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One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta

One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta


  • 1 12 oz. box Barilla Pasta Pronto
  • 11 oz. of Tyson´s Grilled and Ready Chicken Strips half the bag
  • 4 oz. light or fat free cream cheese
  • 1 cup fat free half and half
  • 3 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese the good stuff, not the stuff from a container!
  • 1 red pepper sliced thin
  • 1 orange pepper sliced thin
  • 1 medium onion diced thin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp-1 tsp. cajun seasoning depending on your taste
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • for garnish: fresh basil additional parmesan cheese


  1. In a large pot, add olive oil and heat to high heat. Once hot, add peppers, onions, and chicken. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until veggies start to soften and chicken browns. Stir occasionally.
  2. Add cream cheese and stir to help encourage melting. Add salt, pepper, garlic powder, and the cajun seasoning, reduce heat to medium.
  3. Pour in the half and half and chicken broth. Add the pasta and stir to make sure that all noodles are covered in liquid.
  4. Let cook for 8-10 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent sticking.
  5. After the 8-10 minutes, pasta should be al dente and the sauce should have thickened and stuck to each noodle. Add the parmesan cheese and stir. Taste for seasoning and add more if desired. If pasta mixture is too thick, add more chicken broth to loosen it up. Mine needed about 2-3 tbsp. more chicken stock to loosen.
  6. Garnish with basil and additional parmesan cheese and serve immediately.
  7. Dish is best served that day, but if leftovers remain, reheat with additional chicken broth so it isn´t too sticky.