Spicy Chicken Pasta

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I love @squeakybeanveg. I love them so much 🥰 So, I’m excited to reveal that they’ve turned up the heat in the kitchen with their latest product – hot, spicy “chicken” pieces 🍗🔥⁣

A lot of you ask for affordable, easy to follow recipes so I decided to use mine to recreate a really quick, simple dinner which used to be a favourite in my house when I was growing up – spicy “chicken” pasta 🍝 For this exact recipe, I took inspo from @savvy.bites@sprinklesandsprouts & @budgetbytes ♥️⁣

🎥 To watch a video with step by step instructions, head to my IG reels ☺️⁣

Here’s what you’ll need:⁣
🔥 Cajun seasoning – Made by combining 2 tsp spicy paprika, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp thyme, ½ tsp garlic powder, ½ tsp onion powder, ½ tsp cayenne pepper, ¼ tsp black pepper, ¼ tsp salt, ½ tsp fried basil, sprinkling of chilli flakes (to your taste)⁣
🧄 4 x garlic cloves⁣
🧅 1 x brown onion (you can finely chop them or leave them a bit chunkier if you like them like that)⁣
🍅 1 x tin of chopped tomatoes⁣
🌱 250ml vegan single cream⁣
🍋 Juice of ½ lemon⁣
🍝 200g rigatoni⁣
🌿 Fresh basil⁣
🍗 1 x pack of @squeakybeanveg spicy chicken pieces⁣
🧀 3 tbsp nutritional yeast⁣

…and here’s what ya do:⁣
🔥Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan⁣
🔥Add onions and cook until translucent⁣
🔥Add garlic and half of the Cajun seasoning, then cook until you can smell the fragrance⁣
🔥Pour in the chopped tomatoes and the rest of the Cajun seasoning ⁣
🔥Meanwhile, cook your rigatoni in salted water (as per packet instructions)⁣
🔥Add the lemon juice ⁣
🔥Add the vegan cream and mix. Simmer for ten mins⁣
🔥Add the vegan chicken⁣
🔥Add the cooked rigatoni⁣
🔥Add nooch⁣
🔥Add nooch⁣
🔥Add more nooch 😛 (all joking aside, be careful not to add too much as it will make the sauce too thick)⁣
🔥Add more chilli flakes if you want it a little spicier⁣
🔥Top with fresh basil leaves and serve! 👌🏼😘⁣

I might’ve added sliiightly too much nooch to mine (who knew that was a thing). For a creamier sauce, add less 😂

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♥️ Charity: For this campaign, I donated some of my fee to @stop_hate_uk

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