My delicious creamy cajun chicken pasta recipe. Perfect for dinner in a hurry and as pasta salad for lunch the next day too!
This creamy cajun chicken pasta recipe was one of those recipes where I started trying to make something else and it just sort of evolved.
I was originally making chicken pasta alfredo. However, when I made it, it just didn’t taste right. It was a bit boring. So I added a couple of spoonfuls of cajun spice mix – much better.
Then next time I made it I decided to add some vegetables (anyone that reads my recipes regularly will know that I like to squeeze extra vegetables into my dinners as much as I can). Since I was using cajun spice mix I decided to take my inspiration for the vegetables from chicken fajitas, so I used peppers and onions.
And a new dish was born… Creamy cajun chicken pasta.
Ready in just 20 minutes – The perfect mid-week dinner
As a stay-at-home mum I don’t have to worry too much about creating dinners that can be ready in a hurry, as I have plenty of time for them to cook (although I do like to minimise the amount of time I actually have to spend in the kitchen so I can spend time with the boys). However, I always find it useful to have a few recipes that can be ready in a hurry. This pasta dish takes just 20 minutes to cook, so it’s perfect for a mid-week meal when you’re short of time (take a look at my one-pot spicy sausage pasta for a similarly quick dish).
Dinner today, lunch tomorrow
This creamy cajun chicken pasta also tastes delicious cold, so you can make extra and save it to have as pasta salad for lunch the next day.
Creamy cheesy cajun chicken pasta nutritional information per serving
This is the estimated nutritional information per portion. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you want to learn more about how this is calculated.