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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Ingredients

8 ounces rotini pasta

3 skinless boneless chicken breasts

2-3 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 bell pepper sliced

8 ounces sliced mushrooms

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 teaspoon fresh basil

1/4 teaspoon lemon pepper

salt to taste

2 cloves of garlic minced

1/8 teaspoon pepper

2-3 tablespoons cornstarch

1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

 

1) Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add salt and pasta then cook 10-12 minutes. Drain.

2) Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a plastic bag and shake to coat. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and saute chicken about 5-7 minutes.

3) Add peppers and mushrooms. Saute and stir 3 minutes. Reduce heat. add cream ,basil, lemon pepper, salt and garlic powder and pepper. Heat through.

4) Add cornstarch till sauce reaches desired thickness. add cooked pasta and toss to coat. Sprinkle with Parmesan.

 

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Vegetable Bolognese

Ingredients ( with the vegetables you can mince them finely or keep them chunky we like them chunky)

1 bell pepper,chopped into chunks

2 medium carrots peeled and chopped into chunks

2 small zucchini,chopped into chunks

1 small onion,chopped into chunks

2 small garlic cloves minced

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 dried bay leaf

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

1 teaspoons alt

2 tablespoons tomato paste

1 teaspoon sugar

1 14.5 ounce can diced tomatoes

1/2 cup water

Cooked Pasta of your choice

Parmesan cheese

 

1) Heat 1 tablespoon olive in a large pot over medium heat, add onions and garlic saute 3 minutes. add carrots,zucchini and bell pepper and mix and cook 3 more minutes.

2) Mix in dried thyme, bay leaf and salt. Add tomato paste and stir to combine. Add remaining ingredients stir,simmer and cover and cook for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Toss with pasta.

Slow Cooker Chicken Parmesan

Ingredients

2-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts

1/2 cup plain bread crumbs( I used whole wheat)

1/c up grated Parmesan Chicken

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 egg beaten

4-6 slices mozzarella cheese

1 jar (28 ounces) marinara sauce

Whatever spaghetti you want to serve

 

1) Drizzle 1 tablespoon oil over bottom of crock-pot. In medium bowl beat egg. in another medium bowl mix bread crumbs, spices and grated parmesan all together.

2) Dip chicken in beaten egg and toss into bread crumb mixture. Coat completely and place on bottom of crock=pot.

3)Place a layer of mozzarella slices on top and cover cheese layered chicken with jar of sauce. Cook on low 6-7 hours or high 3-4. Serve with pasta.