Cajun Chicken and Sausage Pasta

Yummy recipe, with chicken thighs, turkey sausage, farfella noodles, onions, and parsley!

The first time, I saw this recipe it was on Instagram. I tried it with my own substitutes and it easily became one of my go to meals during college. However, I haven't made it in awhile, no particular reason why, but tasting it definitely reminded me why I enjoyed it.



Ingredients


1 lb chicken, diced

1 pack turkey sausage, cut into ¼

16 ounce farfalle, (bowtie pasta)

1 onion, halved – diced (1 cup)

13.5 ounce heavy whipping cream (I use coconut cream)

1/4 cup Almond Milk (unsweetened)

1/4 cup chicken broth

5 ounce parmesan cheese

Parsley, to garnish

Kosher salt, to taste

Black pepper, to taste

1 glove garlic

Onion powder, to taste

Garlic powder, to taste

Cayenne pepper, to taste


Prep Time: 20m

Cook Time: 25m

Total Time: 45m


Instructions


For Pasta:

1. Boil pasta in salty water according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.


Chicken and Sausage:

  1. Season chicken with salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and garlic. Cook chicken whole, cut once cooked. Slice sausage into 1/4-inch circles or halves.

  2. In a large skillet, add 1 tbsp olive oil and heat over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add whole chicken thighs and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side until browned for a total of 8-10 minutes. Remove chicken onto a plate and slice into dice. Add sliced sausage pieces and brown them on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until darker in color around the edges. Remove from the skillet onto a plate. 



For Sauce:

  1. Add 1 tbsp butter to the pan, allow it to melt then cook garlic and onions in it until slightly browned – only for a couple of minutes.  Next add chicken broth, coconut cream, almond milk and bring to a light simmer. Add cayenne, garlic powder and mix into the sauce.

  2. Add Parmesan cheese and whisk to blend for 2-3 minutes to thicken the sauce. Taste the sauce and add salt to taste.

  3. Add cooked pasta into the sauce and mix in well. Next add the chicken, then sausage back into the pan and allow them to reheat for 2-3 minutes. Serve!


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