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Cajun Chicken Pasta
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5 from 16 votes

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta blends tender penne pasta with a creamy, spicy sauce and flavorful chicken in a way that lights up your mouth in the best possible way.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken, Pasta
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 669kcal
Author: Laura

Ingredients

  • 4 chicken fillets 400g
  • 1 - 1 1/2 tbsp Cajun seasoning to taste, divided
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 8 oz penne pasta 230g
  • 4 mushrooms sliced 60g
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 red bell pepper diced 115g
  • 1/2 onion diced 70g
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream 125ml
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock 125ml

Instructions

  • Using half the cajun seasoning, season the chicken fillets on both sides, reserving the remaining seasoning for the sauce. If the seasoning you use is very spicy, you might only need to use half the amount.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the chicken fillets and cook until done, about 6 minutes per side, depending on thickness.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • When the chicken is done, remove it from the pan and set aside. Lower the heat to medium. Add the butter to the pan. Once melted, whisk the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Then add the mushrooms, bell pepper and onion. Saute for 5 minutes.
  • Pour in the heavy cream, chicken stock, and remaining Cajun seasoning. Stir and let simmer for 5 more minutes.
  • Add the pasta to the sauce. Stir to coat the pasta. Simmer for a few more minutes until slightly thickened.
  • Slice or cube the chicken fillets. Incorporate the chicken before serving, or lay it over the top of each serving, as you prefer.

Nutrition

Calories: 669kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 58g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 194mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 1264mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 3680IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 60mg | Iron: 3mg