Cajun Chicken Pasta

Spicy chicken and pasta in a delicious creamy sauce!

My kids love this recipe because it is so yummy, and I love this recipe because it is so quick and easy.

This recipe is really flexible. It calls for 1 lb of pasta and 1 lb of chicken, but you can vary these amounts to your preference. For example, if you want more protein and fewer carbs, reduce the pasta to 8 oz and increase the chicken to 2 lbs. Or if you would like your pasta to be extra creamy, reduce the pasta to 12 or even 8 oz.

I usually mix in some veggies with this dish. This pasta goes really great with sauteed mushrooms and sauted asparagus.

Looking for more easy pasta dishes? I bet you’ll love these:

Classic creamy mac and cheese

Simple parmesan pasta

Easy cheesy baked rotini

Servings: 10

Serving size: 1 Cup

Time: 25 minutes

  • 1 lb whole wheat pasta
  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Creole seasoning (I use Tony Chachere’s Creole Seasoning; you can also make this seasoning from scratch)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 C heavy cream (divided)
  • 1/4 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp corn starch

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook the pasta according to the package’s instructions. Once the pasta is done, drain it and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the chicken and the creole seasoning in a large bowl or a gallon-sized Ziploc bag.
  3. In a large saucepan, melt the butter over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the chicken to the melted butter and saute the chicken until it is cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. (I put a lid on the pot to help the chicken cook faster, just remove the lid to stir the chicken every couple minutes.)
  5. While the chicken cooks, combine 1/4 C of heavy cream with the cornstarch, stirring well to get rid of any lumps.
  6. Add the basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic, and black pepper to the chicken.
  7. Add the cornstarch/cream mixture and the remaining heavy cream to the chicken. Stir the mixture as the cream heats through, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Remove the chicken/sauce mixture from heat and add the pasta.
  9. Stir until well combined.

ENJOY!

This recipe is adapted from here.

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