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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Homemade Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is such a simple and quick recipe, perfect for weeknight dinners. Juicy chicken breast tossed in tender pasta in a creamy cajun garlic sauce.

All you need is a slice of Focaccia Bread to soak up the creamy sauce, plus a simple Caesar Salad for a memorable pasta night.

Cajun chicken pasta in a deep skillet topped with fresh greens and parmesan cheese.

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Copycat Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

We love recreating our favorite recipes and this copycat recipe for Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe is going to become a family favorite!

Creamy pasta with pieces of tender and juicy cajun flavored chicken in the most delicious homemade cajun sauce. You will love all the flavors from the dish and it comes together in under 30 minutes so it’s perfect for busy weeknights. I’m excited to add this to our long lineup of 30-minute meals.

Cajun chicken pasta unmixed in a white deep skillet topped with fresh greens.

Ingredients

  • Pasta – For this recipe, we used linguine pasta but you can use any type of pasta: angel hair, linguine, fettuccine, elbow, macaroni, penne, bow tie pasta will all work great.
  • Chicken – We used chicken breasts but chicken thighs will work as well.
  • Cajun Seasoning– You can use your favorite store-bought cajun seasoning. You’ll also need salt and pepper.
  • Garlic– Freshly minced or finely chopped garlic will give the best flavor, but you can substitute with 1 tsp dried garlic, or add it to taste.
  • Butter – for sauteing garlic and adds flavor to the sauce.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream – Makes the sauce rich and creamy.
  • Parmesan – Grated parmesan cheese or shredded parmesan will work great.
All the ingredients needed to make this homemade creamy cajun chicken pasta.

How to Make Cajun Chicken Pasta

  1. Cook Pasta – boil in a pot of salted water until al dente, according to the package instructions.
  2. Prepare Chicken – Using a meat mallet or the bottom of a saucepan, pound the chicken breasts into an even thickness and season both sides with cajun seasoning. Saute the chicken in a skillet with oil until fully cooked then slice into strips.
  3. Make the Sauce – In a deep skillet, saute the garlic in butter 30-60 seconds or until fragrant. Add the diced tomatoes and saute for about 2 minutes. Add the cream, remaining cajun seasoning, and parmesan cheese and bring to a simmer.
  4. Combine – Add the pasta and sliced chicken to the sauce and toss to combine.
  5. Serve – Top with parmesan and parsley to serve.

Pro Tip: You can adjust the spiciness in the pasta by adding more or less of the Cajun seasoning.

Step by step collage of how to make homemade Cajun pasta with tender and juicy chicken.

Variations and Add-Ins

  • Vegetables – you can add cooked broccoli or asparagus to the pasta when tossing everything together.
  • Vegetarian pasta – leave out the chicken or substitute chicken with mushrooms.
  • Substitute the chicken – try sliced sausage or kielbasa instead of chicken. You can also make it a seafood pasta like our Cajun Shrimp Pasta.
  • Lighter pasta – try using half and half or light cream to cut the calories, but keep in mind the sauce will be thinner.
Creamy cajun chicken pasta in a skillet topped with fresh chopped greens and grated parmesan cheese.

This restaurant copycat Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe is sure to please. If you love comforting pasta dishes, check out the list below for more dinner inspiration.

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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

5 from 723 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is such a simple and quick recipe, perfect for weeknight dinners. Juicy chicken breast tossed with tender pasta in a creamy cajun garlic sauce, ready in 30 minutes.

Author: Valentina Ablaev
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $10-$12
Keyword: cajun chicken pasta
Cuisine: Cajun
Course: Main Course
Calories: 483
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 oz linguine pasta
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 Tbsp cajun seasoning, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2/3 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp parsley, finely chopped, to serve

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add 1 Tbsp salt. Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water then drain, cover, and keep warm.

  2. Beat the chicken breasts so that they are even in thickness and season all over with 1½ Tbsp cajun seasoning.

  3. In a large non-reactive skillet*, heat 2 tsp oil over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the chicken and sear on both sides. Turn heat down to low and saute until cooked through and 165˚F on a thermometer. Transfer to a cutting board, slice into thin strips, and cover to keep warm.

  4. In the same skillet over medium heat, saute the butter and garlic for 30-60 seconds or until the garlic is fragrant. Add the diced tomatoes and saute another 2 minutes.

  5. Add in the heavy whipping cream, remaining cajun seasoning, and parmesan cheese, and bring to a simmer. Season to taste if needed.

  6. Add the sliced chicken and cooked pasta to the sauce and toss until combined and pasta and chicken are warmed through. Add warm reserved pasta water if desired to thin the sauce. Serve with freshly grated parmesan and chopped parsley.

Recipe Notes

*Avoid using cast iron or copper pans anytime you are making a creamy sauce with an acidic product like tomato or it will react and make the sauce grainy. 

Nutrition Facts
Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 483 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 18g113%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 9g
Cholesterol 123mg41%
Sodium 202mg9%
Potassium 397mg11%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 18g36%
Vitamin A 2368IU47%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 160mg16%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Shae Pfeifer
    February 5, 2023

    This looks really good. Does it need freshly graded Parmesan cheese or will the kind in the tub work?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      February 5, 2023

      Hi Shae, we always prefer using fresh ingredients but that will work too!

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  • LeeAnn
    February 3, 2023

    This recipe is excellent!! My only change – I used sun-dried tomatoes; and it was amazing!! Thank you!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 3, 2023

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, LeeAnn! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Caroline B
    February 2, 2023

    The recipe itself is great,wonderful flavors. My complaint is with the serving size…in what universe would 2 chicken breasts and only 8oz of pasta make 6 servings?? Those measurements would be lucky to cover 2 servings at our house.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      February 4, 2023

      Hi Caroline, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I recommend using the recipe slider to adjust the recipe to the amount of servings you would like.

      Reply

  • Angela Schlosser
    January 29, 2023

    We made this the other night and everyone loved it. Will definitely make again. I didn’t only used a Tablespoon of cajun seasoning because some don’t like it spicy and it was perfect.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 29, 2023

      So glad you loved it, Angela! Thank you for sharing!

      Reply

  • Suezann
    January 25, 2023

    Absolutely delicious! My whole family loved this including my picky daughter. I will make this often. Thank you for another scrumptious recipe!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 25, 2023

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you enjoyed it, Suezann!

      Reply

  • Billy
    January 23, 2023

    Been making this dish since the ’70s. Paul Prudhomme’s recipe called “bronzed cajun chicken pasta” green onions added!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 23, 2023

      Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Billy!

      Reply

  • Luda F
    January 19, 2023

    Holy Moley this is an amazing recipe! Made a double pot and already almost gone!! Absolutely highly recommend!!! Will make it with shrimp next time!! 🤩

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 19, 2023

      So glad it was a hit! Thank you for the feedback.

      Reply

  • Stacie
    January 19, 2023

    Ahhmazing!! And so simple too! I wouldn’t change a thing 👍

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 19, 2023

      Thanks so much, Stacie! I’m so glad you loved the recipe.

      Reply

  • Jamie
    January 18, 2023

    Do you use fresh tomatoes or canned? This looks absolutely delicious. 🙂

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 18, 2023

      Hi Jamie, I used fresh diced tomatoes. I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Mikel
    January 17, 2023

    Very nice recipe! Only change I made was to put some nice carmelized onion slices in before adding the tomatoes garlic, etc. added some nice flavor. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 17, 2023

      That sounds delicious! Thank you for sharing with us. I’m glad you loved the recipe.

      Reply

  • Scott W
    January 17, 2023

    This one’s really good!
    My wife saved a handful of your recipes that made it into our weekly rotation, and now I’m doing the cooking I’ve made a few adjustments but this recipe is great.

    A few minor changes:
    1. We always allow for/make for leftovers, so full box/16oz of pasta.
    2. The recipe ordering and quantity on seasoning is a bit tough following – however much chicken, just season it on both sides as you’d season a steak (vs the 1TBSP or whatever called out), and keep 1/2TBSP to add to the sauce mix step later.
    3. Have tried the chicken in strips, in chunks, etc., and wound up going with cut into strips, then half or third, but also add them in last, or a good chunk of the nicely browsed seasoning ‘washes off’ the chicken…so warm up the (6-8 cloves – oops, another minor change) garlic and butter, add tomatoes and then add the cream and parmesan, then the pasta and mix, and only then add the chicken…or lay it on top.
    4. Ok, I guess I also ignore the ‘measure the parmesan’ and probably wind up with closer to a cup of parmesan.
    5. Adding the extra pasta water in the recipe, even if using more parmesan like we do – just makes it too liquidy for us so we skip that, although adding pasta water is a good general tip in most cases.

    Re-heating isn’t an issue here – you’ll have some cream or half and half left over, just add a capful or a bit of butter and re-heat away.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 17, 2023

      Hi Scott! Thank you for sharing. So glad this one made it to your weekly rotation. 🙂

      Reply

  • Hudson
    January 16, 2023

    Soooo good. Tried a few different versions of this dish and this is easily the best. Used penne as my pasta. Could see andouille sausage as a nice add or replacing the chicken.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      January 16, 2023

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Hudson!

      Reply

  • Sue
    January 8, 2023

    Made this tonight for the first time. Excellent will put this in my rotation. Thank you.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 8, 2023

      Hi Sue! That’s wonderful. I’m so glad you found a new one for the rotation! 🙂

      Reply

  • Bobby Bull
    January 5, 2023

    This Was Incredible !!!! Would recommend 100💯… I was shocked. Dumbfounded. Curious(?)… to Fine this recipe. I ate it.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 5, 2023

      Thank you for trying my recipe, Bobby! I’m so glad you loved it!

      Reply

  • Gloria O
    January 1, 2023

    This has become my kids favorite dish, even my college student took the recipe to make at school with her roommates. I Added a handful of baby spinach in addition to the tomato and it was delicious

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      January 1, 2023

      I’m glad it’s become a favorite, Gloria. Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Colleen Tucker
    December 28, 2022

    I made this today and it was delicious. The only changes made were to add mushrooms and another clove of garlic. Thank you for your great recipes!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 28, 2022

      Glad you loved it, Colleen!

      Reply

  • Gerri
    December 22, 2022

    Perfection! This is my very favorite pasta dish and this recipe was spot on and super easy! Chef’s 💋 Kiss!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 22, 2022

      Love it! Thanks for the awesome feedback.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      December 22, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Gerri!

      Reply

  • Vickie
    December 22, 2022

    I made this for my husband’s dinner. He works 11:00-7:30 PM. It was great fresh, I had it for lunch but not so good reheated. I don’t really understand why. I used full fat coconut milk in place of half n’ half. Maybe that is why? Anyway, if you cook and eat right away, it’s fantastic!! Another great go to recipe. This is my FAVORITE go to place to cook from. Everything turns out PERFECT!!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 22, 2022

      Hi Vickie, that could be the case because I don’t usually recommend substituting the ingredients. But you can use half whipping cream and half whole milk next time.

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    • Janet Tucker
      January 2, 2023

      How did you reheat it? If you used a microwave, in my opinion it will not re-heat well. I do mine on the stovetop with a little added milk and on the lowest setting. It comes out absolutely perfect!

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  • Kori
    December 20, 2022

    Absolutely delicious! Definitely a keeper.
    All of your recipes are above and beyond delicious!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      December 20, 2022

      Thank you, Kori! I’m so glad you love my recipes.

      Reply

  • Sydney
    December 5, 2022

    This was delicious!!! I upped the ingredients to feed the family and have leftovers. I added a little red bell pepper, onion & celery in with the garlic as suggested. I used a combination of half & half and heavy cream because it’s what I had. Also, I only used creole seasoning to season everything. (Tony Chachere’s). The adults wanted a little more spice but it was perfect for the kids! I will definitely be making this again!!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 6, 2022

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Sydney. We’re so happy to know this!

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  • Jessica
    November 30, 2022

    To double the recipe do you just… double the recipe? Lol but a serious question!!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      November 30, 2022

      Hi Jessica, yes, you can double this recipe, and it should work out great!

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  • Dan Shearin
    November 28, 2022

    OMG Natasha, that recipe was so good. The first time I made it there wasn’t quite enough spice/heat so added more of the Cajun spice that you use “slap your mamma”. I quickly learned that its a bit on the salty side. My second round I made it with your recipe but added black pepper when spicing the chicken and added 1/4 teaspoon of cayenne pepper to the sauce. I’m only sharing for those who may like it more spicy. Awesome recipe, thank you so much!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 28, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you loved it. Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Angela Grippa
    November 18, 2022

    Made this on Wednesday because I KNEW my picky husband and daughter would love it! They both were skeptical at first but their plates were finished in minutes and they went back for seconds, AND requested it for next week already. It was easy and quick and sooo delicious.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 18, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Angela! So glad to hear that.

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  • Sameera
    November 14, 2022

    I’ve made this dish twice, now, and the kids loved it. The only thing I adjusted is the Cajun seasoning, as I felt it wasn’t enough.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 14, 2022

      Thank you for the feedback, Sameera! 🙂

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  • Taylor
    November 12, 2022

    Hello- Are the tomatoes, in this recipe, peeled or unpeeled? Thanks so much! Taylor

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 13, 2022

      Hi Taylor, they are diced and unpeeled.

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  • Emily
    November 12, 2022

    My whole life I thought old bay seasoning was Cajun seasoning. Found out after I made this that that is not true, haha. In case anyone is wondering, this recipe tastes delicious with old bay seasoning. My husband and I really liked it, I’ll probably just use old bay again next time I make it and maybe add some cayenne or something since it didn’t have any heat. Thanks for the recipe!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 12, 2022

      So glad it was loved, Emily! Thank you for sharing.

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  • Wendy
    November 7, 2022

    Just made tonight, absolutely fantastic! Perfect texture to my liking. Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 7, 2022

      Wonderful! 🙂

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  • Tiffany Hughes
    November 4, 2022

    This pasta is my favorite! We rotate making this with chicken or shrimp. It is so good either way! Yum! The Cajun seasoning we use is “Cajun Two Step” so if you don’t like spicy, try that one.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      November 4, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Tiffany!

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      • Myles
        November 6, 2022

        Made this recipe tonight for first time. Another great recipe. Real great flavor. Everyone loved it. Already asking when is the next time I’m going to make it again. Think next time will make it with shrimp.

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        • Natasha's Kitchen
          November 6, 2022

          Sounds good, it it delicious with shrimp too!

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  • Nicole
    November 2, 2022

    Hi! I love your recipes. For the diced tomatoes do you dice fresh tomatoes or used canned diced tomatoes?

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 2, 2022

      Hi Nicole, we used fresh tomatoes.

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  • Kathy McCabe
    November 1, 2022

    This is delicious!!I used 1/2 can drained fire roasted tomatoes and made my own Cajun spice mix. I used half and half, and it was perfect. Made it again and added sliced mushrooms and green beans. Will be making again!!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      November 1, 2022

      Hi Kathy, that’s great! Thank you for your good comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Sara Rodriguez
    October 25, 2022

    I made this recipe, but was worried my husband wouldn’t like it as he doesn’t like spicy food. However, when I made it he instantly loved it. I’ve made this pasta once a week for three weeks in a row now. (Mostly because he keeps saying, “Honey, can you make that pasta again?”) I also recommended the pasta to my mother who made it. She and my father liked it was well. 10/10 have already recommended.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 25, 2022

      That’s awesome! So happy to hear that, Sara! Thank you for sharing.

      Reply

  • Marge
    October 24, 2022

    We are lactose intolerant, what can we use as a substitute for the cream?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2022

      Hi Marge, I have not tested any dairy-free alternative to advise.

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    • Terri B
      November 7, 2022

      Try making with a coconut, cashew cream or almond cream
      diy….they’re all pretty easy if you have a high speed blender!
      That’s all I use now as I have an intolerance to dairy also

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  • Jan
    October 24, 2022

    Does the Cajun seasoning have salt in it? Can’t wait to try it. All your recipes I’ve tried are so good. Thank you!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 24, 2022

      Hi Jan, yes, it has salt in it. We link the exact cajun we use in the recipe if you’d like to take a look for more specifics. I hope this is helpful!

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  • Jerry
    October 19, 2022

    Oh wow! This was great! When I made it I did add the Holy Trinity since it was Cajun. (Bell pepper, onion and celery) Next time I could cube the chicken instead of strips.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 19, 2022

      Sounds good, I bet that will work just fine!

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  • Jennifer
    October 17, 2022

    Hi from Ireland! I made this for the first time this evening and it was delish! My partner said it was restaurant quality. Thanks for this!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 17, 2022

      That’s wonderful, Jennifer! So glad it was enjoyed.

      Reply

  • Tami Johnson
    October 13, 2022

    I have not made this in awhile but it is hands down one of our family favorites and thought I should let you know! We are making it tonight and cannot wait.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      October 13, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Tami!

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  • Chera
    October 12, 2022

    Is this grated Parmesan that is in the non refrigerated section, or SHREDDED that’s refrigerated?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 12, 2022

      Hi Chera! Both will work great! 🙂

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    • jane smith
      October 24, 2022

      I am a fan of the Food Network Shows that feature lot’s of great Chefs. They say that it is much better to freshly shred your cheese as the already shredded cheeses contain “stuff” that keeps it from sticking together. So, it is up to you!

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  • Riley
    October 5, 2022

    This recipe is AWESOME! Hands down my favorite pasta recipe at the moment . We made it twice in one week and a few weeks later we did it again! I followed the instructions the first 2 times and then the 3rd time I only did Cajun chicken but didn’t add the Cajun to the sauce and threw in two handfuls of spinach and that was incredible as well ! The 4th time I added broccoli . This recipe is the perfect sauce for pasta ! So yummy and easy! Normally I don’t like leftovers but this reheats very well.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      October 5, 2022

      Hi Riley! Thank you for the wonderful feedback. I’m glad you love this recipe.

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  • NatashasKitchen.com
    October 4, 2022

    Hi Amelia! I’m so sorry to hear about your floor. I’m glad your son wasn’t harmed and so glad you were still able to enjoy what was left of the recipe! Thank you so much for sharing.

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  • Dayna KH
    October 2, 2022

    This was amazing as is, but I felt it needed “the Holy Trinity” (in Cajun cooking, this refers to diced onion, celery, and bell pepper). So I sautéed that with the veggies. I also tossed in some Serrano for heat because I had it! Finally, the next time I do this I think I’m going to use crawfish tails. I even impressed my Cajun neighbors with it! Just some level-up suggestions!

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  • Kelly
    September 28, 2022

    This was delicious! Me, my husband, AND even my 2 year old daughter loved it! She kept asking for more! And I’m currently following WW and it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be and made it work for my day! I’m “adding this to the rotation” as me and my husband say. Thank you!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 28, 2022

      Love the review! Thank you for sharing your experience trying this recipe. Glad it was a success!

      Reply

  • Martha
    September 26, 2022

    We all loved it!!! I followed the recipe exactly and added cooked broccoli as suggested – delish! It is easy, but if you’re cooking alone, I recommend having all the ingredients prepped and measured before you start. It comes together quickly at the end.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      September 27, 2022

      Thank you for your review and suggestion. We appreciate it!

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  • Carrie Sloan Meyer
    September 26, 2022

    Very good! And heats up well too for leftovers- if you don’t eat it all in one sitting that is!!! YUMMY!!!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 26, 2022

      Thank you for sharing that with us, Carrie! 🙂

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  • Tisha R
    September 24, 2022

    Delicious!!! A friend shared this recipe with me and I just finished making it for the 3rd time. W I always double the recipe so we have plenty for leftovers, which are important to have in this house!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 24, 2022

      Left overs are so good! Thanks, Tisha! I’m so glad you love this recipe.

      Reply

  • Suzette
    September 19, 2022

    Made tonight for dinner. Super easy. Super quick and super delicious!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 19, 2022

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us, Suzette!

      Reply

  • Melinda Mustered
    September 16, 2022

    I made this last night over gf noodles for me and wheat ones for my husband. It was delicious, easy, and fast!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 16, 2022

      That’s great, Melinda! I’m happy it was enjoyed.

      Reply

  • Tonya
    September 16, 2022

    My son dislikes cheese. Can I omit the Parmesan and expect good results? 🖤

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 16, 2022

      Hi Tonya! I have not had this without the parmesan. It may lack on flavor a bit but I think it would be good still. You can also adjust by adding more seasoning or garlic to help.

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  • Marlen
    September 15, 2022

    Thank you for sharing your delicious recipe! It was easy and fast!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 15, 2022

      You’re welcome! I’m so happy you’re enjoying my recipes, Marlen!

      Reply

  • Lori
    September 14, 2022

    Should canned, drained diced tomatoes be used in this recipe. Or fresh, seeded & chopped tomatoes???

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 14, 2022

      Hi Lori, we used a fresh tomato.

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  • Kat
    September 12, 2022

    Delicious recipe! I made this for my bf and I one week and he says it’s the best pasta recipe we’ve had.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      September 12, 2022

      So glad to hear that, Kat! Thank you for the review.

      Reply

  • Jody
    August 29, 2022

    This dish never fails and is a family favourite. While at the cabin this week, I mistakenly bought 2% milk instead of cream but added plain yoghurt and it thickened up and was still delicious!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 29, 2022

      Good to know that worked well! Thanks for your review, we appreciate you sharing your experience making this recipe.

      Reply

  • Lea
    August 25, 2022

    Fabulous. I hate Alfredo sauce from a jar. Not such thing as good jar Alfredo. So I decided to try this. With homemade pasta. This is so delicious for carb load day. 😋 so easy too. Hard to screw up.

    Thank you 😊

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 25, 2022

      Hi Lea, totally agree. Homemade is always so much better and I’m glad you loved it!

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  • Crysta
    August 18, 2022

    I’m making this recipe tonight. What wine would you pair with this? Thank you!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 18, 2022

      Hi Crysta! Probably something like a white wine since it pairs well with pasta.

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  • Anna
    August 10, 2022

    It was absolutely delicious! My family loved it! Loved it so much, there was no leftovers! Definitely a keeper!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 10, 2022

      That’s great, Anna! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

      Reply

  • Kim
    August 10, 2022

    Can you make this without the tomatoes – Does it take anything away from the dish if you don’t use them? I can’t eat tomatoes.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 10, 2022

      Hello Kim, we prefer it with the tomatoes and always recommend making the recipe as written first, but I get making, I hope you all still love it without the tomatoes!

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      • Kim
        August 11, 2022

        I did make it without the tomatoes. This dish was absolutely delicious! It reminded me of a dish they have at TGIFridays. It was a creamy cajun pasta with shrimp and chicken. I think it had onions and peppers in it also. Alot of recipes I try out from Facebook are ok, but this is definitely a keeper.

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        • Natashas Kitchen
          August 11, 2022

          Thank you so much for sharing that with me, Kim! I’m happy this was a hit!

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  • Sharon
    August 8, 2022

    I made this tonight, and it was spectacular. Raves from the entire family. I was looking to use up all the squash and okra from the garden, so I added that with the butter and garlic, and it was fantastic. I followed your tip to use half and half and it was still nice and thick with no other adjustments. Thank you for sharing this wonderful recipe, and your videos could not be more perfect.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 8, 2022

      That is so kind, thank you! So glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Angela
    August 5, 2022

    I made this last night for my husband, aunt and grandparents. Everyone loved it! I added fresh broccoli from the garden (steamed in the microwave for 3 minutes). I also brined the chicken for about 45 minutes before cooking and it made it extra juicy and tender. We didn’t have any leftovers! I served it with breadsticks and a Caesar salad and we had mini cheesecakes for dessert. I will definitely be making this one again!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 5, 2022

      I’m so happy to hear it was a hit with everyone, Angela! Thank you so much for sharing that with me.

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      • Traci
        August 9, 2022

        My husband can not eat dairy. What can I use in place of milk and cheese for this recipe?

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        • NatashasKitchen.com
          August 9, 2022

          Hi Traci! I have not tested any dairy-free alternative to advise.

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        • Amanda
          October 6, 2022

          Hi Tracy,
          There are alot of vegan alternatives to cheese, or you could use nutritional yeast, and I would sub in either almond milk or oat milk!

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        • Denise
          October 24, 2022

          Oat milk is pretty creamy and nutritional yeast is good to replace cheese.

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  • Benella Fields
    August 3, 2022

    I love this! I made a small addition with 2 cups baby spinach and used julienned Roma tomatoes. I made it keto friendly by serving it over fresh spinach as well.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      August 3, 2022

      Sounds good, I’m glad you liked the result and thank you for sharing!

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  • Jeanette
    August 2, 2022

    I’m making this again tonight. I’m going to add mushrooms as one comment suggested. Served over zoodles for my daughter and myself and linguine for my husband🙄

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  • Laura gonzalez
    August 1, 2022

    Just made This recipe. Wow!!!!
    Amazing. I just am in love this recipe will be in my rotation of recipes as long as I live. I’m so glad I took a chance. This recipe is legit I was skeptical because when I make chicken it’s always dry but there’s magic in the the Cajun seasoning I used. Juicy

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      August 1, 2022

      That’s wonderful! So glad you found this recipe and love it! Thank you for the excellent review, Laura! 🙂

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  • Liana
    August 1, 2022

    This recipe was fantastic and so easy to make. Doubled it and there were no leftovers! Your family will love it.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      August 1, 2022

      I’m so glad to hear that, Liana! Thank you for your fantastic review!

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  • PCI
    July 26, 2022

    Used what we had on hand, Costco rotisserie, Tony C seasoning, half/half, garlic, tomatoes etc. Added tbl of sour cream and everything else as called for. seasoned the chicken, fried in sauce pan per your instructions. Made it for 3 people. Everyone enjoyed it. Now in our repertoire. Good receipe to eperiment with!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 26, 2022

      Thanks for sharing that with us, good to know that you were able to make this work using the ingredients that you have on hand.

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    • Wanda shannon
      August 17, 2022

      Thanks so much for your comment, I had wondered how a Sams cooked chicken would work..trying this TONIGHT! And thank you Natasha for this great recipe..

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  • Tonda
    July 24, 2022

    This is super easy and SOOO delish! Don’t sleep on this one! Make it ASAP!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 25, 2022

      So glad you enjoyed it, Tonda! Thank you 🙂

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  • Socheata
    July 23, 2022

    Made this tonight ! Delicious! Thanks for the recipe Natasha !

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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  • Annette
    July 14, 2022

    My kids all loved it! We will definitely make it again! Delicious.

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 14, 2022

      That’s wonderful! I’m happy it was enjoyed.

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  • Mandi
    July 14, 2022

    Would love to make this, it sounds so good!! But I only have chicken tenderloins, would that work in place of the chicken breasts?

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 14, 2022

      Hi Mandi! That would be fine. Chicken tenderloins cook faster than chicken breast so you’ll just have to watch the time.

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  • Kim
    July 11, 2022

    I have a picky eater.. if I omit the diced tomatoes, will it affect the outcome of the recipe?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2022

      Hi Kim, we prefer it with the tomatoes and always recommend making the recipe as written first, but I get making adjustments picky eaters! I hope you all still love it without the tomatoes!

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  • Abbey
    July 11, 2022

    very interested in making this! Has anyone used rotel for the diced tomatoes? Also, any tips on how to reduce the amount of saturated fat?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 11, 2022

      Hi Abbey, that will work. While I have tried that myself, one of our readers responded with great feedback about using Rotel tomatoes. here’s what they said: “Wow! I made this tonight and it was delicious!! I used Rotel tomatoes and had some extra spinach that I added. I made my own Cajun seasoning and the amount of heat was perfect. This dish will definitely be added to my rotation” I hope this helps!

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  • Lynda
    July 7, 2022

    Can this recipe be frozen? I was hoping to make it ahead of time and freeze it.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 7, 2022

      Hi Lynda, I have not tried that. We prefer this dish fresh, But I bet you can prepare the recipe ahead in stages and then rehat it all before putting it together.

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  • Christine
    July 7, 2022

    Pensez-vous qu’il est possible d’utiliser de la crème de table 15% en remplacement de la crème à fouetter?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 7, 2022

      Hi Christine, it will be less creamy and may struggle to thicken as a full-fat heavy whipping cream, but that should still work! I hope you love this recipe!

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  • Anna
    July 6, 2022

    Thank you so much for this recipe! Another good yet easy recipe. Just made it for dinner tonight and everyone loved it

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 6, 2022

      You’re very welcome. So glad it was enjoyed.

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  • Sara
    July 5, 2022

    Hi – If I made own Cajun Spice, how much of each ingredient would you recommend? Also, can I use rotisserie chicken in this recipe? Thanks!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 5, 2022

      Hi Sara! Rotisserie chicken works great. I would use the seasonings to your taste preference. Sorry, I do not have an amount.

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  • Rhi
    July 5, 2022

    This is absolutely delicious! I did taper down the cajun coz of toddlers but we all loved it!

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      July 5, 2022

      Thank you for sharing, Rhi! I’m glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Jill
    June 30, 2022

    WOW! So goood!!!! I made it with zoodles instead of pasta. Perfection!!!! Even my kids liked it and that is saying something! Keeper recipe!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 30, 2022

      Happy to hear that, Jill! Thanks a lot for your good comments and feedback.

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  • Michael
    June 25, 2022

    I’m so happy that I came across your website and YouTube channel! I made this tonight. My husband and I absolutely loved it. We also have left overs for lunch tomorrow! I have saved many of your other recipes and I can’t wait to try them. Your videos are awesome. Thanks so much! 🙂

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 25, 2022

      Thank you for the review. I’m so glad you enjoyed this recipe.

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  • Liz Streithorst
    June 23, 2022

    I made enough for 2 as directed. Since I am just one it made one very tasty meal that yearned for mushrooms that I didn’t have. The next day blanched some summer squash that it coming out my ears and adjusted the seasonings. That turned it into 3 meals! That’s good food on the cheap. Next time I’ll buy mushrooms for sure. Maybe onions, too. The 5 stars is because this recipe is totally versatile.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2022

      I’m so glad you loved it, Liz! That’s so great!

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  • Marvice
    June 20, 2022

    I liked this recipe very much. It was just right not to Spicy and not too salty. I was skeptic about using the 2Tbsp of Cajun Seasoning because it’s usually leads to it being salty, but this was perfect. I also liked using the diced tomatoes for added color.

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 20, 2022

      So glad you followed the recipe as recommended, thank you for the great review!

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  • Maria
    June 20, 2022

    This recipe is sooo delicious! My husband gobbled it up and asked for seconds! I did cut up the chicken breasts into small pieces while raw and marinated in cajun spice for 2 hours. The meat came out tender and juicy!

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 20, 2022

      Hi Maria, great to hear that your husband enjoyed this recipe. Thanks a lot for sharing that with us, I hope your family will enjoy all the other recipes that you will try from my website.

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  • Amanda
    June 15, 2022

    This recipe is delicious. My youngest is super picky with what he eats but he loves this dish! We now eat it once a week!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 15, 2022

      That is the best when kids love what we moms make. That’s so great!

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  • Celina
    June 8, 2022

    Hi! I plan on making this tonight. I love cajun flavor and would love to make it as is but some family members do not care for cajun flavor. Instead of cajun seasoning do you think I could add garlic salt, seasoning salt or pink himalayan salt to this recipe? Thanks in advance!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 8, 2022

      Hi Celina, I haven’t tried those substitutions, so I can’t speak to that. Substitutions may hinder the recipe outcome. I always suggest making a recipe as written the first time around and then adjusting to your liking. For reference, these are the ingredients in cajun seasoning: Salt, Red Pepper, Black Pepper, and Garlic. I hope that helps!

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  • Ryan
    June 7, 2022

    Delicious dinner, my fiancé and I enjoyed every bit of it. Definitely will make again and would suggest to anyone

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    • Natasha's Kitchen
      June 8, 2022

      That’s really nice of you. We appreciate that you will be sharing my blog with others and I hope they love the recipes too!

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  • Jessica
    June 5, 2022

    Hello, this is a great recipe, but I think it was too spicey. Do you recommend any type of Cajun Seasoning? I bought one, but the brand I got was too spicey. I followed the recipe exactly, with the 2 Tbsp of Cajun Seasoning. Otherwise, this was a great recipe.

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 6, 2022

      Hi Jessica, you can make your own! The Ingredients listed on the cajun season I use are Salt, Red Pepper, Black Pepper, and Garlic. You can try adding less red pepper to it. I hope that helps!

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  • Geri
    June 4, 2022

    Question…. You advise not to use cast iron pans… can you use enamel coated pans? Le. Crueset? Staub? Thanks
    Geri

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    • NatashasKitchen.com
      June 4, 2022

      Yes, an enamel-coated pan/pot would work great for this recipe.

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  • Lynda Fast
    June 4, 2022

    Hello, I made this and it was delicious.

    What is in your cajun spice blend?

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2022

      Hi Lynda, we use this Cajun spice blend HERE. The ingredients listed on the product are: “INGREDIENTS: Salt, Red Pepper, Black Pepper, Garlic” I hope that helps!

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  • Holly
    June 4, 2022

    I made this last night and the whole family loved it! I only had a cup of heavy cream so I added about a cup of sour cream and it worked out great! Also used 16 oz. of pasta and there was still plenty of sauce. LOVE your recipes ♥️

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 4, 2022

      That’s just awesome! Thank you for sharing your wonderful review, Holly!

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  • Katharina
    June 2, 2022

    It was asolutely delicious! So much flavor while being so easy to make!

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    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 2, 2022

      I’m so glad you enjoyed it, Katharina! Thank you for sharing your awesome review!

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