Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake

Blackened chicken breast tossed with creamy alfredo pasta.  Baked and topped with a thick layer of parmesan and cheddar cheese.

blackened chicken pasta

I have to admit I love pasta. I could eat it every night of the week if I could.

This Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake is creamy and decadent and goes perfect with a side of greens. If you like blackened chicken and a bit of spice you will definitely love this recipe.

This recipe is loaded with cavatappi pasta, cheddar cheese, parmesan cheese, creamy alfredo sauce and topped with fresh chopped parsley.

chicken pasta bake

This is a quick and easy dish that can be made in less than 30 minutes. When the pasta is boiling, saute your chicken. After they are done toss them together with the creamy alfredo sauce, sprinkle with cheese and throw in the oven.

We are making our own blackening seasoning for this recipe which you can always double or triple to have extra on hand. You can also substitute fish or shrimp for the chicken. If you have peppers and onions throw them in to the pasta as well.

I bake my pasta in separate single serve bowls. However you can always put all of the pasta in a large baking dish and top with cheese.

cajun chicken pasta bake

Other pasta recipes to try:

15 Minute Vodka Pasta

30 Minute Mushroom Carbonara

Pasta with Garlic and Oil

Walnut Pesto Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 2
Blackened chicken breast tossed with creamy alfredo pasta. Baked and topped with a thick layer of parmesan and cheddar cheese.

Ingredients

Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake

  • 4 ounces cavatappi pasta uncooked
  • 1 chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Alfredo Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/8 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/8 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup milk

Blackening Seasoning

  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Instructions

Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake

  1. Cook pasta per package instructions. Typically takes about 8 minutes for al-dente.
  2. Meanwhile pound out the chicken breast and drizzle with 1 teaspoon olive oil. This will help our blackening seasoning to adhere to the chicken. Rub the chicken with the blackening seasoning on both sides. In a skillet over medium-high heat add 1/2 tablespoon olive oil and cook chicken breast for about 10 minutes until fully cooked.
  3. Toss cooked pasta with alfredo sauce (recipe follows), and the sliced blackened chicken. Add salt, chili powder, and paprika. Place in single serve ramekins or a casserole dish and top with cheddar cheese. Place pasta mixture in a 400 degree oven for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  4. Garnish pasta with parsley. Sprinkle with extra paprika for garnish.

Alfredo Sauce

  1. Heat butter in a small saucepan until melted. Add flour and whisk together over medium-high heat. Stir continuously. Allow to cook for about 2 minutes. Add in milk and bring to a simmer, stir continuously so the milk does not bubble out over the pan. Cook for about 2-3 minutes and add in both cheeses. Stir to melt the cheese.Take off the heat and reserve until you are ready to toss with your cooked pasta.

Recipe Notes

Original recipe from chefsavvy.com. Please do not publish my recipe or pictures without linking back to the original post. Thank you!

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 641 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Fat 27g42%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 126mg42%
Sodium 762mg33%
Potassium 705mg20%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 43g86%
Vitamin A 1115IU22%
Vitamin C 1.3mg2%
Calcium 382mg38%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake