A weeknight hero of a recipe! This creamy Cajun pasta has spicy chicken, tomatoes, lots of garlic, cream cheese, and peas that all cook in one pot for an easy, comforting meal.
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Author: Mandy Jackson
1 1/2teaspoonssmoked paprika
1/4teaspooncrushed red pepper
2boneless skinless chicken breasts,cut into 1-inch cubes
1(15 ounce) canfire roasted diced tomatoes
For serving: Sliced green onion
Combine all seasoning ingredients in a medium bowl. Add chicken pieces and toss to coat.Heat the olive oil and butter in a deep skillet over medium-high. Once butter has melted and begins to foam, add chicken along with any extra seasoning from the bowl. Cook 4-5 minutes, flipping occasionally - until chicken is browned on the outsides. Add sliced onion and cook an additional 2 minutes - until onion begins to char. Add tomatoes, chicken broth, and pasta to the skillet and stir to combine. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and continue simmering - covered - for 8 minutes, stirring occasionally.Break cream cheese into pieces and add to skillet along with peas. Cook an additional 2 minutes - until cream cheese is melted and peas are heated through. Serve topped with green onions.