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Cajun Chicken Pasta

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What exactly is a Cajun cuisine?
Some Facts:
"Cajun cuisine (in French: Cuisine Acadienne) is named for the French-speaking Acadian or "Cajun" immigrants deported by the British from Acadia in Canada to the Acadiana region of Louisiana, USA. It is what could be called a rustic cuisine — locally available ingredients predominate, and preparation is simple. An authentic Cajun meal is usually a three-pot affair, with one pot dedicated to the main dish, one dedicated to steamed rice, skillet cornbread, or some other grain dish, and the third containing whatever vegetable is plentiful or available.

The aromatic vegetables bell pepper, onion, and celery are called by some chefs the holy trinity of Creole and Cajun cuisines. Finely diced and combined in cooking, the method is similar to the use of the mire poix in traditional French cuisine — which blends finely diced onion, celery, and carrot. Characteristic seasonings include parsley, bay leaf, "green onions" or scallions, and dried cayenne pepper."
 
Try out the Cajun Chicken Pasta
 
 
Ingredients: 
 
• 2 Skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
• 4 Ounces linguine pasta
• 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
• 1 Red bell pepper, sliced
• 1 Green bell pepper, sliced
• 2 tbsp Butter
• 4 Fresh mushrooms, sliced
• 1 Cup heavy cream
• 1/4 tsp Dried basil
• 1 Green onion, chopped
• 1/4 tsp Lemon pepper
• 1/8 tsp Black pepper, ground
• 1/8 tsp Garlic powder
• 1/4 Cup grated parmesan cheese
• Salt to taste
 
 
How to make Cajun Chicken Pasta:

• Bring a big pot of lightly salted water to a boil, add pasta and cook for about 8 to 10 minutes or till al dente, drain. 
• Put the chicken and the Cajun seasoning in a plastic bag and shake it to coat. 
• In a big skillet on medium flame, fry the chicken in butter or margarine till almost tender for about 5 to 7 minutes. 
• Combine the red bell pepper, green bell pepper, mushrooms and green onion with it. 
• Fry and stir for about 2 to 3 minutes, decrease the flame. 
• Add the cream, basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder and ground black pepper to it, mix well and heat through. 
• Combine the cooked linguine with it, toss and heat through. 
• Sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese and serve it. 
 
 

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