Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

A Great Easy Midweek Meal!!

This Cajun Spiced Recipe is a copy cat of the one from my favourite American restaurant and it tastes great!  Try it and let me know how it goes.

Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Serves: 4
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 minsCajun Chicken Pasta Recipe


2 tbsp olive oil
4 chicken breasts, butterflied
Cajun spice mix, to coat
One red pepper, diced
One green pepper, diced
1 onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
4 cloves of garlic, crushed
400ml single cream
400ml V8 Juice
600ml chicken stock
400g penne pasta
2 spring onions, chopped
Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
2 tbsp Parsley, finely chopped


Heat oil in a thick-bottomed saute pan over high-medium heat.

In the meantime coat the butterflied breasts in the cajun spices.

Then add breasts to the pan and cook until cooked and slightly blackened on the outside on both sides.

Take the chicken out and keep the chicken warm in a low oven until ready to serve.

Next add the diced peppers and onion into the remaining oil, cooking until the onion is translucent and then add the crushed garlic and stir.

Add the cream, V8 juice and stock and bring to the boil and then add the pasta, stirring constantly to prevent any pasta from sticking.
Cook for about 10 minutes until pasta is cooked and the sauce has reduced to a thick sauce that coats the pasta.

Serve by placing the cooked pasta into warm bowls, slice the cooked chicken breasts and place on top and then garnish with parmesan cheese and parsley or spring onions and enjoy my Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe


    • Hi Holly

      V8 juice is vegetable juice made of 8 vegetables mostly tomatoes. You can buy it at most supermarkets but I have bought it from Sainsbury’s or Waitrose.

      Its a nice recipe so I hope you enjoy when you make it.


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