the sauce out without making it clumpy.
Next, add the heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, and 1 Tbs Cajun seasoning.
Finally to the pan, add the drained cooked pasta. Top with the reserved green onions and jalapenos.
Like adding jalapenos to food? Try these recipes that are better with the spicy stuff on top:
I like to use tongs to combine everything together and then to serve. And here you are……
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
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This Scones Recipe is full of brown sugar flavor, chocolate and sprinkled with walnuts. Brown Sugar Scones with Chocolate Drizzle is the perfect start to the day with coffee or an afternoon treat with tea.
Just like the Swedish Sticky Cake that I made this week for Choctoberfest, scones have been a recipe that I’ve been wanting to try for a while. Once I knew that Imperial Sugar would be a sponsor again this year I knew exactly what I was going to make, Brown Sugar Scones. Then, since it’s Choctoberfest, add lots and LOTS of chocolate over the top!
Imperial brown sugar is my favorite brown sugar to use. I also used brown sugar for last years Choctobfest for a holiday recipe called Cracker Candy. Can’t wait to make that recipe again this year for Christmas.
Imperial brown sugar is so easy to use and it comes in a great sealed bagged so you don’t have to mess with transferring it to another container or worrying about it getting hard. Time and time again Imperial products are ones that I turn to in all my baking. To find out more about Imperial visit their sepcial Halloween page here.
So now let’s stop daydreaming about brown sugar and get on to this brown sugar scones recipe.
How to make Brown Sugar Scones with Chocolate Drizzle:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a mixer add flour, baking powder, salt, brown sugar, heavy whipping cream, and egg. Start stirring the ingredients and slowly add butter 1 Tbs at a time. When all the dough has combined place the dough on a floured surface. Form the dough into a round disc and roll out to about a 1-inch thickness.
Cut the dough now into 8 triangles and place onto a baking sheet with parchment paper or a baking mat. Put into the oven and bake for 15-18 minutes. Take out of them and let cool.
Once the scones have cooled in a microwave proof cup add the semi-sweet chocolate chips and whipping cream. Microwave for 30-40 seconds. Stir to combine the chocolate until it is all combined. Drizzle over the scones that add nuts.
Are there other ways to top scones?
Yes! Swap out these substitutions:
- White chocolate and dried cranberries.
- Milk chocolate and crushed pistachios.
- Butterscotch and mini milk chocolate chips.
Place the scones back onto the baking sheet and put into the refrigerator to let the chocolate set, for about 2 hours.
How to store scones:
- Store in the refrigerator on a plate for up to 4 days.
And here you are…..
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy
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Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream is a creamy treat that perfect for fall! This no-churn ice cream recipe is a great break from traditional pumpkin spice recipes.
I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make ice cream. No fancy equipment just start with 2 simple ingredients and then add from there. I’ve always wanted to try my own so I thought for Fall some pumpkin ice cream would be perfect. Even better, pumpkin pie ice cream.
Even though Friday was officially the beginning of Fall ice cream really is in order since this week has been H-O-T! I’m talking like almost 90 degrees. It’s a little odd to see the leaves falling when you are staring at them from inside because you want to be close to the A/C. Not complaining though because Michigan winters are so long that I will take every last bit of Summer I can get. So now let’s cool off with some pumpkin pie ice cream, shall we?
Is no-churn ice cream at home? Yes!
- Start with just two ingredients: heavy whipping cream and sweetened condensed milk.
- Don’t have a Kitchen Aid mixer? A handheld electric mixer works just as well!
- Add nuts, fruit, candy pieces, chocolate chunks…anything you like to make a no-churn dessert at home the whole family will love.
How to make Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream:
Using a mixer, either stand or handheld, whip the whipping cream for around 5 minutes until peaks form. With it still going add the can of sweetened condensed milk.
Finally add the pumpkin, vanilla and pumpkin spice. That’s it! Turn off the mixer and get ready to add the cookies.
In a Ziploc bag crush up the cookies or graham crackers whatever your using. Not too fine though. Add 3/4 of the cup of crushed cookies into the filling.
Place into a loaf pan, it worked perfect and didn’t take up too much room in my freezer. Now put the rest of the cookies on top.
Into the freezer, this pumpkin pie ice cream goes. It needs at least 6 hours if not overnight. I got too tempted and tried it after about 4 hours and it was not done–but it tasted good like pudding just not like ice cream. Once it’s set, delicious.
And here you are…..
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
Cookie crust adapted from Celebrating Sweets.
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- Miso Broth with Roast Pumpkin and Noodles by Sprinkles and Sprouts
- Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Walnut Streusel by Baking Sense
- Pumpkin Kugel by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Pumpkin Monkey Bread Muffins by Jersey Girl Cooks
- Pumpkin Mug Muffin by Our Good Life
- Pumpkin Oatmeal Cups by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Pumpkin Shrub by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Pumpkin Spiced Cream Cheese Rolls by Fantastical Sharing of Recipes
- Roasted Pumpkin Apple Bacon Soup by Food Lust People Love
- Savory Pumpkin with Red Onion Garlic and Coconut by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- No Bake Paleo Pumpkin Bites by Bites of Wellness
- Pumpkin Blondies by Pies and Plots
- Pumpkin Bread Pudding by The Freshman Cook
- Pumpkin Cupcakes by NinjaBaker.com
- Pumpkin Hand Pies by Kudos Kitchen by Renee
- Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream by Bottom Left of the Mitten
- Pumpkin Pot Au Creme by Cooking On The Ranch
- Traditional Pumpkin Pie by Palatable Pastime
- Pumpkin Spice Chocolate Chip Cookies by Sunday Supper Movement
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