Another easy and flavorful weeknight dish is this amazing Cajun Jambalaya Pasta! I think by now you guys know I’m all about simple dishes with deep levels of flavor and intentional spices. The flavors in this pasta are very similar to my regular Chicken and Sausage Jambalaya recipe, the ingredients are pretty much the same. For this pasta we’re are using a blend of traditional creole spices such as creole seasoning, cajun spice, onions, peppers, garlic, and Worcestershire to add a little depth to our sauce. This cajun Jambalaya pasta can get a little spicy so if you’re not a big fan of spice you can definitely adjust the cajun or crushed red pepper.
How to make Cajun Jambalaya Pasta
Heat the oil in a large skillet and over medium high heat. Season the chicken with the cajun and creole seasoning on both sides and brown the chicken in the hot oil for 5-7 minutes minutes on each side. Remove the chicken with a slotted spoon and set aside. Sauté the sausage in the same oil until it’s nicely browned then remove the sausage with a slotted spoon and set aside. Slice the chicken into small 1/2 inch pieces.
Add the onions and peppers to the pan and sauté until the veggies are tender. Add in the garlic and mix everything together well. Add in the tomatoes, salt, pepper, oregano, crushed red pepper, smoked paprika, and Worcestershire sauce. Add the sliced chicken and sausage back to the pan and cook for 5-7 minutes while stirring. Pour in the chicken broth and bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
In a separate pot, cook the pasta according to the directions on the package. Serve the Jambalaya over the pasta and garnish with fresh parsley. Feel free to add more cajun or creole seasoning or adjust the heat with the addition of cayenne pepper if desired.