A Woo Shem family treat!
Need inspiration for dinner? Try this delicious dish – it’s sure to be a hit!
LOYISO QOBOSHIYANA is one of the third-round winners chosen by Fatti’s & Moni’s and Somizi in the Woo Shem! pasta competition. Every family have their special pasta dish and Loyiso says her creamy Cajun chicken pasta is a favourite among her loved ones. CREAMY CAJUN CHICKEN PASTA 250g Fatti’s and Moni’s pasta quills 2-3 deboned chicken breasts 2,5ml (½t) cayenne pepper 15ml (1T) Cajun spice 30ml (2T) olive oil SAUCE 250ml (1c) white wine 250g sun-dried tomatoes 250ml (1c) heavy cream 10ml (2t) freshly ground black pepper 250ml (1c) grated Parmesan cheese TO SERVE
Fresh basil leaves 1 Cook the pasta according to the packet instructions. Drain and set aside. 2 In a bowl, mix the cayenne pepper and Cajun spice with 15ml (1T) of the olive oil. Coat the chicken breasts all over with the oil and spice mix. 3 Heat 15ml (1T) olive oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Brown the chicken breasts on one side then turn over. Cover and reduce the heat to medium. Cook until the chicken is cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan, place on a cutting board and allow to rest for at least 5 minutes. Slice and set aside. 4 Sauce Wipe the pan and return to the heat. Pour in the wine and boil for 3 minutes, then add the sun-dried tomatoes and pepper and stir in the heavy cream. Simmer for 3 minutes then add half the Parmesan cheese. Stir until creamy. 5 Add the pasta and chicken and toss lightly. 6 To serve Garnish with the rest of the Parmesan cheese and the basil leaves. t – teaspoon/s T – tablespoon/s c – cup/s