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ajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta - this creamy homemade afredo sauce comes together easy and tastes delicious! Kick it up a notch with spicy cajun chicken or leave plain for a milder taste.
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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Cajun Chicken Pasta made with homemade Alfredo sauce, broccoli, and Parmesan takes less than 30 minutes to make. The cajun seasoning can be spicy or just a little kick if you prefer.
Course Main Course
Cuisine new orleans
Keyword Cajun, Homemade Alfredo
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 980kcal
Author Rachel

Ingredients

  • 8 oz fettuccine pasta
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 cups Parmesan, freshly grated
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 chicken breast
  • 3 Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 3 cups broccoli, cut into florets red and green peppers, mushrooms, and green onions are also great additions

Instructions

  • Pound chicken to about ½ inch thickness. Liberally season on both sides with Cajun seasoning. For spicier chicken, use more seasoning.
  • In a large pot, cook fettuccine pasta as directed on package. Drain and set aside.
  • * See Note for alternative if you don't have a steamer. In a large pot, add an inch of water and bring to a rolling boil. Place a steamer basket inside the pot and add the broccoli. Cover, turn the heat down to a medium-low, and cook for 6-10 minutes, until the broccoli is tender.
  • Melt 2 Tbsp butter in a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook for 2-3 minutes per side. Chicken should be dark brownish black on the outside and cooked through, but still moist. The skillet may smoke during the blackening process. Don't be alarmed!
  • In a large, deep skillet melt 6 Tbsp of butter over medium heat. Add in minced garlic and sauté for about a minute until golden and fragrant. Slowly add in the cream and stir until well combined. Stir occasionally and bring to a bubbling boil, about 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper. Add in Parmesan cheese, ½ cup at a time, stirring between additions. Reduce heat.
  • In a small bowl, add ¼ cup of cream sauce and cornstarch. Mix until smooth and without lumps. Add cornstarch mixture into sauce and stir until well combined.
  • Mix noodles into sauce. Plate with broccoli and chicken on top.

Notes

*If you don't have a steamer, you can easily use these steamer bags in your microwave.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups | Calories: 980kcal | Carbohydrates: 51g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 22g | Sodium: 1005mg | Potassium: 1200mg | Sugar: 4g | Iron: 0.7mg