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Pasta with spiced chicken and tomato sauce and basil leaves on top

Cajun Chicken Pasta - One Pan Recipe

A super tasty one pan dinner recipe, packed with cajun flavours and extra vegetables. You'll love this Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Family Food
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 515 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tsp Olive oil
  • 500 g Chicken breasts Skinless and boneless, cut into chunks
  • 3 tbsp Cajun spice mix See Note 1
  • 1 Onions See Note 2
  • 3 Cloves Garlic See Note 2
  • 2 Green peppers, large Deseeded and chopped
  • 3 Sticks Celery Trimmed and cut into small pieces
  • 250 g Dried pasta
  • 750 ml Vegetable stock See Note 3
  • 400 g Tin of tomatoes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

To serve:

  • 100 g Cream cheese
  • Basil to garnish Optional

Instructions

  1. 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.

  2. Add in the onions, garlic, green peppers, celery and remaining Cajun spice mix. Cook for a further 5 - 10 minutes until everything is softened.

  3. 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).

  4. When the pasta is cooked al dente, remove from the heat and stir throught the cream cheese and some fresh basil (if using).

Recipe Notes

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.

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Chicken Pasta - One Pan Recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
515
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
10
g
15
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
1
g
Cholesterol
 
94
mg
31
%
Sodium
 
1176
mg
51
%
Potassium
 
1188
mg
34
%
Carbohydrates
 
65
g
22
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
39
g
78
%
Vitamin A
 
1145
IU
23
%
Vitamin C
 
62
mg
75
%
Calcium
 
119
mg
12
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.