Shortcut Cajun Chicken Pasta - Southern Bite

Shortcut Cajun Chicken Pasta - Southern Bite

I’ll admit it.  I’m a huge pasta lover.  HUGE.  I just love it.  Any type.  Heck, I just love carbs.  Give me all the carbs.But, I guess it’s like they say… “Everything in moderation.”  … including moderation.  🙂

One of our local restaurants makes a mean Cajun Chicken Pasta.  It’s perfect pasta with a decadent cream sauce, peppers, onions, garlic, and delicious seared chicken with just a hint of heat and TONS of flavor.  It’s probably my favorite dish there.

And while it’s pretty easy to make at home, I don’t always have the time or energy to make it straight up from scratch.  This shortcut method has all the great flavor, but relies on the convenience of a jarred Alfredo sauce to make it super easy and amazingly quick.  But trust me, the end result doesn’t taste like any jarred pasta sauce.  I promise.  It just works as a delicious conduit for all that great cajun flavor.


  • 1½ to 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeds removed and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ white onion, peeled and sliced
  • chopped parsley for garnish, optional
Read the whole recipe on The Southern Bite