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Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 boneless, skinless, chicken breast, halved
1/2 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
5 quarts water
6 ounces plain fettuccine
6 ounces spinach fettuccine
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 small green bell pepper, sliced
1 small red bell pepper, sliced
1 small yellow bell pepper, sliced
1 small medium onion, sliced
1 1/2 cups chicken stock
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons white wine
2 teaspoons chopped fresh parsley
1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Make a cajun seasoning blend by combining the white pepper, cayenne
pepper, paprika, garlic powder, and onion powder in a small bowl.
Cut the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces. Use about one-
third of the seasoning blend to coat the chicken pieces. In another
bowl, sprinkle another one-third of the spice blend over the
shrimp. Start your pasta cooking by bringing 5 quarts of water to
a boil over high heat. Add both fettuccine to the hot water, reduce
the heat to medium, and simmer for 12 to 14 minutes or until the
pasta is tender. While the pasta cooks, heat 1 Tablespoon of the
olive oil in a large frying pan or skillet over high heat. When
the oil is hot, saute' the chicken in the pan for about 2 minutes
per side or until the surface of the chicken starts to turn brown.
Add the shrimp to the pan with the chicken and cook another 2
minutes, stirring occasionally to keep the shrimp from sticking.

When the chicken and shrimp have been seared, pour the contents of
the pan onto a plate or into a bowl. Do not rinse the pan! Put
the pan back over high heat and add the remaining tablespoon of
oil to the pan. Add the tomatoes, peppers and onions to the oil.
Sprinkle the vegetables with the remaining spice blend and saute'
for about 10 minutes or until the vegetables begin to turn dark
brown or black. Add the chicken and shrimp to the vegetables and
pour 3/4 cup of the chicken stock in the pan. Cook over high heat
until the stock has been reduced to just about nothing. Add the
remaining 3/4 cup of stock to the pan. The liquid should become
dark as it deglazes the pan of the dark film left by the spices
and cooking food. Stir constantly, scraping the blackened stuff
on the bottom of the pan. Reduce the broth a bit more, then turn
the heat down to low. Combine the arrowroot with the wine in a
small bowl. Stir until it is dissolved. Add this to the pan and
simmer over low heat until the sauce thickens slightly. When the
pasta is done, drain it and spoon half onto a plate. Spoon half
of the jambalaya over the pasta. Sprinkle half the parsley over
the top. Repeat for the second serving.


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