Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Cajun Pepper Pasta

This winter, my sister, Aimee, introduced me to a great new recipe. The only problem was, I didn't have a pan big enough to make it! So, I asked my mother in law, Rhonda, to buy me a new one for my birthday. Boy did she deliver! She bought me a great Calphalon pan that can go on the stove top or in the oven and is large enough to make the recipe! I was finally able to break in the pan last night--she was able to come over and enjoy dinner with us. Here's the recipe--thanks Aimee!

4 chicken breasts (cut into strips)
1 quart whipping cream (watch out cholesterol!)
2 red peppers (you could really use whatever color you want)
1 pound rigatoni pasta
4 tablespoons cajun seasoning (more if you like it spicy)
cayenne pepper (depending on how spicy you like it! I use about a teaspoon or two for a mild flavor)
olive oil

1. Cook the chicken in the pan with the oil and aply the seasonings.
2. Cook pasta (a few minutes less than the package says) & drain noodles
3. Slice peppers and add to chicken
4. Add everything to the pan with chicken and simmer about 10 minutes


1 comment:

Ski said...

Tried this recipe last night. Clint loved it, a little spicy for me and the girls. I also substituted yogurt for part of the cream. Thanks for the recipe.