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Creamy Cajun Chicken and Spinach Pasta

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This creamy Cajun chicken and spinach pasta is the perfect quick dinner after a long day. Just like most of my recipes, it’s quick, easy and only uses a handful of ingredients. It’s a dish that can go from fridge to table in less than half hour which makes it perfect for weeknights and the whole family.

The star of this dish is the Cajun seasoning, I use one from Aldi. I am very impressed! It’s packed full of flavour.

The double cream in this dish makes this a very calorific meal, so if you’re after something a little lighter you could try my easy mushroom pasta .

The chilli flakes are optional, I like my food extra spicy so I always add them. I then like to finish the dish off with some birds eye chillies.

For this dish you will need to use fresh baby leaf spinach. It cooks quickly and it will not add too much water to the sauce like frozen spinach would.

I choose to use penne pasta, however fusilli or farfalle will work just as well. Usually I tend to stay away from long pastas when using creamy sauces such as this one.

Personally I like to use mature cheddar because of its sharpness, smoked applewood cheddar will work just as well. I’d stay away from mild cheddars as I don’t think it would compliment the spice well. Have you tried it this yet? What twist would you add?

Creamy Cajun Chicken and Spinach Pasta

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5 from 7 votes

Creamy Cajun Chicken and Spinach Pasta

A creamy and spicy pasta with Cajun chicken and fresh spinach.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: cajun, chicken, Pasta
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 714kcal
Author: rominaslittlecorner

Ingredients

  • 250 g chicken breast
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 3 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 tsp Dried Chilli Flakes
  • 1 tbsp tomato concentrate
  • 2 tbsp tomato passata
  • 300 ml Double Cream
  • 150 g baby spinach
  • 300 g penne pasta
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 2 tbsp Flat Leaves Parsley

Instructions

  • In a bowl mix the Cajun seasoning with 2 tbsp of oil
  • Dice your chicken and add it to the bowl. Make sure all the chicken is covered by the seasoning
  • Dice the onion and mix the garlic
  • Heat up the rest of the oil and gently fry the onion and garlic along with the chilli flakes and the tomato paste
  • Add the chicken and the tomato passata cook it until the chicken is cooked
  • Whilst the chicken is cooking, cook your pasta
  • Once the chicken is cooked add the double cream and black pepper, plus two spoonfuls of the pasta water
  • Add in the spinach and stir. It will wilt within a minute or so
  • Mix the sauce with the pasta and add in the cheddar and parsley before serving.

18 thoughts on “Creamy Cajun Chicken and Spinach Pasta

  1. I love how tasty this looks, especially love that it’s quick and easy, usually at the end of the day I’m either a bit tired from my studying + freelance work and then working out right after that I can inhale just about anything haha!

    I like my food a bit spicy so I may have to add the chili flakes when I make them, but maybe not too many! I’ll have to save this to my bookmarks, it looks delicious!

    1. Thank you! It’s perfect for those night when you’re just too tired to make dinner. I love it spicy 🌶

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