Cajun Chicken Pasta

This delicious recipe for Cajun Chicken Pasta it is perfect for a quick dinner and also as a pasta salad for lunch the next day.

This creamy cajun chicken pasta recipe was one of those recipes where I started trying to make something else and it just evolved.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

I was originally making Chicken Alfredo pasta. However, when I did it, it didn't taste like anything. It was kind of boring so I added a couple of tablespoons of Cajun spice mix and then it did taste a lot better.

So the next time I did I decided to add some veggies. Anyone who reads my recipes regularly will know that I like to add vegetables, as many as I can, to dinner plates. Since I was using cajun seasoning I decided to take inspiration from the veggies in the chicken fajitas, so I used peppers and onions.

And a new dish was born: pasta with Cajun chicken. It is very quick to do, it will be ready in just 20 minutes.

Although I don't have to worry too much about making recipes that might be in a hurry, I like to minimize the amount of time I actually have to spend in the kitchen so I can spend time on other things.

However, I always find it helpful to have a few recipes that can be ready quickly. This pasta dish takes just 20 minutes to cook, making it perfect for a mid-week meal when time is short. For these occasions I have a list of quick dinners that I try to enlarge to have a variety of options.

Other easy-to-make chicken recipes >> Chicken lasagna

This creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta tastes delicious cold too, so you can make extra and store it in the fridge for a pasta salad for lunch the next day.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

This delicious recipe for Cajun Chicken Pasta it is perfect for a quick dinner and also as a pasta salad for lunch the next day.

Cook time: 20 minutes
Total time: 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 500 g of raw pasta
  • 500 g of chicken breast
  • 2 bell peppers (any color)
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning. I use 2 teaspoons for flavor and not too spicy. If you like it a little spicier, add a little more seasoning.
  • 150 ml of cream
  • 50g grated Parmesan + a little more to sprinkle after serving
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Preparation

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and cook the pasta according to the instructions on the package.
  2. Meanwhile, cut the chicken breast (500 g) into small pieces.
  3. Thinly slice the bell peppers (2 bell peppers) and onion (2 onions).
  4. Peel and crush the garlic (2 cloves).
  5. Heat the olive oil (2 teaspoons) over medium heat in a large skillet.
  6. Once hot add the chicken and cook for 2 minutes until golden.
  7. Add bell peppers, onion, garlic, and Cajun seasoning (2 teaspoons) and cook for another 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through and vegetables are tender but still have a little flavor.
  8. Stir regularly to make sure it doesn't burn.
  9. Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and put it back in the pot where it was cooked.
  10. Add the cream (150 ml), the Parmesan (50 g), the chicken and the vegetables and stir until the pasta is covered by the creamy cheese.
  11. Season with salt and pepper.
  12. Serve.
  13. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese.

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