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Thread: Cajun Chicken Pasta ~ 10 points

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    1 pound skinned, boned chicken breast, cut into 1/2" strips
    1 tbs Cajun seasoning
    Cooking spray
    1 cup chopped green bell pepper
    1 cup chopped red bell pepper
    1 cup sliced mushrooms
    1/2 cup sliced green onions
    4 cups hot cooked linguine (about 8 ounces uncooked pasta)
    2 cups evaporated fat-free milk
    1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
    1/2 tsp no-salt-added lemon pepper seasoning
    1/2 tsp dried basil
    1/4 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp garlic powder
    1/4 tsp black pepper

    Combine chicken and Cajun seasoning in a large zip-top plastic bag; seal and shake to coat. Heat a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add chicken mixture, saute 7 minutes or until lightly browned. Add bell peppers, mushrooms, and onions; cook 3 minutes. Stir in pasta and remaining ingredients; bring to a boil. Cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Serve immediately. yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 cups)
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    I just made this one...OMG it is sooooooo good! A serving is 2 cups, and I actually think that might be too much. I ate all 2 cups (every single bit of it! :rolleyes: ) and am really stuffed. So, maybe even 1 cup and a nice salad would be plenty!
    You've got to try this one!!!
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    This dish sounds sooooooo yummy, and when i can find out how to convert the American CUP to an english measurement, I will try it out :rolleyes: Does anyone on here have any ideas on how I can do this please [img]smile.gif[/img] as there are loads of fantastic recipes here. I know I will also have to change the pointing system as well, but I think I have just about mastered that one.
    SANDRA

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    OH I forgot to ask is that 10points for the whole meal or per serving???

    SANDRA

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    The 10 points is for ONE serving, but like I said, one serving is 2 cups! And that's a lotta pasta!!! I won't eat that much again. Way too filling!
    But, I WILL make this one again! UMMMMMMMMMM
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    Mmmmmmm, this sounds very yummy! I am definitely going to give this one a try!! [img]smile.gif[/img]

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    I have looked at this recipe for months! Finally, I had all the ingredients and made it last night. This was awesome!! I don't like green peppers so I substituted 1 c. yellow peppers. My whole family loved it! I had enough left over for lunch today. (A serving is 2 Cups, but 1 cup is plenty with a salad!). My coworkers smelled this when I was warming it up and everyone wanted to try it. Noone could believe it was a Weight Watchers recipe! Ummmmm..... and it WASN'T too spicy, either. (It was spicy but sometimes spicy food gives me heartburn and this didn't bother me at all!)
    Terry
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    Laurdee, is that really 14 teaspoons of garlic powder or 1/4 teaspoon?

    Purleygal, one cup equals 16 tablespoons. Does that help any?

    Andi
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    I'm not Laurdee, but I used 1/4 tsp garlic powder. (Actually, I used 1/2 because we love garlic).
    Terry
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    Pulling up to use for my dinner menus this week ... sounds delicious, Laurie!!

    Dina

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    Yes, it's 1/4 tsp. I changed it. Glad you all enjoyed it!
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    This dish is AWESOME. My DH called it "restaurant quality food". That's high praise. I agree that the original serving size is tooo large. I made 4 servings out of it and we like large servings.

    Try it, you'll like it.

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    I made this last week and boy was it good. My whole family loved it. Hey, the girls even ate the green and red peppers with out a fuss!! It's a miracle!!!! Thanks for such a good recipe.
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    I made this last night and it was delicious! It was so good that I had no problem eating the 2 cups! Next time though, I will add more cajun seasoning and garlic - my husband and I love spice. He really enjoyed it too! He actually asked to take it for lunch today.

    Thanks for the recipe!

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    Thanks so much for posting this recipe! It is scrumptous!! Also very easy to make & very filling. I substituted shrimp for the chicken one time & it was fabulous too!!

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