Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Red, yellow, and orange peppers, Cajun Chicken Pasta, sun dried tomatoes and fresh parsley make this lightened up Cajun chicken pasta recipe a colorful addition to table. The most creamy, flavor bursting sun-dried tomato alfredo sauce and juicy spice-rubbed chicken is full of flavor and creaminess. The best part about this healthy chicken breast recipes idea is that it's low in calories as the alfredo sauce contains no butter or heavy cream, but instead is made with only a bit of sun-dried tomato oil then made creamy with some light cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. The overall silkiness of the dish will have you wanting seconds, with each noodle covered in creamy sundried tomato alfredo sauce. The recipe is full of thinly sliced Cajun chicken and healthy bell peppers. A tip for when you are cooking for children. The recipe might be a bit too spicy for kids, so if cooking for children try omitting the cayenne pepper and using two teaspoons instead of three of the Cajun seasoning for chicken. You can always make the kids chicken recipe first, followed by the adults once the kids are served.

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Nutrition Facts for: Cajun Chicken Pasta from Carlsbad Cravings

Ingredients: Fettuccine noodles, olive oil, boneless,skinless chicken breasts, Cajun seasoning, salt, pepper cayenne pepper, red bell pepper, orange bell pepper, red onion, sun-dried tomatoes, chicken broth, milk, cornstarch, tomato pasate cream cheese, freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 6 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving: Calories 666, Calories from Fat 271, Total Fat 30.1g 46%, Saturated Fat 9.7g 48%, Cholesterol 154mg 51%, Sodium 1040mg 43%, Potassium 720mg 21%, Carbohydrates 55.9g 19%, Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%, Sugars 5.6g, Protein 43.4g, Vitamin A 36%, Vitamin C 104%, Calcium 32%, Iron 26%

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