Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta With Bacon

Recipe by under12parsecs
READY IN: 40mins




  • Place chicken, olive oil and Cajun seasoning in a bowl and toss to coat. Roast at 425* for 8-10 minutes, or until just done. Allow chicken to rest for 5 minutes, then shred or cube.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. You want it to be al dente (or even a bit less than al dente if you will be putting it in the crock pot. You will also want to double or triple the sauce ingredients if you are using the crock pot).
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, fry bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels and drain, then crumble. Saute onions and garlic in butter and bacon drippings until onion is tender and browning, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Reduce heat and add heavy cream, evaporated milk, sun-dried tomatoes, basil, garlic salt, and black pepper and allow to simmer and thicken a bit.
  • Stir in hot pasta and allow to cook a couple of minutes without boiling to finish cooking pasta and allow it to absorb the flavors of the sauce. (At this point you could place the mixture in the crock pot on warm along with the shredded chicken).
  • Stir in sour cream, chicken, green onions and parmasean and heat through. Top each serving with crisp crumbled bacon and serve immediately. (If putting int the crock pot, stir in sour cream about 30 minutes before serving--remember to check periodically to see if the pasta is sucking up too much moisture. You may want to add extra cream, milk and sour cream and seasonings. Stir in parmesean and green onions right before serving and top with bacon.).