Cajun Chicken and Sausage Pasta


Serve up a spicy dinner for two.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
35 mins
Additional Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
2 servings


  • 1 skinless, boneless chicken breast half

  • ½ teaspoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste

  • 1 link pork sausage with jalapeno pepper

  • 4 ounces farfalle (bow tie) pasta

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ red bell pepper, chopped

  • ½ onion, chopped

  • 1 clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 ½ cups fat-free half-and-half, divided

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch, or as needed

  • 1 pinch Cajun seasoning, or to taste

  • 1 pinch dried basil, or to taste


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Sprinkle both sides of chicken breast with 1/2 teaspoon Cajun seasoning, or to taste.

  3. Grill chicken breast and pork sausage on the preheated grill until browned and no longer pink inside, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and let rest for 5 minutes. Cut chicken and sausage into bite-size pieces.

  4. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook the farfalle pasta at a boil, stirring occasionally, until cooked through yet firm to the bite, about 12 minutes; drain.

  5. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion, and garlic in hot butter until slightly softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir chicken and sausage pieces into vegetables, reduce heat to medium-low, and pour 1 cup half-and-half into skillet. Stir to combine.

  6. Mix cornstarch into remaining 1/2 cup half-and-half in a small bowl until smooth; pour into skillet and stir until sauce simmers and thickens, about 5 minutes. Toss cooked farfalle pasta into mixture until coated; season with additional Cajun seasoning and dried basil.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

561 Calories
19g Fat
72g Carbs
27g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 561
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 79mg 26%
Sodium 629mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 27g
Vitamin C 92mg 459%
Calcium 234mg 18%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 870mg 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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