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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy pasta in garlic parmesan sauce served with juicy and tender cajun chicken. Ready and served in just 30 minutes.
Course Main Course
Cuisine cajun, Mexican
Diet Low Salt
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 456kcal
Author Rena

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil divided
  • 2 chicken breasts skinless and boneless
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 8 oz gluten-free pasta
  • 1 small onion finely diced
  • 3-4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 tbsp gluten-free flour
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley chopped, for garnish
  • 2 Roma tomatoes diced, to serve

Instructions

  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Season the chicken with the cajun seasoning on both sides.
  • Cook it for 6-8 minutes, or until the chicken is fully cooked through. Set aside and cover to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package instructions.
  • To the same preheated skillet, add the remaining oil, onion, and garlic. Saute for 3 minutes, or until the onion softens.
  • Next, add the almond milk, gluten-free flour and mix well to combine.
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Stir continuously until the sauce is creamy and bubbly. Turn the heat off.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, add it to the sauce.
  • Serve immediately with the sliced cajun chicken, fresh diced tomatoes, and freshly chopped parsley.

Notes

  • If you find cajun seasoning to be too spicy, you may use old bay seasoning. 
  • Use any pasta of choice. For a healthier option, use lentil or chickpea pasta
  • Milk: you can use any milk you prefer.
  • Instead of parmesan, try Romano cheese.
  • any flour of choice would work.

Nutrition

Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 78mg | Sodium: 312mg | Potassium: 575mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1209IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 167mg | Iron: 1mg