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Cajun Chicken Pasta: a simple pasta dish with such amazing flavors

Total time: 25 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
By Cookist
150 gr
Chicken breasts
3 medium sized, skinless and boneless
Cajun spice seasoning
1 tbsp
1 tsp, for seasoning chicken breasts
2 tbsps
Red bell pepper
1/2, thinly sliced
Green bell pepper
1/2, thinly sliced
Yellow bell pepper
1/2, thinly sliced
Button mushrooms
1/4 cup, thinly sliced
5 cloves, peeled and roughly grated
Green onions
2, white part and green part sliced separately
Heavy Cream
3/4 cup
1/4 tsp
Fresh basil leaves
5, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp
Black pepper powder
1/2 tsp

Cajun Chicken Pasta is a recipe that combines French and Southern cuisine. It's a sturdy country-style dish with such amazing flavors and drool worthy taste! Embarrassing though, every time I prepare this dish, I end up hogging more than half of what all has been cooked and can certainly have some more the next day.

The amazing crunch from colorful veggies, creamy pasta strips and the juicy chicken makes this dish such a delight to eat every time! I am sure your kids too would love to slurp on some delicious pasta, much like my pasta crazy kid

So, try it out yourself and I will be glad to know your experiences as well…!!

How to make Cajun Chicken Pasta

Boil and prepare the pasta in salted water (with 1 to 2 teaspoons salt) as per the package instructions until cooked to al dente stage. Meanwhile, cut the chicken breasts to thin or thick strips (as per your preference) and rub it well with the Cajun seasoning and 1 teaspoon salt. Heat a non stick pan or a thick bottomed pot on medium flame and melt the butter in it.

Sauté the spiced chicken strips in it and cook on both sides for 5 minutes or until the chicken is still a little raw and not fully cooked. Transfer the chicken strips to another plate, cover and keep it warm. In the same pot, add the grated garlic, sliced red bell pepper, green bell pepper, yellow bell pepper, sliced white part of green onions and sauté for 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the mushroom slices and again cook the vegetables while stirring intermittently for another 2 to 3 minutes or until the vegetables are tender. Stir in the sautéed chicken strips, heavy cream, paprika, sliced fresh basil, and cook until the cream starts to boil.

Add the cooked pasta, remaining salt, black pepper powder, and cook everything for another 2 to 3 minutes. Give the pasta a nice stir and garnish with onion greens. Serve and enjoy!


Make sure to not over cook the pasta and chicken, else the pasta will turn mushy and chicken strips will become tough. You may adjust the seasonings as per your taste and preferences as well.

Nutrition Facts

Nutritional information (per serving): 242 Calories, 11.5g Total fat (6.3g Saturated fat, 0.4g Polyunsaturated fat, 1.7g Monounsaturated fat), 26.6mg Cholesterol, 681mg Sodium, 58.1mg Potassium, 25.8g Total carbohydrates (1.9g Dietary fiber, 3.9g Sugars), 10.6g Protein

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