Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

with Cheese

This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is a crowd pleaser and is one to get the family round the dinner table for. Super simple to make, and easily customised to suit the kids too.

Family Friendly
Extra spicy
High Protein
Cereals containing gluten

Boxes and ingredients are packed in facilities that handles Peanut, Nuts, Sesame, Fish, Crustaceans, Milk, Egg, Mustard, Celery, Soya, Gluten and Sulphites. Due to the war in Ukraine, it has been necessary to substitute sunflower oil with rapeseed oil in some products without a label change. The FSA have advised that allergic reactions to rapeseed oil are rare.

Preparation Time20 minutes
Cooking time20 minutes


serving amount

180 grams

Penne Pasta

(Contains Cereals containing gluten)

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

260 grams

Diced British Chicken Thigh

1 sachet(s)

Cajun Spice Mix

1 carton(s)

Tomato Passata

10 grams

Chicken Stock Paste

20 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(Contains Milk, Egg)

75 grams

Creme Fraiche

(Contains Milk)

Not included in your delivery

100 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce


Nutritional information

Energy (kJ)3119 kJ
Energy (kcal)745 kcal
Fat29.5 g
of which saturates13.5 g
Carbohydrate75.3 g
of which sugars9.2 g
Protein46.8 g
Salt2.11 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.


Large Saucepan
Garlic Press


Cook the Pasta

a) Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil with 1/2 tsp salt.

b) When boiling, add the penne to the water and bring back to the boil. Cook until tender, 12 mins.

c) Once cooked, drain in a colander and pop back into the pan. Drizzle with oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.

Garlic Time

a) Meanwhile, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). 

Fry the Chicken

a) Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.

b) Once hot, add the diced chicken and season with salt and pepper. IMPORTANT: Wash your hands and equipment after handling raw chicken and its packaging.

c) Fry until golden brown on the outside, 5-6 mins.

Simmer and Spice

a) Add the garlic and Cajun spice mix (add less if you'd prefer things milder) to the chicken. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 min.

b) Stir in the passata, water for the sauce (see pantry for amount) and the chicken stock paste.

c) Bring to the boil, then lower the heat. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5-6 mins.

Bring on the Creamy Sauce

a) Once the sauce has thickened, stir through half the grated hard Italian style cheese, followed by the creme fraiche.

b) Bring to the boil, stirring, then remove from the heat. IMPORTANT: The chicken is cooked when no longer pink in the middle.

c) Taste and season with salt and pepper if needed.

Finish and Serve

a) Add the cooked pasta to the creamy sauce and mix well to combine. Reheat until piping hot if needed.

b) Share the creamy Cajun chicken pasta between your bowls.

c) Sprinkle over the remaining cheese to finish.