One - Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta

Servings :

Total Time:

4 people

30 minutes


seasoning skinless chicken breasts or skinless chicken thighs Garlic Onion Chopped tinned tomatoes Butternut squash Dried pasta Chicken stock (broth)   Cream Cheese Parmesan cheese Basil 

Step 1

Cut the chicken into bite-sized cubes and put in a bowl. Add the Cajun seasoning, garlic granules and salt and mix together.

Step 2

Spray a large non-stick lidded pan with low calorie cooking spray. Add the chicken and pan fry over medium-high heat until lightly coloured. The chicken doesn’t have to be cooked all the way through at this point.

Step 3

Add the minced garlic and onions to the pan and sauté for a couple of minutes.

Step 4

Add the butternut squash and chopped tomatoes, stirring to combine. Make sure the squash is cut into small cubes so that it will cook quickly.

Step 5

Pour in the chicken stock and bring to a simmer.

Step 6

Add the pasta, stir it to combine with the other ingredients and partially cover the pan, bringing to a boil.

Step 7

Set a timer for 12 minutes (or however long your pasta needs to cook) and continue to cook, stirring every couple of minutes. Cook until the pasta is cooked  and liquid is slightly reduced. Check the squash is cooked through as well.

Step 8

Lower the heat and stir in the quark cheese. Add the grated parmesan and basil and stir to combine.

Step 9

Check the seasoning and add salt (if needed) and freshly ground pepper and serve.

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