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Cajun Chicken Sauce is a delicious and savory sauce that goes great on chicken, fish, pork, and even vegetables. It has a spicy kick to it but can be adjusted depending on your preference.

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How to make cajun chicken sauce

This Creamy Cajun Chicken recipe is easy to make with a juicy, golden, pan-fried chicken in a Cajun spiced cream sauce. Creamy, delicious, and ready in less than 20 minutes! Makes for a perfect weeknight dinner that the whole family will enjoy.

top view creamy cajun chicken in skillet

This Creamy Cajun Chicken is a super quick recipe that’s loaded with flavor! A zingy, velvety cream sauce covers crispy tinged chicken, all topped with tangy Parmesan. There’s something about creamy chicken that’s just so satisfying, perfect for a delicious and filling weeknight meal! Tender and juicy seared chicken breasts that can be served with rice, pasta, or zoodles for a low carb option.

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If you’re looking for other easy chicken recipes, why not also try my Broccoli Chicken Pasta Casserole and my Thai Basil Chicken Recipe!

Why you’ll love this creamy cajun chicken recipe

  • A delicious Cajun cream sauce. Made with cream cheese, chicken broth, Cajun seasoning, and a host of other goodies… welcome to flavor town!
  • Pan-seared chicken. Pam searing chicken locks in all the juices, making each bite melt in the mouth. Plus the chicken comes out golden with lovely crisp edges.
  • An easy chicken recipe. Only a few ingredients needed, this goes from pantry to table in around 20 mins!
cajun chicken breast in a creamy cajun sauce

ingredients you’ll need

These are just a list of ingredients you will be needing. The full measurements are listed at the bottom of this post

  • Chicken Breast – you may use any other chicken, like boneless chicken thighs
  • Cajun Seasoning – dial down a bit on this for less heat
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic
  • Chicken Broth – you may use vegetable broth
  • Cream Cheese – this is used in place of heavy cream. You may use lite coconut milk. The ones in cans.
  • Parmesan Cheese – freshly grated cheese
  • Olive Oil
ingredients needed for recipe.

How to make this creamy cajun chicken

  • First, season your chicken – Rub the chicken with Cajun seasoning, some salt, and pepper.
  • Next, pan sear – In a skillet with oil, pan sear the chicken – about 5 mins per side – until cooked through. Set aside
  • Then, make the cream sauce – To the pan, first oil and garlic add the chicken broth and simmer. Finally, stir in the cream cheese and Cajun seasoning.
  • Combine – Add the chicken to the sauce, simmer and allow to thicken.
  • Finally, top with Parmesan, serve, and enjoy!
chicken in a skillet.
tongs picking up a cooked chicken breast.

recipe notes and tips

  • You can also use boneless, skinless chicken thighs but adjust the cooking time as needed.
  • To check your chicken is done it’s always best to use a meat thermometer. Stick the thermometer into the thickest part of the chicken, if it reads 165F then it’s done.
  • Ideally opt for low salt Cajun seasoning, to control your sodium intake.
  • You can use full-fat or low-fat cream cheese.
  • It’s best to use a deeper pan/skillet, so your sauce doesn’t overflow!
  • If your chicken breasts are on the thick side, consider slicing them lengthwise so that you have 2 pieces that are half as thick.
  • Top with some fresh parsley for a pop of freshness.
spoon lifting up a Cajun seasoned chicken breast
close up of Cajun cream sauce


close up creamy chicken

other delicious chicken recipes

  • Air Fryer Chicken Nuggets
  • Mexican Chipotle Chicken Pasta
  • Buffalo Chicken Mac and Cheese
  • Instant Pot Chicken Curry
  • Chicken Pot Pie Soup
  • Broccoli Chicken Pasta Casserole
spoon of creamy sauce in chicken pan

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