This creamy one-pot Cajun Chicken Pasta is an easy and tasty dish that's ready in under 30 minutes. Made with tender chicken, bow tie pasta, and colorful bell peppers in a Cajun-seasoned cream sauce, it's such a simple meal to whip up! This recipe is quick, flavorful and a must try.
Cuisine American, cajun
Keyword Cajun Chicken Pasta, Cajun Pasta
Prep Time 10mins
Cook Time 15mins
Total Time 25mins
8ozbow tie pastacooked according to package instructions
3cookedchicken breastsabout 12 oz
1 1/2cupschopped bell peppersany variety works, but I like to use red, orange and yellow for plenty of color
3ouncescream cheeselight or regular
Optional for garnish: parmesan cheese and chopped fresh parsley
Set aside cooked pasta. Chop or shred cooked chicken. I like to use a rotisserie chicken. Chop peppers.
Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray or heat about 1/2 tablespoon oil. Sauté peppers over medium heat until soft, about 3 to 4 minutes.
Meanwhile, use a blender to combine milk, flour, cream cheese and seasonings until fully combined.
Add chicken to peppers in the pan. Reduce heat to low and add the cream sauce, stir while it thickens, about 1 minute.
Pour in the chicken broth, and stir to fully combine. Add and stir in the cooked pasta. Let the dish simmer on low for 1-2 minutes. Garnish, serve and enjoy.
I recommend prepping the cooked chicken, chopping the bell pepper and getting the pasta cooking in a large pot before starting anything else.