Cajun Chicken Pasta


Cajun chicken pasta is easy and delicious. Cajun cooking combines French, Southern, and other influences. It's robust, country-style cookery, just like this dish. Laissez les bons temps roulez and bon appétit!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins


  • 4 ounces linguine pasta

  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced

  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced

  • 4 fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 1 green onion, chopped

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ teaspoon lemon pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • teaspoon garlic powder

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until al dente, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  2. Cut chicken breast into strips. Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a plastic bag. Shake to coat.

  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken and cook, stirring, until browned and almost cooked through, 5 to 7 minutes.

  4. Add bell peppers, mushrooms, and green onion. Cook, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes.

  5. Reduce the heat and stir in cream, basil, lemon pepper, salt, garlic powder, and black pepper. Heat through. Add cooked linguine, toss, and heat through.

  6. Sprinkle with Parmesan and serve.

    a top down view of a single serving of cajun chicken pasta

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

935 Calories
62g Fat
54g Carbs
44g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 935
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 62g 79%
Saturated Fat 37g 186%
Cholesterol 271mg 90%
Sodium 1189mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 20%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 44g
Vitamin C 128mg 641%
Calcium 237mg 18%
Iron 4mg 19%
Potassium 914mg 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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