This recipe is compliments of the Domesticated Duchess herself!! Be sure check out some of her other yummy recipes and be sure to tell her that this Momma sent you! Thank you for an awesome new Dish Marina!
8 or 9 chicken breast tenderloins (basically chicken breasts cut into chicken strip sizes)
8 oz of linguine, cooked
4 teaspoons of cajun seasoning (Tony Chachere’s is hands down the best, but Lawry’s works too)
2 green onions
A bit of olive oil
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of low fat milk (you can use 2 cups of whipping cream if you’re not worried about fat/caloric content)
4 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes (use more if you’d like)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese
What to do:
Cook pasta per directions on package. Drain. Once cooked drain and leave in the strainer. Cut the chicken into bite size pieces and place in a ziplock bag. Pour the cajun seasoning on top. Shake well.
Sauté in your skillet until chicken is fully cooked.
Cut the scallions to get them ready.
In the pot where you made your pasta pour in the cup of milk and cream. (I used skim milk and light cream).
Add chopped green onion, cream and milk, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic powder, pepper and heat until it bubbles.**
Cook on medium until it comes to a boil. Add the pasta and stir.
Add chicken and stir.
Add half of the cheese and stir. This should start to thicken the pasta. Add the other half of cheese and stir.
I did end up adding a half a tablespoon or so to the bottom of the liquid and stirred some more, once I took it off the heat it was PERFECT!!
Serve, eat and forever change your life as Marina says!!! I added a little parmesan on top for fun! Cuz I love cheese, cuz I add cheese to just about everything!
I loved how creamy it was!! It felt like a dish you get at an italian restaurant, the tomatoes gave it an awesome taste to it too, so glad I ended up finding them, because the first time I went to the store I couldn’t find them, when I went again I found them, nor did I look at the price! LOL….so when it rang up and it read 5.99 I almost passed out. However it was worth it because my husand and I both liked it! And we realized we should put sun dried tomatoes in more things!! Thanks for the awaesome recipe Marina! Be sure to go check out some more of her yummy recipes at the Domesticated Duchess and tell her this momma sent you!
**NOTE: If your mixture in step three is not getting thick, add 1/2 tablespoon of flour