Fortunately, I have a few go to meals that please the both of us, and you can't even tell that they're modified for our allergies.
Our favorite is a creamy cajun chicken pasta from food.com. The original recipe calls for pasta and heavy cream - two of our arch enemies. Luckily, our love for creamy pasta, chicken, and all things spicy inspired us to make it work.
I love this dish because it can modified however you please. I use gluten free Ronzoni spaghetti to replace the regular pasta and The Greek Gods traditional plain greek yogurt to replace the heavy cream. I am completely aware that the swapping cream for yogurt in pasta sounds horrifying, but I promise you there is no taste difference. Plus, think of all the calories you will be saving!!!!!!!
Here is my version of creamy cajun chicken pasta:
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, cut into thin strips
- 4 ounces Ronzoni gluten free spaghetti
- 2 tablesoons Cajun seasoning (I prefer Tony Chachere's)
- 2-3 thinly sliced green onions
- 1 cup Plain, full fat greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chopped Sun-dried tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 can english peas
- 1 Red bell pepper
- 1 Yellow bell pepper
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Parmesan cheese for garnish
- Place thinly sliced chicken into a bowl and toss with cajun seasoning. (I do not measure my seasoning, I just coat it thoroughly)
- Begin cooking the pasta in boiling water.
- In a large skillet over medium/high heat, saute chicken in olive oil until chicken is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
- Remove from heat and add bell peppers, english peas, black pepper, green onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and greek yogurt. The whole cup of greek yogurt may not be used. I like to stir in a little at a time until I get the perfect amount of creaminess.
- Add pasta to the large skillet and mix. I like to throw in another dash of cajun seasoning as I mix it all together.
- Top with a little parmesan cheese and voila!
Every time I make this pasta, I find myself throwing new veggies in it. Try it for yourself and let me know how you made it your own by commenting on this post!