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One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta
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12 INGREDIENTS • 7 STEPS • 30MINS

One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta

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This chicken Cajun pasta is on the table in 30 minutes. A comforting bowl of pasta that, best of all, cooks in one pot. It’s packed with juicy chicken thighs and bell peppers and finished with a creamy tomato sauce.
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This chicken Cajun pasta is on the table in 30 minutes. A comforting bowl of pasta that, best of all, cooks in one pot. It’s packed with juicy chicken thighs and bell peppers and finished with a creamy tomato sauce.
30MINS
Total Time
$2.92
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
4
US / Metric
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thigh
1 lb
Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thigh
cut into 1-inch pieces
Cajun Seasoning
1 Tbsp
Cajun Seasoning
Green Bell Pepper
2
Medium Green Bell Peppers
seeded, cut into 1/4-inch strips
Yellow Onion
1
Small Yellow Onion, thinly sliced
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, chopped
Penne Pasta
12 oz
Penne Pasta
Chicken Broth
4 cups
Chicken Broth
Diced Tomatoes
1 can
(14.5 oz)
Diced Tomatoes
Cream Cheese
3/4 cup
Philadelphia Original Soft Cheese, cubed, room temperature
Salt
1/2 Tbsp
Olive Oil
2 Tbsp
Fresh Parsley
to taste
Chopped Fresh Parsley
for serving
optional
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
731
Fat
27.9 g
Protein
39.3 g
Carbs
76.9 g
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Author's Notes

Makes 4-6 servings.
Cooking InstructionsHide images
step 1
In a large pot, heat Olive Oil (2 Tbsp) over medium-high heat and add in the Boneless, Skinless Chicken Thigh (1 lb). Brown and add Cajun Seasoning (1 Tbsp). Cook through and stir occasionally until spices become fragrant; about 2 minutes.
step 2
Add the Green Bell Peppers (2) and Yellow Onion (1) and cook until they become translucent and soft; about 3-4 minutes.
step 3
Stir in the Garlic (2 cloves) and cook for 1 minute to get the raw taste of it out.
step 4
Once cooked out, toss in Penne Pasta (12 oz), Chicken Broth (4 cups), and Diced Tomatoes (1 can). Let it come to a boil and stir occasionally until pasta is Al dente and the sauce is thickened and reduced by half, about 15 minutes.
step 5
Remove from the heat and add the Philadelphia Original Soft Cheese (3/4 cup). Make sure the heat is off when adding the cream cheese or it will split. The sauce may look runny, but it will thicken once cooled.
step 6
Season with Salt (1/2 Tbsp).
step 7
Optionally, garnish with Fresh Parsley (to taste).
step 7 Optionally, garnish with Fresh Parsley (to taste).
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American
Comfort Food
Lunch
Chicken
Shellfish-Free
Dinner
One-Pot
Pasta
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