This creamy Cajun chicken dish is a flavorful, one-skillet dish that’s ready in under 30 minutes.

Cajun seasoned chicken breasts are cooked in a creamy garlic butter sauce that goes from the stovetop to the tabletop in minutes!

Serve with a side of steaming cauliflower rice or zoodles noodles!

cream cajun chicken being spooned out of a skillet

What is Cajun Chicken?

  • This Cajun chicken recipe is an easy weeknight meal and upscale enough for company!
  • Low in carbs but high in spicy flavor.
  • Creamy Cajun chicken tastes even better the next day! Serve it cold sliced on top a salad or tuck it into a low-carb wrap with lettuce and cucumbers.
ingredients to make cajun chicken labeled: olive oil, salt, pepper, cajun seasoning, garlic, chicken breasts, chicken broth, heavy cream, and butter

Ingredients & Variations

Chicken – Choose boneless skinless breasts (or cutlets) that are even in size so they cook at the same rate. Seasoned in Cajun spice, they develop a crispy coating when pan-fried.

Sauce – The sauce practically makes itself from the chicken being browned in the Cajun seasonings. Thicken the sauce by adding a few cubes of softened cream cheese. In a pinch for time? Use a jar of Alfredo sauce!

Seasonings – Buy it or make your own Cajun seasoning and adjust the spices to fit your spicy preference. Add a dash of red pepper flakes or a shot of Tabasco sauce for a spicy kick.

Variations – Add some sliced mushrooms or zucchini, spinach, kale, or artichoke hearts.

How to Make Cajun Chicken

This chicken dish has a creamy Cajun sauce that coats every bite.

  1. Cook seasoned chicken pieces in a skillet until browned, as directed in the recipe below. Set aside.
  2. Cook garlic in butter and remaining seasonings until softened.
  3. Deglaze the pan with broth and simmer until the sauce is reduced by half.
  4. Whisk in cream and simmer until thickened. Return chicken to the skillet and cook until heated through. Season with salt and pepper before serving. Garnish with parmesan cheese, if desired.
creamy cajun chicken in a skillet

Tips for Creamy Cajun Chicken

Take care not to overcook the chicken. It should read 165°F in the center so it’s best to use a meat thermometer in Step 2.

Creamy Cajun chicken will keep in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 4 days, and frozen for up to 2 months.

More Creamy Recipes To Try!

Did you try this Creamy Cajun Chicken recipe? Leave a rating and comment below!

creamy cajun chicken in a skillet
5 from 3 votes↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

Creamy Cajun Chicken

This cajun chicken recipe is made with cajun seasoned chicken breasts fried in oil, then simmered in a creamy sauce for an elegant yet easy entree.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly



  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts 6 to 7 ounces each (or 4 chicken cutlets)
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • cup heavy cream
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Slice each chicken breast horizontally into two even pieces and season with 1½ tablespoons Cajun seasoning.
  • Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet and cook the chicken for 5-6 minutes per side, or until browned and the chicken reaches 165°F. Transfer the chicken to a plate and set aside.
  • Add the butter, garlic, and remaining ½ teaspoon cajun seasoning to the skillet and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add the chicken broth, scraping up any brown bits and simmer until reduced by half, about 4 to 5 minutes
  • Whisk in the heavy cream and simmer for 2-4 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add the chicken, along with any juices, to the skillet and cook until heated through, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Use a meat thermometer to prevent overcooking the chicken. It should be removed from heat when the internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  • Creamy Cajun chicken will keep in the refrigerator in a covered container for up to 4 days, and frozen for up to 2 months.
5 from 3 votes↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 115mg | Potassium: 343mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2120IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

REPIN this Creamy Cajun Chicken Recipe

Creamy Cajun Chicken in a skillet with a title
Creamy Cajun Chicken Recipe in a skillet with a title
Top image - creamy cajun chicken in a skillet. Bottom image - seasoned chicken in a skillet with text


, , ,

Recipes you'll love

About the author

At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
See more posts by Holly

latest & greatest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.