Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Recipe By Slurrp

This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Salad is a flavorful and satisfying dish that combines tender chicken, al dente pasta, and a creamy Cajun dressing. The pasta salad is packed with a variety of colorful vegetables, including bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, and corn, adding a refreshing crunch to every bite. It's perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a light lunch or dinner option.

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Ingredients for Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

  • 2 ounce Penne Pasta
  • 1/2 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1/4 Red Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1/4 Yellow Bell Pepper, Diced
  • 1/4 cup Cherry Tomatoes, Halved
  • 1/4 cup Corn Kernels
  • 1/2 Green Onions, Sliced
  • 0.13 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/4 tablespoon Cajun Seasoning
  • 1/4 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 0.13 teaspoon Salt

Directions: Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe

Cooking Directions

  • STEP 1.Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • STEP 2.In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until browned and cooked through.
  • STEP 3.Remove the chicken from the skillet and let it cool. Once cooled, slice it into thin strips.
  • STEP 4.In a large bowl, combine the cooked pasta, sliced chicken, bell peppers, cherry tomatoes, corn, and green onions.
  • STEP 5.In a separate bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, Cajun seasoning, lemon juice, and salt.
  • STEP 6.Pour the dressing over the pasta salad and toss until well coated.
  • STEP 7.Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld together.
  • STEP 8.Serve chilled and enjoy!

Cooking Tips

  • You can add other vegetables like cucumbers or olives to the pasta salad for extra flavor and texture.
  • Adjust the amount of Cajun seasoning according to your spice preference.
  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Storage and Serving

  • Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Serve the pasta salad chilled as a main dish or side dish for picnics, potlucks, or light lunches.
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Recipe By Slurrp