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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Serves 4 | Prep Time 10 | Cook Time 20

Why I Love This Recipe

Easy one-pot meal!

Ingredients You'll Need

2 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp thyme
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp butter
1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
1 yellow onion, diced
1/2 lb. penne pasta (uncooked)
15 oz. fire roasted diced tomatoes
2 cups chicken broth
2 oz. cream cheese
3 green onions, sliced


Combine Cajun seasonings in a small bowl and pour over cubed chicken (1/2 to 3/4-inch), stir until coated.

Heat olive oil and butter to a large deep skillet over medium-high until very hot and butter is melted. Add chicken and cook for a couple minutes on each side, or just browning.

Add onion and continue to sauté for about 2 minutes more, or until soft and browning.

Add pasta, tomatoes (with juice), and chicken broth; stir until mixed and cover.

Bring to a boil then lower to medium-low and simmer approx. 10 ten minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent pasta from sticking.

When pasta is tender and liquid is reduced to a thick sauce, add cream cheese, stir until melted.

Top with sliced green onions and serve.

Pairs Well With

green salad; white wine; tiramasu;

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