Apr 30, 2016

Cajun Chicken Pasta - Kids Lunch Box Ideas 3

This is one dish which i made few days back and loved it so much. The spices which i used in this is cajun spice mix and it is wonderful with pasta. 

Check out all the lunch box ideas, RIGHT HERE & HERE

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This is a great dish to put in your kids lunch box because it keeps really well. Along with a fruit and a veggie, it makes a complete meal.

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I used chicken in this, but you can easily skip the chicken and make it completely veg. You can add some tofu, broccoli or any veggies as you like in this.

Hope you will give this a try and let me know how it turns out for you..

Preparation Time : 10 mins
Cooking Time :30 mins
Serves: 4


Pasta - 2 cups
Oil - 2 tblspn
Chicken Breast - 1 large cubed
Cajun Spice Mix - 1 tblspn + 2 tblspn
Onions - 1 large sliced thinly
Capsicum - 1/2 sliced thinly
Butter - 1 tblspn
Garlic - 4 cloves chopped finely
Tomatoes - 3 large chopped finely
Cream - 1/2 cup
Coriander leaves - 2 tblspn chopped finely

Cajun Seasoning:
Salt - 1 tsp
Chilli Powder - 1 tblspn
Garlic Powder - 1 tblspn
Pepper Powder - 1 tsp
Onion Powder - 1 tblspn
Oregano - 1 tsp
Thyme - 1 tsp


Start by cooking pasta, drop pasta in lots of salted boiling water. Cook till done. 

Mix chicken with cajun spice mix and set aside.

Meanwhile make the sauce. Heat oil in a pan. Add in chicken and cook for 3 to 4 mins till it is done, remove to a plate.

IN the same pan, add in onions and capsicum and saute till golden brown. Remove and set aside.

In the same pan, add some butter and saute some garlic. Once the garlic is cooked

Add in tomatoes and cook till it is done. Add in cajun spice mix and mix well.

Add in the chicken and onion capsicum mix back in and mix well.

Add some water and simmer for 5 mins or so.

Add in cream and mix well.

Add in the drained pasta and coriander leaves. Toss well.


Bring lots of water to a boil

add salt

add pasta and cook

now take your other ingredients

take chicken in a bowl

add in some cajun seasoning..this one has salt in them

mix well

heat oil in a pan, add chicken in

cook till golden

once it is golden

drain it

set aside

in the same pan

add in onions and capsicum

mix well

cook till golden

set aside

melt some butter in the same pan

add in garlic

saute for a min

add in tomatoes

cook that down

now it is well cooked

add in cajun seasoning

mix well

add chicken, onions and capsicum

mix well

add little water

mix well
add cream

mix well

now pasta is cooked

drain them

add it into the sauce

mix well

add coriander leaves..done

i took some cantaloupe
scooped out the seeds

now i used a melon baller to scoop balls

like this

now lets make the lunch box

i added some cherry tomatoes as well


  1. Hi Aarthi,
    Its a great dish. Can you please post the recipe for the Cajun seasoning you have used?

    1. I have given the recipe in the written part.

  2. Hi Aarthi,

    Tried this recipe today, and it turned out Awesome!!! I am definitely going to try other recipes from your blog. :)


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