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Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side

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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