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Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Cajun Chicken Pasta is a family favorite, and the best part is, it's healthy and my kids still love it. This is a perfect recipe to sneak vegetables into, and introduce your kids to them.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy dinner, Healthy dinner recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 348kcal

Equipment

  • Skillet
  • Saucepan

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces linguine uncooked
  • 1 pound chicken breasts cut into strips
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning to taste
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms sliced
  • ½ red onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 cup chicken broth low sodium, fat free
  • cup skim milk
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 6 Tablespoons cream cheese fat free
  • 8 green onions chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Prep all your vegetables. In a small blender make a slurry by combining milk, flour and cream cheese. Set aside. Season chicken generously with Cajun seasoning, garlic powder and salt.
  • Prepare pasta in salted water according to package directions.
  • Heat a large heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; spray with cooking spray and add half of the chicken. Sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until done, set aside on a plate and repeat with the remaining chicken. Set aside.
  • Add olive oil to the skillet and reduce to medium; add bell peppers, onions, and garlic to skillet, sauté 3-4 minutes
  • Add mushrooms and tomatoes and sauté 3-4 more minutes or until vegetables are tender. Season with 1/4 tsp salt, garlic powder and fresh cracked pepper to taste.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; add chicken broth and pour in slurry stirring about 2 minutes.
  • Return chicken to skillet; adjust salt and Cajun seasoning to taste, cook another minute or two until hot, then add linguine; toss well to coat. Top with chopped green onions and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 348kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 818mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1736IU | Vitamin C: 76mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2mg