We liked the sauce, but it wasn't spicy enough.
|Cajun Inspired Chicken Pasta|
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.
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