Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

  • 15MINS
  • 20MINS
  • Serves 4
  • 474KCAL

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

  • Calories474
  • Carbs60g
  • Protein35g
  • Fat8.1g
  • Saturates2.6g
  • Sugars16g

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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.

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.

Hints & Tips

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I couldnt get cajun seasoning so used chicken seasoning
Worked well with a mix of chicken seasoning, paprika, and mild chilli powder. Added leeks, and didnt have quark so used extra cream cheese.
A Bayou Beauty
An easy recipe that you can have on the table really quickly. I like to use frozen garlic for convenience. If you’re not keen on the heat from chilli just leave them out making it more family friendly for little ones. Easy makes ample portions for 4.
So tasty you’d never know it was low fat!
Serves 4 and there’s 5 of us so I always just add another onion and another half a chicken breast, plenty for everyone!
Quick and Easy
This was an easy and tasty recipe and so filling. It did 4 servings but they were big so could go further.
I don't like baby corn so changed it for normal sweetcorn.
Add a little more quark to make it creamy for batch cooking!
Batch cook for lunches, I cooked for my whole team at work. I added slightly more quark to keep creamy when reheated.
I used spiral pasta measured out the exact amount for the recipe and it made a huge plate full. I absolutely love this recipe it is very filling and you get a big portion for the amount of calories

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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!

If you can’t get Season All spice mix in the supermarket, you can get it from Amazon too.

How many calories are in this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?

There are approximately 474 calories in this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta which means it falls into our Weekly Indulgence 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
  • KCals 474
  • Carbs 60G

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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AnnabelSaturday 3rd February 2024

Can you make the batch cook the pasta sauce (and chicken) and then re-frigerate? I would prefer to cook my pasta fresh the day I am eating it.

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    HollyWednesday 21st February 2024

    Hi Annabel, yes you could make the pasta sauce ahead and store in an air-tight container in the fridge then cook the pasta when you are ready to eat. Hope that helps!

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Zoe CetinMonday 23rd October 2023

Could you take out the quark and the spreadable cheese and add passata as a substitute?

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    SharonTuesday 24th October 2023

    Hi Zoe, this would completely change the recipe from a creamy dish to a tomatoey dish, but if you’d like to try it, let us know how it went.

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CindyMonday 30th January 2023

Second time we’ve had it and it’s a lovely winter warmer and so delicious and creamy. I used fat free quark and left off the grated cheese and it was just divine. Yet another gorgeous recipe from PoN thank you x

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    HollyTuesday 31st January 2023

    Hey Cindy, thanks so much for your message we are so glad to hear you enjoyed this recipe!

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DioneThursday 19th January 2023

Instead of quark, can you replace it with crème fraiche?

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    HollyMonday 23rd January 2023

    Hey Dione, yes you could swap the quark for crème fraiche or cream cheese, hope that helps!

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