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Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe
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Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake Recipe

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My family loves pasta, so I decided to get in the kitchen and come up with my own chicken pasta. This recipe is quick and simple to make, and it tastes so good, they all go back for seconds. I serve it with a tossed salad and garlic bread. —Kim Weishuhn, Pensacola, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 12 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (12 ounces each) bow tie pasta
  • 2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 bunches green onions, chopped
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 3/4 cup 2% milk
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 465 calories, 16g fat (7g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 928mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 29g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cook pasta according to package directions to al dente.
  2. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, saute chicken in 1 tablespoon oil until juices run clear. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside. In same pan, saute onions and peppers in remaining oil until tender. Add broth, soups, milk, Cajun seasoning and garlic powder. Bring to a boil; remove from heat.
  3. Drain pasta. Add pasta and chicken to soup mixture; toss to coat. Divide between two greased 13x9-in. baking dishes. Sprinkle with cheese. Cover and bake casseroles 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.
    Freeze option: Cool unbaked casseroles; cover and freeze. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake casseroles, as directed, increasing time to 55-60 minutes or until heated through and a thermometer in center reads 165°.
    Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).
Originally published as Cajun Chicken Pasta Bake in Simple & Delicious April/May 2012, p61

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.


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s_pants User ID: 174050 227380
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2015

"My daughter really liked this, but I thought it was missing something. I added some red pepper flakes and grated Parmesan cheese to my leftovers. Not sure if that is what it needed, but it helped."

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eroge@sbcglobal.net User ID: 825464 223007
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2015

"Biggest critic...my husband...has been going on and on about it. I will tell you...he's been angry ever since he heard I was making a casserole! Now that he's tried it...he's telling me that I should make this again. :) One kid liked it...one kid didn't. This is not a casserole family so...you know. I made this exactly like the recipe but had to leave out the red peppers as they somehow disappeared! Wouldn't make any changes!"

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Myoungpchs User ID: 7875578 132014
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"Awesome!"

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toolbarsco User ID: 6725667 110119
Reviewed Jul. 2, 2014

"Love how easy this is to prepare with the added bonus of ending up with two meals! I prepared it exactly as per instructions and everyone thought it was delicious. It's a keeper."

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Drd80 User ID: 7469920 123349
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2013

"So good!"

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nancyjh User ID: 3937814 178308
Reviewed May. 15, 2013

"We are still enjoying this dish over and over and over again! So easy to make."

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caitlin4978 User ID: 1409400 110118
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"I tripled this recipe and froze it when I was expecting my first child. I'll admit, the flavor combination was a little different, and I wasn't 100% sure about it when I first made it. But it really grew on me - it's a favorite now, and I find myself cooking extra chicken when I make other meals just so that I can have leftover chicken to use in this recipe. I love it!! I did follow the advice of other reviewers and I slightly reduced the amount of noodles I used and I've had no problems with the dish being dry. For some reason I can't click on the "stars" to rate the dish, but I would give it 5 stars!"

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nancyjh User ID: 3937814 193593
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2013

"I have made this many times and my husband keeps asking for me. It is so easy to make and is very delicious!"

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mmcloed User ID: 5257383 193592
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2013

"We thought this needed a little more punch."

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foodiva User ID: 1989992 183479
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2012

"I liked the overall recipe, but next time I will use penne pasta and poultry seasoning instead of cajun"

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