Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side
Celebrate Mardi Gras with this colorful Cajun spiced pasta tossed with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light sauce. One of the easiest ways to lighten up a pasta dish is to add tons of protein and vegetables to your dish which keeps the portions large and the carbs low and this dish is a perfect example. Be sure to be generous with your Cajun spices, it should have plenty of kick so don't be shy! I took a knife skills class at Sur La Table this week with my girlfriend and of course I HAD to buy a new knife and cutting board there. I was so excited to put my new skills to work and cut my veggies like a pro with my new knife, a task I would normally dread. This dish comes together rather quickly once all your vegetables are chopped. You can make this with shrimp instead of chicken, or use a combination of both. Ingredients: Prep all your vegetables. Prepare pasta in salted water according to package directions. Makes 7 1/2 cups.
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