A super tasty one pan dinner recipe, packed with cajun flavours and extra vegetables. You'll love this Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe.
Heat your olive oil in a large, deep frying pan (or saucepan) which has a lid. Add the chicken and half of the Cajun spice mix. Fry for 5 minutes until the chicken is starting to brown.
Add in the onions, garlic, green peppers, celery and remaining Cajun spice mix. Cook for a further 5 - 10 minutes until everything is softened.
Add the pasta, vegetable stock, tinned tomatoes and salt and pepper. Give everything a good stir, pop the lid on and cook for 10 - 13 minutes (or according to the instructions on the pasta pack).
When the pasta is cooked al dente, remove from the heat and stir throught the cream cheese and some fresh basil (if using).
Note 1 - Cajun Spice Mix
Use whichever brand you prefer but note that the spice level may vary greatly! If you're unsure about the one you are using and are cooking for children or people not keen on spice, it may be worth using half the measured amount and adding the rest later if required.
Note 2 - Onions and Garlic
I use pre prepared frozen, chopped here. An onion weighs about 150g, so replace with that pre chopped weight. Garlic is about 5g per clove so I use 15g (3 teaspoons).
Note 3 - Vegetable Stock
Made up with a cube is fine. I like the brand Marigold best.