Cajun Chicken Alfredo – Closet Cooking

Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Prep Time:10 minutes Cook Time:20 minutes Total Time:30 minutes Servings: 4

A quick and easy chicken alfredo with cajun seasoning!

  • 8 ounces pasta (such as linguine or fettuccine or penne, etc.) (gluten-free for gluten-free)
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 pound boneless and skinless chicken breasts (or thighs)
  • 1/2 tablespoon cajun seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine (or chicken broth)
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream
  • 1 cup parmigiano reggiano (parmesan), grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon cajun seasoning (or to taste)
  1. Start cooking the pasta as directed on the package.
  2. Heat the oil and melt the butter in a skillet or heavy bottom pan over medium-high heat, season the chicken with the cajun seasoning, add to the pan and sear until cooked, about 2-4 minutes per side, and set aside.
  3. Add the garlic to the pan and saute, in the remaining oil and butter, until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add the wine to the pan and deglaze by scraping up any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon as the wine sizzles.
  5. Add the heavy cream, parmesan and cajun seasoning and cook until the cheese has melted and the sauce thickens a bit, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Toss the pasta in with the alfredo sauce along with the chicken and enjoy.

Tip: The chicken cooks faster when it’s thin, about 1/2-1 inch thick; pound thicker chicken thin or cut it in half to make it thinner.
Option: Garnish with chopped parsley and/or cilantro, or sliced green onions.
Option: Add a splash of lemon juice at the end.
Option: Add extra meat and/or veggies such as sliced andouille sausage, bell peppers, collard greens, kale, swiss chard, green beans, etc.

Nutrition Facts: Calories 671, Fat 41g (Saturated 22g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 197mg, Sodium 590mg, Carbs 46g (Fiber 1g, Sugars 3g), Protein 47g

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