Creole Chicken Pasta

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Creole #Chicken #Pasta. A little spice and a whole lot of delicious! #recipe

The other day the boys and I caught an episode of the Pioneer Woman's cooking show on the Food Network. When they saw her Cajun Chicken Pasta, they about started drooling. So, being the B-list mom that I am, I decided I would make them some. The only problem? I forgot some of the ingredients of course. So, I had to improvise with what I had in the kitchen, and what resulted was a delicious Creole Chicken Pasta adapted from the Pioneer Woman's recipe. Ours omits the wine and goes with a little less heat. My boys are a bit on the wimpy side when it comes to spice. This was a quick favorite, and the boys gobbled it up in a hurry, so it will be making a repeat showing in our home from now on.

Ingredients:

4-5 Chicken breasts cut into chunks (my boys like more meat!)
3 teaspoons Creole seasoning
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup cream
1 red onion sliced
1 red bell pepper sliced
1 yellow bell pepper sliced
A pinch or two of cornstarch
Garlic powder to taste
Salt and pepper to taste
1 pound fettuccine pasta

Instructions:

Please excuse the lack of process photos, I wasn't sure I was going to post this on my site until it was finished and we found out it actually tasted good.

Step 1: Cut the chicken breasts into chunks and toss with 1 teaspoon creole seasoning. This seasoning can be purchased in almost any grocery store.

Step 2: Heat a cast iron skillet on high and add half the butter and oil to it.  Add the chicken to it, don't stir it, but instead press it into a single layer on the bottom of the skillet. Cook for several minutes before flipping and cooking for an additional 2 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and put on a plate.

Step 3: While still hot, add the rest of the butter and oil to the skillet. Add in the vegetables and press into a single layer. Sprinkle on another teaspoon of Creole seasoning, and cook for a 3-4 minutes, stirring every once in a while just to keep the vegetables from burning. If they get a little blackened, that is good, but you don't want them mushy or burnt to a crisp.

Step 4: Remove the vegetables and place them on the plate with the chicken off to the side.


Step 5: Put the pasta on to cook at this point. You can cook it while you finish the sauce. When done, drain and set off to the side.

Step 6: Pour 3 cups of chicken stock into the skillet heated on high. Stir well to get the drippings deglazed from the bottom of the pan. After a minute, reduce the heat to medium and cook for another 3 minutes.

Step 7: Add a cup of heavy cream to the skillet with the chicken and cook for 3-4 minutes stirring frequently. You can taste at this point and add in another teaspoon of creole seasoning, some garlic powder, salt and pepper to taste.

Step 8: If your sauce has not thickened enough, add a pinch or two of cornstarch and cook another couple minutes.


Step 9: Add the chicken and veggies to the sauce and serve over fettuccine.



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17 comments

  1. That looks really good! I love Creole food, and this looks like it would be a great meal for my family.

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  2. This sounds and looks amazing. I have never cooked with Creole but I would attempt this for sure!

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  3. This creole chicken pasta looks so tasty! I'll have to try the recipe.

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  4. This looks really good and definitely a nice change of pace. I am sure Jimmy and I would enjoy eating this. Thanks for this idea.

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  5. Nom nom. I'm glad your experiment paid off - this dish looks delicious!

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  6. I love creole food in general, and this looks really good!

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  7. I have never tried Creole food before, but this dish looks delish!

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  8. I've got to make this! I love to try new foods and I've never tried Creole food before.

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  9. This looks great & it's something I would totally make. YUM!

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  10. I've never had Creole before but that looks good.

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  11. This looks really good. I don't think I've ever had Creole before and wonder if it would be too spicy for me....

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  12. It really is not spicy at all. We don't like heat that much, and everyone enjoyed this, even my youngest.

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  13. Our entire family prefers a little spice (even though I'm a bigger wuss than my kids) so this is sure to be an easy crowd pleaser!

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  14. I love Creole food, but not too spicy, so glad you said it wasn't spicy. :)

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  15. That looks absolutely delicious. I can't wait to make it for my family.

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