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Cajun Chicken Pasta
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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.
Course Cajun Chicken Pasta
Cuisine Cajun
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author April Ronnecke


  • 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
  • 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