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One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta + Giveaway & VIDEO!

posted by Julie Evink on September 19, 2016

One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta ~  Creamy Pasta Sauce with Chicken, Cheese and the Perfect Amount of Cajun Spice! Easy Dinner Recipe That’s Better Than a Restaurant’s!

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One pot meals rank right up there with Crock Pot meals in my opinion. I hate dishes. Hate, hate, hate. Therefore, if I can avoid any unnecessary dishes I’m winning! You guys seem to be on the same wavelength and that’s why we are friends! Some of our favorites are One Pot Ham & Penne Skillet and One Pot Garlic Chicken Alfredo. AKA anything cheese and pasta! That’s why I came up with another one of these delicious recipes for you. Insert Cajun Chicken Pasta into this line up and you guys are going to go wild!

Dishes, dishes, dishes. I hate them. They aren’t so bad if the hubs takes care of the children after dinner and I can get them done with out said children hanging on my legs and “helping” me. “Helping” is a term that I will use very loosely in this equation if you get my drift. Picture water, half clean dishes and me trying not to lose my wits on them all while I’m repeating, “Someday I’ll miss these days, someday I’ll miss these days.”



I also have this thing about going to bed without the dishes done. It doesn’t happen. Ok, well maybe once in a blue moon, but I have serious anxiety if I don’t clean up the kitchen before bed!

Next question, does your hubs help with dishes? Mine does about 10% of the time. Obviously, that is not the majority of the time at all. Once again, I’m fine with this if he entertains the children, if he sneaks off to the shed or outside you can probably see fire coming out of my ears. Actually, there’s no probably about it. You CAN see fire coming out of my ears.

Last week we were over at at a friends house and she let it slip that her husband always does the dishes. She’s done them like twice since they got married. Enter me being jealous. This led to a discussion on how we will reload the dishwasher after our husbands load it. Apparently I have control issues and couldn’t let go of the dishes duty anyway!


So, when I make dinner I’m all about making recipes that are easy and use minimal amounts of dishes for prep. This is why I love one pot meals! One pot equals less dishes for me! SCORE!

This Cajun Chicken Pasta is pretty much out of this world. I love that it’s restaurant quality at home. Plus, it’s ready in about 30 minutes! I’m always hesitant to order Cajun Chicken Pasta in a restaurant because of the spice level. I’m a bit of a wuss and hate when my upper lips starts to bead because of the heat factor! When you make this delicious recipe at home you get to control the spice level. Win!

It will soon become a trusted family recipe that ends up on your weekly menu plans! Speaking of trusted favorite Crystal Farms® Cheese is a staple in our house and one I grew up with. I love that they are committed to providing the highest quality products to their consumers. Plus they use natural products with few preservatives, are a rich source of calcium, and all products are gluten-free and lactose tolerant!

Go grab a bag of Crystal Farms® Cheese and make this amazing Cajun Chicken Pasta for dinner tonight!

Enter below to win an awesome Lodge Enameled Cast Iron 6 Quart Dutch Oven from our friends at Crystal Farms® Cheese!

One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta

Preparation 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Serves 6 servings     adjust servings


  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken, cut into chunks
  • 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 c. yellow onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 c. chicken broth
  • 2 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • 1 lb penne pasta
  • 4 oz Crystal Farms Shredded Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 roma tomatos, seeded and diced
  • Fresh parsley and Cajun spice for garnish


  1. In a large pot over medium heat season chicken with Cajun seasoning. Add onions. Cook in olive oil until cooked through. Stir in garlic and cook for one minute.
  2. Add chicken broth, heavy cream and pasta. Stir and simmer over low heat for 15 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  3. Stir in Crystal Farms Parmesan Cheese.
  4. Top pasta with tomatoes, parsley and additional Cajun seasoning to taste.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 933kcal Calories from fat 548
% Daily Value
Total Fat 61g94%
Saturated Fat 30g150%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 210mg70%
Sodium 597mg25%
Carbohydrate 59g20%
Dietary Fiber 9g36%
Sugars 9g
Protein 37g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Crystal Farms Cheese. The opinions and text are all mine.

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  • Starla

    That looks so delicious. I would love to make a lobster mac and cheese in the dutch oven!

  • Melissa

    I’d like to make potatoes au gratin in there!

  • Geoff

    I would make some kind of cheesy pasta dish in the dutch oven.

  • Cathy Trochelman

    This looks perfect! Simple yet super flavorful!

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