CAJUN CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA

CAJUN CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA

CAJUN CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta is creamy, hearty and packed with BIG flavors. Easy to make in just 30 minutes, Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta combines pieces of tender chicken, a creamy cheese sauce and spicy Cajun seasonings to make this the perfect comfort food dish.

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WHAT SEASONINGS ARE IN CAJUN SEASONING?
Cajun seasoning is a spicy mixture of salt, garlic powder, paprika, black pepper, onion powder, cayenne pepper, oregano, thyme, and red pepper flakes. You can make your own Cajun seasoning at home or purchase a premade spice at your local grocery store in the ‘spice’ aisle.

WHERE DO YOU FIND SUN DRIED TOMATOES IN THE GROCERY STORE?
You can most often find sun dried tomatoes in the canned/dried fruit section, the deli section, or the produce section. They are often packaged dried in a pouch or sold submersed in oil. I find mine in the produce section of my grocery store.

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta

HOW DO YOU MAKE CAJUN CHICKEN ALFREDO PASTA?
Easy! To make Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta, start by cutting up your chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and moving them to a large zip top bag. Add in 2 tablespoons of Cajun or Creole seasoning, seal the bag and toss to coat the chicken pieces in the seasoning. Start making your pasta by bringing a large pot of salted water to boil and add in your pasta. Cook according to package instructions. Drain and set pasta aside.

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta cooked pasta

While your pasta is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the chicken pieces and cook through until no longer pink, about 5 – 7 minutes. Remove the chicken pieces and set aside.

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta chicken pieces

Butter to the skillet and once melted whisk in the flour. Chicken stock, milk, red pepper flakes and seasonings and bring to a low boil. Add in diced sun dried tomatoes, basil, green onions, sour cream and Parmesan cheese and stir to combine.

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta red pepper flakes

Add in the chicken and pasta and remaining Cajun seasoning and mix until everything has been incorporated. Garnish Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta with more basil. Serve immediately.

This Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta meal moves FAST and is perfect for a busy weeknight meal. This is a spicy dish so if you have someone in your house who doesn’t care for the heat, simply reduce the amount of red pepper flakes you use.

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta

ENJOY!!

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta is creamy, hearty and packed with BIG flavors. Easy to make in just 30 minutes, Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta combines pieces of tender chicken, a creamy cheese sauce and spicy Cajun seasonings to make this the perfect comfort food dish.

Ingredients
▢3 tablespoons olive oil
▢2 1 /2 tablespoons Cajun / Creole seasoning divided
▢3 large chicken breasts
▢2 tablespoons butter
▢3 tablespoons flour
▢1 1/2 cup whole milk
▢1 1/2 cup chicken stock
▢1/2 teaspoon salt
▢1 tablespoon red pepper flakes
▢2 teaspoons garlic powder
▢1 teaspoon smoked paprika
▢1 teaspoon onion powder
▢4 ounces sun-dried tomatoes in oil diced
▢1/4 cup sour cream
▢1/3 cup fresh basil diced
▢1/2 cup Parmesan cheese grated
▢6 scallions chopped
▢1 pound rotini pasta
Instructions
Start by cutting up your chicken breasts into bite sized pieces and moving them to a large zip top bag. Add in 2 tablespoons of Cajun or Creole seasoning, seal the bag and toss to coat the chicken pieces in the seasoning.
Start making your pasta by bringing a large pot of salted water to boil and add in your pasta. Cook according to package instructions. Drain and set pasta aside.
While your pasta is cooking, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add in the chicken pieces and cook through until no longer pink, about 5 – 7 minutes. Remove the chicken pieces and set aside.
Butter to the skillet and once melted whisk in the flour. Chicken stock, milk, red pepper flakes and seasonings and bring to a low boil. In diced sun dried tomatoes, basil, green onions, sour cream and Parmesan cheese and stir to combine. Add in the chicken, remaining Cajun seasoning and pasta and mix until everything has been incorporated. Garnish Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta with more basil. Serve immediately.