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.

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.

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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!

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.

Step 2

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.

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 separate bowl mix the quark, Go Go’s 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 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 Bell Peppers red, yellow and green, deseeded and diced
  • 8 Button Mushrooms sliced
  • 2 Carrots cut into thin strips
  • 1 handful Cherry Tomatoes cut in half
  • handful Baby Corn sliced
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Schwartz Season All
  • 1 tbsp Tesco Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 Eggs
  • 60 g Go Go's Cheese
  • 4 tbsp Quark
  • 1 Chicken Stock Cube made up with 250ml of boiling water
  • 10 g Grated Cheese
  • Low Calorie Cooking Spray

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Instructions

  1. Cook pasta as per instructions on the pack
  2. 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
  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 separate bowl mix the quark, Go Go's 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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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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