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Creamy Tomato Cajun Chicken Pasta

Amanda Cooks & Styles
Cajun chicken and farfalle pasta tossed in deliciously creamy tomato sauce sprinkled with fresh chopped parsley and green onions.
5 from 1 vote
Total Time 40 mins
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 lb. chicken breasts (boneless, skinless) cut into cubes
  • 1/2 lb farfalle pasta or other short cut pasta
  • 1/2 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15 oz. can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tbsp fresh green onions chopped, optional
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped, optional

cajun seasoning

  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/2 tsp dried basil


  • In a small bowl, mix spices to make the cajun seasoning.
  • In another bowl, add cubed chicken and toss to fully coat in 1 tbsp cajun seasoning.
  • Cook your short cut pasta according to package instructions for al dente. Drain and set aside for later.
  • Add butter and oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken to the hot skillet and cook until golden brown, turning chicken over halfway through.
  • Drizzle honey over chicken and toss to combine. Chicken will be 165 degrees when fully cooked. Remove chicken from skillet and transfer to a plate, leaving any juices in the skillet.
  • In the same skillet, add chopped onion. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft. Add minced garlic and diced tomatoes and sprinkle in 1 1/2 teaspoons of cajun seasoning.
  • Bring to a low simmer, while stirring frequently, slowly pour in heavy cream until fully incorporated into the sauce. Break up tomatoes using your cooking spoon.
  • Add chicken back to the skillet along with the cooked pasta. Sprinkle in parmesan cheese and stir to combine.
  • Sprinkle with chopped green onion and chopped parsley (optional). Enjoy!
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