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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is the perfect family meal. Juicy cajun-spiced chicken is served over a bed of creamy linguine that’s packed full of sautéed veggies.

Cajun chicken pasta.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is one of our favorite dinners. Spicy cajun seasoned chicken, tons of veggies, and a creamy sauce. It’s pretty much a recipe for perfection. And better yet, this cajun pasta only has 8 ingredients! It’s a super easy meal to throw together which makes it perfect for family dinners.

Pro Tip: Make your own homemade cajun seasoning! Check out the recipe notes where we list the ingredients for our own homemade cajun seasoning. We are huge fans of homemade cajun seasoning simply because it allows complete control of the flavor. We always have a little bottle or baggie of homemade cajun seasoning in the pantry. You can always use a store bought mix, but there’s a lot of variation out there so make sure you find one you like.

  • Pasta Choices for Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta:

    You can really use any shape of pasta you’d like to make Cajun Chicken Pasta. I prefer linguine, but other popular choices include penne and spaghetti.

  • Meat Options:

    Cajun seasoning makes everything better, not just chicken! Prefer dark meat? Use chicken thighs! More of a seafood foodie? Shrimp is amazing in this dish! Vegetarian? Leave out the meat, go heavy on the mushrooms, and add some extra veggies like tomatoes and zucchini. 

  • Can I make the chicken ahead of time? 

    To save a few minutes of cook time, you can always prep, cook, and slice the chicken up to 2 days ahead of time. Reheat on the stovetop by sautéing in a couple teaspoons of oil until heated through.

a serving plate of cajun chicken pasta.

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Cajun spiced chicken breasts sliced and served on a bed of linguini with grilled bell peppers, mushrooms and red onion in a skillet
Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is the perfect family meal. Juicy cajun-spiced chicken is served over a bed of creamy linguine that’s packed full of sautéed veggies.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 teaspoons cajun seasoning divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 3 bell peppers various colors, sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
Instructions
  • Rub each chicken breast with 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in 3 tablespoons of butter. Sear the chicken breasts in the butter until browned on each side. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F which will take about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Remove the chicken and set aside to rest.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • In the same skillet as you cooked the chicken, without cleaning, melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Add in bell peppers, onion, and mushroom. Sauté until veggies are tender. Sprinkle remaining 2 teaspoons of cajun seasoning over veggies and cook 1 minute.
  • Pour in heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  • Stir in cooked pasta and toss until coated and veggies are evenly distributed. Slice chicken breasts and serve over hot pasta.
Notes

Homemade Cajun Seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Nutrition

Calories: 780kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 824mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4385IU | Vitamin C: 79.5mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2.2mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, cajun
Keyword: Cajun Chicken Pasta
Cajun spiced chicken breasts sliced and served on a bed of linguini with grilled bell peppers, mushrooms and red onion in a skillet
Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is the perfect family meal. Juicy cajun-spiced chicken is served over a bed of creamy linguine that's packed full of sautéed veggies.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Ingredients
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 teaspoons cajun seasoning divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 3 bell peppers various colors, sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
Instructions
  • Rub each chicken breast with 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in 3 tablespoons of butter. Sear the chicken breasts in the butter until browned on each side. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F which will take about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Remove the chicken and set aside to rest.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • In the same skillet as you cooked the chicken, without cleaning, melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Add in bell peppers, onion, and mushroom. Sauté until veggies are tender. Sprinkle remaining 2 teaspoons of cajun seasoning over veggies and cook 1 minute.
  • Pour in heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  • Stir in cooked pasta and toss until coated and veggies are evenly distributed. Slice chicken breasts and serve over hot pasta.
Notes

Homemade Cajun Seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Nutrition

Calories: 780kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Cholesterol: 187mg | Sodium: 228mg | Potassium: 824mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 4385IU | Vitamin C: 79.5mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2.2mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American, cajun
Keyword: Cajun Chicken Pasta
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Tateese
July 6, 2018 8:26 am

4 stars
This was really good, but I added a lot more seasoning (since I’m a true Cajun) and I added the juice of one lemon. Gave it ALOT more flavor!

Donny Harden
July 28, 2018 9:47 am

Add grated parmesan cheese to the sauce, when serving add mozzarella cheese and diced tomatoes …been doing this for years family favorite

Natasha
May 15, 2019 8:24 am

Has anyone served this over rice?

Bronzie W.
December 5, 2017 3:32 pm

5 stars
This dish was really good. Instead of the Cajun seasoning we actually used fajita seasoning and it couldn’t be better. Also the recipe said to only add 2 teaspoons of the seasoning to the vegetable but i actually put double and it made the noodles more seasoned versus only tasting the heavy cream. 🙂

Carol Topping
August 4, 2020 12:42 pm

5 stars
WOW! A real winner. Delicious! Took longer to prep the veggies though.

Bonnie Fish
May 6, 2020 1:59 pm

5 stars
Made this Cajun Chicken for the first time, it was so delicious and tasty, I used spaghetti, my husband said don’t lose this recipe I want you make this again. I have made a lot of your recipes, they all turned out great, I’m so happy I found your website.

Lori Jankowski
February 28, 2021 9:25 am
Reply to  Bonnie Fish

I agree with you Bonnie. This is such a flavourful dish and the creamy sauce adds richness and decadence! It will definitely be in my recipe rotation. I too, have found all of Rachel’s recipes simple to follow, ingredients are not difficult to find (in fact, many are typically in one’s pantry or fridge), and her videos are extremely detailed and helpful!

Karlene
February 25, 2021 12:28 am

5 stars
First stay at home chef recipe I tried and it was delicious! Loved all the veggies. I made her cajun seasoning recipe and really liked it! I added just two tsp to the veggies since my kids are picky about that then I added extra to the adult plates when serving. Delicious! The cajun made it something new for us but still familiar with the pasta ingredients which made it approachable for my family.

David Jeffery
February 23, 2021 10:55 am

Outstanding!!! Makes more pasta than we needed for 1 meal for 3 adults. We were able to set aside the extra breast and a portion of the pasta, and then added shrimp to the remaining pasta for another meal for two…WOW…!!!

February 22, 2021 12:36 pm

5 stars
Really good recipe! Didn’t know something so good could be so easy! Love the homemade Cajin Seasoning!

Lori Jankowski
February 28, 2021 9:27 am
Reply to  Sally,

I also made Rachel’s homemade Cajun seasoning, Sally (I doubled the ingredients for extra and put it in a mason jar in muy pantry).I think when you make your own seasonings, and you know exactly what’s in the end result, the recipe comes out that much more flavourful and better than store-bought seasonings. Just my opinion! Happy cooking, Sally!

Denise Cryer
February 21, 2021 2:22 pm

Lovely my husband loved it

Laurie
August 1, 2020 6:10 pm

5 stars
My family loved this recipe. I followed the recipe except for adding the chicken and mushrooms. This was because this dish was a last minute decision to make after reading your post. I used shrimp but next time I’ll definitely use chicken. Since I didn’t have mushrooms, I substituted zucchini and spinach. I’ll will definitely make again. Thank you for sharing.

Cindy
August 20, 2020 12:38 pm
Reply to  Laurie

I was going to ask about using different vegetables. I definitely do not like mushrooms at all whatsoever. So I saw that somebody used zucchini. Has anybody else used any other veggies? Shrimp is also good & I’m glad to see somebody did use it. When I worked in the restaurant industry years ago to put me through college we had Cajun shrimp or chicken pita bread lightly grow the pita bread on each side put the protein inside along with sauteed red & green peppers plus sauteed onions I can’t remember if they were red or sweet onions they… Read more »

Cathy
February 28, 2021 4:57 pm

Made this exactly as the recipe is written and it was great. I’ll be making it again. I will add just a little more cayenne as the cream really mutes the heat (and I don’t really like foods to be overly spicy) . And also more mushrooms because I love them. Quick, easy, and delicious 😋.

Lori Jankowski
February 28, 2021 9:23 am

5 stars
I made the Cajun seasoning in the recipe (doubled measurements). It gave the dish (first time making this) such incredible flavour! The cream really made the sauce rich and decadent as well. Will definitely be in my recipe rotation! Bravo Rachel!

Jo Guay
February 28, 2021 8:13 am

5 stars
This was so good, my husband and I loved it and it was easy to make. Thank you. Salute

Anita Toler
February 21, 2021 1:55 pm

5 stars
Supper and excellent recipes ♥️

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