Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

The tastiest Cajun Chicken Pasta! You get lightly charred flavor from grilled chicken, a creamy Alfredo-style sauce, plenty of sautéed veggies, all seasoned with an incredibly flavorful and perfectly spicy cajun seasoning.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

I am on a roll with pasta lately, and I still have yet another pasta recipe coming soon (and guess what, it has grilled chicken in it. Imagine that.)!

I live for pasta, in other words I could never give up my carbs. And oh how I LOVE this creamy Cajun chicken pasta! It is packed with goodness and totally irresistible flavors.

If you are like me and you love heat, go with 1 tsp of cayenne pepper in the cajun seasoning (or even more). I had to make this so that my husband and my kids would still eat it so I just went with 1/2 tsp, and even then my kids were still noticing heat (I’m trying to break them in slowly).

You can always add more cayenne to your own serving and take it easy on the full amount so everyone’s not complaining.

Cajun Chicken Pasta Ingredients

For the Cajun Alfredo sauce and chicken, you’ll need:

  • Chicken breasts
  • Olive oil
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Dry linguine or fettuccine pasta
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • Flour
  • Milk
  • Heavy cream or half and half
  • Shredded Parmesan
  • Red and yellow bell pepper
  • Red onion
  • Button mushrooms
  • Fresh parsley, for garnish

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

How to Make Cajun Pasta

  • Season chicken with Cajun seasoning and grill until cooked through.
  • Boil pasta until al dente, and reserve some of the cooking liquid before draining.
  • Heat butter in a saucepan, then add garlic and flour and whisk.
  • Slowly pour in milk and Cajun seasoning, to taste. Bring mixture to a boil, then turn heat down.
  • Add cheese and cream and stir until smooth.
  • In a skillet, sauté bell peppers and onion in olive oil. Add additional Cajun seasoning and mushrooms and continue cooking.
  • Toss together pasta, Cajun Alfredo sauce, cubed chicken and veggies. Garnish with parsley and serve.

How to Make Cajun Seasoning

If you have a store-bought Cajun seasoning you like, feel free to use it in this recipe.

Otherwise, you can make homemade Cajun seasoning by combining 2 1/2 tsp paprika, 2 tsp salt, 2 tsp garlic powder, 1 & 1/4 tsp dried oregano, 1 & 1/4 tsp dried thyme, 1 tsp onion powder, 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper and 1/2 tsp cayenne.

Can I Omit the Cream in the Sauce?

If you make the Cajun Alfredo sauce with just milk and no cream, I think it’d be too runny to stick to the pasta. If you want to make this dish lighter, I suggest using half and half instead of cream.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Tips for the Best Cajun Chicken Pasta

  • You can swap out the chicken for shrimp for another tempting version of this unbelievably delicious creamy cajun pasta dish.
  • Whisk the sauce constantly as you pour in the milk. You don’t want any lumps to form!
  • You need to use shredded Parmesan cheese in this Cajun pasta recipe, not the grated stuff in a shaker can.

More Pasta Recipes You’ll Love:

  • Pasta Carbonara
  • Pasta Primavera
  • One Pan Creamy Shrimp Pasta
  • Instant Pot Spaghetti
  • Instant Pot Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
  • Pesto Pasta with Shrimp and Asparagus
  • Sun Dried Tomato Pasta

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