Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Combining pasta, chicken and cream is comfort food at its best, but add Cajun spices and this dish takes on a brand new appeal. This wonderful pasta dish tastes amazing.



Cajun Spice Mix Recipe:

  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons each of salt and garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon each cayenne pepper, onion powder and black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons each dried thyme and dried oregano

Cajun Chicken Pasta:

  • 2 chicken breast halves (boneless and skinless) in strips
  • 1 1/2 cups (350ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 1 thinly sliced green onion
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes or fresh tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 oz (110g) Penne pasta, cooked to al dente
  • Sprigs of fresh basil, parsley or similar, for garnish (optional)
  • 1/4 cup (30g) grated Parmesan cheese, for garnish (optional)


Cajun Spice Mix Instructions:

  1. Combine the list of ingredients to make it.

For the Cajun Chicken Pasta:

  1. Toss the raw chicken strips with the Cajun seasoning and toss well, then sauté it in oil and butter for 6 minutes or until tender, stirring often.
  2. Turn the heat down and stir in the cream, green onion, basil, tomatoes, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Warm this mixture through then serve over the hot pasta and garnish with parmesan and/or fresh herbs.


If you are in the UK, Australia etc, you can use whipping cream, double cream or whatever cream you usually use when cooking. In the US it’s called heavy whipping cream, or you can use Half & Half if you want a lighter finish.
Green onion might be known as spring onion or scallions where you live.