New Orleans Chicken Pasta

I do not think I have ever met a pasta that I do not like. This is a recipe full of smooth and sharp flavors that give you that down home Cajun feeling with every bite. I tried to create an easy at home pasta that you can make with all things on hand. Try to pick up a Cajun spice blend next time your out if you do not already have some. You can not go wrong serving garlic bread and a simple salad with this fulfilling meal.

4 chicken breast, boneless skinless and diced
250 grams farfalle pasta
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons butter
2 scallions, sliced
2 cups milk
1 tablespoon corn starch
1 small tomato, diced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon dried basil
3 cloves garlic, smashed

1. Boil pasta according to package directions. In a medium sized bowl add chicken and Cajun spice, mix well and refrigerated until needed.

2, In a 9-inch skillet on medium-high heat add butter and chicken. Cook until golden and chicken is no longer pink. Make a well in the middle of the chicken. Reduce heat to medium. Add scallions, tomato, salt, basil and garlic. Saute for 1-2 minutes.

3. In a measuring cup add milk and cornstarch, mix well. Carefully pour milk into pan over chicken. Raise to a full boil continuously stirring. Reduce heat to medium and stir until sauce has thickened. Serve sauce over pasta.

Yields: 4 servings

*I have been getting a lot of emails wondering how to make Canjun Seasoning at home so here is a recipe like the one that I use.

Cajun Seasoning:
4 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 tablespoon white pepper
2 tablespoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 tablespoon cumin
3 teaspoons ground cardamom
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 cup oregano
1/4 cup thyme
3 tablespoons basil

1. In a small bowl mix all spices together. Store in a glass jar and seal lid tightly. Store in a cool and dark place.

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