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The best Cajun Chicken Penne

Let me start off by saying one pot meals are my absolute favorite. This creamy Cajun chicken penne are so cheesy and not to mention the simplicity in this creamy pasta. It will take you all of 20 minutes to recreate this recipe.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 People
Calories 752 kcal


Chicken marinade

  • 3 Tbsp Yogurt
  • 2 Tsp Garlic paste
  • 1 Tbsp Chili garlic sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Lime juice
  • 1 Tsp Dried parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 Tsp Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp Salt to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Black pepper to taste

Creamy Cajun sauce

  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 Penne noodles aldente
  • 1 Tbsp Water
  • 1 Tsp cornstarch
  • 1 Pound Penne
  • 1 Cup Heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp Minced garlic
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Sharp shredded cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Onion chopped
  • 1/2 Cup Yellow bell pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Chili garlic sauce
  • 1 Tsp Tomato paste
  • 1 Tsp Black pepper
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Cajun seasoning


Chicken marinade

  • Thoroughly clean your chicken
  • In a bowl add in your yogurt
  • Next add in the reminder of the chicken marinade ingredients list.
  • Mix these ingredients together.
  • Add in your chicken that is sitting to the side. Mix well
  • Sit the chicken in fridge for 2 hours
  • Turn your skillet on medium-low and add in olive oil.
  • Next add in your chicken. Let cook until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees.
  • Once the chicken is done, take the chicken out of the pot and sit to the side.
  • In the same pot add in your butter. Once the butter has melt add in your chopped onions, minced garlic, chili garlic sauce, tomato paste, and yellow bell pepper then stir. 
  • Add in your heavy cream
  • Mix your water and cornstarch together then add into the heavy cream mixture and stir. 
  • Add in your Parmesan cheese, sharp cheddar cheese and begin to stir. Lastly, add black pepper, salt, garlic powder, and Cajun seasoning to the sauce and stir. Add in your cooked penne noodles then stir.
  • Garnish and enjoy


Calories: 752kcalCarbohydrates: 94gProtein: 23gFat: 32gSaturated Fat: 17gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 2192mgPotassium: 416mgFiber: 5gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1903IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 256mgIron: 3mg
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