Cajun Chicken Pasta

Creamy, spicy, and delicious! Cajun pasta was one of my favorite meals growing up, and it’s super simple to veganize with a handful of cashews and your favorite vegan chicken.

Ingredients/ shopping list:

  • 1 pack fettuccine noodles (or pasta of choice)
  • 4 oz. Butler Soy Curls (or favorite vegan chicken)
  • 1 bell pepper
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon cajun seasoning, or to taste
  • optional: cilantro or parsley, to top

Ingredients for Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1.

Prep your ingredients by mincing garlic, dicing bell pepper and onion. Soak cashews in 3/4 cup of hot water to soften.

Step 1 for Cajun Chicken PastaStep 1A for Cajun Chicken Pasta

Step 2.

If using Butler Soy Curls, Place 1/2 of an 8 oz. bag of Soy Curls (approx. 2 1/2 cups) in a container large enough to cover with warm water and soak for 8-10 minutes to re-hydrate, then drain excess water. Add 2 Tbsp. Butler Chik-Style Seasoning (or your favorite seasoning) & sautee until lightly browned. Set aside

Step 2 for Cajun Chicken PastaStep 2A for Cajun Chicken Pasta

Step 3.

When cashews are softened, add 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast and blend until smooth. This is your cashew cream!

Step 3 for Cajun Chicken Pasta

Step 4.

Cook and drain noodles, reserving 1/2 cup of pasta water.

Step 5.

To skillet, sautee bell peppers and onion in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 3-5 minutes until onions are translucent. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant.

Step 5 for Cajun Chicken Pasta

Step 6.

To skillet, add cashew cream, pasta water, vegan chicken, cajun seasoning. Taste and add more seasoning if desired. 

Step 6 for Cajun Chicken Pasta

Step 7.

Top with cilantro or parsley and enjoy!

Step 7 for Cajun Chicken Pasta