I really fancied some kind of creamy pasta but also felt like creating something new. I normally go for a plain garlic and herb and after looking through the spice rack I found some cajun flavouring. This dish is super rich tasting but still low in syns. The syns are totally worth it for the creaminess, but can be made syn free by swapping cream cheese for fat free fromage frais or quark.
Extra Easy Syn Values: 4 Syns per portion
Healthy Extras: None, unless topping with cheese
You will need-
4 medium chicken breasts, thinly sliced into strips
1 x 180g pack light cream cheese
1 red pepper, finely diced
1 yellow pepper, finely diced
1 red onion,finely diced
1 red chilli, finely diced (omit if you don't want spice!)
4 tbsp tomato puree or passata
1 clove garlic
4 tbsp Cajun Spice mix
50ml Chicken stock
300g dried pasta
Low calorie cooking spray
In a freezer bag or plastic bag add the chicken breast pieces with the cajun spice mix. Seal the bag and move the chicken around to coat all over with the flavouring. Leave in the fridge for at least 20 mins.
After the chicken as marinated, heat a large, deep frying pan over a medium heat and spray with frylight. Add the chicken breasts and fry off. Once the chicken is sealed, add the red & yellow peppers, onion, garlic and chilli. Fry of for 2-3 minutes.
Meanwhile, follow the pack instructions to cook the pasta in a saucepan of salted water.
Add the tomato puree, chicken stock and cream cheese to the frying pan with the chicken and veg mix. Stir until a sauce is formed.
Once the pasta is fully cooked, add it to the chicken and sauce mix and stir through so everything gets an even coating of the sauce.
Top with extra cheese as a healthy extra A.