Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is one of those slimming recipes that everyone has heard of no matter what diet plan you are following.
Everyone has their own, slightly different version, and this is ours – Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta!
For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card at the end of this post. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb 👍
We have tried to pack as much veg as we can into this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta, like peppers, carrots, broccoli, courgette, onions, mushrooms, baby corn, spinach, kale and even some chillies.
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How many calories are in this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?
There are approximately 389 calories in this Creamy Cajun Pasta Bake. Having said that, we do recommend that you double check the calories yourself.
As this is below 400 calories it falls into our Everyday Light Category.
This recipe is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers.
As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?
We have worked this out to be 8 WW points,, but if you are following this plan we do recommend that you check the values yourself.
Do you need any special ingredients or equipment to make this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?
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You don’t need any special ingredients for this recipe, but do check the ingredients in your Cajun and All Purpose seasonings as some can contain quite a bit of sugar.
A note about the grater….
The Deiss grater is just amazing as it grates cheese much finer than a typical grater would grate. Thus it gives you the illusion that you’ve got so much more cheese, but you haven’t!
It’s the perfect slimming essential, a secret weapon that tricks your brain!
Just take a look at this picture – this is 30g of Cheddar grated with a regular box grater. See how much you get?
Now here is the same amount of cheese, but grated with a Deiss grater. Look how much more it looks like you get!!
This makes it just perfect to top your Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta!
It’s just crazy, isn’t it? You can also use them to grate ginger, garlic, chocolate, vegetables and zests of citrus fruits.
How do I make this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?
Just look how creamy this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is! It’s just so moreish and ridiculously easy to make.
In fact, it’s as easy to make as our Carbonara (which is pretty lush too!). All you need to do is;
- Cook the chicken and onions in a pan until they start to brown.
- Add the seasonings and other veg.
- Mix the quark, eggs and spreadable cheese together.
- Add the chicken and veg, then mix in with the cooked pasta.
How long can I keep this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta in the fridge?
Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.
If you allow any left overs to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers ofCreamy Cajun Chicken Pasta in the fridge for a couple of days.
Can I freeze this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?
Yes it should be ok to freeze, but it may be worth adding a little extra stock and quark just so it’s a bit wetter when it’s frozen as it may dry out a little when reheated.
Remember to do the following;
- Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
- Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer! Unless you fancy mystery food for dinner haha.
How do I reheat Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?
From chilled: Place in a microwave proof container with loosely fitting lid and heat on full power until piping hot.
From frozen: Allow to defrost, or defrost in the microwave, then heat covered in the microwave until piping hot.
Don’t forget, you can only reheat once.
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We are super excited to have released a 6 month food planner that works perfectly alongside our recipe book.
Our 6 month planner features 26 recipes – which are not available anywhere else. We have all the details on our Planner page.
We’ve been squirrelling away doing squirelly things behind the scenes and can finally announce that our very first cookbook is available NOW!!
The book features 100 recipes – around 80 of them BRAND NEW and not available anywhere else. Full colour photographs, hardback, a quality book that will stand up to frequent use!
Each recipe has been taste tested by twenty members of the Pinch of Nom community to ensure that they are amazing. Check out our cookbook page for more information!