Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Seasoning
 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
 1 tsp Oregano
 1 tsp Thyme
 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
 ½ tsp Onion Powder
 ¼ tsp Cayenne Powder
 ¼ tsp Black Pepper
 ¼ tsp Salt
Chicken Pasta
 1 tbsp Olive Oil
 1 tbsp Butter
 1 lb Chicken Breast
 1 Yellow Onion
 ½ lb Penne Pasta
 15 oz Roasted Diced Tomatoes
 2 cups Chicken Broth
 2 oz Cream Cheese
 3 Green Onions
1

Combine the ingredients for the Cajun seasoning in a small bowl. Cut the chicken into 1/2 to 3/4-inch cubes. Place the cubed chicken in a bowl, pour the Cajun seasoning over top, and stir to coat the chicken in spices.

2

Add the olive oil and butter to a large deep skillet. Heat the oil and butter over medium-high until the skillet is very hot and the butter is melted and foamy. Add the seasoned chicken to the skillet and cook for a couple minutes on each side, or just until the outside gets some color. The chicken does not need to be cooked through at this point.

3

Add the diced yellow onion to the skillet and continue to sauté for about 2 minutes more, or just until the onion begins to soften. Allow the moisture from the onion to dissolve any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.

4

Next, add the pasta, fire roasted diced tomatoes (with the juices), and chicken broth to the skillet. Stir just until everything is evenly combined, then place a lid on top and allow the broth to come up to a boil.

5

Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low and let the pasta simmer for about ten minutes, stirring every couple of minutes, until the pasta is tender and the liquid is thick and saucy.

6

Add the cream cheese to the skillet in chunks, then stir until it has melted into the sauce. Top the pasta with sliced green onions and serve.

Ingredients

Cajun Seasoning
 2 tsp Smoked Paprika
 1 tsp Oregano
 1 tsp Thyme
 ½ tsp Garlic Powder
 ½ tsp Onion Powder
 ¼ tsp Cayenne Powder
 ¼ tsp Black Pepper
 ¼ tsp Salt
Chicken Pasta
 1 tbsp Olive Oil
 1 tbsp Butter
 1 lb Chicken Breast
 1 Yellow Onion
 ½ lb Penne Pasta
 15 oz Roasted Diced Tomatoes
 2 cups Chicken Broth
 2 oz Cream Cheese
 3 Green Onions

Directions

1

Combine the ingredients for the Cajun seasoning in a small bowl. Cut the chicken into 1/2 to 3/4-inch cubes. Place the cubed chicken in a bowl, pour the Cajun seasoning over top, and stir to coat the chicken in spices.

2

Add the olive oil and butter to a large deep skillet. Heat the oil and butter over medium-high until the skillet is very hot and the butter is melted and foamy. Add the seasoned chicken to the skillet and cook for a couple minutes on each side, or just until the outside gets some color. The chicken does not need to be cooked through at this point.

3

Add the diced yellow onion to the skillet and continue to sauté for about 2 minutes more, or just until the onion begins to soften. Allow the moisture from the onion to dissolve any browned bits from the bottom of the skillet.

4

Next, add the pasta, fire roasted diced tomatoes (with the juices), and chicken broth to the skillet. Stir just until everything is evenly combined, then place a lid on top and allow the broth to come up to a boil.

5

Once boiling, turn the heat down to medium-low and let the pasta simmer for about ten minutes, stirring every couple of minutes, until the pasta is tender and the liquid is thick and saucy.

6

Add the cream cheese to the skillet in chunks, then stir until it has melted into the sauce. Top the pasta with sliced green onions and serve.

Cajun Chicken Pasta