Thursday, August 4, 2011

Cajun Chicken Rotini Bake

A few weeks ago I was searching for something to make for dinner that wasn't going to be complex, but that wasn't spaghetti. I eventually tossed what I had in a casserole dish and called it "Cajun Chicken Rotini Bake". It turned out so good that we are having it for dinner tonight. Here's how you do it:

Alfredo sauce
Shredded cheese
Mixed veggies
Chicken--I used frozen breast tenderloins
Cajun seasoning

Spray the bottom of your 9x13 dish with cooking spray.
Place the chicken on the bottom of the dish, sprinkle with cajun seasoning and cover with frozen veggies.

Cook according to the directions on the chicken. I cooked mine at 375 for 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, cook your rotini according to the directions.

When your chicken is about 2/3 through the cooking time (20 minutes for mine), pour the drained rotini on top of the chicken and veggies and top with half the jar of alfredo sauce and sprinkle with the desired amount of cajun. 

I mixed the sauce around before putting it back in the oven.
Add shredded cheese during the last 5 minutes.

**You can cut the fat and calories in this dish by skipping the cheese and using a reduced fat alfredo sauce.88
I also used Garden Delight rotini, which added an extra serving of veggies.



  1. This looks and sounds delicous. I posted a recipe as well using the same pasta. I love that pasta & when it's free with coupons that makes it even taste better some how. Can't wait to try the recipe.

  2. Thanks for the post! I love easy, simple, colorful meals with plenty of leftovers for the hubby's lunch the next day! Yay!!

  3. Delish! Made this the other day for the fam and they ate it up! I did use Indian spices, fresh veggies and I cooked it all together casserole style with 1 1/4 cups water (so the noodles would soften). Perfect recipe for customizing! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Mmmm. I think I'm drooling. If you get a chance I would love you to link your rotini bake up to More the Merrier Monday. It lasts through Wednesday so you have plenty of time to stop by. See you there.

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