Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: March 25, 2020 Modified: August 27, 2021
Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

One easy way to kick up the flavor in a dish is to add Cajun seasoning. Here, the seasoning is sprinkled on the chicken strips before they’re sautéed and tossed into the linguine-vegetable mixture.

How To Make Cajun Chicken Pasta

  • 12 oz linguine (uncooked )
  • 2 lb chicken breast (strips)
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt (divided)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 small red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 1 small green bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms
  • 2 green onions (sliced, (white and light green parts only))
  • 1 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp basil (dried )
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • green onions (garnish, chopped )
  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  2. Sprinkle chicken evenly with Cajun seasoning and 1 tsp. salt. Melt 1/4 C. butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chicken, and sauté 5-6 minutes or until done. Remove chicken.
  4. Add bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onions to skillet, and sauté 9-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and liquid evaporates.
  5. Return chicken to skillet; stir in half-and-half, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring often, over medium-low heat 3-4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add linguine; toss to coat.

How To Make Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 45 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

  • 12 oz linguine, uncooked
  • 2 lb chicken breast, strips
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 1/4 tsp salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 small green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms
  • 2 green onions, sliced, (white and light green parts only)
  • 1 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 1/4 tsp lemon pepper
  • 1/4 tsp basil, dried
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • green onions, garnish, chopped

Instructions

  1. Prepare pasta according to package directions.

  2. Sprinkle chicken evenly with Cajun seasoning and 1 tsp. salt. Melt 1/4 C. butter in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat. 

  3. Add chicken, and sauté 5-6 minutes or until done. Remove chicken.

  4. Add bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onions to skillet, and sauté 9-10 minutes or until vegetables are tender and liquid evaporates.

  5. Return chicken to skillet; stir in half-and-half, next 3 ingredients, and remaining 1/4 tsp. salt. Cook, stirring often, over medium-low heat 3-4 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add linguine; toss to coat.

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