Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta – THE BEST! Reminded me of Red Lobster’s Cajun chicken pasta. Chicken, linguine, cajun seasoning, butter, heavy cream, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, garlic, and parmesan cheese. Ready in about 15 minutes! Super quick and super delicious! Everyone always cleans their plate!

Originally posted June 22, 2009

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Red Lobster Cajun Chicken Pasta

This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is a favorite at our house. I’ve been making this for as long as I can remember. It is super simple to make and everyone loves it. The best part about the recipe is that it only takes about 15 minutes to make. Cook the pasta, sauté some chicken tossed in cajun spices, make the homemade alfredo sauce, toss and enjoy! This reminds me a lot of Red Lobster’s Cajun Chicken Pasta. SO much amazing flavor! Whip up a batch of Homemade Cheddar Bay Biscuits and you are set!

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How to Make Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

This pasta is super easy to make with only a few ingredients. Cook pasta according to the package directions for al dente. Drain and set aside. Cut up some boneless skinless chicken breasts and season it with cajun seasoning. Melt butter or olive oil in a skillet. Add the chicken and cook until it is no longer pink. Stir in basil, garlic, pepper, sundried tomatoes, and heavy cream. Bring the mixture to a boil and simmer until the sauce has thickened. Add the cooked pasta and toss to coat. Garnish the pasta with some parmesan cheese, if desired.

  • What is Cajun seasoning? It is a combination of paprika, salt, garlic, onion powder, black pepper, cayenne pepper, oregano, and thyme. 
  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun Seasoninghttps://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • If using a store-bought Cajun/Creole seasoning, I suggest a salt-free seasoning to cut down on the sodium in the dish.
  • You can use any type of pasta that you prefer. Penne, bowtie, fettuccine, linguine are all good.
  • Is Cajun Chicken Pasta spicy? There is a small kick from the cajun seasoning, but this isn’t a spicy dish.
  • Can use any cut of chicken – chicken breasts, tenderloins, or thighs all work great.
  • What can I add to Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo? Feel free to add some smoked sausage, shrimp, artichoke hearts, bell peppers, onion, spinach, mushrooms, and/or green peas.
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What to Serve with Creamy Chicken Pasta

We are obsessed with this easy pasta. It is better than anything in a restaurant! We usually serve this with some crusty garlic bread and a salad. It is also great with some quick Creole Green Beans. It is also delicious on its own. Add this to your menu ASAP! I promise you won’t be disappointed!!

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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Yield: 2 people
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta – THE BEST! Reminded me of Red Lobster's Cajun chicken pasta. Chicken, linguine, cajun seasoning, butter, heavy cream, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, garlic and parmesan cheese. Ready in about 15 minutes! Super quick and super delicious! Everyone always cleans their plate!

Ingredients:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into thin strips or chunks
  • 4 -oz linguine, cooked al dente
  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp dried basil
  • tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced

Instructions:

  • Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté chicken in butter or margarine until chicken is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Add heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic, black pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until the sauce has thickened.
  • Pour over hot linguine and toss to coat. Garnish with Parmesan cheese.

Notes:

  • Here is our recipe for Homemade Cajun Seasoning: https://www.plainchicken.com/creolecajun-seasoning-secret-recipe/
  • If using a store-bought Cajun/Creole seasoning, I suggest a salt-free seasoning.
  • You can use any pasta that you prefer. Penne, bowtie, fettuccine, linguine are all good.
  • Is Cajun Chicken Pasta spicy? There is a small kick from the cajun seasoning, but this isn’t a spicy dish.
  • Can use any cut of chicken – chicken breasts, tenderloins, or thighs all work great.
  • What can I add to Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo? Feel free to add some smoked sausage, artichoke hearts, bell peppers, spinach, mushrooms, and/or green peas.

Steph

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Comments

  1. This is our new favorite dish around the house. I have made it a handful of times. Delicious! I do make double the amount of pasta to add to the mixture. I feel like there is plenty of sauce ratio to 8 ounces of linguine noodles (half the box). We will make it with just the chicken or sometimes we will use a 12oz bag of raw shrimp instead. I have actually done a combo of the two a couple times. I passed this recipe on to my sister and now it is in her rotation of meals. My husband thinks this dish is better than anything you can get at a restaurant. So good! Try it…..you won’t be disappointed.

  2. Just made this tonight, it was yummy! I used her recipe for the cajun seasoning, except I left out the cayenne pepper.

  3. Sounds good, but in the recipe it says one garlic clove minced, but the instructions say garlic powder. If using garlic powder, how much should be used?

  4. I made a dish similar to this, but it was called Pasta YaYa. I’m thinking it is that name because you could use either chicken, shrimp, or crawfish, and had one additional ingredient, smoked sausage, sliced. But, to my way of thinking a name is just a name, it’s still gonna taste good.

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