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Cajun Chicken & Sausage Skillet

A one-pot Cajun chicken pasta recipe that's done in about 25 minutes. Cajun seasoned chicken breast and smoked sausage are sautéed with peppers onions. Noodles are simmered in the same skillet with broth and then mixed with Greek yogurt to make a creamy cajun pasta sauce.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Diet Low Calorie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 447kcal
Author Lauren
Cost $11.56 / $1.93 PER SERVING


  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 13-ounce smoked sausage sliced into ½-inch pieces
  • 1 yellow onion diced
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 10 ounces uncooked Penne noodles
  • 2 ½ cups chicken broth
  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt


  • SEASON THE MEAT: In a large bowl, combine all the spices and seasonings: paprika, oregano, thyme, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, pepper and salt. Add the chicken and sausage and toss to coat evenly with the seasoning.
  • COOK THE MEAT: Heat the oil in a 12-inch skillet (make sure the pan has a lid that fits it for later) over medium heat. Once the oil is hot and bottom of the pan is evenly coated, add the meat to the pan and spread in an even layer. Allow the meat to cook for 3-4 minutes and then flip and cook an additional 3-4 minutes.
  • COOK THE VEGETABLES: Add the onion and pepper and cook an additional 3 minutes, or until they become just tender.
  • ADD BROTH AND PASTA: Add the broth to the pan, scrape up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan, then add the pasta. Stir to incorporate all the ingredients.
  • COOK THE NOODLES: Bring the broth to a simmer; cover and cook for 10 minutes, the noodles just be almost done. Remove the lid and continue to simmer until the broth has almost completely reduced and the pasta is fully cooked.
  • STIR IN THE YOGURT: Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the yogurt to fully incorporate. Serve immediately.


Serving: 2cups | Calories: 447kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 100mg | Sodium: 1217mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 19IU | Vitamin C: 59mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 10mg