Saturday, September 10, 2011

Dukan Cajun Inspired Chicken Pasta

We liked the sauce, but it wasn't spicy enough.

Cajun Inspired Chicken Pasta
This recipe needs a little work, but if you want a hint of cajun seasoning and are not big on spicy food, you may enjoy this.  We decided to give the House Brand Tofu Fettuccine shaped noodles another try and at first we were ready to swear them off.  We made this dish last night to take to work for lunch today....we sampled it last night, the noodles were rubbery like our first Fettuccine dish.  However, after microwaving the dish for almost 4 minutes on medium high heat, the noodles softened a bit and don't taste too bad.

The strange thing about the House Brand tofu noodles is they are a bit chewy and we're used to that taste/texture since as Asians we grew up eating konnyaku/shirataki noodles in Asian dishes.  We guess it's a mental thing!  Not sure we'll run out and buy more Fettuccine shaped noodles :-)

We were going to add 1/2 a red onion sliced, but we forgot to pick one up.  Also, the original recipe called for a medium tomato chopped, but since the male half of this couple doesn't care for chopped tomatoes, we left those out.

Serves 2
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15-20 minutes

1 lb. boneless skinless chicken (thighs or tenderloins), cut into strips or 1 inch cubes
2 pkgs. House Brand Tofu Fettuccine Shaped Noodles, boiled for 5-8 minutes
Cajun seasoning (we should have used 3 t.), see below for recipe
1 small red bell pepper, sliced or chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
1 c. fat free evaporated milk
2 t. cornstarch

Boil pasta and drain.  Toss chicken with 3/4 of the cajun seasoning mix.  Stir fry chicken with a little bit of olive oil spray until no longer pink.  Remove and keep warm.  In the same pan, saute peppers (if you're using onions, saute them with the peppers) for about 1 minute.  Add garlic and saute another minute.  Stir in 3/4 c. of milk.  Bring to a boil.  Combine remaining cajun seasoning with milk and cornstarch until smooth.  Gradually stir milk mixture into peppers.  Cook for about 1-2 minutes or until thickened.  Return chicken to the pan, heat.  Add pasta and toss.

Cajun seasoning recipe
1 t. paprika
1/2 t. dried thyme
1/4 t. kosher salt
1/8 t. ground nutmeg
1/8 t. garlic powder
1/8 t. cayenne pepper



  1. Sounds delicious! I've only used shirataki noodles once, and need to buy some more, ASAP! I made a version of Korean kimchi noodles, panfried. Before using the noodles, I washed them, about 5x, then microwaved it for 3 mins. Then, I pan fried them, in no oil, just to dry them out. It was really great! Will have to try boiling them, the way it's used here.

  2. Thanks for the noodle tips! We'll have to try it.