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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is a quick and easy pasta dish that is on the table in 30 minutes. It's full of fresh veggies, pasta, and spicy chicken.
Course Entrees
Cuisine American
Keyword Cajun Chicken and Pasta, Chicken, Chicken Recipes, Easy Chicken Dinner, Momskoop Recipes, Pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 397kcal
Author Rhonda

Ingredients

  • 16 ounces linguine pasta cooked and drained
  • 2 skinless chicken breasts halved
  • 4 teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 red bell peppers sliced
  • 2 green bell peppers sliced
  • 5 mushrooms sliced
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 1 green onion sliced on an angle

Instructions

  • Prepare the chicken first. Cut the chicken into slices then place the chicken breast and the cajun seasoning salt into a plastic bag. Shake to coat the chicken with the seasoning. Let the seasoned chicken rest inside the bag as you prepare the other items.
  • Slice the peppers, mushrooms, and the onions and set them aside.
  • Heat a cast-iron skillet (or another large skillet) with 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Once the pan is ready to go, add in the chicken and cook over medium-high heat until the chicken is done (8 to 10 minutes).
  • When the chicken is cooked to 165 degrees, add in the sliced vegetables (except the green onion), toss to mix everything together and cook until the vegetables are crisp yet tender (approximately 5 to 6 minutes).
  • While the chicken mixture is cooking, boil the pasta according to the package directions until the pasta is al-dente.
  • Once the pasta is ready to go, add it into the skillet and toss everything all together. Then add in the heavy cream, black pepper, and basil.
  • Let everything marry together for about 5 minutes as that will give the cream time to thicken.
  • Top the dish with the green onions and serve with grated parmesan cheese!

Notes

Serve with a side salad and garlic bread. To reheat your leftovers, you may need to add more heavy cream or milk to the pasta as the pasta will absorb any leftover liquid.
*Remember to thoroughly clean your cutting board AFTER slicing the chicken to prevent contaminating the vegetables.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 583mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g