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Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

You’ll LOVE how rich and full of flavor this easy cajun chicken pasta skillet recipe is.

A bit of spice makes everything nice!

 

Cajun Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe

 

I love how easy this recipe is and it results in such a rich and creamy dinner with just a hint of heat. Spice it up a bit more by adding a bit of Franks Hot Sauce, mix it up with some sauteed onions and peppers, add some andouille sausage… the options are endless!

 

Ingredients:

2 ½-3 Pounds Chicken

16 Ounces Rotini Pasta

1 ½ Cups Grated Parmesan

1 Cup Whole Milk

1 Cup Heavy Cream

¼ Cup Butter

3 Tablespoons Ground Basil

4 Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning

2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder

2 Teaspoons Salt + 1 Tablespoon Salt

2 Teaspoons Pepper + 1 Tablespoon Pepper

Olive Oil

*Optional: Franks Hot Sauce for Extra Heat

 

 


 

Easy Cajun Pasta Skillet Dinner Recipe

 

Begin by placing your pasta in a large pot of water to boil. When pasta is soft and not chewy, drain it and leave it in the large pot. Before the pasta cools, add the butter to it and stir until melted.

 

 

Chop your chicken into small chunks. In a bowl, add your chicken, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons pepper, 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, and a drizzle of olive oil. Mix well.

 

 

Put a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet and cook chicken until done. If too much water accumulates from your chicken while frying it, pause and drain the excess water from the pan and continue to fry it.

Once the chicken is finished, add it to the pot of noodles.

In a small boiling pot, add your milk, heavy cream, and the rest of the seasonings. Allow cooking on medium heat until mixture starts to boil. Continuously stir it wants it starts to heat up.

 

 

Once boiling, remove from heat and add to the pot of noodles. Stir well.

Immediately add your parmesan to the mixture and stir well, until all the parmesan has melted.

 

 

Enjoy!

 

Check out these skillet dinners too!

Easy Chicken Noodle Skillet Meal

Easy Skillet Lasagna

Skillet Chicken Pot Pie Recipe

Rosemary Butternut Chicken Skillet Dinner

 

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Easy Cajun Chicken Pasta Skillet

  • Author: Tracy Iseminger
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Total Time: 40

Ingredients

  • 2 ½-3 Pounds Chicken
  • 16 Ounces Rotini Pasta
  • 1 ½ Cups Grated Parmesan
  • 1 Cup Whole Milk
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • ¼ Cup Butter
  • 3 Tablespoons Ground Basil
  • 4 Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Tablespoons Garlic Powder
  • 2 Teaspoons Salt + 1 Tablespoon Salt
  • 2 Teaspoons Pepper + 1 Tablespoon Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Optional: Franks Hot Sauce

Instructions

  1. Begin by placing your pasta in a large pot of water to boil. When pasta is soft and not chewy, drain it and leave it in the large pot. Before the pasta cools, add the butter to it and stir until melted.
  2. Chop your chicken into small chunks. In a bowl, add your chicken, 2 teaspoons salt, 2 teaspoons pepper, 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, 2 tablespoons garlic powder, and a drizzle of olive oil. Mix well.
  3. Put a drizzle of olive oil in a skillet and cook chicken until done. If too much water accumulates from your chicken while frying it, pause and drain the excess water from the pan and continue to fry it.
  4. Once chicken is finished, add it to the pot of noodles.
  5. In a small boiling pot, add your milk, heavy cream, and the rest of the seasonings. Allow to cook on medium heat until mixture starts to boil. Continuously stir it wants it starts to heat up. Once boiling, remove from heat and add to the pot of noodles. Stir well.
  6. Immediately add your parmesan to the mixture and stir well, until all the parmesan has melted.

Notes

  • Add a bit of Franks Hot Sauce for a bit more heat. Add in sliced onions, red peppers and sausage for a fun twist!

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 1769
  • Sugar: 7
  • Sodium: 4088
  • Fat: 80
  • Saturated Fat: 38
  • Unsaturated Fat: 34
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 99
  • Protein: 157
  • Cholesterol: 530

 

 

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Tracy Iseminger

Tracy is a busy mother and social media junkie. Her adventures in cooking led her to create Daily Dish Magazine. She has a passion for travel and wine. You can find her writing at Back Porch Somm as well. She works with a local digital marketing agency and as a Dental Hygienist, but her favorite thing to do is spend time with her family.

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