Cajun Chicken and Shrimp pasta

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Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter or 2 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 white onion, sliced and quartered (1 cup)
  • 2 red bell pepper, chopped (2 cup)
  • 4 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, bite sized
  • 1 cup shrimp, peeled
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 4 to 6 mushrooms, sliced (1 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup chicken stock or 1 chicken bouillon cube per 1 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 12-ounce box fettuccine
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

Method

  • Cook pasta according to package direction.
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium/ high heat.
  • Sauté the bell peppers, onions, and garlic in the butter for 8 to 10 minutes or until the vegetables begin to soften slightly.
  • Add the chicken and cook, stirring, for 5 to 7 minutes or until the chicken shows no pink.
  • Add shrimp; cook for 3 – 5 minutes or until shrimp turns pink
  • Add the tomatoes, mushrooms, chicken stock (or chicken cubes and 1 cup water), salt, cayenne pepper, paprika, white pepper, and thyme and continue to simmer for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • combine cornstarch with 2 tablespoons of cold water in a small bowl and stir to dissolve then add to the pan and stir it in until it thickens.
  • Serve the dish by dividing the noodles in half onto two plates. Divide the chicken and vegetable sauce evenly and spread it over the top of the noodles on each plate. Divide the parsley and sprinkle it over each serving.


Shrimp Scampi with Pasta

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Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) pasta
  • 1 3/4 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • 3/4 cup chopped green onions, chopped
  • 1 1/2 pound uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup fresh parsley chopped
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan

Method

  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Meanwhile, heat the pan, put the butter and garlic. Sauté the garlic until golden brown.
  • Add shrimp; cook for 3 – 5 minutes or until shrimp turns pink.
  • Add the broth, lemon juice, zest, chili flakes and 4 tablespoons green onions. Bring to a boil.
  • Add parsley
  • Drain pasta and place in a serving bowl. Top with shrimp mixture and parmesan.




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