Quick and Easy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Spicy cajun chicken and pasta
Diana Rattray
Ratings (7)
  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
701 Calories
38g Fat
54g Carbs
36g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: Serves 6
Amount per serving
Calories 701
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 38g 49%
Saturated Fat 19g 96%
Cholesterol 146mg 49%
Sodium 314mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Protein 36g
Calcium 184mg 14%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

This Cajun chicken and pasta skillet dish is quick and easy to prepare. It's made with diced cooked chicken, spicy Cajun seasonings and cayenne pepper, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and a variety of vegetables. Enjoy this flavorful chicken pasta dish with a salad and cornbread or biscuits. Use fusilli, rotini, or similar pasta in this easy recipe.

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces or fusilli or rotini pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 3 to 4 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling

Steps to Make It

  1. Cook the pasta in boiling salted water following package directions. Drain in a colander, and rinse well with hot water.

  2. In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the mushrooms and sliced red and green bell pepper until the vegetables are tender and mushrooms are lightly browned.

  3. To the mushroom mixture, add the sliced green onions, minced garlic, and chicken; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

  4. Stir in the Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and black pepper; cook, stirring, for another minute.

  5. Add the soup, milk, and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer.

  6. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and the cooked pasta. Heat through.