Ok. You've got to try this one. It's easy. It's relatively quick. And, best of all, you only dirty up one pot in the process. I first had this at a friend's house, and I had to try it for myself. This recipe calls for chicken and sausage. But, let's be honest, this would be amazing with shrimp or even crawfish, too. You can use probably any type of dried pasta. In this case, I used a garden spiral pasta. So summertime of me.
1 lb. chicken, cubed
1/2 tsp. salt
pepper, to taste
14 oz. smoked sausage, sliced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 quart low-sodium chicken broth
2-1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
1 lb. dried pasta of your choice
1-1/2 Tbs. Cajun seasoning
14.5 oz. can diced fire-roasted tomatoes
4 oz. parmesan cheese
2-4 cups fresh spinach, chopped with stems removed
In a large covered saucepan, heat approximately 4 Tbs. olive oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken, season with salt and pepper and cook until browned. Add sausage and garlic, cooking two minutes more.
Add chicken broth, cream, pasta, Cajun seasoning and tomatoes. Stir to combine. Bring to a simmer. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook for 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
Remove from heat and stir in parmesan cheese and spinach. Serve and enjoy!