One-Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

4 Servings
30 min

You can’t go wrong with a one-pot meal. Less dishes are always a win in my book. One-Pot pastas not only are easier clean up, but the pasta gets cooked right with everything else so it gets infused with the flavor. One-Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is slightly spicy but the creaminess from the cream cheese is the perfect pairing to the cajun spice. I love this pasta on a busy weeknight and it's easy to customize the spice level.


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One-Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Recipe details

  • 4  Servings
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 25 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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Ingredients


  • 1 lb chicken breasts, cut into bite size chunks
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium-large yellow onion, diced
  • 8 ounces short pasta, such as rotini or penne
  • 1 15oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1 15oz can chicken broth
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 3-4 green onions, thinly sliced

Instructions


Toss chicken breast cubes with cajun seasoning.
Heat a large deep skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat with the olive oil. When hot, add the chicken to brown on all sides. The chicken does not need to be cooked through at this time.
Add the onion and sauté for about 3 minutes until soft. Add the pasta, diced tomatoes, and broth. Scrape any bits off the bottom and stir everything together. Cover with a lid and bring to a boil.
Once boiling, reduce heat to medium low to bring it to a simmer. Cook for about 10 minutes until the pasta is cooked. Stir every couple of minutes to make sure nothing sticks to the bottom.
Once pasta is cooked, stir in the cream cheese and top with the sliced green onions.
Serve and enjoy!

Tips

  • Cajun Seasoning – You can buy a blend or make your own. Creole seasoning can be substituted, but it will be less spicy. If you don’t like spice, you can use less of the cajun seasoning, make your own blend with less cayenne pepper, or use Creole seasoning.
  • Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes – Regular diced tomatoes can be substituted.
  • Leftovers – Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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