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Instant Pot Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta (Gluten-Free)

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta In Bowls

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Ingredients

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Cajun Seasoning:

  • 2 tablespoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper (for less heat lower or omit)
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper

Pasta:

  • 2 tablespoons butter or avocado oil
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 112 ounce package gluten-free pasta
  • 21/4 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup baby spinach
  • 1/3 cup good quality avocado oil mayo

Instructions

  1. In a bowl combine Cajun-seasoning ingredients.
  2. Using the sauté function, add in garlic, onions, and peppers and sauté for 5-7 minutes until beginning to soften.
  3. Add in chicken and half of cajun spice mixture cook for 5-7 minutes until chicken is mostly cooked through.
  4. Shut off the pressure cooker then add pasta and broth and set on high pressure for 3 minutes.
  5. Once finished, use the quick release function.
  6. In a small bowl, mix together mayo and remaining cajun seasoning.
  7. Add cajun mayo and baby spinach to the pot and toss well to combine, making sure not to overmix to avoid pasta breaking apart.
  8. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

If you’re using regular pasta, you may need to cook for an additional 1-3 minutes.

To make without the Instant Pot:

Cook Pasta

Make chicken as directed in steps 1-4 in a skillet over medium heat until the chicken is cooked through.

Mix together mayo and remaining seasoning.

Drain pasta and combine with mayo mixture and chicken.

Note: Recipe updated on 10/17/18 to change the amount of liquid used to cook the pasta based off of feedback from commenters.

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