Cajun Chicken Pasta
Cajun Chicken Pasta is a popular dish that has gained a lot of fans due to its delicious flavor and easy preparation. This dish combines juicy chicken with a spicy Cajun seasoning, fresh vegetables, and a creamy sauce that coats every bite of pasta. It's perfect for a cozy night at home or for entertaining guests, as it's easy to make and has a crowd-pleasing flavor.
To make this dish, you will need some basic ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry and fridge. The homemade Cajun spice mix that flavors the chicken is made with a blend of paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, dried thyme, salt, and black pepper. Fresh parsley and chopped scallions are added at the end to give the dish a pop of color and freshness.
8 ounces penne (2 cups, uncooked)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound chicken breast (2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless, cut into small pieces)
2 tablespoons cajun seasoning (or to taste)
¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
¼ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
2 links smoked sausage (cut into slices, about 8 ounces)
3 cloves garlic (minced)
¼ cup parsley (chopped)
2 cups half and half (or heavy cream)
1 cup parmesan cheese (shredded)