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Cajun Jambalaya Pasta

Cajun Jambalaya Pasta is a pasta dish that is loaded with spicy chicken and shrimp, all piled on top of a mound of linguini.

Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Cajun Jambalaya Pasta
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 540 kcal
Author Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com



  • 1/2 cup (1 stick or 113g) butter
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 cup chicken broth


  • 2 boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Jambalaya Mixture

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 white onion, cut into thin strips
  • 1 red pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 green pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 12 ounces shrimp, with shells, tails, and veins removed
  • 3 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 16 ounces linguini pasta, cooked al dente
  • chopped parsley, for garnish



  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the garlic and cook 1 minute (or until fragrant).
  3. Add the Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, red pepper flakes, and chicken broth. Cook until just boiling. Remove from heat but keep warm.


  1. Cut the boneless, skinless chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces and put in a bowl. Sprinkle the pieces with the Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper, tossing the chicken until each piece is coated with the seasonings.

Jambalaya Mixture

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken and cook until it is browned on all sides (doesn't need to be cooked through yet).
  3. Add the onions and red and green peppers. Cook for 2-3 minutes.

  4. Make a well in the center and add the shrimp and cook for 1 minute on each side.

  5. Add the garlic and tomatoes, cooking for another minute.

  6. Pour the broth over the top and gently stir all ingredients together.

  7. Continue to cook until the vegetables are heated through (about three minutes).


  1. Mound Linguine noodles onto a plate.
  2. Spoon the Jamabalya Mixture over the noodles.
  3. Top with parsley.