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Sep 22nd '16, 13:27 PM  
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Syn free creamy cajun chicken penne pasta!!

I've been obsessed with this dish for about a month and must of made it at least 8 times already!
Perfect for dinner and great for lunch the next day

Serves 4:

3-4 chicken breast cut into pieces
500g penne pasta
4-5 tbsp of Cajun seasoning ( I use Swartz)
2 red peppers sliced thinly
1 large white onion sliced
1-1.5 ltrs of chicken stock (I normally use the 1.5ltr)
3-4 tbsp of Quark
35g grated cheese (hex)
1-2 egg yolks

I started by putting the chopped chicken into a pan and frying with 2 tbsp of Cajun seasoning. Fry for 1 minute and I add some water and cover with a lid for about 5-7 minutes.
Once cooked, take out the chicken and add the peppers and onion with another 2tbsp of Cajun seasoning and add a little water to this too.
Cook for about 10 minutes until soft (keep stirring).
Then add your pasta with the stock until it cover the pasta.
I normally cook this for about 12 - 14 minutes pretty much how ever long it takes to cook the pasta on the package.
Keep stirring otherwise it may stick!
Once cooked, add the quark, 1tbsp on Cajun seasoning, cheese & egg yolk into the pan.
Stir in and add the chicken for about 1 min.

I use a large saucepan.
I don't add any salt and pepper because the Cajun seasoning already adds enough.
Tip: just keep and eye on it because it does tend to stick (lesson learnt)

Sep 28th '16, 07:27 AM  
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Location: southampton
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sounds lovely
Sep 28th '16, 10:59 AM  
Stanleys Mum
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Location: West Sussex
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This sounds delicious.... I might have this tonight
Sep 29th '16, 11:50 AM  
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Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Scotland
Posts: 67

I made this last night and it was delicious, my husband, who says to me everytime i put dinner down "is this healthy" loved it and my 5 year old loved it too, maybe a little spicy for him but he eat it. I have this for lunch today so looking forward to it.

Just a question, would you still have 1/3rd veggies with this? I didn't but thought i probably should have???

Sep 29th '16, 14:05 PM  
Stanleys Mum
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Hi Amanda

It has some peppers and onions in it which would count. I guess you probably should have something else with it strictly speaking. I don't at every meal as it isn't always possible.

I've got this on my food list for next week and am now wondering what else I could put with it? Broccoli perhaps or some mushrooms?
Sep 29th '16, 14:20 PM  
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Join Date: Jun 2016
Location: Scotland
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Yeah i chopped up some cherry tomatoes and put them in with it at lunch time.

I think mushrooms would go nice with this also.
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