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Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta

This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is a spicy take on a creamy classic. The best of both worlds in one easy dish with Andouille sausage!

This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is a spicy take on a creamy classic. The best of both worlds in one easy dish with Andouille sausage!

Everyone loves a good pasta dish, especially one that is creamy and spicy.

This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe will leave you feeling like you’ve been transported to the bayou without having to travel too far out of your kitchen! With just a few ingredients and about 30 minutes, this recipe can be yours.

Chicken alfredo pasta is a quick and simple dish that can be enjoyed as part of any weeknight dinner. Cajun chicken adds a spicy flare to the pasta, and combining Cajun seasonings with alfredo sauce is a way to add Cajun flair without overpowering the dish.

The best part? This cajun chicken pasta recipe is easily adaptable and will give you the perfect dinner for any busy weeknight.

This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is a spicy take on a creamy classic. The best of both worlds in one easy dish with Andouille sausage!
This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is a spicy take on a creamy classic. The best of both worlds in one easy dish with Andouille sausage!

Tips for Making the BEST Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Here is how to make this easy cajun chicken alfredo recipe perfectly every single time.

  • You can avoid dry chicken by removing the chicken from the fridge prior to cooking so it comes to room temperature and cooks through evenly.
  • Also be sure to slightly under-cook the chicken before moving on to adding the veggies and making the sauce as the chicken will continue to cook.
  • Make sure your pan is hot before you add your chicken. Heat your pan, then add the oil and then immediately add the chicken for best results.
  • A Cast iron skillet will give you the best sear and flavour on your chicken, but you can use any heavy bottomed pan.
  • Be careful not to over-cook your pasta. You want it done to just al dente, it should be cooked through but still just a touch firm.
  • Do not rinse your pasta! The starch will help the sauce stick nicely to your pasta.
  • If your creamy alfredo sauce gets a little too thick, you can thin it with reserved pasta water or a little chicken broth. It’s a great way to get the consistency you want and preserve the flavour of the creamy sauce.
  • Adjust the seasonings to taste. You may like a little more or less seasoning with your cajun pasta, taste test until you get the right amount of kick!
This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is a spicy take on a creamy classic. The best of both worlds in one easy dish with Andouille sausage!

Variations on Cajun Chicken Alfredo

This recipe is super versatile and so easy to build on! Try making these changes:

  • Add some shrimp! Roast some shrimp in the oven after tossing in oil and cajun seasoning. Mix in with the peppers and sausage.
  • Change up the veggies! Add broccoli, asparagus, or any other vegetable you like. Mushrooms and Sun-dried tomatoes are great in this dish too!
  • Swap your favorite cajun seasoning for some Old Bay and a pinch of cayenne pepper.
This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is a spicy take on a creamy classic. The best of both worlds in one easy dish with Andouille sausage!

How to Make Homemade Cajun Seasoning

Combine the following ingredients to make your own cajun seasoning, and store in an airtight jar for up to a year.

  • 3 tablespoons Smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons Salt
  • 2 tablespoons Garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoons Onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon Dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon Cayenne
  • 1/2 tablespoon Dried thyme
This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is a spicy take on a creamy classic. The best of both worlds in one easy dish with Andouille sausage!

How to Store Leftover Chicken Alfredo Pasta

To store leftovers, place the cajun chicken pasta alfredo in a covered container and refrigerate. The dish can be stored for up to four days prior to reheating.

Can you Freeze Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta?

I would avoid freezing this dish if possible as it will affect the consistency of the pasta and homemade alfredo sauce. That said, if you under-cook the pasta, and use milk instead of cream it should be fine. Cajun chicken alfredo pasta can be frozen in an airtight container for up to three months.

The best way to reheat the Cajun chicken alfredo pasta after freezing is to thaw it overnight in the fridge, then reheat.

How to Reheat Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Cajun Chicken Alfredo pasta can be re-heated gently on the stove top over medium-low heat while stirring continuously to avoid burning the Cajun chicken alfredo pasta.

You may want to add a little chicken broth or milk to thin out the sauce enough that everything ends up with the right consistency.

Ingredients for Cajun Pasta

About the Ingredients for Cajun Chicken Alfredo

This recipe for cajun chicken alfredo is made with just a few simple ingredients:

Oil – Olive oil or any other neutral flavoured oil.

Chicken – Boneless skinless chicken breast. Be sure to bring it out of the fridge about 20-30 minutes prior for even cooking.

Seasoning – Use store bought or homemade cajun seasoning (recipe above & included in recipe card notes.) Cajun spice may also be called Blackening seasoning depending on where you live.

Garlic – Fresh garlic is best, you can substitute with a little garlic powder.

Onion – Yellow or white onion.

Peppers – Use different coloured peppers. I used green and red but you could use orange or yellow instead.

Sausage – Andouille sausage is best, but if you can’t find it then chorizo is an OK substitute. If you want to cut down on the spice, substitute with kielbasa or smoked sausage.

Butter – Real salted butter adds a load of flavour. Don’t be substituting for anything. Just omit rather than completely ruining the sauce with margarine or something else.

Cream – Heavy whipping cream here for best flavour. You can substitute with any type of unsweetened milk and a tablespoon of cornstarch, but without the fat, the sauce won’t be quite as tasty.

Pasta – You can use any type of pasta you like but bow ties, penne, or rotini are best in my opinion.

Cheese – Freshly grated parmesan cheese is best here, avoid grated packaged parmesan, it won’t melt as nicely and has a slightly different flavour from fresh.

Optional – You can finish this dish off with a little red pepper flakes for some extra heat and serve with garlic bread.

Note: If you want to thin the sauce before serving, reserve about a cup of the pasta water and stir into the final recipe, one tablespoon at a time, until you achieve your desired thickness.

This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is a spicy take on a creamy classic. The best of both worlds in one easy dish with Andouille sausage!

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This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is a spicy take on a creamy classic. The best of both worlds in one easy dish with Andouille sausage!
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How to Make Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Yields: 4-6 Servings | Prep time: 10 Mins | Cook time: 30 Mins

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
    4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 lb Andouille Sausage, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream (480 mL)
  • 4 cups farfalle pasta (Bow tie pasta) (800 g), uncooked
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (55 g)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (10 g)

Directions:

Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain, and set aside. Do not rinse.

Raw chicken tossed in seasoning.

Place the chicken in a medium bowl and season with salt, pepper, and the cajun seasoning. Stir to coat.

Chicken cooked through.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil, then cook the chicken until it is nearly cooked through.

Chicken and veggies cooking in skillet.

Add the onion, sausage and peppers to the pan and cook until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

Add the butter and stir until melted then pour in the cream, and bring to a boil.

Add the pasta, stirring until evenly mixed.

To finish, add parmesan and parsley, stirring until cheese melts and pasta is coated with a thick sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Serve immediately.

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Yield: 4-6 Servings

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is a spicy take on a creamy classic. The best of both worlds in one easy dish with Andouille sausage!

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 chicken breasts, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 green bell pepper, sliced thin
  • 1 lb Andouille Sausage, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream (480 mL)
  • 4 cups farfalle pasta (Bow tie pasta) (800 g), uncooked
  • 1 cup parmesan cheese (55 g)
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley (10 g)

Instructions

    Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain, and set aside. Do not rinse.

    Place the chicken in a medium bowl and season with salt, pepper, and the cajun seasoning. Stir to coat.

    Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the oil, then cook the chicken until it is nearly cooked through.

    Add the onion, sausage and peppers to the pan and cook until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds.

    Add the butter and stir until melted then pour in the cream, and bring to a boil.

    Add the pasta, stirring until evenly mixed.

    To finish, add parmesan and parsley, stirring until cheese melts and pasta is coated with a thick sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

    Serve immediately.

Notes

Cajun Seasoning: Combine the following ingredients to make your own cajun seasoning, and store in an airtight jar for up to a year. 3 tablespoons Smoked paprika, 2 tablespoons Salt, 2 tablespoons Garlic powder, 1 tablespoon Ground black pepper, 1 tablespoons Onion powder, 1 tablespoon Dried oregano, 1 tablespoon Cayenne, and 1/2 tablespoon Dried thyme.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 986Total Fat: 73gSaturated Fat: 35gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 31gCholesterol: 238mgSodium: 2155mgCarbohydrates: 36gFiber: 3gSugar: 6gProtein: 47g

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This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is a spicy take on a creamy classic. The best of both worlds in one easy dish with Andouille sausage!

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