This post first appeared over at Real Housemoms where I’m a contributor.
(Lightened up) Cajun Chicken Pasta kicked up a level with the most amazing creamy, flavor bursting Sun-dried Tomato Alfredo Sauce and juicy, spice rubbed melt in your mouth chicken! Say goodbye to restaurant versions and hello to this Cajun Chicken Pasta at a fraction of the cost and calories!
When I stare at a restaurant menu, its the creamy, comforting pastas that always seem to jump off the page – they start waving, then screaming my name. I have tried to create several of these dishes at home from my Chicken Bacon Ranch Pasta to my Million Dollar Baked Penne to my Spaghetti Bolognese. I more often than not end up with comfortlicious Cajun Chicken Pasta. The tender, flavorful chicken and crisp tender vegetables in a creamy sauce – they just get me. So in attempts to satisfy my cravings, I whipped up this better-than-any-restaurant Cajun Chicken Pasta in the most intoxicating delicious sun-dried tomato Alfredo sauce ever (adapted from my favorite Sun-Dried Tomato Alfredo) – and now I can’t stop craving this pasta!
So fortunately this crazy delicious version is much lighter than your traditional Cajun Chicken Pastas – and you would never even know it! The velvety, flavor bursting sun-dried tomato sauce contains no butter or heavy cream but instead is made with only 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato oil then creamified with light cream cheese and Parmesan cheese. Its silky creaminess will leave you speechless as you shove the heavenly smothered noodles into your mouth all peppered with thinly sliced Cajun chicken and bell peppers.
As far as the heat level goes, I’ve added the option to add cayenne pepper to your chicken and an additional 1 teaspoon Cajun spice to your chicken to give it a touch more heat but even with this heat, I would consider it family friendly. I would only omit the cayenne pepper if you have little ones but if you aren’t sure, you can always leave it out and add a very light dusting of cayenne pepper to your pasta for more heat. But everyone should top their Cajun Chicken Pasta with a bright, fresh lime juice – heaven I tell you!
I highly recommend you do the same.
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