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Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta is a easy pasta dish with chicken, broccoli,and  parmesan cheese served over your favorite type of pasta.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 661kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces farfalle pasta (or your favorite type)
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 3 cloves garlic , minced
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 2 breasts), cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning , or more to taste
  • 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
  • Fresh vegetables, if desired , see note

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  • In a large pot or skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, stirring constantly. 
  • Add the chicken pieces (and any desired vegetables*) and season with cajun seasoning. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until chicken is nearly cooked through.
  • Add the milk and cream cheese, stirring well until cream cheese has melted and sauce is smooth, 2-3 minutes. 
  • Stir in pasta, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

Notes

Vegetables: I often like to add vegetables to the pasta that need to be used from my fridge. A more authentic cajun dish would include sliced bell peppers. Other good additions would be spinach, broccoli, asparagus, or mushrooms.
Otherwise this is the perfect pasta to serve with a side of Roasted vegetables.

Nutrition

Calories: 661kcal | Carbohydrates: 58g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 930mg | Potassium: 1178mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1800IU | Vitamin C: 137.6mg | Calcium: 398mg | Iron: 2.5mg