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Cajun Chicken Pasta

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I love Cajun flavors. I can’t handle it daily but every now and then it is a good thing. I found this recipe on The Half baked Life and it sounds really good. It’s only 6 WW points, too!  Lemme know if you try it.

  1. 1/2 lb thin spaghetti
  2. 2 small chicken breasts, cubed
  3. 2 tsp Cajun seasoning, divided
  4. 1/4 tsp paprika
  5. 1/2 tsp pepper
  6. 1 tbsp. olive oil
  7. 1 1/4 cup chicken stock, divided
  8. 1 tbsp. butter
  9. 1 tbsp. flour
  10. 1/2 cup half & half
  11. 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  12. 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Fill a pasta pot, or stock pot, with water and bring to a boil
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain and set aside
  3. In a large bowl combine chicken, 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, paprika & pepper until chicken is evenly coated
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet
  5. Add in chicken and sauté chicken while slowing adding in 1/4 cup of chicken stock, cooking until chicken is no longer pink, then set aside
  6. In the same skillet melt butter
  7. Stir in flour, making a roux, making sure to cook for 2-3 minutes
  8. Slowly whisk in remaining 1 cup chicken stock and half & half
  9. Bring to a boil and remove from heat
  10. Whisk in cheeses, whisking until melted
  11. Add in spaghetti and chicken, tossing until pasta is completely coated
  12. Serve with a yummy salad
Notes:
Serves 6
Each serving is only 6 WW+ points
Nutritional Info
  1. Calories 250 Calories from Fat 106 Total Fat 11.8g Saturated Fat 5.3g Trans Fat 0.0g Cholesterol 59mg Sodium 395mg Potassium 131mg Total Carbohydrates 14.3g Dietary Fiber 0.8g Sugars 1.0g Protein 21.0g
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Recently I came to an ugly realization–I am middle aged. I didn’t really think so but then I doubled my age and thought, “Hmmmm…some of people don’t live to that age. I must be middle age.” This epiphany came in the third quarter of my 39th year. So I am surviving middle age…it’s scary.

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