Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

  • 15MINS
  • 20MINS
  • 389KCAL

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is one of those slimming recipes that everyone has heard of no matter which diet plan you are following!

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories389
  • Carbs39g
  • Protein31g
  • Fat11g
  • Saturates4g
  • Sugars10g

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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 to know in the blurb!

Everyone has their own, slightly different version of this dish and our Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is our take on this popular recipe!

We’ve packed as much veg as we can into this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta to help make it super filling and slimming friendly.  You can use whichever veg you want, but we’ve chosen to include peppers, carrots, onions, spring onions, mushrooms, baby corn and cherry tomatoes. You can also substitute the branded Scwartz Season All to a different brand or supermarket own, if you like.

Broccoli, courgette, spinach, kale and even some chillies would also work really well in this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta so feel free to get creative!

What diets is this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta suitable for?

This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta can be made suitable for gluten free diets if you swap the following ingredients for gluten free versions;

  • Fusilli pasta
  • Chicken stock cube

Please make sure to double, and triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?

  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 8 Points per portion of this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

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 you will need a super fine grater, which is the perfect slimming essential – a secret weapon that tricks your brain due to the amount created!  It grates super finely which makes it just perfect to top your Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta! You can also use it to grate ginger, garlic, chocolate, vegetables and zests of citrus fruits.

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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!

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How many calories are in this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?

There are approximately 389 calories in this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta which means 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.

Step 1

Cook pasta as per instructions on the pack with a little salt.

Step 2

Cook the chicken and onions in a few sprays of low calorie cooking spray over a medium heat for 3-5 minutes until the chicken starts to brown and the onions start to soften.

Step 3

Mix the cajun seasoning, paprika and Season All together, then add half of it to the pan.

Step 4

Stir and cook for a minute or so.

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Step 5

Add the mushrooms, peppers and carrot. Cook for another minute.

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Step 6

Add the cherry tomatoes and the chicken stock. Then add the remaining seasoning. Stir well.

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Step 7

Cook for about 5 minutes, then add the rest of the vegetables. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes

Step 8

In a large bowl (the bowl needs to be big enough to hold the pasta) mix the quark, reduced fat spreadable cheese and eggs together until it is smooth, then add the chicken and veg mix. Stir well.

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Step 9

Add the cooked pasta, then serve with some freshly ground black pepper and some grated cheese.

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What could I serve with this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?

This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta really is a meal in itself, but it also works really well when served alongside any of the following dishes:

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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 leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill. You can keep leftovers of Creamy 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 this dish once!

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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is one of those slimming recipes that everyone has heard of no matter which diet plan you are following!
  • Prep Time
    15 MINS
  • Cook Time
    20 MINS
  • WW
    8 Smart
    Points
  • KCals 389
  • Carbs 39G
  • WW Points:
  • 8 Green
  • 8 Blue
  • 8 Purple

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts diced (Approx 120g each)
  • 250 g fusilli pasta or whichever pasta shape you prefer
  • 1 onion diced
  • 4 spring onions chopped
  • 2 1/2 red, yellow or green bell peppers deseeded and diced
  • 8 button mushrooms sliced
  • 2 carrots cut into thin strips
  • 1 handful cherry tomatoes halved
  • handful baby corn sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tbsp quark
  • 10 g grated cheese
  • 60 g reduced fat spreadable cheese
  • 1 tsp Schwartz Season All spice mix
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 chicken stock cube made up with 250ml of boiling water
  • low calorie cooking spray

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Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as per instructions on the pack with a little salt.
  2. Cook the chicken and onions in a few sprays of low calorie cooking spray over a medium heat for 3-5 minutes until the chicken starts to brown and the onions start to soften.
  3. Mix the cajun seasoning, paprika and Season All together, then add half of it to the pan.
  4. Stir and cook for a minute or so.
  5. Add the mushrooms, peppers and carrot. Cook for another minute.
  6. Add the cherry tomatoes and the chicken stock. Then add the remaining seasoning. Stir well.
  7. Cook for about 5 minutes, then add the rest of the vegetables. Stir and cook for another 5 minutes.
  8. In a large bowl (the bowl needs to be big enough to hold the pasta) mix the quark, spreadable cheese and eggs together until it is smooth, then add the chicken and veg mix. Stir well.
  9. Add the cooked pasta, then serve with some freshly ground black pepper and some grated cheese.

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Sarah JayneSunday 3rd May 2020

Don’t you cook the egg?

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    HollyWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Sarah Jayne, The vegetables, chicken and pasta will produce enough heat to cook the egg when it is mixed through with the cheese giving this pasta a lovely creamy sauce.

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Joyce MccarrollWednesday 19th February 2020

What is go go cheese

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    Sharon FitzpatrickWednesday 6th May 2020

    Hi Joyce, thanks for getting in touch and asking about Go Go’s cheese. This is a brand of spreadable mature Cheddar cheese in a tub. it is available in most supermarkets.

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Lesley McGregorSunday 2nd February 2020

Hi there,
I’ve never seen or heard of go go’s cheese, what would you recommend as a substitute, Philadelphia light perhaps?

Than you.
Lesley

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Lesley, Go Go’s cheese is a spreadable Cheddar cheese found down the refrigerated cheese aisle in the supermarket. So any spreadable cheese that has a creamy smooth texture would work great!

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CatSaturday 4th January 2020

Is this a recipe that uses raw eggs in the sauce? I can’t see at any point that you cook them and I’m concerned if I’m able to give this to any if my friends? Thank you.

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    Holly LevellTuesday 12th May 2020

    Hi Cat, The vegetables, chicken and pasta will produce enough heat to cook the egg when it is mixed through with the cheese giving this pasta a lovely creamy sauce.

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Helen GreenhallSunday 2nd June 2019

Cant see o find the recipe for this, I’m sure I’ve clicked and scrolled everywhere please help

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    CateMonday 3rd June 2019

    Scroll right to the bottom of the page and you will find the recipe card with all the details 🙂

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kirstyFriday 15th February 2019

Can this be frozen?

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ClaireFriday 5th October 2018

Thanks will try it

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ClaireFriday 5th October 2018

Iwhat can I use instead of quark I don’t like yogurt or Greek yogurt in food could I use a little milk and Xathium gum to ad creamy to it

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jacqueline horneSaturday 29th September 2018

Made this tonight very tasty I couldn’t get go go cheese so I used Philadelphia extra light and I added a red chilli coz I like it hot yummy!!!

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MichelleFriday 14th September 2018

Loved making this and it was very tasty. Shall definitely have this again ???????? very filling and my children enjoyed it too
Thank you ????

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KarenMonday 30th July 2018

Wow! Made this tonight it was delicious Thank you for posting can’t wait to try some more of the recipes .

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LisaMonday 18th June 2018

Is Go go cheese similar to laughing cow and can it be used as a substitute?
Looks like a delish recipe.

Thanks in advance.

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debbieSaturday 9th June 2018

can you freeze this please?

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AliTuesday 17th April 2018

Hi, are you supposed to cook the chicken and veg until the stock reduces down?

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Laura MccrimmonSaturday 7th April 2018

I just made this tonight but didnt have any spreading cheese to just mixed in some reduced fat grated chedder and still tasted great. Can i ask the difference the spreadable makes to recipe, does that make it more creamy?

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Zoe Lisa ClarkeThursday 5th April 2018

What can I use instead of Schwartz season all is paprika ok

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NikkiMonday 12th March 2018

Emergency when do I add the stock!!

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KirstyWednesday 7th March 2018

I made this last night and the eggs scrambled ????????

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AlisonTuesday 6th March 2018

Made this today. So easy very tasty and made so much. Thanks

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GemmaWednesday 31st January 2018

Made this tonight & my 7 year old son wolfed it down to my surprise. Will definitely make it again xx

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JodieWednesday 31st January 2018

Can you freeze this?

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LauraMonday 29th January 2018

Hi there,

Just tried using the promo code for the grater and it’s saying it’s not valid?

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Helene stanleyWednesday 24th January 2018

Can you do this in the slow cooker (obviously adding uncooked pasta not cooked). I’ve made it a few times on the hob but wondered if it would work in the slow cooker if anyone has tried it?

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Norrie CoilsFriday 19th January 2018

Can I use Quorn pieces instead of chicken please?

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Stephen WaltonSaturday 13th January 2018

Hello,
I cooked this dish this evening and it was excellent! Would this work with King Prawns? I think it would be amazing, just a small adjustment to cooking times.

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CarolineMonday 8th January 2018

Just made this, it’s so yummy!!! I was a bit sceptical at first as I’m not a fan of quark but you really couldn’t tell it was in there.

After reading all these comments I now know why I couldn’t find Kerry Lo Lo anywhere. It’s go go or something now. I used dairylea light instead.

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ClaireSaturday 6th January 2018

Just made thiis for family supper….went down a treat! Even my picky 11yr old went back for seconds! Diet….what diet x Love your recipes x

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Laura DykeFriday 5th January 2018

Are we meant to eat our speed veg as well as this dish?

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LucyTuesday 5th December 2017

Very yummy recipe! Had lots of flavour and a nice kick but not too spicy. Partner liked it too; a definite hit in our house 🙂

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EvangelineThursday 9th November 2017

Hi I was wondering would this be okay to reheat the following day in work? Would it taste okay?

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