Cajun Chicken Pasta

cajun chicken pasta

Cajun chicken pasta is an incredibly flavorful, super quick meal that’s ready in less than 20 minutes!

Who doesn’t love quick and easy recipes on weeknights? My hand is raised because I hate cooking and cleaning for hours after an 8-hour workday.

This Cajun chicken pasta recipe has become a “go to” in our house. This is definitely a 30-minute meal everyone will enjoy.

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

seasoned chicken pieces cooking in a skillet

How to Make Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Place a pot of water on to boil. Cook pasta according to the package instructions for al dente.

Cut the chicken breasts into 1-inch bite size pieces.

Place the chicken in a bowl, sprinkle the Cajun seasoning over and toss to coat.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the chicken in butter until chicken is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.

chicken and sauce in a skillet

Reduce the heat, add the heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic, and black pepper. Cook long enough to heat through.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Add the pasta and stir to coat with the sauce. The sauce will thicken after a few minutes of tossing the pasta.

Toss with the parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste.

Garnish with the green onions. Bam, and done! Easy dinner.

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

An incredibly flavorful pasta dish that’s a super quick meal ready in under 20 minutes!

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Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Cajun Chicken Pasta - Incredibly flavorful, super quick meal that's ready in under 20 minutes!
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5 from 1 vote

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Incredibly flavorful, super quick meal that's ready in under 20 minutes!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: cajun, chicken, creamy, pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 964kcal
Author: DSTR

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into 1″ pieces
  • 8 oz linguine cooked al dente
  • 3 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 – 2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp sun-dried tomatoes I used canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup green onions
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.
  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, sauté chicken in butter until chicken is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Reduce heat add heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic, black pepper, and heat through.
  • Pour over hot linguine and toss with parmesan cheese and green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 964kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 87g | Saturated Fat: 53g | Cholesterol: 342mg | Sodium: 445mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 4133IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 222mg | Iron: 2mg

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    5 stars
    Super tasty recipe and easy to put together. Thank you!!

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