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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta in a Skillet topped with green onions

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

This Cajun Chicken Pasta is packed with delicious cajun seasoned chicken breast chunks and sweet bell peppers all enveloped in a creamy alfredo style cream sauce. This is the ultimate filling and flavorful dinner and is surprisingly quick and easy to make! If you love hearty pasta dishes, then this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta will be a hit!
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Ingredients

For the Chicken

  • 2 lbs chicken breast boneless, skinless
  • 2 bell peppers 1 red, 1 green
  • 2 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic pressed
  • 1/4 cup green onion chopped

For the Sauce

  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 lb fettuccini

Instructions

  • Chop chicken into 1 in chunks. Place in a zip top bag with 1 tbsp of olive oil and cajun seasoning. Mix the chicken until all is coated with the seasoning. Let marinate, while you chop the bell pepper into bite sized pieces.
  • Cook pasta per package directions. Drain and set aside.
  • Heat remaining 1 tbsp of oil in a large skillet over high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and peppers to the skillet with the chicken in a single layer. If there is too much chicken for a single layer, work in batches. Let the chicken cook on the first side for 3-4 minutes without stirring, then use tongs to flip each piece over. Cook on the second side for 2 minutes, then add the pressed garlic, stir well, and cook for 1 additional minute or until cooked through (165˚F internal temp)
  • Once the chicken is done, remove the chicken from the skillet and set set aside. In the skillet melt the butter with the seasoning over medium heat. Add the cream, cream cheese, and parmesan and whisk until the cheese is completely melted and bring the mixture to a rapid boil for one minute, then remove from heat.
  • Toss the pasta, chicken and peppers with the sauce until coated. Sprinkle the green onions over the top of the pasta. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes:

I am not a nutritionist or dietitian. Nutrition facts provided based on my best estimation for the recipe and may not be accurate depending on what brands you use or modifications you make to the recipe.  I recommend using a nutrition calculator with the exact brands and measurements you use for the most accurate calculation.
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Nutrition Information:

Serving: 5.5ozCalories: 801kcal (40%)Carbohydrates: 46g (15%)Protein: 39g (78%)Fat: 50g (77%)Saturated Fat: 27g (169%)Cholesterol: 256mg (85%)Sodium: 516mg (22%)Potassium: 767mg (22%)Fiber: 3g (13%)Sugar: 3g (3%)Vitamin A: 3805IU (76%)Vitamin C: 40.7mg (49%)Calcium: 242mg (24%)Iron: 2.4mg (13%)

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)