Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta | Slimming Friendly

January 28, 2020
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Looking for a slimming friendly Cajun chicken pasta recipe? This one ticks all the right boxes! It’s creamy, it’s spicy, and it’s light enough to be compatible with plans such as Slimming World and Weight Watchers. 

It’s also quick and easy, can be whipped up on a weeknight, and doesn’t require any unusual or difficult to find ingredients. 

For the full ingredients list and detailed instructions, see the recipe card at the end of this post. Make sure you check out this important information first though…

Using Spicentice for the perfect Cajun flavour

You can use any supermarket Cajun seasoning to make this recipe, though I highly recommend that you use Spicentice’s Cajun Chicken Seasoning Mix

It’s by far the most delicious blend that I’ve ever come across, with oregano, thyme, chilli, and paprika, and it makes for a real flavour explosion! 

Even better, as a Slimming Violet reader, you can save 10% on all orders. Simply enter discount code SLIMMINGV10 at the checkout. You’ll also get FREE shipping in the UK with orders over £20. 

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How many calories are in this creamy Cajun chicken pasta recipe? 

There are 539 calories in this recipe. 

For reference, an average man needs to consume around 2,500 calories a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, it’s around 2,000 calories a day.

Of course, if you’re aiming to lose weight, you’ll want to consume less than this to reach your goals! 

For more information on calories, visit the NHS website.

How many Slimming World Syns are in this Cajun chicken pasta? 

Syns are trademarked by Slimming World, and the precise and up to date values are only available to paying members. 

As such, I’ve made the decision to omit the Syn values from my recipes moving forward. 

Be assured though that the recipes here will always be made to be slimming friendly. 

Refer to the Slimming World app to calculate the Syns, or speak with your consultant. 

If you’re not already a paying member, you can find joining offers in women’s magazines throughout the year. 

Looking for more slimming friendly chicken recipes? 

I love cooking with chicken, and it features on my meal plans at least a couple of times each week. 

Here are a few of my favourites that you might want to try… 

slimming world honey chilli chicken

This honey chilli chicken is a great option when it’s time for a fakeaway night, and is great served with chips, rice, or crispy ‘seaweed’ kale. 

slimming world coronation chicken

If you’ve got chicken leftover or you just fancy a light but indulgent lunch, make sure you try this Coronation chicken recipe. Serve it in a sandwich, or on top a fluffy jacket potato. 

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy, satisying, and packed with bold Cajun flavours, this pasta dish is perfect when you're following a slimming plan!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian, Spanish
Servings: 2
Calories: 539kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts skinless, chopped into bitesized chunks
  • 150 grams dried pasta shapes of your choice
  • 1 onion finely sliced
  • 1 red pepper cut into slices/chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 100 ml chicken stock
  • 2 tbsp plain quark
  • 2 tbsp low fat soft cheese E.g. Philadelphia or supermarkets' own brand
  • 3-4 tsp Spicentice Chicken Cajun Seasoning Mix from Spicentice.com - use code SLIMMINGV20 at checkout to save 20% on all orders
  • Low calorie cooking spray
  • Fresh herbs and/or dried chilli flakes optional, to garnish

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to packet instructions, drain, rinse, and set aside.
  • Meanwhile, heat a pan over a medium heat, spritz with low calorie cooking spray, and add the onion and garlic. Fry gently for 5 minutes, or until softened.
  • Add the chicken, peppers, and Spicentice Cajun Seasoning Mix to the pan, mix well, and continue to cook for 5-10 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through.
  • Add the cooked pasta, quark, low fat soft cheese, and stock to the pan.
  • Continue stirring, and allow to simmer for around 3 minutes, or until the sauce is at your desired consistency.
  • Serve, garnish with herbs of your choice, and enjoy!

Notes

The nutritional and Syn values provided are carefully calculated and correct at time of publication but may not always be completely accurate.
If you're serious about sticking rigidly to your plan, it's always worth doing your own calculations for extra peace of mind - and remember, we may be using different brands or variations of ingredients which can significantly impact the nutritional and Syn values!
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Nutrition

Calories: 539kcal

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