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Spicy Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Spicy Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

with Spinach and Cheese

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This Spicy Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is bursting full of flavours and makes the perfect dinner night option from HelloFresh. Cook up a fresh start!

Tags:SpicyRapidMeal Prep
Allergens:Cereals containing glutenMilkEgg

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 conflict 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
Difficulty levelMedium
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

180 grams

Penne Pasta

(ContainsCereals containing gluten)

1 unit(s)

Garlic Clove

1 unit(s)

Echalion Shallot

280 grams

Diced Chicken Thigh

1 sachet(s)

Cajun Style Spice Mix

1 pack(s)

Tomato Passata

10 grams

Chicken Stock Paste

100 grams

Baby Spinach

40 grams

Grated Hard Italian Style Cheese

(ContainsMilk, Egg)

75 grams

Creme Fraiche


Not included in your delivery

100 milliliter(s)

Water for the Sauce

Nutritional information
Nutritional informationarrow down iconarrow down icon
per serving
per 100g
Energy (kJ)3427 kJ
Energy (kcal)819 kcal
Fat33.7 g
of which saturates15.2 g
Carbohydrate74.3 g
of which sugars9.2 g
Protein52.6 g
Salt2.2 g
Always refer to the product label for the most accurate ingredient and allergen information.
Utensilsarrow down iconarrow down icon
Garlic Press
Frying Pan
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon
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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. Pop back into the pan with a drizzle of oil and stir through to stop it sticking together.


a) Meanwhile, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press).
b) Halve, peel and thinly slice the shallot.


a) Heat a drizzle of oil in a large frying pan on medium-high heat.
b) Once the oil is hot, add the chicken to the pan 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.
d) Add the shallot to the chicken and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3-4 mins.


a) Add the garlic and Cajun spice mix (add less if you don't like too much heat) to the pan. Cook, stirring frequently, for 1 min.
b) Add the water for the sauce (see ingredients for amount), passata and chicken stock paste.
c) Bring to a boil, then turn the heat down to simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 5-6 mins.


a) Once the sauce has thickened slightly, add the spinach a handful at a time until wilted and piping hot, 1-2 mins.
b) Stir through half the grated hard Italian style cheese, followed by the creme fraiche. Bring to a 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.


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 and sprinkle over the remaining cheese to finish.