'ONE POT' CAJUN CHICKEN PASTA RECIPE IS THE PERFECT MEAL FOR A COSY NIGHT IN

Warm and easy dinner ideas are one thing to get you through the lingering winter months.

There's a lot of options for one pot dishes, like James Martin's or Mary Berry's .

Any of these meals can be followed up with a as well.

If you're in the mood for pasta, there's one recipe that will be a delicious choice - BBC Good Food's one pot cajun chicken pasta. The creamy pasta has a kick, and it is sure to keep you cosy until spring rolls around.

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp of olive oil
  • 400 grams of chicken breasts, chopped into large chunks
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp of Cajun seasoning
  • 400 gram-can of chopped tomatoes
  • 1 chicken stock cube, crumbled
  • 500 grams of penne (or any tubular pasta)
  • 150 mL of double cream
  • 20 grams parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • Chopped parsley for serving

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Instructions

Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add in the chicken, season lightly with salt and pepper, and fry for 6 to 8 minutes until golden.

Stir in garlic and cook for 2 more minutes. Sprinkle Cajun seasoning over chicken until coated evenly. Add in tomatoes, then fill the can a quarter of the way with water and pour in the pan. Add in the stock cube as well. Stir together and bring to a simmer, cooking for about 5 minutes.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Pour in pasta, and cook for one minute less than the box instructions require, or until al dente.

As that cooks, stir the cream into the chicken pan and continue simmering. When the pasta is done, drain in a strainer and stir into the chicken pan. Finish cooking the pasta in the Cajun sauce over low heat for 2 minutes.

Stir in parmesan and lemon, cooking for 1 more minute. Remove from the pan to serve, and sprinkle parsley on top.

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