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Creamy Cajun Chicken Quinoa Pasta

Tresomega sent me their delicious products to try out. As always, all opinions are mine.

Tender chicken pieces in a creamy homemade sauce tossed in Gluten-Free Organic Quinoa pasta and flavored with Cajun seasoning.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Quinoa Pasta - Tender chicken pieces in a creamy homemade sauce tossed in Gluten-Free Organic Quinoa pasta and flavored with Cajun seasoning. Perfect to make on a cold chilly day during the Holidays. #Tresomega #OrganicsForLife

I hope you guys had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones.

Now that Christmas is approaching soon, I am sharing a delicious pasta recipe that is warm and creamy and perfect to make on chilly days.

I love using cajun seasoning in my recipes. There’s something about it that elevates a dish and takes it to the next level. This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta requires approximately 25 to 30 minutes to make and you have a warm and delicious meal that you and your family will fall in love with.

If you know me, I’m always up for trying out food with healthy ingredients whenever I can. So you can imagine my excitement when I came across Tresomega Pasta which is made from Quinoa and is Gluten-free, corn-free, and certified organic!

Honestly, it feels just like you’re eating regular pasta; so that alone was a winner for me!

This dish is one of those comfort recipes that you can make on a cold day – it’s easy and quick but the best part about it is – no one will even come to know that the pasta is made from Quinoa!

Tresomega Creamy Cajun Chicken Quinoa Pasta

 

 

Tresomega Quinoa Pasta

 

In this recipe, I also used Tresomega Virgin Coconut Oil to saute my chicken. I often use coconut oil in my recipes like curries but when my husband came to know that I’m going to be using it in to make pasta, he was a bit apprehensive about it.

To my delight, he completely forgot about the fact that it has coconut oil when he tasted it later. So if you’re someone who’s not a huge fan of the aroma of coconut oil, you will love the Tresomega Coconut oil as it does not make dishes too overpowering of its aroma.

Tresomega virgin coconut oil cold pressed

 

I started off with sauteeing garlic and chicken in coconut oil with some Cajun seasoning. At the same time, I also kept my water to a boil to cook the pasta. Once the chicken was cooked, I added cream to it and then added the penne pasta, parmesan cheese and parsely, and my pasta was done!

Tresomega Quinoa Pasta

 

steps for making creamy cajun chicken pasta

 

And just like that, you have a warm and creamy bowl of deliciousness that is ready for you to devour!

 

Tresomega Creamy Cajun Chicken Quinoa Pasta - gluten free and organic

 

 

Creamy Cajun Chicken Quinoa Pasta

Ingredients

  • Penne Pasta - 2 cups (I used Tresomega Quinoa pasta)
  • Chicken Breast (thinly sliced) - 1 lb.
  • Garlic - 3-4 cloves chopped
  • Cajun seasoning - 1-2 tbsp
  • Oil - 2 Tbsp (I used Tresomega Virgin Coconut Oil)
  • Cream - 1 cup
  • Parsley - for garnishing
  • Parmesan Cheese - 1/2 cup
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Bring water that has been salted to a boil and add pasta to it. Cook for 12-15 minutes or until the pasta becomes al-dente. (Or follow the instructions on your packaging) Drain properly.
  2. Cut chicken breast in bite size pieces.
  3. Add oil in a skillet and add chopped garlic cloves. Keep the heat on medium.
  4. After about 30-40 seconds, add chicken pieces, cajun seasoning and salt and saute it properly.
  5. After about 15 minutes or once the chicken gets cooked, add heavy cream to it and let it come to a boil.
  6. Add your pasta, chopped parsley and freshly grated parmesan cheese to it and mix it properly till the cheese gets melted. (You can also add mozarella cheese if you'd prefer)

Notes

You can adjust the amount of cajun seasoning as per your taste. If you have leftovers, you can heat it up by adding more cream if desired to bring it back to its creamy texture.

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I hope you give this recipe a try. As for me, I have already stocked up on this healthier version of pasta in my pantry to make delicious dishes like these.

You can purchase their products at: Tresomega.com, Sams.com, Amazon.com and Walmart.com

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Have you tried out Quinoa Pasta in the past? Did you like it? I would love to know!

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Creamy Cajun Chicken Quinoa Pasta - Tender chicken pieces in a creamy homemade sauce tossed in Gluten-Free Organic Quinoa pasta and flavored with Cajun seasoning. Perfect to make on a cold chilly day during the Holidays. #Tresomega #OrganicsForLife

 

XOXO

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8 Comments

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    Rhonda Sittig

    November 30, 2017

    Beautiful dish!! I’ve never heard of quinoa pasta!! Sounds intriguing. And your sauce and the chicken make it look luscious! And– how was your Thanksgiving?? all go well?? lots of family?? take care. xox

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      smilingnotes

      November 30, 2017

      I tried quinoa pasta for the time too Rhonda! Thank you so much. Thanksgiving was so much fun with close friends (my immediate family doesn’t stay here) Your Thanksgiving photos were beautiful. XoXo

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        Rhonda Sittig

        December 5, 2017

        Thanks Shamria–Love having friends come in the sit and eat and talk too. xo

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    Lynz Real Cooking

    December 4, 2017

    this looks so good!

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    Freda @ Aromatic essence

    December 5, 2017

    I love cajun flavors! And this pasta looks absolutely tempting 🙂

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