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Cajun Chicken Skillet Pasta

If you are interested in trying an easy chicken pasta that has a bit of a kick to it, this is it. This Cajun chicken skillet pasta is perfect and so easy to get on the table.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cajun chicken pasta, cajun chicken pasta skillet, cajun chicken skillet pasta, cajun pasta, pasta cajun chicken skillet, pasta chicken cajun, skillet chicken pasta
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 471kcal
Author: Dash of Herbs

Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoon oil
  • 2 cups Rotisserie chicken chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 3 cups bowtie pasta
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 1 large red bell pepper chopped
  • 4 ounces cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup milk (optional)
  • 1 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  • Heat half of the oil in a large skillet over medium heat
  • Season the chopped chicken with salt and pepper and half of the cajun seasoning, then add to the oil and cook until browned all over and chicken reaches an internal temperature of 165F (approximately 6-8 minutes).
    cajun chicken skillet pasta process shot
  • Meanwhile, prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain but do not rinse.
  • Add the chopped veggies to the skillet along with the chicken, additional additional oil as needed.
    cajun chicken skillet pasta process shot
  • Cook until onions are translucent and veggies are soft and slightly charred, about 6 minutes.
  • Remove chicken and veggies to a clean bowl.
  • Wipe out the skillet and add the chicken broth. Bring to a simmer, then add the sour cream and cream cheese and stir as the cream cheese melts.
    cajun chicken skillet pasta process shot
  • Add a bit more broth or milk to achieve a smooth consistency that coats the back of a spoon.
  • Season with cajun seasoning, to taste. Add the pasta and stir to coat.
    Cajun chicken pasta process image
  • Return the chicken and veggies back to the skillet and stir to coat completely.
    Cajun Chicken Skillet Pasta in a pink plate
Nutrition Facts
Cajun Chicken Skillet Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 471 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 513mg22%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 30g10%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 2017IU40%
Vitamin C 37mg45%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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