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overhead shot of a cast iron skillet with two nests of zoodles arranged on the left side, and sliced chicken breasts arranged on the right side of the skillet.

Cajun Chicken Pasta with Zoodles

Katerina | Diethood
Made with both spaghetti noodles and zucchini noodles, this easy Cajun Chicken Pasta with Zoodles is a pasta dinner that's healthier, yet delicious!
Servings : 6
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes



  • Cook the spaghetti according to the package directions; add the zoodles in the last 5 minutes of cooking. Drain.
  • Combine the chicken cutlets and olive oil in a mixing bowl. Add in the cajun seasoning, chili powder, salt, and pepper; toss together and set aside.
  • Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch cast iron skillet (or a pan) set over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken cutlets to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes per side, or until done. Chicken is cooked through when internal temperature registers at 165˚F.
  • Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.
  • Return skillet to the burner and add in the remaining butter; stir in the garlic and cook for 15 seconds.
  • Whisk in the chicken broth and cook for 1 minute.
  • Whisk in the heavy cream and bring sauce to a simmer; continue to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Whisk in the parmesan cheese.
  • Add the drained zucchini and pasta to the sauce; cook for 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Slice the chicken cutlets.
  • Transfer pasta and chicken to a serving plate.
  • Garnish with parsley and serve.


Calories: 468 kcal | Carbohydrates: 20 g | Protein: 26 g | Fat: 32 g | Saturated Fat: 17 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9 g | Trans Fat: 0.3 g | Cholesterol: 128 mg | Sodium: 666 mg | Potassium: 544 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 3 g | Vitamin A: 1714 IU | Vitamin C: 7 mg | Calcium: 198 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 19 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cajun chicken alfredo pasta, cooking zucchini noodles, creamy cajun chicken pasta