Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Meal Under $10 for a Family of 7: Simply Cajun Chicken Pasta {on the lighter side}

I am excited to share a recipe with you today that is SUPER simple and one your whole family will love. I am a big fan of Cajun food and Cajun Chicken Pasta is one of my favorite dishes. This dish however can sometimes be filled with heavy cream, lots of cheese and be a little heavy for a weeknight meal. I decided to lighten up my original recipe and use items I already had in my food storage. With Macey's case lot sales continuing until Monday the 29th of September, this is a great week to make this dish for under $10. Nearly everything you need for this dish is on sale, so login to Deals to Meals to see it in our meal planner and have access to all of the best grocery deals in your area. Hope you enjoy!

Simple Cajun Chicken Pasta {On the lighter side}

2 Tbs. butter
1 red onion, diced
12 oz. pork or chicken sausage links
3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, diced
2 cans petite diced tomatoes
1 can evaporated milk (can use lowfat)
2-4 Tbs. fresh parsley, chopped
1 Tbs. cajun seasoning
1 lb. noodles of choice, can use whole grain
1 2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded

Dice the red onions into small pieces. In a large saute pan, add the butter and let it melt while you heat the pan. Once it's melted, add the onions and let simmer until tender. As the onions are cooking, slice the sausage links and dice the chicken into bite sized pieces. Add the chicken and sausage to the hot pan and cook until the chicken is golden and the sausage is browned. Once the chicken is mostly cooked, add the cans of tomatoes, the evaporated milk and the Cajun seasoning. While the sauce is cooking, cook the pasta of choice so it will be done once the sauce is finished. To finish the pasta, continue to simmer on low heat until the noodles are done and then garnish with lots of fresh parsley and parmesan cheese.  Season with salt and pepper as needed.

1 comment:

Mindy Barnes said...

It was my 15 year old son's night to cook on Monday, so I printed out this recipe for him to cook while I ran to Macey's to hit their big sale. While I was gone, he did a fantastic job putting it all together, and it turned out great! It was a big hit with the whole family, and that bit of cajun spice was just the right amount of spiciness to set it off. Thanks for another great recipe!

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