Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Get ready for a delicious Cajun Chicken Pasta dinner that’s ready in just 30 minutes! It’s super creamy and bursting with flavor, even better than what you’d get at your favorite restaurant. This recipe is so easy and perfect for a meal everyone will enjoy.

Cajun Chicken Pasta

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course


#### Cajun Sauce:

  • 1/2 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms sliced or chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • Salt to taste

#### Chicken:

  • 2 large chicken breasts cut in half to make 4 thin breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder blend
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • Pinch of cayenne powder optional
  • More olive oil for the pan

#### Pasta:

  • 10 ounces pasta
  • Salt


#### Chicken:

  • In a small bowl, mix olive oil with chili powder, salt, paprika, garlic powder, oregano, and cayenne powder to make a marinade.
  • Pour the marinade over the chicken, ensuring it’s evenly coated.
  • Heat a pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Cook the chicken until it gets a nice sear on both sides and is cooked through, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken and set aside.

#### Sauce & Pasta:

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Salt the water generously and cook the pasta according to package directions.
  • While the pasta cooks, using the same pan used for the chicken, sauté bell peppers and mushrooms until they get a nice color. Add garlic and butter, and sauté for another minute.
  • Pour in the heavy cream, Cajun seasoning, and basil. Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5 to 6 minutes. Stir in Parmesan, lemon juice, and salt to taste. Continue cooking until the sauce thickens.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, drain it and add it to the sauce.
  • Slice the cooked chicken and place it on top of the pasta. Sprinkle with more Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve and enjoy your flavorful Cajun Chicken Pasta!

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