Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta – Cookin’ with Mima

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This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is so easy to make and only takes 30 minutes! Everyone will be reaching for a second bowl of perfectly cooked pasta mixed with juicy pieces of bite-sized chicken tossed in a creamy Cajun sauce.

This simple cajun chicken pasta is so creamy and packed with flavor. It’s the perfect weeknight dinner as it comes together so quickly with only a handful of ingredients. Your family will love this as it’s the perfect blend of smoky and spicy flavors that is so addictive. 

A bowl of creamy cajun chicken pasta with a fork inside.

If you’re looking for other delicious pasta recipes, why not also try my Creamy Chicken Fajita Pasta or my Creamy Tomato Basil Chicken Pasta! Both pasta recipes are uncomplicated and made in 35 minutes or less, making them absolutely perfect for a busy weeknight.

Why You’ll Love This Chicken Cajun Pasta

  • It’s fast. You can get dinner on the table so quickly with this easy cajun chicken pasta recipe. It’s all about the timing! Get the pasta going and you can prepare the rest of the dish while the water is coming up to a boil for the pasta.
  • It’s so flavorful. The creamy Cajun based sauce for the chicken and pasta is absolutely delicious. There’s so much flavor packed into the sauce that you’re going to want to lick the bowl clean!
  • It uses everyday ingredients. The last thing I want to do is have to run out to the grocery store before dinner. So this Cajun chicken pasta is made with ingredients that are almost always in my kitchen. 

What You’ll Need

  • Chicken: I use chicken tenderloins but you can use a different cut.
  • Seasoning: I use paprika, Cajun seasoning, salt, black pepper to season the dish.
  • Aromatics: To add flavor to the dish, I use garlic and onion.
  • Olive oil: Or use any neutral oil of your choice.
  • Pasta: I use rotini pasta but you’re welcomed to change it up.
  • Liquids: I use half and half and chicken broth to make the Cajun sauce that coats everything.
  • Cheese: I always use the full fat cream cheese to make the sauce creamy and parmesan cheese to help thicken the sauce.
  • Chipotle pepper: To add a nice hit of heat to the Cajun chicken pasta, I add some chipotle peppers.

How To Make Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

  • Cook pasta: cook according to package directions. Preserve one cup of the pasta water if you don’t have chicken broth.
Seasoned marinating chicken cubes in a bowl.
  • Marinate the chicken: Cube the chicken and add them to a bowl. Then marinate them by adding the salt, Cajun seasoning, minced garlic and paprika together and olive oil to the bowl and mix to coat well.
Cooked chicken cubes in a pan.
  • Cook the chicken: Bring a large skillet to medium heat and add in 1 tbsp. of olive oil. Pan sear the chicken until fully cooked and golden brown. Remove and set aside in a bowl covered with foil wrap.

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