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Crock Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe is creamy and delicious with a little bit of heat. The Cajun flavor really jazzes up this chicken dish for an easy meal that your family will love.

Cajun chicken pasta in the slow cooker with a wooden spoon
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Crock Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe:

Our family loves chicken recipes and I am always looking for new and easy ways to serve it. This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is a new favorite and it is so easy. The dish has the perfect amount of heat but not so much that the kids can’t enjoy it.

Slow Cooker Cajun chicken pasta is made with simple ingredients but full of flavor. It is creamy and delicious and perfect for the entire family. Serve the creamy sauce and chicken over pasta for a delicious dinner idea.

Change up your pasta recipe and make this Cajun Chicken pasta in your slow cooker. Add a side salad and some garlic bread for a complete meal idea.

Ingredients needed - chicken breast, heavy whipping cream, chicken broth, butter, cajun seasoning, garlic powder, penne pasta, parmesan cheese

Ingredients:

  • Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts 
  • Heavy Whipping Cream 
  • Chicken Broth 
  • Butter 
  • Cajun Seasoning 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Penne Pasta, uncooked 
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese

How to Make Crockpot Cajun Chicken Pasta:

  • Step 1 – Place ingredients in slow cooker – Add the chicken, heavy cream, chicken broth, and butter. Then stir in garlic powder and cajun seasoning into a 6 quart crock pot. 
Adding the ingredients to the slow cooker
  • Step 2 – Cover and Slow Cooker – Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours. Cook on high for 2 hours until the chicken is cooked through (has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F). 
  • Step 3 – Shred Chicken – Remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred or dice it into large pieces.  
  • Step 4 – Return chicken to slow cooker – Whisk the sauce in the crock pot.  Return the chicken back to the crock pot and stir in the uncooked pasta. 
  • Step 5 – Continue Cooking – Cover and cook on high for 20-30 minutes until the pasta is tender and cooked through. 
  • Step 6 – Stir in Cheese – Then stir in the parmesan cheese. Cover for 5 minutes and allow the cheese to melt. 
  • Step 7 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve warm and enjoy. Serve over pasta and dinner is ready to enjoy! We love to sprinkle more Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper on top of the pasta.

This recipe tastes really delicious but it requires very little work to put together. You can easily enjoy this chicken pasta dish even on busy weeknights.

Cajun chicken pasta in a bowl

Substitutions and Additions:

  • Chicken – We like cooking chicken breast and shredding it, but you can easily use boneless chicken thighs or chicken tenders.
  • Change the Meat – This slow cooker cajun chicken alfredo recipe would be delicious with smoked sausage mixed in. You can even substitute the chicken for sausage. Salmon or shrimp would also be a good substitute.
  • Pasta – We like the penne pasta, but feel free to use what you have. Fettuccini noodles or bowtie pasta would be a great variation.
  • Vegetables – Make it a one pot meal and mix in some vegetables. Bell peppers or diced broccoli or great suggestions.
  • Extra Spice – If you want to add in some extra spice, add a can of Rotel. This option comes in a variety of flavors and adds delicious flavor to the pasta dish.
  • Seasoning – Feel free to add in onion powder with the garlic powder.
  • Cook in a Skillet – For a quick and easy dinner idea, make this cajun chicken pasta in the skillet. Dinner can be done in about 30 minutes.
Cajun chicken pasta in the slow cooker with a wooden spoon

Recipe Tips:

  • Shredding Chicken – Once the chicken has cooked, shred the chicken with a hand mixer or stand mixer for best results. You can also shred chicken with two forks.
  • Pasta – You can cook the pasta in the crock pot with the other ingredients if you prefer. But you can also cook it separately and then dish the cream chicken sauce over the pasta.
  • Cooking Ingredients – This pasta dish cooks great in the slow cooker. We like to cook our chicken recipes on low, but if you are short on time cook on high. You can even cook frozen chicken in the slow cooker.
Cajun chicken pasta in the slow cooker with a wooden spoon

Is Cajun Chicken Alfredo Spicy?

We love the extra kick that the cajun seasoning gives the dish, but it is not spicy. My family doesn’t mind a little extra heat in this dish. But you can always half what is added to reduce the heat.

The spicy cajun seasoning mixed with the pasta, chicken, and cream really gives this pasta dish so much flavor.

Adding the cajun seasoning really brings this dish together, making it the best comfort food.

What to Serve with Creamy Cajun Chicken Alfredo:

This slow cooker pasta dish is rich and hearty. So we prefer to serve sides that are bit lighter. These are some of our favorite options.

  • Homemade Garlic Bread – We love making breadsticks so we make sure we get every last drop of the sauce.
  • Side Salad – Make a large garden salad with fresh ingredients that pairs perfectly with this rich pasta dish.
  • Roasted Vegetables – Roast some broccoli for a light side that everyone will enjoy.
Cajun chicken pasta in a bowl

How to Store Leftovers:

Place the leftovers in an air tight container for a delicious lunch the next day. The leftovers will last about 4 days and taste even better the next day. The ingredients really marinate together to make a delicious leftover meal.

How to Reheat Leftovers:

To reheat leftovers, place in a microwave safe dish and reheat. We recommend reheating in 30 second intervals so that they are no hot spots. You can also reheat in the skillet on the stove if you are reheating a larger portion.

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Crock Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

5 from 102 votes
Crock Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe is creamy and delicious with a little bit of heat. The Cajun flavor jazzes up this chicken dish for a great meal.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Cuisine Cajun, Italian
Course Main Course
Calories 465

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Add the chicken, heavy whipping cream, chicken broth, butter, garlic powder and cajun seasoning into a 6 quart crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 2-3 hours until the chicken is cooked through (has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F).
  • Remove the chicken from the crock pot and shred or dice it into large pieces.  
  • Whisk the sauce in the crock pot.  Return the chicken back to the crock pot and stir in the uncooked pasta. 
  • Cover and cook on high for 20-30 minutes until the pasta is tender and cooked through. 
  • Then stir in the parmesan cheese. Cover for 5 minutes and allow the cheese to melt. 
  • Serve warm and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

If you are sensitive to spice, reduce the cajun seasoning in half in this recipe. 
Refrigerate the leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 465kcal, Carbohydrates 48g, Protein 33g, Fat 14g, Saturated Fat 6g, Cholesterol 133mg, Sodium 300mg, Potassium 518mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 1540IU, Vitamin C 26mg, Calcium 144mg, Iron 2.1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    This was excellent. I made it in my crockpot/instapot. I used chicken tenders that weren’t thawed so I sautéed them before starting the slow cooking. I’ve made a similar recipe on the stove. Will definitely do this again.

  2. You could make the chicken and sauce and serve over spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. Thank you!

  3. I love pasta but carbs don’t love me. Is there a way to have a meal like this without the after effects of carbs