I first made this Healthier Cajun Chicken Pasta the night before a race of mine. I recently ran a 10k trail race, and it was a lot of work. And as any good runner the night before I ‘carbo loaded’, *Visioning Michael Scott downing fettuccine alfredo right before his Michael Scott’s Dunder-Mifflin Scranton Meredith Palmer Memorial Celebrity Rabies Awarness Pro-Am Fun Run Race For The Cure* ~ Seriously I can’t help but compare everything to The Office.
Cajun Chicken Pasta is something that you see a lot of these days but as I was looking at a lot of recipes they were filled with nothing but heavy cream and butter, yikes! I needed to make a healthier version. So I ditched the heavy cream and butter, swapped in milk and a little olive oil, and added veggies! Voila a Healthier Cajun Chicken Pasta!
Also if you were wondering, my race went well! I ran the 10k in 1 hour, if you are a runner and haven’t tried a trail run yet I definitely recommend trying one. It can be hard, like a ton of hills, like the last mile was all up hill but so much fun and so beautiful. So go find a fun race to run and ‘carbo’ load with this Healthier Cajun Chicken Pasta.
TIPS & TRICKS:
- Although this recipe has many different parts (pasta, chicken, sauce) I find it comes together really fast, so definitely make sure that the pasta is made first, and keep your eyes all all the different pieces to make sure nothing overcooks
- I can’t stress my Cast Iron Pan enough, it is my lifeline in my kitchen, and it is perfect for this recipe
Peace & Love
Lauren, The Schmidty Wife
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