Cajun Chicken and Peppers Pasta Skillet

12 ingredients

50 minutes

564 kcal

This Cajun Chicken and Peppers Pasta Skillet is a flavorful and spicy one-pan dish that combines tender chicken, bell peppers, and penne pasta in a delicious Cajun-seasoned sauce. The dish is hearty and satisfying, perfect for a flavorful lunch option. The Cajun seasoning adds a nice kick to the dish, making it a favorite for those who enjoy a bit of spice in their meals.

1 cup penne pasta

1, thinly sliced red bell pepper

1 can, diced green chiles

1, boneless and skinless, cut into bite-sized pieces chicken breasts

2 tablespoons cajun seasoning

2, thinly sliced bell peppers

2 stalks, chopped celery

1 cup chicken broth

1 can, diced canned tomatoes

2, chopped scallions

1 teaspoon paprika

1 teaspoon thyme


Slice the red bell pepper, green chiles, and bell peppers. Chop the celery and scallions. Cut the chicken breasts into bite-sized pieces.

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chicken pieces until browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set aside.

In the same skillet, add the sliced bell peppers, red bell pepper, green chiles, celery, and scallions. Cook for 5 minutes until the vegetables are slightly tender.

Stir in the Cajun seasoning, paprika, and thyme. Add the canned tomatoes and chicken broth. Bring to a simmer.

Add the penne pasta to the skillet and stir to combine. Cover and let it simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until the pasta is cooked al dente.

Return the cooked chicken to the skillet and mix well with the pasta and vegetables. Cook for an additional 5 minutes to heat through.

7. Finishing the Dish and Serving

Garnish with additional chopped scallions and a sprinkle of Cajun seasoning. Serve hot and enjoy the delicious Cajun Chicken and Peppers Pasta Skillet!

9. Final tip

For an extra kick of heat, you can add a sprinkle of cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes to the dish. You can also add some grated Parmesan cheese on top before serving for a cheesy finish.

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