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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is the perfect family meal. Juicy cajun-spiced chicken is served over a bed of creamy linguine that’s packed full of sautéed veggies.
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CoursePasta
CuisineItalian
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time25 minutes
Servings6
AuthorHattie Rice

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 teaspoons cajun seasoning divided
  • 6 tablespoons butter divided
  • 1 pound linguine
  • 3 bell peppers various colors sliced
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 8 oz mushrooms sliced
  • 2 cups heavy cream

Instructions

  • Rub each chicken breast with 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in 3 tablespoons of butter. Sear the chicken breasts in the butter until browned on each side. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to cook until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees F which will take about 5-7 minutes per side, depending on thickness. Remove the chicken and set aside to rest.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • In the same skillet as you cooked the chicken, without cleaning, melt the remaining 3 tablespoons of butter. Add in bell peppers, onion, and mushroom. Sauté until veggies are tender. Sprinkle remaining 2 teaspoons of cajun seasoning over veggies and cook 1 minute.
  • Pour in heavy cream and bring to a simmer. Simmer until sauce thickens.
  • Stir in cooked pasta and toss until coated and veggies are evenly distributed. Slice chicken breasts and serve over hot pasta.
  • NOTES

Homemade Cajun Seasoning:

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt

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