Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta
Cajun Chicken Pasta. Photo of Cajun Chicken Pasta © Diana Rattray
  • 39 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 24 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4
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Serve this tasty pasta and chicken dish with fresh sliced tomatoes or a tossed salad and crusty bread.

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 pound rotini pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 to 3 skinless boneless chicken breast halves, sliced 1/2" thick
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 bunch green onions, about 6, chopped
  • 1 1/2 to 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, or to taste
  • 1 scant teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 scant teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 8 ounces heavy cream
  • 1 green bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, quartered
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

How to Make It

  1. Cook rotini (or similar pasta) according to package directions. Drain; set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, until browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, onions, Cajun or Creole seasoning and ground black and red peppers. Add bell peppers and mushrooms; stir to combine. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Uncover; stir in cream and let simmer another 2 minutes.
  1. Stir in parmesan cheese. Remove sauce from heat, stir in cooked pasta and serve immediately.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 1293
Total Fat 66 g
Saturated Fat 29 g
Unsaturated Fat 22 g
Cholesterol 297 mg
Sodium 549 mg
Carbohydrates 86 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Protein 87 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)