Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Spicy Chicken and Pasta With a Cajun Kick

This Cajun chicken and pasta skillet dish is quick and easy to prepare. It's made with diced cooked chicken, spicy Cajun seasonings and cayenne pepper, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and a variety of vegetables. Enjoy this flavorful chicken pasta dish with a salad and cornbread or biscuits. Use fusilli, rotini, or similar pasta in this dish.

12 ounces or fusilli or rotini pasta
2 tablespoons butter
8 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
1 red bell pepper, sliced
1 green bell pepper, sliced
6 green onions, thinly sliced
3 to 4 cups diced cooked chicken
1-1/2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 can (10 3/4 ounces) cream of mushroom soup
1/4 cup milk
1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for sprinkling

Preparation :

Cook the pasta in boiling salted water following package directions. Drain in a colander and rinse well with hot water.

In a large skillet over medium heat, saute the mushrooms and sliced red and green bell pepper until the vegetables are tender and mushrooms are lightly browned.

To the mushroom mixture, add the sliced green onions, minced garlic, and chicken; cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute.

Chicken :

Stir in the Cajun seasoning, cayenne pepper, and black pepper; cook, stirring, for another minute. Add the soup, milk, and tomatoes. Bring to a simmer. Stir in the grated Parmesan cheese and the cooked pasta. Heat through.

You can pick up  a rotisserie chicken at the supermarket , they are seasoned  , no fuss  and little  cleanup .


  1. Sounds delicious and a perfect quick meal. With corn bread it's over the top with goodness!

    1. Hi Pam , delicious yes , love cornbread with most anything , especially hushpuppies with diced onions and jalapenos . Thanks for dropping by :)

  2. Can one ever have enough pasta dishes? I think not! We love the stuff, and eat it all the time. Really like how you've added Cajun seasoning to kick up the flavor. This is excellent -- thanks.

    1. Hi John , Love pasta , so many different things you can do with it . Cajun season is a stable in the kitchen . Thanks for stopping by :)

  3. Good morning Nee,
    This is a fabulous recipe! I am hungry ready for lunch and I could eat that whole bowl..Love your ingredients as well as I love the pasta you chose. A very flavorful and tasty dish is the best I am sure..I would have the salad and the cornbread would accompany it very nicely. Thanks for sharing, a great dish for this time of the year and easy too! Have an outstanding day!
    Dottie :)

    1. Good evening dear Dottie ,
      Thanks ever so much , think time of year , with all the shopping , decorating, entertaining ETC , you want to serve fast food that is wholesome and taste good . Thanks for stopping by , Have a safe and warm rest of the week :) Nee

  4. This pasta looks good! Chicken, mushroom soup and some spices?! I would enjoy it a lot!


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