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Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Cajun Chicken Alfredo – a super easy and comforting and easy dinner. Chicken alfredo gets a kick from cajun seasoning to make it something different and new!

Getting dinner on the table every night can be hard, trust me I get it! Coming up with something that is fast, easy, and people will eat without complaining. For me, pasta is a go-to that I know my family will eat every time.

Sometimes it it involves throw in veggies like Chicken Broccoli Alfredo, and sometimes it just is pure comfort food like this cajun chicken alfredo.

cajun alfredo with chicken on top

 

This is pretty darn close to a traditional alfredo sauce, that just adds Cajun seasoning to the sauce and the chicken is seasoned that way as well. So you ended up with some heat in the sauce and just a lot more flavor.

What You’ll Need

  • Fettuccine (or any other pasta)
  • Chicken Breasts
  • Cajun Seasoning
  • Olive Oil
  • Butter
  • Garlic
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Heavy Cream
  • Milk
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Black Pepper

I like to use both heavy cream and milk in my alfredo and other cream sauces so they aren’t quite as heavy. You can use all heavy creamy if you want the super rice and decadent version!

cajun fettuccine alfredo ingredients

How To Make Cajun Chicken Alfredo

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Season chicken breasts well with cajun seasoning. Add the oil to a hot skillet and cook the chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Remove from the skillet and cover to keep warm.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter. Once the butter has melted add the garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes until soft.
  4. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute until no white streaks remain.
  5. Whisk in heavy cream, milk, Parmesan cheese, and Cajun seasoning. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for a few minutes until it starts to thicken. Taste and add black pepper as needed.
  6. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss to coat. Slice the chicken and serve everything together.
a while bowl with fettuccine alfredo with chicken on top

Recipe Tips

  • If you want to speed things up a little, slice the chicken before seasoning and cooking. This will cut down the cook time by quite a bit.
  • I used fettuccine cut pasta in this, but you can literally use anything you want. Spaghetti, Penne, Rotini, Bowtie, tagliatelle…they all work!
  • When you are adding your heavy cream to the skillet, make sure you over a medium heat or lower. You don’t want it to hot or the sauce could curdle. Simmer the sauce for a few minutes, but you don’t want a full on boil or the sauce won’t be silky smooth.
  • Adjust the Cajun seasoning as you see fit. My family likes a lot of spice, but if you don’t, start small and add more.

What Goes With Cajun Chicken Alfredo

  • Roasted Brussel Sprouts
  • Tossed Salad
  • Air Fryer Garlic Bread
  • Olive Garden Breadsticks
a large bowl of cajun alfredo with chicken on top

Can I Make Alfredo Healthier

I try to cut out some of the fat by using a mixture of heavy cream and milk. The milk I use at least 90% of the time is skim milk. But there are a couple ways you could lighten it up further.

  • Use milk. Instead of heavy cream, you can use whole milk or even a lesser fat milk for the entire amount.
  • Skip the heavy cream and melt in come cream cheese. Then you can thin it out with a little low fat milk or pasta water to create the actual sauce. There is enough of the cajun seasoning in this recipe, that it covers a lot of the cream cheese taste and it works for this recipe.
  • Use a whole grain, or even alternative pasta. The new chickpea pasta is loaded with protein and is a great alternative to white pasta.
  • Add vegetables. You can add broccoli, bell peppers, or even spinach to your pasta to make it a little better for you.
close up cajun fettuccine alfredo for pinterest

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Yield: 6

Cajun Chicken Alfredo

cajun chicken alfredo close up with sliced chicken on top

Cajun Chicken Alfredo - a super easy and comforting and easy dinner. Chicken alfredo gets a kick from cajun seasoning to make it something different and new!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 oz dried fettuccine
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon Cajun seasoning, plus more for seasoning
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Black pepper

Instructions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to boil and cook the pasta according to the package directions.
  2. Season chicken breasts well with cajun seasoning. Add the oil to a hot skillet and cook the chicken for 5-6 minutes on each side until cooked through. Remove from the skillet and cover to keep warm.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium and add the butter. Once the butter has melted add the garlic and sauté for a couple of minutes until soft.
  4. Stir in the flour and cook for a minute until no white streaks remain.
  5. Whisk in heavy cream, milk, Parmesan cheese, and Cajun seasoning. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for a few minutes until it starts to thicken. Taste and add black pepper as needed.
  6. Add the cooked pasta to the pan and toss to coat. Slice the chicken and serve everything together.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 569Total Fat 36gSaturated Fat 21gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 12gCholesterol 161mgSodium 971mgCarbohydrates 27gFiber 1gSugar 4gProtein 34g

Nutrition Disclaimer: All information presented on this site is intended for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and any nutritional information shared on dinnersdishesanddesserts.com should only be used as a general guideline.

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Sandra

Friday 4th of November 2022

This is definitely the best recipe I've tried for chicken alfredo! So flavorful and I love how easy it is to make it!

Catalina

Thursday 3rd of November 2022

This is my favorite combo! I will definitely make this for my family!

Beti | easyweeknightrecipes

Thursday 3rd of November 2022

This sounds amazing!! The perfect weeknight meal! Can't wait to try it!

katerina @ diethood.com

Thursday 3rd of November 2022

This is hands down my favorite meal! It sounds incredibly delicious!!

Amanda

Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

Perfect amount of spice and flavor. Such an amazing dish!

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