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Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Pasta

Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Pasta

Looking for a delicious and easy weeknight dinner recipe? This air fryer cajun chicken pasta is perfect! The chicken is cooked in the air fryer, then tossed with pasta and a homemade cajun sauce. It's sure to be a family favorite!

Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Keyword Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Pasta, Air Fryer Easy Dinner Recipes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 26 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 469 kcal

Ingredients

Cajun Seasoning:

  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Chicken:

  • 1 tablespon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breast boneless, and skinless

Pasta:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup onions sliced
  • 1/2 pound dry pasta penne or ziti
  • 15 ounces fire roasted diced tomatoes drained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 ounces cream cheese

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the Cajun seasonings until well blended. Pat the rinsed chicken breasts dry and spray both sides with the cooking spray. Rub the seasoning mixture onto the chicken breasts on both sides to coat evenly.

  2. Working in batches if needed, place chicken breasts in your air fryer basket and set the air fryer setting to 375F. Cook for 14-16 minutes, flipping halfway. Chicken is finished cooking when the internal temperature reaches 165F.

  3. Prepare the pasta, as directed, on the package, drain and set aside.

  4. In a large skillet add the butter and onions. Saute until the onions are translucent, fold in the fire-roasted tomatoes, and chicken broth, and mix well. Bring to a small simmer, and remove from heat. When the pasta is fully cooked, fold in the drained pasta, add the cream cheese, and mix until the cream cheese is melted, toss in the chicken, and mix well, right before serving.

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Cajun Chicken Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 469 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 0.01g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Cholesterol 89mg30%
Sodium 927mg40%
Potassium 658mg19%
Carbohydrates 52g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 34g68%
Vitamin A 1230IU25%
Vitamin C 6mg7%
Calcium 87mg9%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.