Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe.

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Laura MarianoLaura Mariano
Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is a simple, quick recipe that's perfect for a weekend night's dinner. Tender chicken breast mixed with tender pasta in a creamy Cajun garlic sauce, ready in 30 minutes.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Cajun
Servings 6 servings
Calories 483 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped parsley, for serving
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 2/3 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, divided
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 8 ounces linguine pasta


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 tablespoon of salt. Cook pasta according to package instructions until fully cooked. Reserve ½ cup of the pasta water, then drain, cover and keep warm.
  • Fry the chicken breasts until they are evenly thick and season them all with 1½ tablespoons of the Cajun seasoning.
  • In a large non-reactive skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Once heated up, add the chicken and brown on both sides. Reduce heat to low and fry until fully cooked and 165 degrees Fahrenheit on a thermometer. Transfer to a cutting board, cut into thin slices, and cover to keep warm.
  • In the same skillet over medium heat, saute the butter and garlic for 30-60 seconds or until the garlic is fragrant. Add the chopped tomatoes and fry for another two minutes.
  • Add heavy whipping cream, remaining Cajun seasoning, and Parmesan cheese, and bring to a simmer. Season to taste if necessary.
  • Add the chicken strips and the cooked pasta to the sauce and stir until the pasta and chicken are combined. Add warm pasta water if you wish to thin out the sauce. Served with grated parmesan cheese and chopped parsley.


Avoid using cast iron or copper pans any time you are making a creamy sauce with an acidic product such as tomatoes, or it will react and make the sauce grainy.
Keyword cajun chicken pasta
Laura Mariano

Written by Laura Mariano

Laura Mariano is a food blogger who founded Recipes By to make cooking easier. Growing up on a farm in Spain, Laura was inspired by exquisite dishes prepared using simple ingredients. Laura Mariano is particularly known for making anyone can cook.


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  1. 5 stars
    Omg this was delicious!! My 15yr old inspires to be a chef someday and tonight we made this together which for me is about the only time I can get him to spend time with good ol mom. He always watches your videos with me. We were also reading about how you got started and your history. We really enjoyed reading it. Thank you for sharing. Anyways, back to the pasta. We made it as written and it was amazing. Wouldn’t change a thing. Can’t wait to make this again. Thank you for all your awesome recipes. You are a staple in this household!

  2. 5 stars
    Like all recipes i adapt them to suit my taste. I sauté onion, jalapeños and mushrooms to add to the sauce. Got to have my fresh veggies so i added chopped fresh spinach when i mixed everything together. I added leftover chicken and 4 pieces of shrimp . All in all i give it a 8 stars out of 5. Thanks

  3. 5 stars
    Made this tonight. I threw in some andouille sausage and some sweet bell pepper and it was delicious! Gonna be adding this to the weekly repertoire.

  4. 5 stars
    I made this for the first time for dinner tonight and it was so good that everyone had seconds. Thank you for the recipe! 😊❤️

  5. 5 stars
    This was a delicious and easy recipe to follow for a foundational cream-based pasta. I used thin spaghetti and roasted red peppers instead of linguini and tomatoes. Bookmarking this one!

  6. 5 stars
    Made this for the second time tonight! Absolutely amazing. This time I added red and green pepper, and then some mushrooms. It’s a must try.

  7. 5 stars
    Hi, Just discovered your wonderful recipes. Love the Creamy Chicken and Mushroom recipe. Would like to make your Cajun Chicken Pasta but I cannot eat tomatoes. Do you have a creamy sauce recipe that I could use instead?

  8. 5 stars
    Its amazing!!! My husband loves it always asks for it!!! We make it at least 1x a week…. So quick so easy and so much flavor!!!

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