Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Cajun Chicken Pasta has a very high-calorie, high-carb, very high-fat and very high-protein content. It is a good source of Calcium, Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Thiamin, Niacin and Folate.

The food contains 54g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is average in complex carbs and average in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. Its sugar content is among the bottom 20 percentile. This is for people watching their sugar intake. With 43.7 gms of protein, it is very high in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Because of its very high fat content, it could be unsuitable option, especially if you're watching your fat intake for health reasons.

It is also rich in Vitamin C, whose benefits include, but are not limited to protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.

It gives a good yield of Iron at 6.3 gms/ serving, and should be included in an Iron rich diet. Iron is essential to help carry oxygen from the lungs to the muscles and other organs, and is especially helpful for pregnant women. It has a high density of Sodium, thus making it unsuitable for a low-sodium diet. It is also high in Magnesium, an essential micronutrient that regulates functioning of muscles and nerves and heart beat.

It belongs to Cajun cuisine. Ideally consumed as a Main Dish.

Our comprehensive nutrition ranking methodology, which inspects every nutrition element that this food is composed of, comes up with a nutrition ranking of 34, for Cajun Chicken Pasta, and we advise that this food in moderation.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein18%
 Calories from Fat59%
 Calories from Carbs23%

Why this is good for you

  • Very high in Protein
  • Very high in Vitamin B6
  • Very high in Niacin
  • Very high in Vitamin A
  • Very high in Vitamin C
  • High in Thiamin

Why this is bad for you

  • Very high in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • Very high in Sodium

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A4350 IU87%
Vitamin C128.4 mg214%
Thiamin0.35 mg23%
Niacin40 mg200%
Vitamin B61.4 mg69%
Folate368 mcg92%

Mineral Analysis

Calcium300 mg30%
Iron6.3 mg35%
Magnesium128 mg32%
Potassium914 mg26.1%
Sodium1189 mg49.5%

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate54 g18%
Dietary Fiber5 g20%
Sugars6.8 g

Protein Analysis

Protein43.7 g87.4%

Fat Analysis

Total Fat61.7 g94.9%
Saturated Fat37.2 g186%

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 935 Calories from Fat 555

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 61.7 g 94.9%

Saturated Fat 37.2 g 186%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 271 mg 90.3%

Sodium 1189 mg 49.5%

Total Carbohydrates 54 g 18%

Dietary Fiber 5 g20%

Sugars 6.8 g

Protein 43.7 g 87.4%

Vitamin A 87% Vitamin C 214%

Calcium 30% Iron 35%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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