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.


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


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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  7. Saving this, it looks so good!

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

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

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

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

  12. That dish looks so good!

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

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

  15. 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!

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

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



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