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How to Make Cajun Chicken Pasta
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Cajun Chicken Pasta

This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is simple and flavorful. You get the lightly charred flavor from grilled chicken, all seasoned with an incredibly flavorful and perfectly spicy cajun seasoning. Serve it with Homemade Breadsticks, Rolls, a Salad, or aside.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun Chicken Pasta, How to Make Cajun Chicken Pasta
Servings: 4
Calories: 791kcal
Author: Luda huang

Equipment

  • large pan

Ingredients

  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 12 oz dry linguine or fettuccine pasta
  • 5 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 medium red bell pepper sliced into thin strips then strips halved
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper sliced into thin strips then strips halved
  • 1/2 large onion sliced into thin strips
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Heat a grill over medium-high heat. Brush chicken with 1 Tbsp of the olive oil and sprinkle with 2 tsp of the cajun seasoning. Grill chicken until cooked through, about 8 - 10 minutes, rotating once halfway through grilling until chicken registers 165 degrees on an instant-read thermometer in the center of chicken. Transfer to a plate, then cut into strips.
  • Boil pasta in salted water according to directions listed on the package. Reserve 1/3 cup pasta water before draining.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of butter in a large pan over medium-high heat until melted.
  • Stir in garlic and flour and cook 1 minute, whisking constantly. pour in the milk and whisk vigorously to smooth lumps. Stir in 1 - 3 tsp cajun seasoning. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring constantly, then reduce heat to low, stir in parmesan and cream and cook until cheese has melted.
  • Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. add red and yellow peppers and red onion and saute 2 minutes. Add 1 tsp cajun seasoning and saute 2 minutes longer.
  • Add parmesan cheese and stir until melted. Return cooked chicken and add cooked pasta, stir well and serve. Serve warm sprinkled with parsley and additional cajun seasoning to taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 791kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 43g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 376mg | Potassium: 944mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3135IU | Vitamin C: 65mg | Calcium: 257mg | Iron: 3mg