Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is one of those meals that everyone has heard of whether following Slimming World, Weight Watchers or calorie counting.
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 👍
As usual, we have tried to pack as much veg as we can into this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta. Because of the pasta, we’d recommend you put as many Speed Foods in there as you can.
You could put any of these in this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta! Peppers, carrots, broccoli, courgette, onions, mushrooms, baby corn, spinach, kale and even some chillies.
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!).
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How is this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Syn Free?
The only ingredient that carries a Syn value is the 60g of Kerry Go Go’s Cheese. We’ve counted this as 1/4 of one of your HEAs.
If you don’t wish to use it as part of your Healthy Extra A choices then Syn it.
If you’d like a little bit of naughtiness, why not serve it with a sprinkling of cheese on top?
But, don’t forget to Syn it or count it as part of your HEAs depending on the type of cheese that you choose.
Personally, we like to use Pecorino cheese to sprinkle on the top of this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta. It’s a little like Parmesan, but it’s so much nicer! You’re allowed 30g as one of your HEAs, but 10g is sufficient.
Especially if you use a Deiss cheese grater.
How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?
Pasta is always a tricky meal when it comes to Smart Points. This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta has 11 Smart Points per serving.
You could always replace half of the pasta with vegetables, courgette or carrot “spaghetti” would be delish!
How many Calories are in this Creamy Cajun Pasta?
This is a proper hearty meal, and everything you need for the whole dish is part of the recipe!
At less than to 600 calories per portion, you’ll have plenty of calories left for whatever else you choose!
What do you need to make this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?
You only need a few things to make this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta into such a nice dish that you’ll want it over and over again!
Tesco Cajun Seasoning
The Tesco Cajun seasoning is available from, you guessed it – Tesco. It’s really cheap (90p), and one of the few pre-made Cajun seasoning that is Syn free!
It’s also not too spicy like some Cajun seasonings are. We like to put it on our Slimming World Potato Wedges, just sooo nice.
The Deiss 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 to make Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
Pop the pasta on, and cook according to the instructions on the pack. Cook the chicken and onions in a few sprays of Low Calorie Cooking Spray over a medium heat until the chicken starts to brown and the onions start to soften.
Mix the Cajun seasoning, Paprika and Season All together, then add half of it to the pan. Stir and cook for a minute or so.
Add the mushrooms, peppers and carrot. Cook for another minute.
Add the cherry tomatoes and the chicken stock. Then add the remaining seasoning. Stir well. Then add the rest of the speedy veg.
In a separate bowl mix the quark, eggs and Go Go’s Cheese together until it is smooth, then add the chicken and veg mix. Stir well.
Add the cooked pasta, then serve with some freshly ground black pepper and some grated cheese, but don’t forget to Syn it!
If you like our Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta why not try some more of our awesome pasta recipes?
Is pasta your thing? Why not take a look at these to see if anything takes your fancy, we highly recommend the Farfalloni Con Funghi if you haven’t tried it already
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