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Cajun Chicken Pasta

An easy and tasty dinner! I love this creamy and flavorful pasta. Chock full of chicken, smoked sausage, peppers and spice, you too will turn this into a weekly special.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6 servings or 4 large servings
Calories 623kcal


  • 3/4 pound pasta
  • 1/2 cup cooking liquid from the pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 pound boneless, skinless chicken
  • 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning divided; use one you like! The spice level can vary.
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 bell pepper julienned; I used half red, half green
  • 14 oz smoked sausage cut into bite sized pieces
  • 15 oz alfredo sauce I used Trader Joes brand
  • 1 roma tomato diced
  • parsley optional


  • Bring large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook pasta to al dente and set aside. Be sure to reserve some pasta cooking water for later.
  • While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil over medium heat in a large, nonstick skillet. Sprinkle chicken with salt and 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning, or more if desired. *Check your cajun seasoning to see if salt has been added. More often then not, you will have to add your own salt.
    Brown chicken in pan and cook thoroughly, until it has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Once chicken is cooked, remove from pan and cover with foil. Add in onion, peppers, smoked sausage and the remaining 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning to the hot pan. Cook until the veggies are mostly tender and sausage has browned.
  • Add jar of alfredo sauce. Stir to coat and heat sauce through. Taste and add more cajun seasoning and/or salt and pepper if needed. Toss with pasta and reserved pasta water, if needed. Divide between plates, top with cooked chicken, then top with diced tomatoes and parsley. Serve.


Calories: 623kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 129mg | Sodium: 1077mg | Potassium: 465mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1045IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg