Home » Recipes » Main Course » Tasty Tuesday ~ Cajun Chicken Pasta

My family loves this creamy, cheesy pasta! It has a little Cajun kick and is sure to be a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients:

1/2 lb thin spaghetti
2 small chicken breasts, cubed
2 tsp Cajun seasoning, divided
1/4 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 1/4 cup chicken stock, divided
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. flour
1/2 cup half & half
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions:

Fill a pasta pot, or stock pot, with water and bring to a boil

Cook spaghetti according to package directions, drain and set aside

In a large bowl combine chicken, 1 tsp Cajun seasoning, paprika & pepper until chicken is evenly coated

Heat olive oil in a large skillet

Add in chicken and saute chicken while slowing adding in 1/4 cup of chicken stock, cooking until chicken is no longer pink, then set aside

In the same skillet melt butter

Stir in flour, making a roux, making sure to cook for 2-3 minutes

Slowly whisk in remaining 1 cup chicken stock and half & half

Bring to a boil and remove from heat

Whisk in cheeses, whisking until melted

Add in spaghetti and chicken, tossing until pasta is completely coated