Try this Easy Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta for an easy dinner this week! It features a delicious and creamy homemade alfredo sauce, tender pasta, and spicy Cajun seasoned chicken that takes only 15 minutes to make!
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Easy Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta – Creamy & Delicious
Need an easy and delicious dinner recipe for a busy weeknight?
You’re gonna love my Easy Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta that only takes 15 minutes to make.
This Easy Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta features tender bite-sized pieces of Cajun seasoned chicken, farfalle pasta noodles, and an unbelievably delicious and creamy homemade alfredo sauce made with just a few simple ingredients.
The whole family will love this incredible Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta and it’s so easy and delicious you’ll want to make it again and again!
Easy Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
When it comes to dinner recipes, you know I’m all about quick and easy and this Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta couldn’t be more simple to make!
I also love discovering ways to cut down on the amount of time it takes me to get dinner on the table so that I can enjoy more time with my family.
Sure! Our family loves Farfalle (bowtie) noodles, but you can certainly use 8 ounces of your favorite noodle instead.
Fettucine, penne, rotini, or linguine would all be great substitutes!
Can I add in veggies?
Yes, absolutely! My husband and I love adding in peppers and onions for a more authentic Cajun meal, but you can add in any vegetables you want.
Spinach, mushrooms, zucchini, broccoli, or asparagus would all be yummy additions!
Is Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Spicy?
Not really, but it does have a smoky kick!
Cajun seasoning is typically made up of salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and Italian seasoning.
Can I increase/decrease the spice level?
Yes, you can definitely increase or decrease the amount of Cajun seasoning used in this recipe depending on your preference, but I’ve personally found 2 tsp is the perfect mild/medium spicy level. Even my kids love it and don’t find it too spicy.
However, if you want a more mild spice try reducing to 1 tsp.
Try this Easy Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta for an easy dinner this week! It features a delicious and creamy homemade alfredo sauce, tender pasta noodles, and spicy Cajun seasoned chicken that takes only 15 minutes to make!
Cajun Chicken & Pasta
8 ounces farfalle bowtie pasta (or pasta of choice)
(2) 8 ounce bags Oven Roasted Chicken (or 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and diced)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 tsp Cajun seasoning
Homemade Alfredo Sauce
4 oz cream cheese, softened and cubed (I used 1/3 fat)
1 cup milk (I used 2%)
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Once cooked, drain pasta, rinse with cold water, and set aside until ready to combine.
While pasta is cooking, add the Oven Roasted Diced Chicken to a large skillet and season with salt, pepper, and Cajun seasoning. Cook over medium/high heat for 2-3 minutes to sizzle and stir until chicken is evenly coated with seasonings.
Next, slowly pour in the milk with a glass measuring cup and add in the softened, cubed cream cheese. Stir for 2-3 minutes until the sauce is creamy, smooth, and all of the cream cheese has melted.
Add in salt, pepper, and Italian seasoning and stir until evenly combined. Add in the grated parmesan and stir until combined.
Remove from heat and stir in the drained farfalle noodles. If desired, top with more Italian seasoning or parsley and enjoy!
HOW TO STORE LEFTOVER PASTA:
Leftover Cajun chicken alfredo pasta should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 week.
HOW TO REHEAT CAJUN CHICKEN PASTA:
Reheat individual servings of this pasta in the microwave for 1 minute intervals until warm. If desired, top with some extra parmesan cheese and stir.