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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta a rich and decadent. Tender pieces of chicken simmered in a creamy cajun sauce tossed with pasta. Always a hit!

It’s always fun to try to recreate restaurant dinners at home isn’t it? One of my favorite pastas when I worked in a restaurant several years ago was the Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta. This is such a popular dish that you’ll actually find it on many restaurant menus.

A fork twirling creamy cajun chicken pasta.

It’s no wonder it’s so popular though! Tender chicken pieces are simmered in a creamy cajun sauce with sautéed peppers and onions. Then it’s all tossed with hot pasta to make one decadent meal.

The Ingredients You’ll Need:

CHICKEN: Boneless skinless chicken works best in this recipe. I used chicken breasts but chicken thighs would also work. Whichever you choose you just want to cut it into bite sized pieces.

CAJUN SEASONING: Now that I have been making my own DIY cajun seasoning, I’ve been using that in this recipe. You can make own or use your favorite store-bought blend.

BUTTER/OIL: To sauté the veggies in. Adding oil to the butter will help prevent the butter from burning.

ONION/GREEN BELL PEPPER/RED BELL PEPPER: Cut into a small dice, all the same size so they cook evenly. You could also use yellow or orange bell pepper.

HEAVY WHIPPING CREAM: Don’t substitute milk or half and half. Heavy cream is needed to give this dish richness.

SOUR CREAM: Adds a touch of tang as well as extra creaminess.

PASTA: I prefer to use a long noodle like linguine or fettuccine. Use your favorite!

How to Make Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta:

STEP #1: Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is a rich and decadent. Tender pieces of chicken simmered in a creamy cajun sauce tossed with pasta. Always a hit!

STEP #2: Heat butter and olive oil together in a large pan until butter melts. Add in green and red bell peppers, onion and garlic. Cook just until they start to soften about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.

STEP #3: To the same pan you cooked the veggies in, add the marinated chicken. Cook until browned and cooked through, 5 – 7 minutes. Return veggies to the pan.

STEP #4: Add cream and sour cream to the pan. Cook until the sour cream has dissolved into sauce and sauce is smooth. Add in noodles and toss to coat. Turn off heat. Allow to set 5 minutes. Stir once more, season to taste with salt and serve.

My family loved this easy meal! I loved how decadent and creamy it was (not to mention easy clean up too!) The husband and kiddos loved how flavorful it was. It really was a hit all around and I’m sure this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta will be a favorite in your home too!

Serve this alongside The BEST (and Easiest!) Garlic Bread and salad with quick and easy Homemade Caesar Dressing.

Looking for more Cajun seasoned recipes? Try these!

Cajun Shrimp Pasta

Popcorn Shrimp

Cajun Pot Roast with Tomato Gravy

Cajun Chicken Tenders

Overhead photo of creamy cajun chicken pasta in a green braising pan.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is a rich and decadent. Tender pieces of chicken simmered in a creamy cajun sauce tossed with pasta. Always a hit!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6
Calories 600 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1" pieces
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning divided
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 whole red bell pepper diced
  • 1 whole green bell pepper diced
  • 1/2 whole medium yellow onion diced
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 pound dried pasta such as linguine, spaghetti or fettuccine

Instructions
 

  • Combine chicken breast and two teaspoons of Cajun seasoning. Toss chicken to coat. Allow to marinate while you cook the vegetables. Start cooking the pasta and cook according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat butter and olive oil together in a large pan until butter melts. Add in green and red bell peppers, onion and garlic. Cook just until they start to soften about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  • To the same pan you cooked the veggies in, add the marinated chicken. Cook until browned and cooked through, 5 – 7 minutes. Return veggies to the pan.
  • Add cream and sour cream to the pan. Cook until the sour cream has dissolved into sauce and sauce is smooth. Add in noodles and toss to coat. Turn off heat. Allow to set 5 minutes. Stir once more, season to taste with salt and serve.

Notes

Nutrition information for estimation purposes only. 

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcalCarbohydrates: 60gProtein: 36gFat: 24gSaturated Fat: 12gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 137mgSodium: 173mgPotassium: 689mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 1325IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 81mgIron: 2mg
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Keywords: cajun, chicken, pasta

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    mahjong play
    January 22, 2022 at 12:36 pm

    It’s worth a try, it looks great.

  • Des

    Hey! I'm Des!

    Welcome to Life’s Ambrosia where Dinner is served and memories are made. Here you will find over 1000 tried and true recipes for every possible occasion. In the last 10 years, this blog has helped millions of families put dinner on the table and create food memories. Let me help you too.

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