I recently started following Buzzfeed’s Tasty page on Facebook. They post tutorial videos every day of simple recipes summarized in about a minute or less.
I tried out my first one of their recipes and it was a huge success! And it was incredibly simple – you just throw a bunch of ingredients in one big pot until it all cooks down into creamy delicious Cajun goodness.
This would be a great recipe when having guests over for dinner since it’s hassle free and makes enough to feed a crowd. Next time I might do a bit less pasta & add more veggies, but we were very impressed with how this turned out.
One Pot Chicken & Sausage Cajun Pasta (adapted from Tasty)
- 2 T olive oil
- 2 diced chicken breasts
- 8 oz. Andouille sausage, sliced
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ yellow onion, sliced
- 1 red pepper, sliced
- 1 green pepper, sliced
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
- 16 oz pasta
- 5 cups chicken broth
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 cup shredded Parmesan
- 1 T Cajun seasoning (or equal parts cayenne pepper, onion powder, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper)
1. Pour olive oil into the pot. Add diced chicken breast to the pot, cover with Cajun seasoning, and stir until the chicken is evenly seasoned. Then, add sliced sausage and stir. Cook the meat on medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.
2. Once the meat is cooked, add in the garlic, onion, peppers, and mushrooms, and stir. Continue stirring for 3-5 minutes as the veggies cook down.
3. Add the dry pasta to the pot (if using long, thin noodles, break in half), then pour in the chicken broth. Stir until everything is well-mixed. Cover the pot and bring to a boil. Once boiling, keep covered bring the heat down to a simmer for 10 minutes (stirring every two minutes). If there still extra chicken broth, you can discard it, cook longer until the liquid evaporates, or add a little cornstarch to thicken the liquid.
4. Lastly, add heavy cream and parmesan and stir until your pasta is well blended. Garnish with green onions, more parmesan, a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning (if you want some extra spice), and salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!