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Bayou chicken pasta

Main Dish
6 servings
15 min
35 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 6
1 pound pasta, your choice

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 tablespoons Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning, recipe follows

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

1 cup finely chopped yellow onion

1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeño or habañero pepper, depending on your heat tolerance

1 tablespoon minced garlic

1 1/2 cups heavy cream

1 cup diced tomatoes

1/2 cup reserved pasta cooking water

1/4 cup grated Parmesan

1/2 cup chopped green onion tops (optional)

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves (optional)


Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning:

2 1/2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons salt

2 tablespoons garlic powder

1 tablespoon black pepper

1 tablespoon onion powder

1 tablespoon cayenne pepper

1 tablespoon dried oregano

1 tablespoon dried thyme

Preparation

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. While the pasta cooks, prepare the sauce. Set a 12-inch pan over medium-high heat. Add the butter and olive oil to the pan.
  • Once the butter has melted, season the chicken with 1 tablespoon of the Essence and 1/2 teaspoon of the salt and add the chicken to the pan. Sear the chicken until well browned on both sides, about 2 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  • Add the onion and pepper to the pan and saute until the onions are softened and lightly caramelized, about 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic to the pan and saute until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  • Add the cream, remaining 1 tablespoon of Essence, remaining 1 teaspoon of salt, and the chicken to the pan and bring to a boil. Cook the sauce until the cream is reduced by half, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes, pasta and the reserved cooking water to the pan and cook, tossing to incorporate for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove pan from the heat and add the Parmesan, green onions and parsley and toss to blend. Serve immediately.
  • Emeril's Essence Creole Seasoning:
    Combine all ingredients thoroughly.

Photos

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