Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta with Smoked Sausage

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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta with Smoked Sausage is a wonderful weeknight one pot pasta dish! This family favorite pasta recipe comes together in only 30 minutes!
  • 3 Tbsp butter (divided)
  • 1 lb. chicken breasts
  • 6 oz. smoked sausage (sliced into 1/4 inch pieces)
  • 8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms (sliced)
  • Cajun seasoning to taste
  • italian seasoning to taste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Creamy Parmesan Sauce:
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese (grated)
  • sea salt (to taste)
  • 8 oz. penne pasta
  1. Boil pasta in salty water according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
Chicken, sausage and mushrooms:
  1. Generously season chicken with salt, pepper, Cajun and Italian seasonings. Do not slice it yet – you will be cooking it whole. Slice sausage into 1/4 inch circles and slice mushrooms.
  2. In a large skillet, add 1 tbsp butter and melt it over medium high heat. When the pan is hot, add whole chicken breasts and cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side until browned for a total of 8-10 minutes. Remove chicken onto a plate and slice into strips.
  3. Add sliced sausage pieces and brown them on medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side until darker in color around the edges. Remove from the skillet onto a plate. 
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