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Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta is a easy pasta dish with chicken, broccoli,and  parmesan cheese served over your favorite type of pasta.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Unit: clove, cup, head, ounce, pound, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 4
Calories: 661 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
Ingredients
  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta (or your favorite type)
  • 1 head fresh broccoli , cut into pieces* (see note below)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 - 3 teaspoons Cajun seasonings , to taste (I use Joe's Stuff or Weber N’Orleans Cajun)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese , softened and cut into small pieces
  • 1 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt , more to taste, if needed
Instructions
  1. Add pasta to a large pot of boiling water. 

  2. Cook until noodles are tender, but add the broccoli to the pot of boiling pasta water about 1 minute before the noodles are done. Drain and set aside.

  3. In a large pot or skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. 

  4. Add the chicken pieces and season with cajun seasoning. Cook for 2-3 minutes. 

  5. Add the cream cheese, stirring well until melted and smooth, 2-3 minutes. 

  6. Gradually add milk and stir until it's fully incorporated into the sauce. 

  7. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is the desired consistency. 

  8. Add broccoli and hot cooked pasta and stir to combine.

Recipe Notes

*I usually just throw in whatever vegetables I have on hand. A more authentic cajun dish would include red and yellow bell peppers.

Nutrition Facts
Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 661 Calories from Fat 243
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 27g 42%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 141mg 47%
Sodium 930mg 39%
Potassium 1178mg 34%
Total Carbohydrates 58g 19%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 8g
Protein 46g 92%
Vitamin A 36%
Vitamin C 166.8%
Calcium 39.8%
Iron 14.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.