Creamy Cajun chicken is an easy and delicious dinner recipe made with tender, Cajun-spiced chicken breast and the most delicious cream sauce.

Serve this creamy Cajun chicken with a side of pasta or basmati rice and some steamed or roasted broccoli. And if you love creamy chicken recipes, also check out our creamy chicken lazone!

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Creamy Cajun Chicken

This creamy Cajun chicken recipe is based on our popular creamy chicken lazone. It's a simple recipe that's made in just 25-minutes and is a guaranteed winner at the dinner table.

Chicken breasts are coated in Cajun spices then pan-fried until beautifully golden. Sauté a little garlic in the pan then pour in some cream and let it simmer until it thickens. That simple sauce is so delicious that you'll be tempted to eat it all by the spoonful.

What to serve with creamy Cajun chicken

  • Add some penne, spaghetti, or whatever shape you love to turn this into creamy cajun chicken pasta. There is plenty of sauce to pour over the pasta!
  • The sauce is also tasty spooned over basmati rice.
  • Or keep this low-carb/keto and serve it over miracle noodles or cauliflower rice!
  • With steamed or roasted broccoli.
  • On a big bed of spinach for a light lunch.
  • Or slice some crusty sourdough to dip in the sauce. Yum!
Creamy Cajun Chicken in a bowl with pasta.

How long does this Cajun chicken last?

Cooked chicken will keep well for 2-3 days in your fridge. Reheat the chicken gently to prevent the chicken from becoming dry. You can add a splash of water or milk to the pan to loosen the sauce if it gets too thick.

Can I freeze leftovers

Unfortunately cream does not freeze well as it's prone to separating. But don't worry, this recipe is so delicious that you won't have trouble finishing it!

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Creamy Cajun Chicken in a pan with a wooden spoon.

Creamy Cajun Chicken

  • Author: Kristen Stevens
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Cajun

Description

Creamy Cajun chicken is an easy and delicious dinner recipe made with tender, Cajun-spiced chicken breast and the most delicious cream sauce. 

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Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut in half lengthwise (so you have 4 thin pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon EACH: salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 ¾ cup heavy cream
  • Minced parsley, to serve

Instructions

  1. Cut the chicken breasts in half lengthwise so you have four thin pieces. 
  2. Mix the cornstarch, Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper in a wide bowl. Coat the chicken pieces in the spices then set any leftover spices aside. 
  3. Heat the butter and oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Add the chicken and cook until it is golden, about 5 minutes per side. Remove the chicken from the pan. 
  4. Add the garlic to the pan and let it cook for 1 minute. Add any remaining spices to the pan and stir. Pour in the cream and scrape the bottom of the pan with a spatula or wooden spoon to remove any bits that are stuck on. Add the chicken back into the pan and cook for 3-4 minutes, until the chicken is fully cooked and the sauce has thickened. Serve with a little parsley over top for color. 

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