Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
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 Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Servings: 6 Servings
- 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