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.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta?

Weight Watchers’ new PersonalPoints plan calculates each individual’s Points allowance based on their unique food preferences and goals. This means we’re no longer able to offer exact WW points for our recipes.

The good news is that all of our recipes are still Weight Watchers friendly! If you have any questions about your Points budgets or you’re unsure how a certain recipe will fit into your plan, please reach out to Weight Watchers directly.

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This was an easy and tasty recipe and so filling. It did 4 servings but they were big so could go further.
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Batch cook for lunches, I cooked for my whole team at work. I added slightly more quark to keep creamy when reheated.
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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!

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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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ChrissieMonday 23rd October 2017

Made this tonight for the first time and hubby said he wouldn’t have been disappointed if he was served this in a restaurant! What an accolade.
It was delicious ????

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CalliFriday 13th October 2017

Just made this for tea tonight for me and family. Wow. Was super filling and super tasty. Going to have the rest tomorrow for lunch at work. Can I have it cold though straight from fridge? Thank you ☺

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KarenMonday 2nd October 2017

Wow just amazing can it be frozen

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Claire SetterMonday 11th September 2017

Made this tonight! Delicious! Thank you Pinchofnom! Can you reheat the next day?

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Claire,

    So glad you enjoyed it! Yes, you can reheat ????

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FatGottaGoMonday 4th September 2017

I made this last night without the gogo/lolo as my other half doesn’t like cheese (I don’t count quark as cheese as it’s more like yoghurt!) and it was delicious! If you don’t have it, I would still make it without and just sprinkle some cheese on at the end from your HEA. Really tasty! Looking forward to it for lunch today!

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi there!

    So glad you enjoyed it!

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Lee GentlemanTuesday 8th August 2017

Hi, I don’t have season all is there anything else I could use or can I leave it out? Thanks x

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Lee,

    Just leave it out – you could use a little garlic powder, or celery salt if you have it instead to boost the flavours ????

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TaraMonday 7th August 2017

How many eggs do I need to use? X

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    Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

    Hi Tara,

    2 eggs as per the recipe ????

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Sue TurnerSunday 6th August 2017

This was amazing, really creamy – definitely hit the spot! Thank you xx

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    Emma TMonday 11th September 2017

    Hi Sue,

    So glad you enjoyed it!

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LeighanneFriday 21st July 2017

Shopping online at asda shows 3 different Schwartz season all flavours, what one do I need. Thanks

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Nicola smithSaturday 17th June 2017

What can I use instead of lo lo cheese please

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Sam ButlerSaturday 17th June 2017

Lo Lo is now called Go Go…

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SophieWednesday 17th May 2017

Loving these recipes, struggling to find the lo lo cheese. Anything else that would be a straight swap? Thanks.

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    KateMonday 22nd May 2017

    Hi Sophie
    You should be able to get it in Asda. It’s recently been rebranded and is now called Go Gos. If you can’t get it you can use Primula (50g for HEA) or Seriously Strong Spreadable (55g for HEA)

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JulieMonday 15th May 2017

Made this today lovely and first time I’ve used quark which was fine. Would like to know how much fat is in it though. Thanks for a great recipe

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    KateWednesday 17th May 2017

    Hi Julie
    Quark is a fat free soft cheese

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EmmaTuesday 9th May 2017

Could you use primula light ad have that in the fridge x

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Claire ReynoldsThursday 20th April 2017

lo lo cheese? Is that hard cheese or cream cheese? Thank you

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    KateThursday 20th April 2017

    Hi Claire
    Lo lo is a spreadable cheddar cheese, similar to primula

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KatieSunday 16th April 2017

Does the quark not split? Every time I use it in something it ends up splitting ????

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    KateThursday 20th April 2017

    Hi Katie
    Quark shouldn’t split if you heat it very gently, or better still remove from the heat and stir it in. Also, it may help if you take the quark out of the fridge for a bit before you use it

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ClaireFriday 14th April 2017

What can I use instead of Kerry lo lo as we only have a Tesco here and it doesn’t sell it x

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RhianWednesday 12th April 2017

Hi, i cant see the amounts for some of the ingredients. How much quark, eggs and chicken stock? Also it says add half the seasoning to the mixture but doesn’t say what to do with the other half?? I’m probably just having one of those days ????

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LauraTuesday 11th April 2017

What have I done wrong? It curdled when I added the mix of egg, quark and cheese to the chicken and veg. ☹️

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    SusieFriday 15th September 2017

    Mine did the same
    Tasted nice but looked hideous :/

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RadkaMonday 10th April 2017

Can i use white yoghurt instead of quark pls????

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    KateTuesday 11th April 2017

    Hi Radka
    Yes you could, but the quark does tend to give it a texture that is more like a cream cheese than yogurt would

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AlosonWednesday 5th April 2017

I made this today following this recipe, big hit all round its delicious!

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    KateThursday 6th April 2017

    Hi Alison
    It’s become one of our favourites too……if you like fish give it a go with some salmon instead of the chicken!

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FrancesSunday 2nd April 2017

This is an awesome recipe, my whole family loved helping prep and eating this. Definitely a keeper.

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JohnWednesday 29th March 2017

I cant fond tge recipe

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    KateFriday 31st March 2017

    Hi John
    If you’re on mobile tap the ‘Click here to read more’ button. If on desktop just keep scrolling down

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Sioux McGookinWednesday 29th March 2017

You say to add season all. How much please because I can’t see it on list of ingredients. Thanks

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    KateFriday 31st March 2017

    Hi Sioux
    It’s 1 tsp. It is listed about 3/4 of the way down the full ingredients list 🙂

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JoyWednesday 8th March 2017

Can you freeze this??

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    KateFriday 10th March 2017

    Hi Joy
    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

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AmaSaturday 4th March 2017

Thank you ????

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AmaTuesday 28th February 2017

So is the egg left raw?

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    KateFriday 3rd March 2017

    Hi Ama
    When you add egg to pasta dishes the heat from the hot pasta will be enough to cook the egg

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Joanna EllisWednesday 22nd February 2017

Really enjoyed this! Nice and tasty and felt totally satisfied after eating it. ( Even though I wasn’t able to include the asparagus and spring onions)

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    Emma TTuesday 12th September 2017

    Hi Joanna,

    So glad you enjoyed it!

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CatherineSunday 6th November 2016

Hi what can i use instead of quark im not a an of it ty xx

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LisaWednesday 24th August 2016

Looks & sounds gorgeous cant wait to try it! Thanks

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