Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Looking for a delicious and easy weeknight dinner recipe? This air fryer cajun chicken pasta is perfect! The chicken is cooked in the air fryer, then tossed with pasta and a homemade cajun sauce. It’s sure to be a family favorite!

Prep Time: 10 minutes 
Cook Time: 16 minutes 
Total Time: 26 minutes 
Servings: 4 Servings


Cajun Seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 1 tablespon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breastboneless, and skinless


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onionssliced
  • 1/2 pound dry pastapenne or ziti
  • 15 ounces fire roasted diced tomatoesdrained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 ounces cream cheese


  • In a small bowl, combine the Cajun seasonings until well blended. Pat the rinsed chicken breasts dry and spray both sides with the cooking spray. Rub the seasoning mixture onto the chicken breasts on both sides to coat evenly.
  • Working in batches if needed, place chicken breasts in your air fryer basket and set the air fryer setting to 375F. Cook for 14-16 minutes, flipping halfway. Chicken is finished cooking when the internal temperature reaches 165F.
  • Prepare the pasta, as directed, on the package, drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet add the butter and onions. Saute until the onions are translucent, fold in the fire-roasted tomatoes, and chicken broth, and mix well. Bring to a small simmer, and remove from heat. When the pasta is fully cooked, fold in the drained pasta, add the cream cheese, and mix until the cream cheese is melted, toss in the chicken, and mix well, right before serving.


  • Air Fryer


Serving: 1gCalories: 469 kcal Carbohydrates: 52g Protein: 34g Fat: 13g Saturated Fat: 4g Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g Monounsaturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0.01g Cholesterol: 89mg Sodium: 927mg Potassium: 658mg Fiber: 4g Sugar: 6g Vitamin A: 1230IU Vitamin C: 6mg Calcium: 87mg Iron: 2mg

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