Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

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117 review(s) averaging 4.8. 95% would make again

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A labor of love over the years to figure out how to make my favorite Cajun Pasta dish that's found at The Cheesecake Factory. I believe I'ts a success! It's really, really hard to stop eating this heady dish..

"This was really tasty. I made it for six servings and used 4t Cajun seasoning instead of the 6 the increased ingredient list called for; only b/c we had a guest with the palette of a child. :)

There was only a little left over and I had those mixed w/green peas for lunch the next day. A keeper."


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2 boneless skinless chicken breasts; cut into thin strips
4 ounces linguine; cooked al dente
2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
2 tablespoons butter
1 thinly sliced green onion
1 cup heavy whipping cream; (1 to 2)
2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

Original recipe makes 2 Servings



First, we get the pasta al dente:

The process is very simple. Boil 4-6 cups of water (with about a teaspoon of salt). Once the water is boiling put the linguini in the pot. DO NOT BREAK THEM. As they heat up they will bend. Help them with a kitchen fork by stirring slowly. Make sure your water is boiling all the time. Sometimes when you add the linguini, the water stops bubbling. Raise the temperature a bit, and then lower it once you get it boiling again. You should cook the linguini at medium temperature average. Depending on how cooked you want your linguini, this takes place in 8-10 minutes. Most people prefer "al dente". Thsi means, that point where the pasta is not raw anymore but still has a nice hard texture. Once the time is passed, rinse to get rid of the water. Voila!

Place chicken and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat.

In a large skillet over medium heat, saute chicken in butter or margarine until chicken is tender, about 5 to 7 minutes.

Reduce heat add green onion, heavy cream, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic powder, black pepper and heat through.

Pour over hot linguine and toss with Parmesan cheese.


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smarzouk82 5 months ago

Very yummy! Will certainly make this again!!
2harleyriders 8 months ago

Followed the recipe pretty much with some additional seasoning. Super delish!
Elopeztello 10 months ago

Amazing! Followed the recipe exactly. Will definitely make it again
Jennelson1984 11 month ago

This is a fabulous dish!! Great flavor and easy to make. I used one Roma tomato instead of sun dried. I also used 8oz of pasta. Was perfect for our family of 4. I added a little fresh spinach for color and it was a hit!!
Wallaceworld4 1 year ago

Great recipe!! I added a teaspoon of cayenne pepper with baby leaf spinach it came our amazing!!
Slycajun 1 year ago

Fabulous. Such great flavor there's never any leftovers!
tammy_d_tipton 1 year ago

Soooo good
ronoceros 1 year ago

Delicious! All loved it!
Porpo83 1 year ago

Great dish. I used rotini pasta and added spinach to the sauce. Can't wait to eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow.
alskaggs 1 year ago

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