Creamy Cajun Shrimp and Chicken Pasta

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by Denise's Test Kitchen
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 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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  • 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

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.
  • I added one chicken breast cut up in bite sizes.
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  • Scotty Wickham Scotty Wickham on Jun 07, 2021

    were is the chicken and when do you add it. do you cook it with the shrimp?

    • Denise's Test Kitchen Denise's Test Kitchen on Jun 07, 2021

      I prepare and cook the shrimp and chicken at the same time in my cast iron skillet.

      This recipe doesn’t call for chicken so, I forgot to add it to the recipe. I will change that. Thank you for bringing it to my attention.