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Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.

Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.
Cajun Chicken Pasta

One of the easiest ways to lighten up a pasta dish is to add tons of protein and vegetables to your dish which keeps the portions large and the carbs low and this dish is a perfect example. Be sure to be generous with your Cajun spices, it should have plenty of kick so don’t be shy!

Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.

I took a knife skills class at Sur La Table this week with my girlfriend and of course I HAD to buy a new knife and cutting board there. I was so excited to put my new skills to work and cut my veggies like a pro with my new knife, a task I would normally dread.

Chopped bell peppers.

This dish comes together rather quickly once all your vegetables are chopped.

Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.

How To Make Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta Tips and Variations

  • You can make this with shrimp instead of chicken, or use a combination of both.
  • Make this vegetarian by leaving the chicken out or replacing it with tofu and swap the chicken broth with vegetable broth.
  • You can also make this gluten-free by using brown rice pasta and replacing the flour with 1 teaspoon of gluten-free flour.

Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.

Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.

Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.

Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.

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Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.
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Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side

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324 Cals 26 Protein 44 Carbs 6 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Yield: 5 servings
CUISINE: American
Cajun Chicken Pasta is lightened up, made with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light Cajun sauce.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked linguine
  • 1 pound chicken breast strips
  • 1-2 tsp Cajun seasoning, or to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/3 cup skim milk
  • 1 tbsp flour
  • 3 tbsp light cream cheese
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • salt to taste
  • cooking spray

Instructions

  • Prep all your vegetables.
  • In a small blender make a slurry by combining milk, flour and cream cheese. Set aside.
  • Season chicken generously with Cajun seasoning, garlic powder and salt.
  • Prepare pasta in salted water according to package directions.
  • Heat a large heavy nonstick skillet over medium-high heat; spray with cooking spray and add half of the chicken.
  • Sauté 5 to 6 minutes or until done, set aside on a plate and repeat with the remaining chicken. Set aside.
  • Add olive oil to the skillet and reduce to medium; add bell peppers, onions, and garlic to skillet, sauté 3-4 minutes.
  • Add mushrooms and tomatoes and sauté 3-4 more minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Season with 1/4 tsp salt, garlic powder and fresh cracked pepper to taste.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low; add chicken broth and pour in slurry stirring about 2 minutes.
  • Return chicken to skillet; adjust salt and Cajun seasoning to taste, cook another minute or two until hot, then add linguine; toss well to coat.
  • Top with chopped scallions and enjoy!

Notes

Makes 7 1/2 cups.

Nutrition

Serving: 11/2 cups, Calories: 324kcal, Carbohydrates: 44g, Protein: 26g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 44mg, Sodium: 126mg, Fiber: 6g, Sugar: 3g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 8
Purple Smart Points: 7
Points +: 8
Keywords: cajun chicken linguine, cajun chicken pasta, cajun chicken pasta recipe, creamy cajun chicken pasta, how to cook cajun chicken pasta

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546 comments

  1. Delicious! I added chopped spinach

  2. I liked it, hubby did not.

  3. I love Cajun chicken pasta but can’t handle all the fat and carbs! This was an Amazing substitute! I use zucchini noodles to lower the carbs.! And threw some cilantro on top. 

  4. You can actually use “Quick add” function on the WW app. If you go up to the search bar, click on it, and then swipe the blue part (where it says barcode scanner and weely plan) to the right, click on quick add. Then you can just name it whatever, put in the smart points value Gina has listed, and track 🙂 it won’t save it permanently though. But I keep a running list in my phone of my favorite recipe and how many points per serving.

  5. This cajun chicken pasta is amazing. It is very similar to one our favorites from a local restaurant. I used 2 tsp of cajun seasoning to coat the chicken and then sprinkled some in the final step before adding the chicken and pasta back to the sauce and vegetables. Definitely will make it again and will send the recipe to a few of my friends. It does make quite a bit, so for 2 people there will be plenty for a second meal.

  6. OMG…this is an amazing recipe. My husband absolutely loved it. I am sending it to friends. It is so good.
    I added just a little more garlic, used whole milk and added Cajun seasoning to the flour, cream cheese and milk slurry. My husband and I always rate and receipe by saying, “would you pay for this again if you were paying for it in a restaurant?”. We both agreed ABSOLUTELY YES!!!!

  7. This is a keeper. I did use half a can of petite diced tomatoes drained because that’s what I had. Other than that I followed the recipe. I did add shrimp to my husbands and chicken to mine. I was worried my sauce wasn’t thick enough but turned out just right. I did like the idea of adding a light laughing cow wedge and I might try that next time just for fun. 

  8. Do you have ingredients and measurements to make your own Cajun seasoning?

  9. I added shrimp, but basically kept the recipe the same! We loved it! The slurry is genius!

  10. I made this against the same recipe with heavy cream. This is by far the winner.

  11. Hi, A suggestion from a Weight watcher member. It would be really helpful if these recipes are available in the WW app too. It will help us to track the food easier in WW app.

    Thanks,
    Taniya

  12. Made this tonight for dinner. It was so delish!!! I wish I could give more than 5 stars. I used thighs instead of breasts (what I had) and added jalapeños. I highly recommend it. Thank you 

  13. I stretched the recipe by adding more chicken, another orange pepper, but basically followed the recipe as written.  It’s absolutely great!  Added bonus, I am lactose sensitive, so I have trouble with all usual cream sauce recipes (I.e., fettuccine Alfredo), which I love.  This recipe is lightened perfectly, retaining flavor and consistency, but I was spared the negative reactions I get with usual cream sauces.  Highly recommend!

  14. Followed the directions exactly with the exception of cutting the mushroom amount to about 4oz and it turned out bland. I had to add a decent amount of Cajun seasoning at the end. It was good after I added Cajun seasoning when tossing the pasta with the rest of the ingredients. Next time I’ll start adding more Cajun seasoning with the broth/slurry mixture. 

  15. I used lentil pasta instead. I used 1/2 the requested pasta and added more cream cheese and some Parmesan and Romano cheese. It was so delicious. My fiancé said it was one of the best things I have made. 

  16. Thank you for your recipe.   I didn’t have all of the ingredients, but this provided a great guide and I was able to adjust to what I had on hand.   Delicious!!!!!    Thank you so much for sharing your expertise.   

  17. The garlic powder isn’t in the ingredient list nor amount…. please correct… thanks

  18. Has anyone figured the points without the linguine? I’m thinking 3 blue. I can plug it in to the recipe builder. I was just hoping someone tried and can share that info. Thanks!

  19. I have made this so many time and it never disappoints. It is great for meal prep. I have made my own modifications- I use one can of diced tomatoes and instead of cream cheese, I use 3 triangles of the laughing cow cheese (pepper jack flavor). I find that the can of tomatoes allows for a little more sauce and this is good for when I heat it up later in the week. The wedges of laughing cow cheese give it a little extra zing!! Thanks for all of your great recipes.

  20. Would love tips on how to turn this dish into a pasta bake for a crowd. We love this recipe and would like to make it in advance for our daughter’s baptism dinner. 

  21. Could I use almond milk instead of Skim or would that alter the flavor and/or consistency? We don’t drink skim so buying it for only 1/3 cup would be a waste. Thanks for your feedback!

  22. I made this with shrimp and it was delicious. Also, instead of using  a blender for cream cheese mixture, I warmed up the milk and cream cheese in the microwave and stirred it until smooth, then added the flour aand stirred again.

  23. Easy recipe! Not everyone in our house likes spicy, so didn’t use cajun. Will make again. Learned something new: slurry. Good tool for making sauces.

  24. It says it makes 7 1/2 cups and the serving size is 11/2. What exactly does 11/2 mean? Looking forward to trying. 

  25. Can you use chicken stock instead of broth? I’m in the uk and Chicken broth is soup. I love your recipes but I’m struggling to find things in the uk. Thanks!

  26. Great recipe, used a new Penne pasta for myself that is Shirataki with oat fiber from Liviva foods. First time to try that brand and it was good. 15 calories per serving. Made pasta for husband and divided ingredients up so each “pasta” would get to simmer a bit in sauce. Doubled Cajun seasoning, No extra oil other then the misto spray for chicken. Added a bunch of fresh chopped herbs. Couldn’t find my cream cheese so used cottage cheese a few tabs! Seemed to work. Husband loved the recipe. Thank You.

  27. I’m absolutely hooked on this dish! I cut the recipe in half and dropped the amount of pasta and got it down to 7 points (only used 3 oz of penne), I added shrimp and extra veggies and it is so good and filling! The prep does take some time but it’s worth it.

  28. hi, is there any way to make this in the instant pot?

    • I just did that tonight!
      Cook the chicken in the seasoning until brown and partially cooked. Add onions and sautee. Add pasta and liquid. Increase water/broth by about 2 cups for 12 oz pasta (aim to have liquid just covering pasta). Cook for 4 min HP + QR for pasta that would be 9 minutes if stove top. Add in veggies (would get overcooked if put in earlier). Add in cream cheese. Do not add flour until AFTER pressure cooking – it will cause burning.

  29. I am looking for the specific amount of garlic powder and salt suggested for seasoning the chicken and the dish. Gina, can you please share that? This is my 2nd time making this recipe, it’s great!

  30. The garlic powder is not in the ingredient list. How much should be used?

  31. Delicious recipe!

  32. Help! I’ve made this twice following the recipe exactly, and both times it is very watery! Does anyone know how to fix this? 

  33. Another delicious meal Gina

  34. I made this tonight using soymilk and nondairy cream cheese, and it turned out amazing- that might even be an understatement!
    I have to say that my husband who doesn’t eat pasta especially long noodles- ate 2 servings and taking leftovers for lunch!

    Very easy and fast prep if you’re undecided to try this then yes try it!

    Thanks Gina!!!

  35. The “cream” sauce recipe is great. I have yet to make the full recipe but if you use what you have on hand season it to your liking that sauce piece is so versatile. Can’t wait to plan ahead and make the complete recipe.

  36. Made this dish a couple days ago and it was so so good! Sent the link to my sister also.
    Thanks for sharing such yummy & lower calorie recipes!

  37. Question, I noticed this recipe in your cookbook and although the ingredients are the same, you say 324 calories here and 375 calories in the book.  Can you explain the difference? Thanks! It does change the points value and I’m just trying to figure it out

  38. This is a delicious dish. There is a lot of prep work but it is well worth the effort. I followed the recipe exactly and had no trouble with it being watery.  It thickened beautifully and made a sauce to die for. Next time I will serve it with crusty bread so I can get every drop of the sauce. I won’t even mind having to add Weight Watcher points to the meal  for the bread. Yummy!  Thank you Gina. 

  39. I made this recipe tonight and it was delicious.  I just want to eat healthier and watch my portions, it was perfect.  I thought I would have to give up Cajun chicken but not now. Thank you

  40. Tried this years ago when i was on WW, and just rejoined and this has become a weekly staple in our house as I get a decent amount of leftovers for lunches. Thank you so much for posting this!!

  41. I made this from your cookbook last night for dinner and it was AMAZING!!! My husband- Who absolutely hates all vegetables- Ate every bite, took the leftovers for lunch today, and said he will be requesting this more often!! Thank you for the recipe!!

  42. This is one of our favorites! We like it spicy so I add a lot more cajun seasoning. Love all the veggies and the creamy sauce. Even better the next day!

  43. Love this!! I sub chicken sausage for the chicken breast, so spicy and yummy!!

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  45. We love this recipe! I’ve made it at least 20 times in the past 2 years and I’ve never had it come out “watery” or “soupy” as some comments suggested. It’s always perfectly coated and creamy every time 🙂

  46. This is one of our favorite recipes, but I love your cookbook in general. Is there anyway we coukd make this in the crock pot? Would you change anything? What are your thoughts? Thank you

    • Not sure? Haven’t tried

    • Jaime:  I would think the crockpot would soften the veggies & pasta too much & make for a mushy dish.  I enjoy the different textures that stovetop allows.

      I’ve been making this dish for years & love it so much!  I like heat so in addition to increasing the cajun seasoning, I also add a bit of red curry paste.

  47. This is the number one requested meal by my 4 kids!  It is so easy to make and flexible.  I have made it as a casserole and baked ahead, I have done all the pieces separate a day before and combined at dinner, and I have followed the directions exactly.  No matter which way, it turns out lovely every time! 

  48. This has become a regular at our house. My husband and son always request it. So yummy and feel good about it being lower calorie. 🙂

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  50. I’ve made this and it’s great. Wondering if you have tried doing this in the Instant Pot yet? I would be interested if it comes out. I’ve seen some other cajun chicken pasta recipes in the Instant Pot but I like yours. Maybe switch out the pasta for penne?

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  53. Gina,

    My husband is lactose intolerant. We are looking at making this or Chicken Alfredo from your cookbook. Any recommendations to replace the cream cheese?

    Thanks,
    Alecia 

  54. I made this dish again last night and it still hits the spot.  The Cajun seasoning gives this weeknight chicken dish a great flavor.  The fresh veggies stay crisp and there is just enough sauce for the pasta.  I might try it with shrimp next time.  Thanks Gina for keeping things healthy and interesting.  

  55. SOOOO good! Don’t skimp on the Cajun seasoning!

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  57. I have been “following” you, on your website for a few years now….I have never made this recipe…a bit of preparation work but worth it….

  58. The liquid ingredient amounts are incorrect unless you’re looking for a soup. This came out super watery.

  59. I’m so thankful for your blog & recipes, Gina. You never disappoint!

    I did not have issues with the sauce being too thin, but I did use whole milk as we only have whole milk in the fridge.

  60. I finally made this tonight and it was AMAZING!!! From reading the comments of it being watery, I used a bouillon cube instead of chicken broth and reduced the liquid to 2/3 cup instead of 1 cup of broth. I also added 1 more tbs of light cream cheese to make it more creamy. My son LOVED it! I had to stop him from going back for thirds. This recipe will go into our rotation. Thanks for posting it. 🙂

  61. finally got around to making this and it was DELISH!!! I would like to add Shrimp next time like another commenter did. amazingly flavorful, not too spicy and so creamy. yum!!! can’t believe this is light or skinny!

  62. My family absolutely loves this pasta dish. It has become one of our regulars and is requested quite often in your home! I feel better about the fewer calories too! Thanks for the recipe! 🙂

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  64. Pretty much the best dish ever.  I’m going to try rotini noodles next time as they’re easier for the kids to eat.    My wife and I now only go to this website to plan for all of our meals.    No joke, we’ve tried 20+ recipes  and we have never been disappointed!  Keep them coming! 

  65. Any suggestions for a replacement for the mushrooms? Maybe just increase the other veggies?

  66. It took about 40 min this first try. I started right after i got home at 5 and we were eating by 6. It was yummy and i am going to definitely make this again. Now that i have a practice run i can do this in much less time. It was fantastic that even my 4 year old granddaughter loved it and she is some fussy.And the smells!

  67. I just made this for dinner and omg! Wow! Delicious! In awe of this recipe! Thank you for sharing this!

  68. Made this with zoodles! Its great!

  69. Made this with zoodles! Its great!

  70. I made this recipe today, we loved it so much! Even my picky eating daughter finished the whole plate. Thumbs up!

  71. Would this be good with zucchini noodles? . Ive been on the zoodle train now and its amazing!

  72. I made this last night and it was watery 🙁 I think I will use less chicken broth next time and put it over brown rice without the pasta!

  73. omg this dish is delicious

  74. This is SO so so so so so SO SO SO GOOD.

    Used Tony C's creole, heavily, on the chicken. Left out the mushrooms, used a green pepper in addition to the red and yellow, and added some baby spinach at the end.

    I could literally eat this every day of the week and I am so excited about it I'm commenting on an almost 4 year old post.

    THANK YOU.

  75. Made this tonight. Very good! My cajun seasoning is very hot so I am glad I only put in one spoon full. Used chicken and shrimp. The shrimp is really good in this dish.

  76. I served this Christmas eve as part of my Pasta Bar. I prepped/cooked all ahead (except for the pasta). I just slightly undercooked the veggies. When close to serving time I gently reheated the sauce mixture and then tossed with the pasta. It was perfect and delicious!

  77. making this tonight for the first time.
    put through the recipe builder,(without the pasta) made it serve 4 rather than 5, and got 4 smart points.
    just allows me the option of less pasta, or no pasta and zucchini noodles on the side.
    really looking forward to dinner! 🙂

  78. Going to try this with zoodles!!

  79. My family DEVOURED this meal. My 16 year old went back for thirds and my picky 12 year old went back for seconds. I also used the homemade Cajun seasoning blend (2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons ground red pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme) and it worked perfectly.

    I have a little left over hiding in the back of the fridge hoping I get to it first!

  80. I just made this one and it was delish! But it came out a bit watery, I have put it down to being in a totally different country and having slightly different ingredients. To make it thicker should I reduce some of the liquid? Or increase the flour?

    • I had the same problem at first. I made it “not watery at all” by reducing the slurry and eliminating the broth. Use ONE tablespoon of cream cheese, a splash of milk and a teaspoon of flour. It comes out with great consistency, lighter and even a bit more flavorful flavorful. Such a great, easy dish. Love this.

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  82. I made this tonight. It was absolutely delicious. I forgot I only had almond milk and I didn't want to use it. However I had heavy cream in the refrigerator so I used it and thinned it out with some of the chicken broth. I didn't want to put the heavy cream in the processor and turn it to butter so I whisk the cream, cream cheese and flour by hand with a small whisk until it was just blended. Since I left the cream cheese out until it was room temperature It was very easy to whisk them together. You've got to try this recipe!

  83. I substituted white turkey meat for the chicken, doubled the amount of Cajun Seasoning, and added 1 teaspoon of Cumin to the mix. Delicious!!!!!

  84. I made this last night, it was wonderful except that I used a wider pasta (ribbon like) and ruined it because there was so much! I supposed I could take some out. Will definitely make it again! Also, I found a recipe for homemade Cajun spice, yay!
    2 teaspoons salt
    2 teaspoons garlic powder
    2 1/2 teaspoons paprika
    1 teaspoon ground black pepper
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
    1 1/4 teaspoons dried oregano
    1 1/4 teaspoons dried thyme
    1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)

  85. Hi Gina!

    I'm curious about something. Since this recipe was posted, zoodles have made their appearance in many pasta dishes. Do you see a reason why they wouldn't work in this one?

    Thanks! Love all your recipes! You make eating healthy, real food enjoyable!! 🙂

    • They would totally work! I would sprinkle them with salt and then fry them off for a few minutes to remove the liquid, as there is already a good amount of liquid in the sauce.

  86. I bought your book back in November when I started working on get healthy. I made this just the other night for dinner. I substituted brown rice for the pasta because that is what I had. It was a hit with my very picky 16 yr old son. I am currently studying Culinary Arts and love trying new recipes. Your recipes are amazing, so full of flavor and healthy.

  87. Just made this. and it is very good! Just takes about 45 minutes to prepare. And next time I will make my own cajun seasoning – store bought is loaded with salt.

  88. How would you alter the recipe if you wanted to use zoodles instead of noodles? Would you use less broth?

  89. Not to nitpick…and i don't know if anyone else has mentioned this, but,in your book you have garlic powder listed as an ingredient but I don't see it here on the website(yet it's mentioned in the instructions). Not a criticism. I'm making this tonight and am sure it will be delicious but a newbie who didn't have it on hand might not read the whole recipe before shopping. Can't wait to try this. 🙂

  90. Delicious! I'd pinned this a while back and finally got around to giving it a try. Full of veggies and really filling. Glad I tried it!

  91. Adding this yummy dish to my rotation. My entire family loved it!

  92. Delicious! Thanks for sharing

  93. Any ideas as to what to do with the leftover cream cheese? Made this dish last night and it was delicious, but what to do with the leftover cream cheese…any suggestions?

  94. Has anyone tried making this using zoodles instead of linguine?

  95. I got your cookbook and this was the first recipe I made last Saturday. It was excellent! Who knew you could make such a creamy sauce without any cheese and with skim milk. Can't wait to try other recipes!

  96. This is such an excellent recipe. The flavors all mesh together so well. Thanks, Gina, for such a great recipe! In fact, every recipe that I have tried is delicious. You are the best!!

  97. Good golly this was tasty. Mine didn't turn out quite as pretty as yours (I ended up having to reheat it several times), but grownups know that just because something doesn't look good doesn't mean it doesn't taste good.
    Can't wait to dig into the leftovers for lunch today!

  98. OH MY GOD, this dish was AMAZING! It came out way better than I could have ever expected. The boyfriend and I were making serious yummy noises throughout the entire thing. It's by far one of the best meals I've ever made!

  99. This is super good! Definitely going to be making again, maybe with shrimp next time

  100. superb i made this for lunch today
    hope my lunch gonna super
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  101. soooooooo gooooood

  102. I made this last week and it was absolutely divine. A great weeknight option.

  103. Eating this right now! Turned out so tasty. Followed the recipe exactly 🙂

  104. I cooked this tonight without the mushrooms and it was delicious. Definitely a keeper. Thanks 🙂

  105. This is one of my favorites!

  106. I'm wondering if you could freeze this as leftovers?

  107. What an amazing dish! I just made this and wow. Super tasty, easy to make, and it tastes super rich. My boyfriend could not believe the sauce was "skinny!" Highly recommend for a quick dinner.

  108. Made this tonight and it was ON POINT. My hubby often orders Cajun Chicken Pasta when we're out to dinner, and so I was happy to make this at home

  109. I have made this twice now. The first time, I made it with chicken and my husband LOVED it! And that is really saying something because he is a picky man! The second time I made it, I used some shrimp. Just as tasty! I added a little extra seasoning to make it extra spicy and took the left overs to work the next day! LOVE IT!!!

  110. I made this tonight for the first time and loved it! It will be added to the list of great recipes from Skinnytaste!

  111. Family loved it. I'm using your slurry in other recipes that would otherwise have used more fat!

  112. Do you have any suggestions to keep it dairy-free?

  113. Would you believe I'm making this at least once a week? That's how delicious it is!

  114. If you Dont have a blender what do you do?

  115. Have made this 3 times and it was delicious each time!! The prep can take a while, so add it time to get all your vegetables chopped before hand. Is great leftover and even freezes well 🙂

  116. amazing loved it

  117. This is one of my favorite recipe's. I am making I tonight. 🙂 So yummy!

  118. I made this last night, and it was delish. I used my mandoline to slice the veggies so they sauteed quicker and melded in with the pasta effortlessly. I have a teenage daughter who will eat around bell peppers, but she didn't even realize what they were, using this technique! The sauce was delicious – much better than a heavy cream sauce. I used McCormick Cajun seasoning, which had a great flavor. Very impressed with this recipe!

  119. I could not make it to Mardi Gras, so I made this for lunch! Amazing & so flavorful!
    My daughter is going off to college in the fall & she keeps saying how much she will miss these Skinnytaste meals!! Thanks Gina!
    Susan PS
    Meadows Place, TX

  120. This is by far one of our families favorite meals! I made it with chicken and shrimp. My daughter can't get enough of it!

  121. Excited to try this tonight. My husband and I recently started Weight Watchers and Cajun/Creole food is his favorite so this may be perfect.
    One question – Does anyone have a suggestion for a substitution for bell peppers? Unfortunately, I'm unable to eat them and sometimes when I cut them out I feel like something is missing.

  122. I've been looking at this meal for almost a year and FINALLY made it!! It was amazing!! Seriously one of the best meals I've ever made.. It was a ton of prep work, but the outcome was well worth it! It also make an enormous amount! The servings are huge and filling.. definitely don't feel like I am sacrificing anything being on my diet today 🙂 Can't wait to eat leftovers for lunch! Thanks GINA!! Your recipes NEVER disappoint!

  123. Gina!!! You have brought my love for cooking back! I stumbled upon your site and fell in love instantly! Made this Cajun Chicken pasta as fajitas instead, I think my whole family fell in love with me all over again!!! I then put the mix in omelettes the next morning…..MmmmmMmmmm they were good! JUst a shout out to you! Thank you so much! Keira

  124. This recipe is so delicious! Great way to get all your vegetables in. 🙂 In addition to the peppers and mushrooms, I'll often add in zucchini or whatever other vegetables I have on hand. And since I can't eat a lot of dairy, I generally skip the cream cheese and just add some plain Greek yogurt; I don't think it hurts the recipe one bit.

  125. Made this tonight with whole wheat spaghetti instead on linguini. So yummy, and I love that it's good for me. Thanks Gina!

  126. Wow, was this great! My college-aged daughter made this tonight and we all loved it – fresh, full of veggies, perfect flavor, and yummy sauce. Thanks so much.

  127. It looks delicious and charming. But I have no idea about linguine.

  128. Can I make this and freeze the leftovers? I don't want it to go to waste and we can't eat all of it in 2 days?

  129. YUM! I made this today and doubled it for leftovers. Since this isn't prime tomato season, I used 2 cans of fire roasted tomatoes (well drained) for the double batch. The only change I will make for next time is to use whole wheat penne instead of linguine because I think it will be better in this sauce. My husband went through 2 bowls, and he has already said he wants this again for dinner! Great recipe!!!

  130. Made this dish for dinner last night and we all loved it. It will become one of our staple recipes. I had a dish like this from The Palace Restaurant in Santa Barbara last year, so glad for the recipe and skinny to boot!

  131. Can't wait to try this one. This site is inspiring me to lose weight. Oh, by the way, what new knife did you get? Thank you!

  132. I've made this twice now, it is full of flavor and we loved it!!

  133. Made this for dinner tonight!!! It was very good!!! The only thing I did different was used Almond Milk unsweetened instead of skim milk cuz that is what I had on hand!! Thanks for the yummy receipe!!

  134. my mom made this and i loved it. thanks.

  135. I had pinned this and finally made it. I took it to an event and it was a hit! Delicious! I had leftover grilled chicken so I used that and put the Cajun spice in the slurry- worked great. Next time I am going to make it even spicier (I have Cajun roots!)

  136. Love this recipe! Switched out the chicken and used Turkey sausage instead!

  137. Made this last night and it was so good!! I will definitely be making this again! 🙂

  138. We made this for dinner last night and it was so good! We will definitely make it again. Thanks Gina for supplying us with all the good recipes that are so yummy and healthier as well.

  139. We had this for dinner last night and it was soooo yummy. Next time I might add juuuust a bit of corn starch. Winner winner!

  140. I made this last night and we loved it so much that we ate the leftovers for dinner tonight too! So tasty, easy to make, and filling. Loved it!

  141. Thank you for all the wonderful recipes Gina!! I check your website every day and haven't opened a recipe book in months! I've made this several times and love it but am curious… have you ever tried substituting spaghetti squash for the linguine?

  142. I love this recipe, we cook it often. only changes we made is we use 2 green bell peppers and 1 very large red bell pepper. I also increased the broth to 1 1/2 cups and a extra Tbsp cream cheese, and 1/2 tbsp flour to make more broth. I add more mushrooms cause I love them and we use Slap Ya Mama cajun seasoning here so that is what I use. Its very spicy using that seasoning but again we like it. I am cooking it right now and I am not going to toss the pasta with it cause i'm doing south beach right now and in phase 1 so no pasta for me but i'm sure it will be delish without the pasta. THANK YOU for this recipe its awesome 🙂

  143. Just made this, and it was SO GREAT! Best thing I've made in a while. So easy to make, and did not taste low-cal. I think you could even leave out the chicken, and make this a vegetarian dish.

  144. I made this last night and it was absoultely amazing. My partner loves pasta but I struggle to find healthy pasta dishes so this was much appreciated; she lovedddddddd it! Thanks!

  145. Amazing! I have made many dishes from SkinnyTaste that have been very good but this is the first recipe I have posted a review for. My boyfriend and I gobbled this up. It is the perfect amount of spice and has so much flavor. My boyfriend said he could eat it everyday for the rest of his life. I highly recommend trying this!

  146. This is delicious. We also use Tony's. I'm making it again tonight. It is definitely a new family favorite.

  147. Made this tonight! Even my picky kids are this and loved it! Excellent! Thanks so much!

  148. I omitted the mushrooms because they make me ill, but this was exactly what I was looking for otherwise! So colorful, flavorful, and guilt-free. It was a nice treat for my boyfriend too since we don't often eat pasta.

  149. can this dish freeze?

  150. Can this dish freeze?

  151. We just finished eating this for dinner, and it was delicious! I left out the onion, but that was the only change. My husband declared it one of his favorite pasta dishes ever, thanks so much for the recipe! 🙂

  152. This is so delicious. I've been eating the leftover for the past couple of days and it just keeps getting better. I could eat it every day!

  153. Very good, and easy to prepare! My daughter says it tastes just like her favorite dish at Applebee 's. Thanks!

  154. It was easy to make and so delicious! It's definitely a keeper! Thanks

  155. This was great!! I cut my chicken too big and it got a bit overwhelmed by the vegetables in individual servings. So tasty though! Will use more chicken next time and be a bit more liberal with my seasoning on the vegetables. Great recipe and thank you!!

  156. We never had cajun chicken pasta before… I know I know! I cooked this recipe for first time, it was SO good!! Now it has became our favorite family dish all of times!! Accidently added whole can of light cream cheese but found to be creamier than 3 TBSP of light cream cheese. But I would add more than that. Overall this recipe is declicious! Thank you for this recipe!!

  157. I have to admit I was wary of this one… I don't tend to venture into other regional cuisines often, but my friend suggested it and I figured I'd try it once. I couldn't find the Tony's Cajun seasoning, but I got a container anyway. I was kicking myself thinking I'd only use it once and it'd sit in my cupboard, etc. I was SO wrong! My husband is still working so he hasn't tried his yet, but I am anxious to see if it will be on our monthly list! I LOVED it!

  158. This dish was excellent. I must say the sauce isn't thick; it's rather runny. You could always add a little more flour to thicken the sauce if desired. I used whole wheat bow tie b/c it's what I had on hand. I will definitely be making this recipe again. I'm so happy I came across this website.

  159. This was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! My family loved it. I sent the leftovers to my parents, and they were fighting over it. Thank you for a recipe that tastes so bad; makes you think you are really getting a treat.

  160. This was absolutely DELICIOUS!!! My family loved it. I sent the leftovers to my parents, and they were fighting over it. Thank you for a recipe that tastes so bad; makes you think you are really getting a treat.

  161. This this was so delicious! The smell while it is cooking is fantastic and the completed dish is so creamy! It tastes decadent and makes you feel like you are indulging! This may be my new favorite and I have made ALOT of your recipes. Thanks so much for posting this fantastic recipe!

  162. This recipe was at the top of my list to try but my hubby does not do spice OR peppers so it's been on the back burner. I finally got my chance when he went out of town with my brother-in-law. My sister and I made this and it was just as good as I'd hoped it be!! Seriously delicious. My favorite recipe from your blog and that is saying a lot because I have made quite a few of them.

  163. I have made this a few times now and it is a hit every time! And I have a very picky eater on my hands!

  164. I've been eyeing this recipe for a while now. Finally made it for supper tonight. OMG soooo good!! We will be making this often. Very easy to make as well! Thank you!

  165. Made this a few nights ago and it is very very good! I used the Tony Chacere's seasoning as some of the other commenters stated, and it gave it a very nice flavor. This dish is so easy to prepare…cut your veggies ahead of time and you can whip it up in no time! I will definitely be making this again!

  166. Made this last night. I used the new laughing cow cream cheese wedges and Fiber Gourmet pasta… YUM!

  167. This was amazing!! My new favorite pasta! I added zucchini too, cant go wrong with more green.

  168. Evidently I was the only one who had a problem with this one? The ingredients are all out of order, making the actual cooking a nightmare for me. There are also things in the instructions that aren't listed in the ingredients list and no measurements. There was WAY too much food for me to mix together in my large skillet and I ended up using a giant saucepan to mix it all together. Also, because of all the giant pictures, scrolling up and down constantly was a pain. However, it was very tasty. If I do this again, I'll copy the entire recipe out and re-order the ingredients. It will save me tons of headache.

  169. This is one of the best recipes I have found in the 2 years I have been eating healthier. My husband has also jumped on the bandwagon recently and couldn't believe that this was good for him. Love this site!

  170. Wow! Yumm! Just made this and it is a keeper. I didn't have any cajun spice so just used old bay seasoning and added more black pepper, garlic powder, red chili pepper, and a little cayenne. Added zucchini too since I had that. Turned out great. Will have to look for some cajun spice at the store for next time. Thanks for the recipe.

  171. Ive made this with both chicken and shrimp (currently observing Lent) and it was outstanding both times. I did leave out the mushrooms because we are NOT fans and I didn't think it was lacking anything!

  172. This was so so, flavor was mild and ho hum. I was excited to make this with all the glowing reviews, I guess my tasted buds was use to exciting flavors.

  173. I made this tonight. AMAZING!! It reminded me of the spicy chicken pasta from the Cheesecake Factory, but much better. I used Emeril's Creole seasoning recipe (minus the thyme because I was out of it). I think next time I may add some peas and/or asparagus.

  174. Thank you so much for this awesome recipe. My whole family lovs it even my picky 4 year old. Do you think it would work with Spaghetti squash? I have never cooked with it before and have 2 to use from my bountiful basket.

  175. Yummmm this was so delicious!! So glad I came across this on Pintrest…I have been on a mission to find tasty healthy meals and have not been excited about anything I've tried..this is such a great tasting meal and you don' feel guilty about eating it! Can't wait to try more of your recipes and glad I found you!

  176. This is one of my new favorite recipes!! I have made it twice now, once with chicken and the second time with shrimp! I prefer it with the shrimp 🙂 I have leftovers for dinner tonight but I may reheat the shrimp, veggies, and sauce and serve it over some sauteed spinach with avocado and toss the pasta so I can indulge in a big bowl of popcorn after dinner without carb overloading 🙂 🙂

  177. Another fantastic meal from you!!!! My family licked the pan clean. Since I had a toddler and picky eater in the group I just held back a couple of chicken strips without the spices and added them to their pasta at the end which helped to cut down on the overall spiciness. The rest of us thought the full flavored dish was wonderful.

  178. Ah…. Mazing!!!

  179. Extremely bland and tasteless.

    • Bland and tasteless just like your comment,…. I just read thru over 100+ comments that raved about this recipe. Clearly you do not know how to operate the spice rack.

  180. I made this recipe last weekend and it was FANTASTIC! My husband couldn't wait to eat more the next day for lunch! It will be part of our weekly rotation. I make so many of your recipes and my pics don't look as nice but so far everything has tasted great! Thanks

  181. Had to do something with my mushroom leftovers and saw this. It was AMAZING. My boyfriend ate every bit of it and went for seconds, thirds and actually scraped out the entire thing out of the pan. I only used one chicken breast (About 1.5lbs) so that it would have more veggies to chicken and you know what? I didn't even miss the chicken! I'm def going to make this a kitchen staple. Thank you so much for helping me in my journey of turning my family healthy one meal at a time! This was mouth watering finger smacking (well… if we hadn't used forks…) AMAZING! I am SO GLAD I didn't resort to making the usual fajitas.

    For the readers, if you're wondering to make this or not, JUST DO IT. You can't fail at this simple, savory dish.

  182. On this recipe, it says in the ingredients list 3 cloves garlic minced, but then in your directions you have to add the garlic powder. Which one did you use? I made this last night and it is one of my favorites so far, and we ended up using just the garlic powder, but we went back and forth for a while trying to figure out which one was correct. 🙂 Thanks! Great recipe!

  183. This was absolutely delicious. I got rave reviews from my Fiance and his best friend! Can't wait to have some of the left overs today!!

  184. Just made this dinner for my family and I'm in heaven! Thanks Gina – as always you've come through for me 🙂

  185. I made this tonight, and it was SO amazing. I was very full afterwards! I added orange peppers in, too!

  186. This is one of my favorite recipes that you have posted. It is delicious!

  187. Tried this recipe and it was AMAZING!!.would definatley recommend it.

  188. Made this tonight and it was so so good. We wanted 2nds and 3rds and wanted to lick the plate. Deeeeeelish.

  189. I made this for dinner last night and it was amazing!! I loved that it was a light dish, filled with all those fantastic veggies yet it packed a serious flavor punch. Thank you for such a great recipe!! The whole family loved it and I have some very picky eaters to contend with.

  190. Outstanding!!!! Wouldn't change a thing. Hubby loved it too!

  191. Any suggestions of something to sub for the mushrooms? Or if I just leave them out entirely, will I not miss them?

  192. I made this this weekend and it was AMAZING! I added a little bit of hot sauce to the milk/cream chesse mixture before pouring it into the skillet. I'm all about spicy foods. I have tried several of you recipes and they have all be wonderful, but this has definitley been my favorite. Best website I have ever stumbled upon!

    -Stefani

  193. I love, love, love your recipes. They taste sooo good I feel like I'm eating bad. My fiance told me to put this recipe in regular rotation.

    Thank you for this website. So many wonderful recipes!!!!!!

  194. Made this tonight. Complete deliciousness. Going into my make again file. Husband who does not need to worry about calories also raved about it!

  195. This was WONDERFUL!! My family loved it! It took every ounce of willpower I possess to not eat more of it. I can see making it quite often. You really created a delicious recipe here.

  196. Just made this tonight, it was DELICIOUS! Thank you!

  197. I made this tonight, and it was so good. It tasted like a restuarant meal. The slurry mixed with the cajun spices made the sauce taste so good. I was already thinking of ways to make it vegetarian for when my family comes to visit. Cooking the chicken in 2 batches isn't really necessary, overall it took about 45 min to make.

  198. Made this recipe tonight for my family and everyone loved it! (ages 2-32) Thanks for all your amazing recipes.

  199. Just made this, and this is FANTASTIC 🙂
    I added a little chipotle for some extra kick.

  200. This sounds fantastic! Definitely adding it to my meal plan for next week. My husband is SUPER picky and I think even he will enjoy this lovely, full flavor, healthy dish. Thanks!

  201. i made this tonight…very good…i hate trying new recipes that turn out not worth the trouble but this one was worth it. My 15 yr old son liked it which is something.

  202. Nice recipe, although I felt needed a bit more kick. I'll make again but put a tsp of cayenne pepper in with the slurry. Cheers

  203. In your directions you say "Season chicken generously with Cajun seasoning, garlic powder and salt." but in your ingredients list you don't mention garlic powder. How much garlic powder should you use to season? Thanks!

  204. Great recipe I followed the directions exactly however, next time i would use about half of the slurry & double the chicken broth to make it a little lighter & more flavor.

  205. Gina,

    I started a contest at work for my team to see who could lose the most weight in the next two months. To get them started I brought this dish in to show them you can eat healthy without sacrificing flavor. They aboslutely LOVED it!! Most kept swearing up and down there was not way there were only 360 calories in it. Needless to say there was none left to take home (and I made a double batch). Thanks again for the recipe, next up will be the sloppy joes 🙂 YUM!

    Andrea

  206. This is absolutely one of the BEST recipes I've ever made! I felt like I was eating in a very fine restaurant! So delicious! Definitely a keeper!

  207. i just made this AGAIN and i can't deny that i totally love it!! thank you for this recipe Gina you are totally awesome and have great skills!!

  208. Just made this! Omitted onions & mushrooms for a picky palate ;), substituted broccoli. Divine! Good enough to share leftovers with a friend at work. I went heavy on the Cajun spices, really made the difference for us. Thank you! Can't wait to make another one of your recipes!

  209. Is the pasta calculated in the point plus that is shown?

  210. My husband and I cannot believe this was only 8 points!!! It was delicious and we had enough for a leftover lunch the next day. The only change we made was to replace the mushrooms with a jalapeno which added some good flavor/spice. Thanks for another amazing dish!

  211. I have made this many times for friends and family and get rave reviews every time. Is WONDERFUL and is even better the next day. This is a fan favorite in our home. Thank you so much for sharing!

  212. Soooo good! Tastes just like full fat! I let mine sit overnight to thicken the sauce and it was perfect!

  213. I came across this recipe because a friend of mine posted it up..I kept putting off making it because I never had the ingredients but I finally gave in && Boy I was missing out! It was soooo yummy! My boyfriend loves when I make this & it's healthy which is such a plus! A recipe that I get to add to the dinner rotation–Thanks!

  214. This was amazing. No joke, so much taste and so little calories. Everyone loved it. I am so grateful for this recipe!! THANK YOU!!!!

  215. I am soo greatful i found this, we have been trying to eat better and this is a GREAT dish, we LOvE it, try it folks, amazing.

  216. Have anyone tried this without the skim milk and cream cheese? My husband is lactose intolerant but I would love to try this dish…

  217. Made this for dinner and family loved it! Hubby said it was a keeper! So yummy!!

  218. I made this tonight and it is excellent! I actually added some shrimp that I had leftover from a meal a couple of nights ago and it worked great. I made the cajun seasoning from scratch and I am glad I decided not to buy that–the mix was just right.

    Thanks for the great recipe!

  219. Wow! Delicious!!

  220. I've made this delicious dish twice now. My daughter, who is in college, took some back to school and fed it to her athelete room mates! They absolutely LOVED it!!!! Great and healthy swimmer food!

  221. Amazing recipe! So rich and full of flavor that it was hard to believe it is actually good for you! Hubby even forgot to add the flour and it was still delicious. Can't wait to make this again (with the flour)! Thanks Gina!!

  222. I just made this tonight and was a WINNER! It was really delicious and my family absolutely loved it. Thanks so much 🙂

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  224. My teenage son said this was the best thing I have ever made! It is awesome!

  225. I forgot to add the broth. Oops! However, it all tasted great. My children thought it was a little spicy. I used a bag of frozen pepper strips and omitted the mushrooms. It was really good! My daughter still got seconds (5yr old) and the house does smell great. Without the broth, the "sauce" sticks to the noodles more, but I think the broth would have been better as an addition so there was something to thicken from the flour. Again, it was still delicious!

  226. Really delicious! We doubled the sauce (since we had more chicken, veggies and pasta) but to keep the sauce thick I used 2 tsp of "better than bouillon" in 1 cup of water instead of 2. A new favorite!

  227. I have to say this is another winner in our household. I would have loved to use more of the cajun spices but I have two people in my house who can't handle the heat. This was beyond tastey!! Thank you for another keeper in my weightloss journey.

  228. Yum! Our first recipe from your website. We will be back for more! I added a little extra kick to mine because we kept it tame four our tween to enjoy as well. Good flavor.

  229. I made this tonight, and I'll echo the previous comments–Awesome!! I was a bit skeptical as I was prepping all those veggies. I was thinking, "nah, too much work to make again." Don't worry. I changed my mind in the first bite, and my family agreed! It was well worth the effort. Thanks for an awesome recipe!

  230. This was amaze! I followed the recommendations in the comments to add the cornstarch/water mix before adding the chicken. I had way thicker sauce, and more sauce than what is in the pic in this post. It was soooo good.

  231. I LOVE this recipe! My boyfriend is constantly taste testing the healthy recipes that I find online and he loved it too! So filling and flavorful. Of course he is not watching his weight so he added parmesan to the top of his plate, but we both loved it!

  232. I just made this for dinner, and my husband and I loved it! The cajun chicken had a delicious flavor. Will be making this one again!! Thanks!

  233. I stumbled across this on Pinterest last week, and made it for dinner. Delicious!

  234. I made this tonight. it was wonderful!!Thanks so much for the recipe. My husband really enjoyed it.

  235. I made this tonight. it was wonderful!!Thanks so much for the recipe. My husband really enjoyed it.

  236. I made this last week for the first time and it was beyond delicious. It's my new almost favorite. (The pernil is so outta sight) The flavors went so well together. I loved all the vegetables in it. I never guessed that the sauce would come out so creamy with the ingredients. So much flavor!!

  237. This is DELICIOUS!!! I made it last week and my husband and I could not have loved it more! I am making it again tonight, this time adding shrimp and some green bell pepper just to be wild and crazy.

  238. Gina, thanks for another awesome recipe! I made this tonight. It was sooo good. I didn't have scallions and I thought it could use green, so I added cut up broccoli. Perfect!

  239. I made this tonight for dinner. Mmmm! The hubs loved it. I only had green peppers and used a little bit of red pepper instead of the Cajun seasoning (I can't eat spicy food) and it was fabulous!! I used the suggested amount of veggies & chicken but halved the sauce and pasta since its only the two of us. We both had seconds and hubs has left overs for lunch. Definitely a meal that will be made again in our house!!!

  240. I made this tonight for dinner. Mmmm! The hubs loved it. I only had green peppers and used a little bit of red pepper instead of the Cajun seasoning (I can't eat spicy food) and it was fabulous!! I used the suggested amount of veggies & chicken but halved the sauce and pasta since its only the two of us. We both had seconds and hubs has left overs for lunch. Definitely a meal that will be made again in our house!!!

  241. I just finish making this a few mins ago, even though I had to substitute the skim milk for whole milk, It came out amazing!!!!!!!!! this is yet another one of my fav recipes from you!!!

  242. Just discovered your blog, I made this dish today, so yummy!

  243. Yumm! I was stuffed after this and felt like I totally indulged on comfort food… but it was healthy and won't wreck my weight loss! Yeay! You never cease to amaze me. I haven't found a recipe of yours yet that I don't like 🙂 Thank you for sharing!

  244. This was DELICIOUS! My husband made it…and he NEVER cooks! Our 15 month old loved it and so did our picky 4 years old!

    Thanks…

  245. I made this for the second time last night and my hard to please friend LOVED it! I did add andouie (spelled that wrong) sausage because his favorite pasta dish from Pappadeaux has it. His nephew said it tasted like it came from a restaurant (meant in a good way!).

    Steph

  246. Made this last week and immediately "put it in the box" as my husband and son say (only recipes worth making again achieve the coveted "recipe box" status). It's delicious!

  247. I just made this today… and WOW.. it was great! I added a little bit more spice and my boyfriend scraped the plate. Thank you for a great recipe.

  248. This was even more delicious than I'd hoped. I thought it would be good, but I didn't know it would be THIS GOOD! Labor intensive, but worth it!!!!!

  249. Greetings, Love your site and reciepes, however, could you please make the printing of these more printer friendly. The photos are too large and take up too much space, and three pages is way to long to print out and read while makeing.

    • The printer friendly button really works…. Just uncheck images at the top and they disappear You can also remove unwanted text by clicking on whatever u want removed. Try it!

  250. Gina, this was delicious! Can't wait for your cookbook to come out!

  251. I made this last night our family loved it. Even my picky eater loved it, in fact she had seconds. It was way better the next day. Thank you for a great recipe.

  252. I made this lastnight and it is DELICIOUS…will definitely make it again

  253. Absolutely Delish. Made it for a dinner with friends tonight and there was none to bring back home for left overs.

  254. This way so easy to make and so amazing!!

  255. I made this for dinner tonight and it was delicious. I used smoked turkey sausage instead of chicken and my family raved about it. My 2 year old even loved the kick that it has. Really great dish and will make this again and again. Thanks

  256. This was such a good recipe! I made this for dinner tonight and it was a big hit. My husband devoured 2 servings in about 10 minutes! This will be a regular in our house! Thank you for the great meal!

  257. Tried this… it makes a LOT!! I cook for two and even reduced the amount of chicken and pasta and ate this for days but I really didn't mind 🙂 Flavor was good… I make my own Cajun Seasoning with no salt added… I tried making this with some shredded chicken… I would not recommend it. Although the taste was good… just don't do it with shredded. Just a suggestion… I HATE the "prove your not a robot" feature to post something. I understand that you need it but its tricky with some of the words. ugh.

  258. Every time I see peppers on sale I have to buy them and then MUST make this. Tonight I did not have chicken on hand but ground turkey – and it was DELISH! Thanks for the fantastic recipes.

  259. This is how amazing this meal is….I had to keep from licking the leftover sauce out of the hot skillet and I cried when I spilled my leftovers in the floor today!!! Could be PMS but I think it was this amazing pasta lost too soon!

  260. Made this tonight and it was fantastic!! Thanks for such an easy and yummy recipe. Also had plenty left over to send for lunch tomorrow!

  261. I made this tonight and it was AWESOME. To lighten it up even more I swapped the cream cheese for greek yogurt (greek yogurt is my favorite substitute for just about EVERYTHING)and it was still fabulous! Since I'm a vegetarian I just seasoned my vegetables with the cajun seasoning and doubled my veggies. So good!

  262. Tried this tonight! It was amazing! My boyfriend said it tasted like Spezia's, which is a wonderful Italian restaurant in Sioux Falls, SD. Thanks Gina! Another fabulous recipe.

  263. Just made this last night and it was so great! I didn't put in the onion or mushrooms, and diced the peppers instead of cutting them the long way. I also made my own Cajun seasoning with the ingredients that were listed here from another commenter and it was so delicious! My picky boyfriend even liked it, which is a surprise. Thanks SO MUCH for these recipes and helping us keep the fat and calories down!!

  264. Just as a heads up for anyone using Tony's..it has a lot of sodium in it but they do make a lower version Tony's as well!

  265. Best dinner I have EVER made! Seriously, this tops them all!

  266. I stumbled onto this from Pinterest, made it last night, and the fam loved it. I used shrimp instead of chicken – the kind that's already shelled, and I used a bag of frozen pepper and onions to make it faster after work. It was awesome! I'd love to try it on a weekend with fresh veggies instead of frozen, but even with the shortcuts, it was great!

  267. Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious! Definitely a keeper

  268. My new comfort food!

  269. I found this recipe to replace another Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe my husband found (that had 1100 calories!?!). Yours was absolutely fantastic. I also love that you list the WW points. Thank you!!

  270. Found your recipe on Pinterest and finally made it tonight and the whole family loved it! Nice flavors, we like it a little spicier in our house so just had to add a little more kick to it for our taste. Next time I think I will add a little shrimp in as well. Thanks for a great recipe!

  271. WOOT! I made this tonight and took out half the pasta and added yellow zucchini to fill that void left. It was wonderful! No skimping on flavor, rich but not overly so. I recommend this to anyone!

  272. Awesome :)) Made it tonight for dinner. My hubbie <3 it.

  273. This was an absolutely wonderful meal! Much better than the Pioneer Woman's version which I could never get to not be runny and MUCH healthier! Thanks so much!

  274. I made this last night and it was fabulous! Very rich and filling. Thank you!!

  275. I made this last night for dinner and my husband and I loved it. We had enough leftover to eat tonight for dinner. My husband was actually asking me how on earth it could be a healthy recipe because it tasted so good. I will definitely be making this again!

  276. awesome recipe I love love love it. will make it again soon!!!

  277. This is so yummy, i am making it again tonight for supper, Thanks for this amazing recipe:)

  278. AMAZING recipe! i made it tonight and had to log on and thank you 🙂 i made the gluten free version and it tasted like heaven!

  279. i just made this today….and OMG! it is delicious! the neighbors are coming over to try it. thanks!

  280. OMG i made this for dinner to night and this is one of the best tasting pasta dishes i have ever tasted!!! My Fiance had two bowls by the way he absolutely loved it too. I can't wait for your cookbook to be published!

  281. Did you use 1/3 less fat cream cheese or fat free? Sometimes they're not interchangable…

  282. 1/3 less fat cream cheese or fat free cream cheese? Sometimes they're not interchangeable…

  283. So good. Indulgent without feeling guilty! Making a double batch this week so I can freeze some for a quick, pre-made dinner.

  284. We have a dairy allergy–any ideas to sub for milk and cream cheese?

  285. AMAZING!!!!!

  286. This recipe is my 12 yr old sons absolute favorite. I just stumbled upon your site a few days ago, and I'm so glad I did. I made your version tonight minus the tomatoes and it tastes just like the regular cajun chicken pasta. I would agree with another poster about adding a little corn starch or something. But that's not a make it or break it type thing. I didn't add it to mine tonight and it still got all gobbled up.

  287. Made this weekend for the family. Being from New Orleans itis not always easy to find recipes that are flavorful enough – this one was great!

  288. I really had my doubts about this. I cut the recipe in half and used Laughing Cow garlic and herb wedges. I omitted the onions and tomato because I don't like them and added zucchini. A MAZ ING. The serving size is large. The flavor is great. This could be on a restaurant menu. Will definitely make again!

  289. I've made this 3 times and I like to use chicken sausage instead of regular chicken because my husband thinks it's somthing different 😉 This is one of my dinner recipes on my list to keep forever! Thanks Gina!

  290. This was soo good! I made it tonight, minus the tomatoes and mushrooms. The store was actually out of mushrooms!! And I completely forgot to buy tomatoes, oops. All of us loved. Although it was a bit too spicy for my 6 year old. She liked, but could only manage a couple bites. It'll definitely be added to my usual line up. Thanks for a great recipe, Gina! I'll be doing a blog post about it soon. =)

    ~ Catie

  291. Made this for the second time last night! This is by far one of our favorites on your site. My fiance told me he didn't think his leftovers would make it to lunch that he might eat his for breakfast! We are having company over this weekend and he requested I make this again when they come, he loved it so much!

  292. Looks and sounds fantastic, but it isn't Cajun. I takes more than so-called 'Cajun Seasoning' to make a dish Cajun and pasta has never been Cajun.

  293. This is a GREAT recipe! We all LOVED it!

  294. Aarghh!! Second time to make this wonderful recipe. I must be doing something completely wrong. This time around I decided to make the full recipe even though it was just my wifey and I. Great lunch/dinner leftovers. The issue was that my dish came out rather wet, even though I followed the recipe perfectly. The wifey always calls me her German Engineer, since I am so precise at times. This happened the first time as well. I love the idea of the thickening slurry, low fat cream cheese, skim milk and flour is a fantastic idea!.. However, this combination did not thicken the sauce and we ended up having not a very thick sauce. This wasn't horrible by any means, I just would of liked a better coating of the veg and pasta with the sauce. Perhaps I cooked the veg a little to long, however the peppers were still crisp. I think the next time, I will not put the full cup of chicky broth in, but judge it better. This time I did add a half of a ginormous Jalapeno pepper and that kicked it up a notch. I wonder Gina, could I use Wonderflour to add more thickness or corn starch?.. The flavor profile was wonderful and the freshness and heat was perfect.. it just didn't look anything like your great photos… 🙂 I will try it again, until I can figure out the proportions correctly.

  295. Made this last nigh and it as great I added a pinch of red pepper flakes just for a lil more heat .But it was delicious .

  296. wow..cool recipes…

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  297. This was very good. I substituted asparagus for the mushrooms and added cayenne because my creole seasoning wasn't spicy enough. Yum! Thanks for the great recipe.

  298. Most scrumpious dinner I ever had!I'd serve this to anyone just to see a smile:)

  299. oh yeah-that was good!!!

  300. This was awesome, and definitly on file for the future. Thank you so much for your great website!

  301. I've been wanting to make the Pioneer Woman's Cajun Pasta for awhile now, but I couldn't make myself do it because it is SO unhealthy!

    Yesterday, I decided to Google light Cajun chicken pasta and I found this recipe! Thank goodness!

    It was SO delicious! I made it for my parents and we all LOVED it (and I must say, my dad is pretty picky…)

    I'm allergic to gluten, so I just used gluten free pantry's all purpose gluten free flour and De Boles gluten free spaghetti

    It turned out wonderfully! I actually wrote about it on my blog, if yall would like to read http://itsmejustglutenfree.blogspot.com/2012/05/light-cajun-chicken-pasta.html

    Thanks so much! It was delicious!

  302. Gina,
    I made this tonight for the family and they loved it!! Thanks

  303. I made this for the first time tonight and the family loved it. My kids wanted seconds. I made it Gluten Free for me. I made the kids their's without veggies and then added veggies and continued to add it to my gluten free pasta and the rest of the pasta for my kids. I know a lot of work but it was worth it.

  304. Made this tonight and it was FANTASTIC. The kitchen smelled amazing as it was cooking and the flavors were outstanding. Everyone loved it and requested we throw into the rotation. Make.this.now.

  305. Gina, This one had picked my curiousity a while back but
    I did not have the time to do it….well well, I've been missing out. We just had this tonight and we all LOVED IT! I did add a bit of Chili seasoning to my own dish and almost licked the bottom. Thank you for this amazing recipe…keep em coming 🙂

  306. This was absolutely delicious! My household thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. Easy to make too, and didn't miss the heavy cream mess.
    Thanks for all your hard work giving us good on-the-lighter-side recipes.

  307. Probably my favorite recipe of yours… so far. This is was so good!!! I don't really even like pasta that much and this is rocked! I even ate the leftovers cold! I didn't have onions on hand but the flavor was still spot on. In the future I might make just a little more sauce and maybe try adding a little corn starch to thicken it up.

  308. This recipe turned out fantastic for me! My only quibble is that the sauce was a little thin but that is pretty minor and will not prevent me from making it again.

  309. I made this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! Spicy, for sure, but so good. My hubs suggested making it and serving over rice…I may try that next time with shrimp. Thanks for sharing!

  310. This was amazing! I did substitute shrimp instead of chicken and it was delicious!

  311. This looks really yummy, but my husband cannot handle ANY trace of spice – i thought i saw someone say that creole seasoning tastes similar to cajun but without the spice — is this true? I can only use it if there is zero spice

    if that is not the case, can anyone suggest to me a different seasoning i can use that would provide me with similar flavours?

    • I used creole seasoning and it still has a bit of kick…was delicious though.

    • Tony Chachere's seasoning is labelled Creole although he was pure Cajun. Nobody knew about Cajuns when he started the company 40 years ago. Creole is more New Orleans style food and Cajun is south central Louisiana. The seasoning blends are about the same however.

      Use a combination of salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and a touch of chili powder. Mr. Tony's recipe included red pepper and MSG.

      (yes, I knew him!)

  312. I made this last night, and it was fabulous. My husband took one bite and asked if there would be leftovers for his lunch the next day. The chicken was very flavorful and the sauce was just the right texture and thickness — creamy and spicy! I will definitely make this again — and again….

  313. and poorly, might i add. they listed olive oil yet totally omitted it from their "modification"?

    also, your ingredient list didn't list garlic powder yet you called for it in the recipe. how much/where should it be in the ingredients?

  314. http://neitherbreadnormilk.wordpress.com/2012/02/21/mardi-gras-cajun-chicken-pasta-on-the-lighter-side-please/

    this personal totally jacked your recipe with no credit

  315. Made this tonight it was fantastic. So glad I found this website. We make 3-4 recipes a week and all are so good!

  316. Loved this! I had to use 1% milk rather than skim, but otherwise followed the recipe and it turned out fantastic. I like a thicker sauce, so I made a cornstarch/water slurry and added it before I put the chicken back in – and it thickened up perfectly, especially once I added the pasta. I can't wait for the leftovers tomorrow night. 🙂

  317. Absolutely delish! Thanks for sharing–it's going in my permanent recipe box to be used often! I've been recommending your site to people at work when they comment on how tasty my leftovers smell (and they know I'm on Weight Watchers!)–you have a true culinary talent! 🙂

  318. This is my favorite meal! I don't put tomatoes in and I followed the little recipe for cajun spice that I found in the comment section and it is seriously SO good. I love your site. Thanks so much!

  319. I just made this dish tonight, and my family all loved it. It was one of those dishes that makes you consider picking up the plate and licking all the sauce right off…. Just a quick question, though. I ended up with servings larger than what was listed. Perhaps I used more tomato or my peppers were bigger? Is the calorie count pretty much the same, as long as it is divided 5 ways?

    Connie

  320. Gena, I've been wanting to write a comment about this for a while now. This is hands down the best lightened up cajun dish I have ever tried. My husband and I always made jokes about the cajun recipes in the ww magazines because any time we tried them they were not even close to cajun. i was a little nervous about trying this for the same reason, but we love so many of your recipes i gave it a try. amazing. outstanding. delicious. thank you so much!
    suzanne

    • might be helpful to add we are from louisiana but made the move to up north a few months ago and this definitely reminded us of home

  321. This meal was amazing! I think it is the best meal I've ever cooked. I did change a couple things. I used 2% milk because that's what I had and I used regular cream cheese, not lite. I also cooked all the chicken at one time…not sure why the recipe asked to cook it 1/2 at a time. I also used regular chicken broth & oil instead of cooking spray just cause this is what I had on hand. So my version is the higher fat but tasted so, so good!

  322. I made this tonight, OMG…absolutely delish!! Love your skinny recipes Gina, they make me so happy..:)My husband just loves coming home to the great smells coming from our kitchen every night…Thanks again:)

  323. Gina! Thank you for your cooking skills and knowledge. God has truly blessed you with your gift and you keep on giving. Your purpose is definately being fulfilled. This recipe was amazing, I didn't have any cream so I used 2 laughing cow "garlic & herb wedges. I just discovered your site recently and have tried 3 recipes and all were good.

  324. I made this last night and LOVED it! I brought leftovers for lunch and can't wait to devour them. I just want to thank you for all of your delicious recipes. I have loved all that I've tried so far and am looking forward to trying more.

  325. Just made this…it was awesome! Thanks so much Gina, for all of your recipes. I rarely cook anything thats not one of your recipes. I talk about your website so much that I'm sure my friends think that I'm your long lost relative!

  326. This cajun pasta recipe is the BEST pasta dish I've ever made!!! So flavorful and tastes so delicious!! A friend introduced me to your site a few months ago and my family loves your recipes!!! I love that you include the old WW pts on your recipes, and that the majority of your recipes seem to call for REAL ingredients. I feel great about serving these recipes to my family. Thank you so much for sharing your recipes with us! I hope you know what a positive difference you are making for so many families across the world!! 🙂

  327. Made this last night for my family and guest. It was a HUGE hit! This recipe is a 10.

  328. fabulous dish. I made it with less spice since I have two little ones; and without mushrooms, but next time I'm making it WITH the mushrooms. 🙂

  329. I am making it tonight! I put it in my recipe builder on ww and it says 10 pts per serving. How did u get it to 8 pts? Looking forward to dinner.

  330. I just made this for dinner tonight. It was really good! To those who said it was watery…It is at first but if you let it sit for 10 or so minutes and stir it up , it thickens up nicely! I can hardly wait to make it w/ shrimp!

  331. This is DARN good!! I can't keep myself from going back in the pot for more!!

  332. This was very good and the whole family loved it. The only thing I'll change next time is to use a lighter hand with the cajun seasoning, but that is no criticism. I added zucchini and since I had no tomatoes, I used one can of diced (drained) and some sun dried tomatoes that I did have. This was loaded with flavor! Bravo and thank you!!

  333. Love this! My husband, who is NOT on ww, ate two servings.
    We will definitely make this again!

  334. This was AMAZING! We will have it again, for certain!

  335. LOVE! <3 And my 9 yr old 'sous chef' liked helping to make it too! 🙂

  336. This is AMAZING!!! I love all the recipes on your site and make at least two per week, this is hands down my favorite. I have picky eaters so we left out all the veggies except the peppers which we doubled. I had to add a small amount of corn starch to thicken up the sauce, though I'm sure with the suggested veggies I wouldn't have needed it.

    I had requests to make this again the very next day 🙂 Delicious!!

  337. Delicious! This is better than the full fat Cajun Chicken Pasta I normally make. Very flavorful, you would NEVER think that it's healthy.

  338. Loved this recipe, substituted FF half and half for the milk. I think more tomatoes next time too.

  339. This sounds and looks so amazing 🙂 I can smell the delicious spices over here. I must say that your passion about food and your way of transmitting it to others is incredible!

  340. Gina, I have made quite a few of your recipes and loved them all, but never made the time to comment on them until now. I made this the other night omitting the mushrooms because I don't like them and I used penne because it was all I had in the house. I have to tell you that it was by far the best dish I have had in a long time. I could have eaten the entire pan of it! Of course, that would defeat the purpose of trying to cook and eat lighter, healthier stuff. You are awesome! Thanks for the recipes! ~Andrea

  341. Gina – I have made this twice now, the first time with shrimp and the second with chicken and shrimp. Once again you've got a winner, this morning one of the people I shared the recipe also said she made it last night and they loved it as well. I have to add that since I came across your site at the start of the year I've made one of your recipes every week and after two months I'd say I have a minimum of three of your dishes per week. THANK YOU!!!!!

  342. Gina, this recipe is AMAZING! I've never made a dish like this before, but seeing your instructions made it seem like something I would be able to do, and I am so glad I did! I will definitely add this to my list of regulars now. Thank you!

  343. I gave up pasta for Lent, but luckily I saw this recipe beforehand. I made it the Sunday before Lent started and now I think I have to make it for Easter. It was so delicious. And it was a beautiful plate of food with all those colorful peppers and red onions. Thanks for all your yummy meals.

  344. I've been waiting to make this since you posted it and boy it was delicious! Even my veggie hating fiance loved it (with the veggies taken out of course, but usually he doesn't even like the flavoring). It was also soooo filling for 6 old points! I'll be having this for lunch tomorrow for sure!

  345. Love It!!! My family wants me to try adding shrimp or smoked sausage to the recipe the next time I make it. It sure doesn't taste like a light recipe. I did add more cajun seasoning and a little more salt.

  346. i made this twice already! friends and family loved it 🙂 thanks for the amazing recipe!

  347. Gina, This is excellent!!! my husband said, this recipe is in his top 5 all time favorite dishes!! My son, who I call lovingly Top Chef Thomas said it is new favorite pasta dish. I loved it too but to get reviews like that from your family makes cooking at the end of a exhausting work day all worth it! Maryanne

  348. Made this last night – SO amazing. I have been making your recipes here and there for the past year or so – never mentioning to my boyfriend (who claims he hates anything diet) that these were lo-cal meals. I went back to Weight Watchers last week and have been making your recipes every night – this time letting him know that they are from Skinny Taste. He has been raving!!! Made the Sweet and Fiery Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salsa 2 nights ago, which received excellent reviews. You are the best!!!

  349. Saw this yesterday and I had to try it. It was AWESOME! I didn't feel guilty about eating it. My husband loved it too. The only thing I did different is I only used one bell pepper. I dont usually follow recipes but with this one I'm glad I did!!

  350. This dish is delicious, easy, & quick. I had all of the ingredients except for the light cream cheese…I used 3 wedges of laughing cow-garlic & herb cheese instead. For an extra veggie…I threw in some fresh spinach. My husband, daughter, & I had this for lunch & supper. It was great!!! Definitely cooking this again. I'm on weight watchers…your recipes helps keep the progress of weight loss easy. They are so full of flavor & keeps mealtime interesting.

  351. OMG, I just made this last night. It was EXCELLENT. I like a little more kick to it so I sprinkled in just a tad of chipotle powder.

  352. I just had my gallbladder out and I have had to eat low fat for the last month. I was getting so sick of chicken so I wanted to find a more exciting recipe. Well this was awesome! my husband and I LOVED it!

  353. MADE THIS LAST NIGHT AND MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER TOLD ME " MOMMY I DONT CARE HOW HOT THIS IS, IT IS YUMMY…SLURP :)" AND SHE IS 8YRS OLD THANKS FOR THE GREAT RECIPES I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR WEBSITE 🙂

  354. A HUGE hit at our house! Wow! This was fantastic and very low-cal for such a creamy dish…

  355. So I shouldn't really be reviewing because I changed the recipe a little bit, but I always tend to modify Gina's recipes to accommodate what I have on hand! And this was so good, I HAD to share it! A while back I had this absolutely delicious cajun shrimp dish at a restaurant in Chicago. It was linguini with shrimp and mixed veggies in a spicy, creamy, mustard sauce. I'm pretty sure the original was laden with fat so I haven't tried to recreate it but when I saw this recipe I thought, why not use this as a base!

    I used shrimp instead of chicken and treated it the same as specified in this recipe. I also used half a bunch of asparagus instead of one of the peppers because that is what I happened to have, and substituted 2tbsp of dijon mustard for the cream cheese. Barilla whole grain linguine and a healthy dose of cayenne pepper were the only other changes. YUM!!! Just like the awesome restaurant dish without all the fat! I think the Chicago version also had capers so I might add that next time, but this was still a superb dish!

    Thanks Gina for always managing to inspire me! 🙂

    • Oh and I used a whisk to mix the slurry. The thicker cream cheese probably needed something more, but the thinner mustard did just fine with a small whisk. Easier cleanup too!

      I also think that for next time I will skip the tomatoes. Not because they were bad or anything, not by any means, I just think that a tomato free sauce with mustard and capers is closer to what I remember from the restaurant.

      Gina, you have my full permission to repost this with my changes if you'd like, I'm sure it would be thoroughly enjoyed by all! 😉

  356. I lightened the original version by substituting heavy cream with a can of evaporated skim milk. It's delicious.

  357. Just made this tonight for my family. It was delicious! I will definitely make it again! Very filling too!

  358. I just made this last night and everyone LOVED it! My 5 year old daughter said, "I'm not eating that!" but I told her she had to at least try it and she devoured it! My husband loved the mushrooms and how colorful it was. Awesome as always Gina! I used the Barilla multigrain pasta which is similar to the one you used but cheaper.

  359. Love this! I had one leftover chicken breast from a package last night and I wasn't sure what to do with it. I'm not a linguine fan, but I have some penne I'll use instead. And no mushrooms because I'm 26 and I'm still a picky kid at heart 😉

  360. This is absolutely delicious. Tastes like it came from a restaurant. I did use alot of cajun seasoning (like spicy). I think I need to take the veggie cutting class though…

  361. The spice must make the dish :(. Followed the recipe to the t but realized too late that I had Old Bay seasoning and not Cajun. Had absolutely no flavor even with way too much salt. Maybe I can get the right spice today and add it to the leftovers.

  362. I made this the other night and it was YUMMERS! I didn't use the mushrooms, unfortunately my fiance doesn't like them. I also used a yellow and red pepper because that is what I had on hand. The only thing that I did differently, was right after I removed the chicken I poured a splash of stock to loosen up the bits on the bottom of the pan for more flavor. I will definitely make this again and again! My fiance is very picky when it comes to healthy meals and he loved loved this. Oh yeah I also used whole grain noodles.

  363. I made something similar to this, but it was really yummy and healthy! Chicken in a sauce of mushrooms, yellow bell pepper, chopped apples and sweet onion! SO GOOD! 🙂

    http://runningwithginger.blogspot.com/2012/02/chicken-marengo-with-roasted-red-pepper.html

  364. Made this last night for dinner and loved it. It will be going in my folder of favorite SkinnyTaste recipes. Haven't met a recipe on your site that I didn't love. Thanks!

  365. This Louisiana couple absolutely loved this dish (as we do with all of your dishes)! I forgot to buy cream cheese at the store so I added a little more flour to thicken up the slurry. Can't wait to try it with cream cheese.

  366. I made this tonight, but eliminated the peppers and mushrooms. Instead, I added zucchini! I was SO delicious! Very glad to find a yummy, creamy pasta recipe!

  367. Gina – this is my first time commenting but you are my hero. I have been using your website for about a year and recommend it to every single person I know. My sister and all of her friends (even their husbands) use it now 🙂 Every single recipe has been phenomenal. I made this last night. Amazing. The sauce was a little runny (I think I added too much of the juice from the tomatoes) but I just added some cornstarch to thicken it up and it was perfect. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

    P.S. I still can't understand why you don't have a show on the Food Network. I've actually stopped watching as I get all of my recipes from you.

  368. I made this last night and it was a hit! Even my picky 2 year old loved it. Thanks for all the yummy recipes!

  369. What Spices are in Cajun seasonings? can you name four of them?

  370. Would it be okay to use unsweetened almond milk instead of skim or would it mess up the flavor?

  371. I can't believe this recipe is here today; I just 'cleaned' out my fridge yeterday; and found some fresh pasta and peppers that need to be used up today; and I took out chicken this morning; so there's dinner tonite. Thank you so much.

  372. I made this using 1/3 less fat cream cheese, and shrimp instead of chicken (tossed with 1tsp of EVOO and 1/2tsp creole seasoning – baked at 400deg for 6-7 min till cooked through). I would probably lessen the chicken stock to 1/2C as it was swimming in sauce but it was delicious! I let the sauce reduce with the veggies for 10 min. If you aren't into a lot of sauce I suggest scooping the veggies out and adding the sauce by the scoop full to the pasta until your desired sauce level!

  373. Does anyone know how much garlic powder to use?

    • I didn't use any and it was delicious, I would start with a sprinkle (maybe 1/4tsp over the veggies and maybe 1/4 tsp over the chicken) if you do want to use it

  374. My fiance's fave dish is a creamy cajun chicken pasta at one of our local restaurants, so when I found this I knew I had to make it. Tonight when he walked into the kitchen he was like "this is sooo my style" and when he was finished with dinner he was like "this was the best ever…was this healthy??" Gotta love a skinny dish that makes him question if it was healthy! Thanks Gina!

  375. This was delicious!!! Would maybe add a little corn starch to thicken it up a little though!!

  376. This was incredible….thank you so much for the recipe! I didn't use cream cheese instead I used laughing cow swiss cheese to lower even more calories. This could seriously be in a restaurant !!

  377. My boyfriend just said (about this dish), "OMG, this could be in a restaurant!! Are you sure there's no butter in here??"
    Thanks for helping me to make my man happy AND make my waist smaller 🙂

  378. fantastic!

  379. I made this and it was wonderful, great way to get kids to eat veggies being so bright and delicious….Thank You for a great recipe!

  380. I made this today – thank you! What an awesome recipe.

  381. can someone give me a suggestion for making my own cajun seasoning? I don't want to run out to the store. thanks!

  382. I made this the other night and it tasted fabulous and was very filling! Everyone in my family loved it.

  383. DELICIOUS!!!!!

  384. I made this the other night for my roommates. We loved it! We even liked it better than the full fat, calorie monster version we'd tried a month ago, which I think it amazing.

  385. I just made this for dinner. I did use Tony C. creole seasoning (did not see Cajun seasoning at my store) and it was plenty spicy. I too found the mixture to be too watery for my liking, so I kept adding flour until it was the consistency I desired. Also–because I am a 'sauce' person, I kept the pasta and sauce separate until serving to keep the pasta from completely soaking the sauce up. It turned out perfect and like something I would order at a restaurant. I have a feeling it's going to taste even better as leftovers!

  386. Made this the other night and OMG it's DIVINE!!! I have never raved about a recipe so much as I did this one 🙂 I made it for myself and froze the individual portions for later consumption. Even out of the freezer, reheated it's beyond words *YUM*. Olive Garden should pay you millions and put this on their menu 😉

  387. Should the linguine be cooked when it is added at the end? Mine's not looking right 🙁

  388. I came across your blog last night and an hour after that I found my self trying to re-create the fab dish! I subbed plain greek yogurt for the cream cheese & used tomatoes, asparagus, & green peppers for my veggies. It turned out great with the greek yogurt. heads up if you wanna make this dish even skinnier! thank you !

    • I have made this a few times now with chicken and shrimp and always sub greek yogurt for cream cheese and it does work great! I also use pimentos instead of tomatoes as my husband isn't a fan (he's crazy).

  389. I made this for my husband and I last night and we both thought it was delicious! One of my favorite weight watchers recipes by far– filling and tasty. You knocked it out of the park with this one!

  390. We made this tonight and it was terrific! I love the colors in it. It's such a pretty dish. I used whole wheat Delallo Fusilli pasta which is my absolute favorite and it was perfect in it. Loved the look of it with the curly pasta. The flavor was terrific, mostly because it was so forgiving, making it as spicy as you like. Thanks for this one!!

  391. Yummy. Just made it. Soooo good. Love all the veggies, the color and the spice. I saw a suggestion using shrimp instead of chicken. I'm going to try that variation soon too!

  392. Wow! Just wow!

  393. I made this for company on "Fat" Tuesday and it came out great! I had to double the recipe and only had enough chicken for one batch so I added some sausage, which changed the lightness of the dish, but it still was delicious and not nearly as heavy as other creamy pasta dishes I have made in the past. The flavors were phenom. I will definitely be making it again. Everything from this website always comes out great!

  394. I made this recipe for my boyfriend last night and substitued the peppers for green beans. It was fabulous and he loved it! I'm definitely making it again!

  395. I love spicey cheesy pasta at Ruby Tuesday, but too much fat. I made the sauce to use over ww pasta or brown rice and leftover chicken or meat. Loved it…chalked full of veggies, saucey and yummy!!

  396. Just made this! Even the picky boyfriend, who tends to hate my "healthy food" gobbled it up!

    I did find that the broth was too much. I only added maybe 1/4 cup of broth and still found the recipe a tad runny. Delicious, anyhow! Thanks Gina!!

  397. I made this tonight and it was simple, delicious and so satisfying! Thanks Gina for all the wonderful recipes!

  398. This was so good!! Great hit with the family 🙂 Thank you Gina!!

  399. I had been craving Cajun Chicken Pasta for weeks now… I was so excited to see your version and know that I could eat and not feel guilty! Made this last night and we all loved it! In to the rotation it goes. Once again, you made me smile. Thank you for all your hard work, Gina!

  400. This might be a dumb question but can you make the slurry without using a blender?

  401. We had this for dinner last night and it was good, but wow, so much better the next day once the flavors had more time to develop. I make a similar full fat dish, but with Mexican flavors–cilantro, lime, cumin, etc. I think I will use this recipe as a base to recreate it.

    Thanks for your lightened up recipes; they're really helping me stick to weight watchers. 🙂

  402. Gina…I made this last night and there was a party in my mouth! I too am on weight watchers and I have been making it through the tough days with help from your delicious recipes. : )
    I pinned this on Pintrest and I have recieved 25 re-pins in a matter of minutes!

  403. Gina you are a genius! This was a hit last night, so much that I was still craving it for lunch! I've lost 18lbs on WW so far, and I contribute a lot of it to your amazing recipes that make eating healthy taste so good!

  404. This was amazing!! What a great dish to end our Mardi Gras celebration!!

  405. I also made this, we ate it in 4 portions rather than 5, it was extremely good. My husband kept saying, this is supposed to be good for me?? Love this site. And learned a new term, "slurry".

  406. I made this for dinner last night with shrimp and it was fantastic. A keeper for sure. I love the slurry technique and can't wait to try it on some other creamy sauces.
    I did notice that you listed garlic powder in the recipe but not in the ingredients, I just added it to taste.

  407. I made it tonight and it was so delicious…simple but good!

  408. Wonderful recipe! What a treat! Thanks for providing a healthy, inspiring site!

  409. This looks sooooooo good. I'm definitely going to make this next week. I'm thinking about making mine with chicken and shrimp because I love that combination. From the pics, it looks delicious. I can't wait to try it.

  410. This was so so good!! I love cajun chicken pasta but it is so fattening. This hit the spot perfectly, still that touch of cream and spice, yum!! My husband loved it too and he is hard to please! This will definitely be on rotation!

  411. Do you seed the tomatoes?

  412. I also made this last night and it was amazing!! Thinking about making it again tonight with shrimp. It was so good could definately eat it twice in a row!!!! Thanks Gina.

  413. Made this last night and it is amazing! I love your recipes, keep them coming 🙂

  414. In honor of Mardi Gras, I was going to splurge and make Cajun Chicken Pasta for dinner tonight using a recipe from another website… While it probably would have tasted amazing, I calculated the points for it… 31!!! Whoa. Thank goodness for this recipe so I don't have to die tonight from falling off the wagon so hard. Can't wait to try it!

  415. Cajun chicken pasta could be a favorite dish for many. Thank you for sharing a "light" version of this recipe for many to enjoy.

  416. Made this last night but used half the pasta and half the chicken broth. Left everything else the same. Divided into three larger servings and still pretty calorie/point friendly since the pasta was reduced. I like spicy so need to up the cajun spice more and maybe add some cayenne too. Thanks for a yummy light pasta dish.

  417. Just wanted to say THANK YOU GINA for this recipe! Made it last night & it was awesome!! I may have gone overboard with my cajum seasoning so it was spicy but I still couldn't put it down. I'll be having it for lunch & probably the rest of the week b/c it makes so much. DELISH!!! 🙂

  418. I made this tonight and it was so amazing!! I just love all of your recipes that I've tried so far, but this was definitely a new favorite! Thanks!

  419. This was delicious! I subbed shrimp and andouille sausage for the chicken and it was fantastic. My husband seems to always pick a pasta like this if it's on a menu when we eat out, so he was thrilled that I found a delicious and healthy recipe to make at home. Thanks, Gina!

  420. Had this for dinner tonight sooo good.

  421. I'm so happy you all liked it!! I agree the cream cheese in the slurry worked out great!

  422. I'm vegetarian and have become a master at modifying recipes. I made this recipe as is for my husband and along side his batch I made mine with extra mushrooms (baby bella) and no chicken. Made both with veg broth. WOW. An absolutely perfect and tasty dinner with tons of leftovers for lunches this week. I added a bit of extra cajun seasoning at the end for a little kick. This will definitely become a regular in our house. Very filling for a reasonable number of points. Yet another winner!

  423. I made this for dinner tonight…OMG! Delicious, so much flavor! Thumbs up from husband, 13 year old and 2 year old.

  424. I made this tonight and we LOVED it! I love that it has so many veggies, and the cream cheese in the slurry adds richness without a ton of calories.

    I wish you would put together a cookbook of your fabulous recipes!

  425. Also, garlic powder is missing from the ingredients list, just FYI! 🙂

  426. Tonight, I made this for supper. My husband is a meat and potatoes kind of guy. He loved this recipe!! He even went back for thirds!! It is definitely a keeper!!

  427. Going to try this substituting some laughing cow wedges I need to use up. Hope it turns out because it looks delicious and cajun chicken pasta is one of my hubby's favs!

  428. I made this for dinner tonight. It was AWESOME!�� We are still licking our lips. I'll take leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Thanks Gina for a yummy meal.

  429. OMG ….this recipe is absolutely delicious….A must save! My daughter made it with homemade pasta! It was awesome!

  430. Just made this last night with my husband!! It was sooooo good and we both are excited about making it again. Love the Cajun flavors!!

  431. Just got back from the store to buy Cajun seasoning to make this! I was going to make Pioneer Woman's but this is just the lighter version I was hoping to find, thank you!

  432. mhhhh, made it today and love it. thanks a lot for the fantastic recipe!

  433. This is incredible. Thank you for sharing.. Every day this week I have made lunch and dinner off of your website!! I also used whole wheat flour and FF cream cheese, does that change the point value?

  434. I made this yesterday for my boyfriend and I. It came out delicious! Only thing I did because I was out of white flour- I used whole wheat flour to create the slurry but I didn't notice anything wrong with how it tasted once it was finished! I also used red meat stir fry on the side (not in my dish) with the cajun seasonings to put in my boyfriends dish because he loves red meat. I put some chicken in his dish too and he said it tasted like a steak/chicken fajita with pasta! We both loved it thank you so much!

  435. This looks delicious! I am on a bell pepper kick right now, so I am excited to try this out! Thanks for another awesome recipe.

  436. This was delicious. I made it for dinner last night and my husband woke up this morning raving about how delicious our dinner was last night! We love your recipes.

  437. Wonderful! I made it last night and froze the leftovers into individual portions. Lunch this week!

  438. Wonderful! Made this for dinner tonight. Family lived it!!

  439. Love your takes on dishes that are traditionally fat laden. This looks so good!

  440. Megan thanks for commenting 🙂

  441. I make Skinnytaste dishes all of the time but always forget to comment. Tonight I made this recipe and it was delicious (as usual). Perfect for a pasta craving. Whole family loved it (also as usual). Between my mom and I, we've lost 35 lbs on WW since Thankgiving. This is in no small part due to your awesome recipes. Thanks for being proof that lighter food can be delicious!

  442. I'm so glad you all liked it!

  443. I made this tonight and it was great….loved the idea (and taste) of the cream sauce, using cream cheese and milk. When I make it the next time, I would add some more veggies.

  444. Delicious! Our family favorite is the original Pioneer Woman's recipe. This is a great WW friendly alternative. Thank you!

  445. Made this for dinner tonight….. Amazing… A little too water though

  446. This was DIVINE! I made it for supper tonight. I substituted corn starch for the flour, and used mung bean threads/noodles for me (gluten free) and regular egg noodles for m'honey..and baby bella mushrooms instead of white.

    It was to die for. Even my son came downstairs saying whatever I was cooking smelled amazing! Its definitely a keeper & a total winning recipe.
    Thanks so much! ♥

  447. Made this for dinner tonight. Delicous!! Even the kids made it back for seconds.

  448. I made this tonight after a weekend of Mardi Gras over eating. Delicious!

  449. I always like to see comments from people who actually tried the recipe, and I'm convinced that this one isn't just a pretty picture. I'm going to make it tomorrow in honor of my return to WW! My baby is now five weeks old- it's time!

  450. I made this tonight for dinner! It was delicious! I forgot to buy mushrooms so I added a third pepper and an entire onion to add more veggies. I used whole wheat linguine too. My husband loved it. We'll definitely be making this again!

  451. I am so looking forward to making this! Will there be a big difference if I just use my Misto (olive oil) instead of the Smart Balance spray?

  452. Soooo GOOD! Made it tonight and I know it will become a regular! I increased the veggies by adding yellow squash and peas and I increased the heat by adding a little diced jalapeno.

  453. We made this tonight and it was fantastic! Better than our fattening version!

  454. Gina, I can always find something new on your site. Thank you for your hard work in keeping us all from getting bored on WW. This recipe sounds awesome!! A grateful fan! Maryanne

  455. I made this last night and my husband and I loved it! I had some for lunch today too! Thanks for such a great recipe!

  456. I just made this for dinner….DELICIOUS!!!!! My new fav pasta dish :). Thank you!!

  457. I made something with a little kick the other night (well my husband did) and it came out amazing! Check it out at my blog! Chipotle Flank Steak Tacos with Yellow Rice and Black Beans!

  458. This was great! Easy to throw together and substitutions are simple. Husband said to add to rotation. I know it has been said before but thank you for this website. We were eating these recipes before we started WW and this is how we knew we could succeed. Diet food has come a long way from cottage cheese and Ry-Krisp.

  459. Another hit in our household. I made my own Cajun spice to put in this. I've been told that I can make it again, and I have to agree. It looks like there won't be anything left over for lunch tomorrow. That's always a good sign. That's again for this website and all your hard work.

  460. YUM!!! Im definitely making this, this week! Thanks so much for great inspiration & recipes! ♥

  461. I'm new to the website and I fell in love at first sight! I love all the recipes and the pictures and everything I have made so far has been a BIG hit! My family is vegetarian so would you cook the tofu the same way as the chicken or do you have to do it a different way?

  462. I made a Cajun chicken pasta a few weeks ago and it was definitely not ‘light’! I'll have to bookmark this one for next time!

  463. I'm new here and just love all the photos to go with your recipes. I love spicy food and will definitely give this a try! Thanks.

  464. This dish looks so amazing! I love that you added cajun spices and all the bell peppers!

  465. Oh! Another winner winner! ( chicken dinner! lol) I'm not a lover of bell peppers, so I will use zucchini and more tomatoes. But boy does it look pretty!

  466. mrs dash has an AWESOME cajun spice…lower salt and you can make your own with spices in your pantry. 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon salt 1 tablespoon black pepper 2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons ground red pepper 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried thyme…this is the one I use and it comes from MY RECIPES.

    • Thanks for posting this. I had everything I needed to make this for dinner tonight except for the premixed cajun spice, but I had all of this on hand.

    • Tony Cachere's makes a salt free cajun spice. It probably would work great in this recipe. I hope so anyway…since I plan to use it. I have to watch sodium.. and that's why I love her recipes. She always lists it.

    • I made this today and forgot to pick up the cajun seasoning. So I just googled the ingredients (they vary) and realized it's basically Emeril's Esseence, which I do have plus some thyme, oregano, and cayenne pepper. I added salt at the end to taste. Turned out amazing! Can't wait to make it again.

    • Thanks for posting this! I love making my own spice mixtures so I can make them salt free…plus I can control the heat too!

  467. Looks AMAZING as usual Gina!!!

    I just made the broccoli noodle casserole on friday…fantastic.

    Diane

  468. I was so excited to see this recipe I made it for dinner tonight! It was super yummy, I've already passed it onto my friends, as I have many of your recipes. Thanks for helping our house be filled with yummy skinny food

  469. this is on my menu for next week! is the linguine you used white, multigrain, or whole wheat? i want the nutrition info to match with the batch i make. thanks!

  470. I've been totally craving pasta lately…this looks fab

  471. Is there any way to make this dairy free?

  472. I tried this tonight and it was amazing!! The entire family loved it!

  473. I'm from Louisiana and personally would use Tony Cachere's seasoning for the chicken. Creole and cajun are very similar in seasoning (both usually well spiced and savory); creole more often incorporates tomatoes and cajun relies on roux for the base sauce. The terms are interchangeable for most cooking as there is great overlap in both the dishes, techniques, and ingredients.

  474. Cajun and Creole spices are not the same. Tony C's makes both. They're not really interchangeable, so I would get the Cajun kind if you want it to taste right. Cajun is spicy- Creole is not…just a distinct savory flavor.

    • Thank you Megan for the clarification! Much appreciated. Nancy

    • Actually, they are the exact same thing. I am a born and raised Southern Louisiana girl, so I should know. 🙂

    • Actually, she's right. They are NOT the same thing, and Tony C's does make both.

    • Well you must have not gotten bred out a generation like most of us inbred Cajun degenerates, because no, Amanda, Cajun and Creole are most definitely not the same. You may be souther, and you may be from Louisiana, but you definitely are not cajun or creole if you made that statement.

  475. Looks awesome.

  476. this looks delicious–and perfect timing. Our home group just decided on a cajun theme for our meal tomorrow night and I have all the ingredients minus the peppers–off to the store now! Can't wait to try it.

    Sarah M

  477. This looks really good! I'm going to make it this week.

  478. looks soo good! and a lot more WW friendly than the one im addicted to at cheesecake factory!

  479. Oh my goodness I almost licked my monitor! haha

    I happen to have some cajun seasoning in the veeeery back of my cupboard, which means I can finally use it for something that I actually will eat (versus other recipes that I see that are unhealthy).

    As delicious as the noodles look, I will have to put them on a bed of cauliflower rice since I am doing the low carb thing. That way, I can also eat more of it – win win!

    Thanks for the recipe Gina. Your recipes are what inspired me to get back in the kitchen again!

  480. This looks absolutely Yummy. Is Cajun Seasoning the same as "Creole"? I have some by Tony C.

    Thanks Gina for another great one to try!

  481. This looks amazing, even more so with your spectacular photographs.

    • i made this tonight and my sauce was really watery? i used vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and tofu instead of chicken as well.. could that be why? any suggestions