Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Chicken Pasta

4 servings
30 min

Ever since I visited New Orleans and I love to try to recreate some of the foods I ate while there. I found this recipe on https://www.favfamilyrecipes.com/ website. Of course I did add chicken to this pasta as well.

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My husband really enjoys a good shrimp pasta dish. Since I don't eat shrimp, I just added some chicken to this recipe. And now, this recipe has made it onto my Dinner Menu rotation.

Another recipe made in my Cast Iron

This recipe is creamy and spicy in all the right ways. I added some basil right out of my herb garden. If you like a good pasta dish this is the one. I thought about adding some andouille sausage into this recipe instead of chicken but, I didn't have any on hand.

Dinner is served!

I served this pasta dish with garlic bread. You could make it a whole meal by adding a salad as well. My husband doesn't eat salad but, he does eat garlic bread!icon

Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Chicken Pasta

Recipe details

  • 4  servings
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 pound raw shrimp remove shells, tails and veins
  • 1 pound chicken, cut in bite size pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning Tony Chachere's Original Creole Seasoning is the best!
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup red pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 8 ounces linguine cooked al dente

Instructions


Coat the shrimp and chicken in cajun seasoning. 
In a large fry pan over medium heat, melt the butter and add the seasoned shrimp and sauté until shrimp begins to turn pink. 
Add the red pepper and minced garlic and sauté another minute or two.
Reduce heat to medium-low and add the cream, parmesan cheese, basil, and pepper and simmer for about 10 minutes (I like to cook the pasta while this is simmering).
Toss in the cooked pasta and stir to coat.

Tips

  • I added one chicken breast cut up in bite sizes.
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