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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

A light but creamy Cajun-seasoned pasta made with seared chicken breast, tomato paste and light cream cheese, with plenty of vegetables and flavor. Done in a half hour or less.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 3
Calories: 732kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 1 medium green bell pepper chopped
  • 2 jalapeno peppers chopped
  • 1 stalk celery chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken stock + more as needed
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 ounces light cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons light sour cream or crema
  • 8-10 ounces prepared pasta noodles – I used fettucine
  • Sliced lemon and chopped parsley for serving

Instructions

  • Heat a large pan to medium heat and add olive oil.
  • Add chicken, onion, peppers and celery. Cook about 7-8 minutes, until the vegetables are softened and the chicken is mostly cooked through.
  • Add garlic and stir. Cook about a minute.
  • Add tomato paste, stock, Cajun seasoning and a bit of salt and pepper. Stir to incorporate. Reduce heat to low and simmer about 15 minutes.
  • Swirl in cream cheese and sour cream. Stir to incorporate.
  • Add cooked noodles and stir.
  • Serve into bowls and top with lemon and parsley. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 732kcal | Carbohydrates: 78g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 943mg | Potassium: 1700mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 2120IU | Vitamin C: 61.5mg | Calcium: 137mg | Iron: 4.4mg