Cajun Chicken Pasta
Delicious spicy creamy Cajun pasta which cooks in under 20 minutes, with a creamy rich Alfredo
sauce. An easy and quick restaurant-quality meal in the comfort of your own home.
- 8 oz linguine
- 1 lb chicken breast
- 2 tbsp of Cajun seasoning
- salt for taste
- pepper for taste
- ½ tbs fresh minced garlic
- 1 tbs fresh minced onion
- ¼ tsp crushed red pepper seasoning optional. Add only if you like heat
- ¼ tsp smoked paprika optional
- 1 tbs olive oil plus more for the pan
- 2 tbs unsalted butter
- 1 cup of heavy whipping cream or more for taste
- ½ cup or more for taste of freshly grated Parmesan use more to garnish
- ½ tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp fresh parsley
- ⅛ cup pearl tomatoes sliced thin.
Cook pasta according to package instructions.
Place chicken and Cajun seasoning, salt, pepper and 1 tbs olive oil in a bowl and toss to coat.
In a large skillet or cast iron over medium heat add 1 tsp olive oil to a pan. Once the olive oil starts sizzling, add the garlic, onions and optional crushed red peppers. Cook until fragrant about a minute making sure to not burn it by stirring the garlic. Remove from pan and set to the side.
In the same large skillet over medium heat, sauté chicken in a tbs olive oil until chicken is tender, about 3 minutes on each side or until cooked through.
Reduce heat add the cooked linguine, heavy cream,butter, the onion and garlic and Parmesan cheese. Add salt and pepper for taste if needed. Toss everything together and heat through.
Garnish with lemon zest, parsley and pearl tomatoes.
Fyi, I usually post step by step with photos but this is an old recipe which needed some updates. No change to the recipe though. I plan on updating this post with step by step pics very soon!
Post updated 8/4/2020