Creamy Cajun Pasta Recipe
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5 from 2 votes

Creamy Cajun Pasta Recipe

Cajun Pata sauce with chicken based on the alfredo pasta sauce. I used homemade cajun seasoning which comes together easily with common pantry spices.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: alfredo, cajun, chicken, dinner, pasta
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 961kcal
Author: Helene D'Souza

Ingredients

  • 4.6 ounces Pasta of your choice
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 Tablespoon Garlic chopped, optional
  • 6.4 ounces Cocktail Tomatoes
  • 5.7 ounces Boneless Chicken
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 2 1/2 Tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 cup Cream
  • 1.4 ounces Cheese *see notes
  • 1 cup Chicken broth
  • Parsley fresh, to garnish

Instructions

  • Cook your pasta according to package instructions. While the pasta is cooking prepare your cajun pasta sauce.
  • Keep all your ingredients ready first. Slice your onion, chop your garlic (if you choose to add the garlic), cut your cocktail tomatoes into a half, cut your clean boneless chicken into equal bite-sized pieces and keep all aside. Make sure to keep the other ingredients somewhere near you so that you can use them one by one while cooking without wasting time or overcooking anything.
  • Grab a pan and heat up. Add the oil and fry your onions soft, then add the chopped garlic and stir-fry for a minute on medium flame.
  • Then continue to add the Cajun seasoning and stir fry the seasoning on high heat for a few seconds so that the aroma of the spices and herbs get released.
  • Take down the flame to low and add the chicken. Stir cook the chicken on all sides and add in the cream and cheese, as well as the chicken broth or pasta water (whichever you prefer, see notes). Mix the content of the pan well and let it simmer on low heat.
  • We don't want to overcook the chicken or it will get chewy and tough, so the chicken will be poaching in the sauce slowly while the content of the pan is simmering. This will take about 5 minutes. Check and test if the chicken is done, it should be juicy but cooked on the inside. Eventually, if your sauce needs salt, this is the time to taste test.
  • At least take the sauce from the heat and mix the cooked pasta into the sauce with the tomatoes. Garnish with the fresh parsley and serve hot.

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Notes

1. pick a cheese that is strong in flavors such as a strongly flavored cheddar or raclette cheese.
2. you may want to use light cream or fresh cream, whichever you prefer
3. choose whichever pasta you like the most for this cajun pasta
4. try to get A grade quality boneless chicken breast for this cajun pasta recipe
5. choose to use chicken broth (which has more flavor) or pasta water (the remaining water from the pasta that you just cooked)

Nutrition

Serving: 377g | Calories: 961kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 62g | Saturated Fat: 33g | Cholesterol: 235mg | Sodium: 715mg | Potassium: 1124mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 134% | Vitamin C: 43.5% | Calcium: 29.1% | Iron: 22.8%