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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 spiced chicken breasts sliced and served on a bed of linguini with grilled bell peppers, mushrooms and red onion in a skillet

This is a recipe I’ve been making on a regular basis for more than 10 years. I was SHOCKED when I realized I had never shared it here on the blog. I told my husband and he was pretty shocked as well. He said, “are you sure it wasn’t one of the first recipes you ever posted?” Nope. In the 8 years that I have been sharing recipes online not once have I posted this. If you knew how often I made this you’d be pretty shocked too.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is one of our favorite dinners for good reason. Spicy cajun seasoned chicken, tons of veggies, and a creamy sauce. It’s pretty much a recipe for perfection. And better yet, my cajun pasta only has 8 ingredients! It’s a super easy meal to throw together which makes it perfect for family dinners. And when I was a college student, having a quick meal like this that also impressed everyone and was made without a huge expense….it was an all-around winner for sure.

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Closeup of Cajun spiced chicken breasts sliced and served on a bed of linguini with grilled bell peppers, mushrooms and red onion

What shape of pasta should I use?

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.

PRO TIP: Make your own homemade cajun seasoning! Check out the recipe notes where I list the ingredients for my own homemade cajun seasoning. I am a huge fan of homemade cajun seasoning simply because it allows me to completely control the flavor. I always have a little bottle or baggie of homemade cajun seasoning in my 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.

For more recipes using cajun seasoning check out these:

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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
  • 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
  • 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.
Homemade Cajun Seasoning:
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon basil
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon salt


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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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

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

Bronzie W.

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

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


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.


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 »

Cheryl Blue

This is my favorite chicken and pasta EVER

Bonnie Fish

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.

Susan Hatfield

5 stars
This recipe is very flavorful! However, I never got the cream to really thicken.

Pascale Barreau

4 stars
Forgot to purchase the cajun so i ended up making jerk pasta. it was still good!

Janey Mastriano

Absolute delicious! The flavors blended together perfectly! A family hit for sure!

5 stars
This was absolutely delicious! My new favorite dish

5 stars
Sounds divine


How can I replace have cream? I’m lactose intolerant


Has anyone served this over rice?


This sounds delicious. I’m putting it on my to try list. Question: Can you sub the cream with anything? Would 2% milk work? I’m just thinking lower fat version.

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