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Cajun Chicken Alfredo

This Cajun Chicken Alfredo is absolutely loaded with flavor, using smoked sausage and chicken, cajun spices and all the velvety creaminess of the garlicky Alfredo sauce. This ticks all the boxes for a full flavor meal!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 747kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 oz penne uncooked
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup smoked sausage cut into ½ inch slices
  • 1 lb chicken breast boneless and skinless, cut into bite size pieces
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated
  • 3 tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Cook the Pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the penne and cook according to package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Cook the Meats: Add the olive oil to a large Dutch oven or large skillet and heat over medium heat. Add the sausage and chicken to the pot and cook until the chicken is no longer pink. Stir in the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds until aromatic.
  • Add the Seasoning and Cream: Sprinkle the cajun seasoning over the chicken and sausage then add the heavy cream. Stir and bring to a boil.
  • Combine the Ingredients: Add the pasta to the pot and stir until evenly mixed. Stir in the Parmesan cheese and parsley until the cheese melts and pasta is coated in the sauce.
  • Plate and Serve: Serve immediately.

Notes

  1. You can buy a rotisserie chicken and use the breast meat, or thigh meat, to help speed up cooking time.
  2. For variety, you could also use pork medallions instead of the chicken.
  3. If you are really in a hurry, purchase a jar of Alfredo sauce, and just omit the heavy cream and Parmesan.
  4. Vegetables can easily be added to this dish, try using asparagus, bell peppers or even spinach.
  5. If the sauce is too thick, simply add another splash of hot water. I always save a bit of pasta water in case my sauce is too thick.
  6. Store leftovers in an airtight container. This Cajun Chicken Alfredo will store nicely in your fridge for up to 2-3 days, but be sure it’s properly cooled before storing.
  7. Store leftovers in an airtight container. This Cajun Chicken Alfredo will store nicely in your fridge for up to 2-3 days, but be sure it’s properly cooled before storing.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 747kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 53g | Saturated Fat: 26g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 195mg | Sodium: 708mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 2062IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 272mg | Iron: 2mg