Total Time
40mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

Ever heard of Cajun-Italian? You'll be pleasantly surprised at how well the flavors go together! Give it a try and see for yourself!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Put noodles on to boil, and boil according to package directions.
  2. In the meantime, make sauce.
  3. In a medium sauce pan, melt butter.
  4. Add flour and blend well.
  5. Gradually whisk in milk, spinach, cheese, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  6. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring frequently.
  7. Cover and reserve.
  8. Heat oil over medium high heat in large fry pan.
  9. Sprinkle chicken liberally with cajun seasoning, and sear chicken on both sides, reduce heat to medium and cook thoroughly (about 10-15 minutes), turning occasionally.
  10. Serve noodles on plate, top with a chicken breast and spoon sauce over.
  11. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and extra parmesan cheese if desired.
Most Helpful

4 5

The cajun seasoning and spinach are a great combination, and the recipe is super easy to prepare. Next time, I think I will grill the chicken and substitute half and half for the milk, increasing the amount to 2 1/2 cups. Other types of pasta could be used, despending on what is in your pantry - farfalle or orzo would be good, too. Thanks for a great recipe!

4 5

This was a GREAT dish, but I have to give it 4 VS 5 stars because I made a few changes to it and it was a bit too hot (possibly from my changes). I had actually sliced the chicken breasts before seasoning them, and maybe the extra surface area with the cajun made the hotness too hot. My other small changes were I used a combo of (skim) milk, half/half and heavy whipping cream; 1 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, 1/4 cup. I also only added about 3-4 oz of spinach. But if I get the heat under control this will be a favorite! The sauce is fabulous, not too rich, not too cheesy. The spinach is a great addition, and the sauce is a great balance to the heat of the cajun.

5 5

I thought this was an excellent dish. The only changes I would make would be to make extra sauce because I like mine extra-saucey!! Would also be GREAT with shrimp.