One-Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta

This one-pot cajun chicken pasta is super creamy, the perfect level of spicy, and so so good. Best of all, it's a one-pot recipe, so there's minimal cleanup.

Ingredients for Chicken

Chicken Oil Garlic Powder Onion Powder  Cayenne Salt Pepper Dried Oregano  Crushed Red Pepper Paprika

Key Ingredients for Pasta

Penne Andouille Chicken  Sweet Onion Bell Peppers Cream Cheese Chicken Broth Milk Garlic Powder

Step 1

Cut the chicken into bite-sized chunks. Add it to a mixing bowl and toss with oil and spices until evenly coated.

Step 2

Add oil to a large pot or dutch oven and heat over medium-high heat. dd the chicken and cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes.

Step 3

Add the onions, bell peppers, and sausage to the pot and cook until the onions and peppers begin to soften, about 3-5 minutes. Transfer the contents of the pot to a large bowl or plate and set aside.

Step 4

Add chicken broth, milk, and pasta to the pot. Allow it to come to a boil, and cook until the pasta is al dente, about 10-15 minutes.

Step 5

Once the pasta is done, add the chicken and vegetables back to the pot, along with cream cheese and remaining spices. Continue cooking until the cream cheese melts and the sauce thickens, about 5 minutes.

Q: What kind of pasta do you recommend?

A: We like to use penne or rigatoni. Any tubular pasta shape works well because the sauce is the perfect consistency for resting inside the tubes.

Q: How do I store the leftovers?

A: If you have leftovers, store them in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. To reheat, add the pasta to a saucepan over medium heat with some extra milk and cook until it's warm and slightly re-thickened.

Q: Can I add extra vegetables?

A: Yes! Add them to the pot at the same stage as the peppers, then follow the instructions as written.