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Creamy Cajun Chick’n Pasta

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This creamy cajun chick’n pasta is the perfect dish for family dinner. The sauce is oil and soy free (if you use rice milk). Make it tonight with the following healthy & delicious ingredients:

Brown rice pasta (we love this brand!)

Fresh garlic

Unsweetened, non-dairy milk (we prefer this kind)

All purpose flour

Nutritional yeast (this is our favorite)

Spices: black pepper, salt, paprika, cayenne pepper & dried oregano

Lemon juice

Your favorite chick’n (this is optional, omit for soy free)

Try out some of our other favorite pasta dishes:

Buffalo Chick’n Mac & Cheeze

Mac & Cashew Cheeze with Marinated Tempeh

Easy Creamy Mac ‘N’ Cheeze

Creamy Curry Pasta

Creamy Cajun Chick’n Pasta

This pasta is creamy with the perfect kick. A vegan twist on a delicious meal.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course dinner
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 people

Ingredients
  

  • 2 1/2-3 cups pasta depending on type of pasta and desired sauce-pasta ratio
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 cups unsweetened, non-dairy milk we prefer rice milk
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp salt or more to taste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper omit or add a very small amount if you do not like spice
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 4 vegan crispy tenders

Instructions
 

  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions.
  • Sauté the chick’n for ~5 minutes on each side, then cut into thin slices.
  • While chick’n & pasta are cooking, sauté the garlic in a non-stick pan for 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the milk, flour & nutritional yeast to the garlic and whisk until fully incorporated. Bring to a boil
  • Let cook on medium heat for ~5-7 minutes, stirring continuously. The sauce will thicken.
  • Stir in all spices & lemon juice (limit or omit the cayenne pepper if you do not like spice).
  • Stir in cooked pasta and sliced chick'n. Enjoy!
Keyword cajun, chickn, creamy, dinner, pasta, vegan
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    • Nakisa Aschtiani
    • April 17, 2018
    Reply

    Hi! My boyfriend and I LOVE your recipes! Last night, we used the sauce for the Creamy Chick’n Cajun Pasta and made scalloped potatoes layered with sauteed: Boca Ground Beef, onions, red bell peppers, carrots, peas, and yellow squash. It was so yummy and the sauce made it soooo CREAMY! Thanks!

    1. Reply

      Thanks for the love! Those potatoes sound amazing!

    • Sylvia Sumner
    • February 12, 2020
    Reply

    Just stumbled upon this recipe and it looks so delicious! Can’t wait to give it a shot!

    • Sergio
    • February 12, 2020
    Reply

    Definitely my go to but I substitute the spices with Tajin. I highly recommend you try it if you like a little spice and lime flavor.

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