Spicy Cajun Chicken & Pasta

Yield: 16 Servings | Serving Size: 3/4 cup pasta, 1/2 cup meat sauce
Child Nutrition: 2 meat/meat alternate, 1 1/2 oz. eq. grain ,1/8 cup vegetable (starchy) ,1/8 cup vegetable (red orange) | HACCP Process III.

Spicy Cajun Chicken & Pasta

Ingredients

  • 1 pound | Roasted red peppers, puréed
  • 1 1/2 pounds | Frozen peas and carrots, thawed
  • 1 pound plus 9 ounces | Whole grain pasta, rotini or penne, dry

Preparation

STEP 1

Season diced chicken with half of the Cajun seasoning and set aside.

STEP 2

Spray a large nonstick sauce pan or skillet with cooking spray and sauté onions until soft.

STEP 3

Add Ultimate White Cheese Sauce, red pepper purée, and remaining Cajun seasoning.

STEP 4

Add pre-seasoned diced chicken and heat over medium heat until flavors blend and sauce mixture reaches 165°F for 15 seconds.

STEP 5

Prepare whole grain pasta according to manufacturer directions, drain and serve with meat sauce.

STEP 6

Serve 1/2 cup meat sauce mixture over 3/4 cup cooked whole grain pasta.

CCP: Heat to 165°F for at least 15 seconds
CCP: Maintain hot food at 135°F or above


Nutritional Information

  • Serving Size3/4 cup pasta, 1/2 cup meat sauce
  • Calories358 calories
  • Fat 11 grams
  • Sat. Fat 5 grams
  • Trans Fat 0 grams
  • Cholesterol 57 milligrams
  • Sodium 481 milligrams
  • Carbohydrates 45 grams
  • Dietary Fiber 7 grams
  • Sugars 2 grams
  • Protein 24 grams
  • Vitamin A 4598 IU
  • Vitamin C 20 milligrams
  • Calcium 215 milligrams
  • Iron 2 milligrams

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