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Bayou Chicken Pasta Recipe

Bayou Chicken Pasta Recipe

This is a tasty main dish served in the bayou country of South Louisiana. Add a tossed salad and French bread, and you have a hearty meal.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup each chopped green and yellow pepper
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • Hot cooked pasta


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute the onion, celery and pepper in oil for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add chicken and garlic powder; cook for 4-5 minutes or until chicken juices run clear. Stir in salsa.
  • 2. Combine cornstarch and water until smooth; gradually stir into chicken mixture. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Add the parsley, salt and hot pepper sauce. Serve with pasta. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 292 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 63 mg cholesterol, 910 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Reviews for Bayou Chicken Pasta

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Reviewed May. 4, 2016

"My family did not care for this recipe"

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"Very good tasting but it seemed sort of on the line of a spaghetti sauce. Will make it again though."

Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

"In search of low carb recipes for my diabetic husband, I found this to try. He likes Cajun, so this went over well. I also liked it."

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"Easy dinner to toss together. I added 1/2 tsp each of thyme and basil and it was pretty good."

Reviewed Jan. 10, 2012

"This was great!! Just enough kick to make it tasteful. My family raved about it."

Reviewed Aug. 1, 2011

"I made this exactly as the recipe says and it turned out great! It's a little spicy but not too much or too little, it's just right. I served it with a salad and cheese biscuits. Excellent meal."

Reviewed Nov. 18, 2009

"This dish was very easy to make. I feed a family of five and everyone got seconds and thirds on this one."

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