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This creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is a flavorful dinner recipe that's great for busy weeknights! Easy to make and oh so tasty, this chicken dinner is a definite keeper!
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5 from 4 votes

Cajun Chicken Pasta

This creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is a flavorful dinner recipe that's great for busy weeknights! Easy to make and oh so tasty, this chicken dinner is a definite keeper!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time55 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 697kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces linguine pasta
  • 2 large chicken breasts boneless, skinless
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning store-bought or homemade
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1/2 red bell pepper julianned
  • 1/2 green bell pepper julianned
  • 1/2 sweet onion cut into thin slices
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce (I used Frank's)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh or dried parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Season liberally with salt. Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • While the pasta cooks, place a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 2 tablespoons olive oil to the pan.
  • In a small bowl, combine the Cajun seasoning ingredients. Cut each chicken breast into 3 pieces, which each piece about the same size and thickness. Season the chicken on both sides with the Cajun seasoning. Place chicken in the hot pan and cook for 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink. Transfer to a cutting board to rest.
  • To the same skillet add the remaining olive oil, bell peppers, and onion. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until the veggies have softened and the onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the flour over the veggies and stir to coat. Cook for 1 minute. Pour the milk into the skillet and stir to combine the flour and milk. Add the cream and hot sauce; stir again. Cook for 5 to 7 minutes or until the sauce is bubbling and thickened, stirring often. Season liberally with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Add the pasta to the skillet and toss to coat the pasta in sauce. Transfer the pasta to a serving bowl. Slice the chicken breasts and place on top of the pasta. Garnish with lots of parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 697kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 540mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3135IU | Vitamin C: 51.1mg | Calcium: 156mg | Iron: 2.4mg