Cajun Chicken Pasta
  • Complexity: Easy
  • Srv: 6
  • Total Time: 30 min


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon "Cajun Seasoning"
  • 8-10 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 cup heavy cream, or more, to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
  • Green bell pepper
  • Red bell pepper
  • Onion
  • 1 qt chicken broth
  • Fresh parsley


  1. In a bowl mix chicken with 1 tablespoon olive oil and Cajun seasoning, stirring thoroughly to coat.
  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a pan over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes on each side. Set aside and keep warm.
  3. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions and drain.
  4. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Add diced tomatoes.
  5. Gradually whisk in heavy cream. Cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in Parmesan until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more heavy cream as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine.
  7. Serve immediately with chicken, garnished with tomatoes and parsley