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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

I love flavorful Cajun food and this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe is one of my favorites, along with Cajun Butter Steak. Cajun seasoning adds so much flavor, making this the best chicken pasta!

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • Skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Sun-dried tomatoes
  • Heavy whipping cream
  • Green onions
  • Dried basil
  • Dried parsley
  • Fettuccine
  • Grated parmesan cheese

If you prefer dark meat, you can use boneless, skinless chicken thighs.

How To Make Cajun Chicken Pasta?

Making this creamy chicken pasta recipe is very easy and quick.

  1. Cook 6 oz of fettuccine according to package instructions, drain, and keep warm (reserve ¼ cup of pasta cooking water).
  2. While the pasta is cooking, cook the chicken and make the sauce.
  3. Season the chicken breasts with two teaspoons of Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  4. Heat two tablespoons of butter and ½ tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and brown the chicken breasts on both sides, cooking them for three minutes per side until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  5. Add ½ tablespoon of oil to the same skillet and saute ½ cup of chopped onion and two minced garlic cloves until translucent, about a minute.
  6. Pour in one cup of heavy whipping cream, and add ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, two sliced green onions, and ½ teaspoon each of dried basil, parsley, and cajun seasoning.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and simmer until slightly thick, about 2-3 minutes.
  8. Slice the chicken breasts and add them to the skillet with the sauce, along with the drained pasta. Cook for one more minute until heated through and serve with grated parmesan cheese and additional sliced green onions on top. If you feel the sauce is too thick, gradually add the reserved pasta cooking water until it reaches your desired consistency.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

How To Reheat Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?

Creamy pasta dishes tend to dry out a bit when they cool down. Before placing your leftovers in the microwave or stovetop, add a tablespoon of water or milk to them. This will make the sauce thin out a bit. Depending on the amount of pasta you are reheating, add more or less liquid.

Can I Freeze Cajun Chicken Pasta?

You can. Place it in an airtight container or freezer bag and into the freezer for up to three months. Let it thaw completely and add a bit of liquid to it to thin out the sauce before reheating it.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Strong Cajun Seasoning in Creamy Cajun Chicken pasta is mellowed out perfectly by heavy whipping cream creating the most delicious sauce!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Servings 3 SERVINGS
Calories 670 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 6 oz fettuccine pasta
  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • tsp Cajun seasoning (or to taste)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • ½ cp onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cp heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cp sun-dried tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 green onions, sliced plus more for garnish
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions
 

  • Cook 6 oz of fettuccine according to package instructions, drain, and keep warm (reserve ¼ cup of pasta cooking water). While the pasta is cooking, cook the chicken and make the sauce. Season the chicken breasts with two teaspoons of Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat two tablespoons of butter and ½ tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and brown the chicken breasts on both sides, cooking them for three minutes per side until cooked through. Transfer to a plate and keep warm.
  • Add ½ tablespoon of oil to the same skillet and saute ½ cup of chopped onion and two minced garlic cloves until translucent, about two minutes. Make sure to scrape the bottom of the pan to dissolve all the bits and pieces stuck to it.
  • Pour in one cup of heavy whipping cream and add ¼ cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes, two sliced green onions, ½ teaspoon each dried basil, parsley, and cajun seasoning. Season with salt and pepper and cook until slightly thick.
  • Slice the chicken breasts and add them to the skillet with the sauce, along with the drained pasta. Cook for one more minute until heated through and serve with grated parmesan cheese and additional sliced green onions on top. If you feel the sauce is too thick, gradually add the pasta cooking water until it reaches your desired consistency.

Nutrition

Calories: 670kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 23gFat: 16g
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