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One Pan Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta is an easy one-pot dish, that is super creamy, cheesy and ready in 30 minutes. This is the perfect family dinner meal to enjoy during those busy days!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 954 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 pounds chicken breasts cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 quart chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pound medium shell pasta
  • 2 1/2 cups parmesan cheese freshly shredded
  • 2 teaspoon cajun seasoning or more
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces. Season with salt and pepper and 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning.
  2. Place a large pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and brown the chicken. If needed, brown it in batches to prevent overcrowding.
  3. Once the chicken is browned, add two more tablespoons of olive oil and minced garlic, stir and saute for about one minute.
  4. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, remaining 1 teaspoon of cajun seasoning and uncooked pasta, stir to combine.
  5. Once the mixture starts to boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stir occasionally.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in 2 cups of shredded parmesan cheese. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  8. Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and remaining cheese.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts

One Pan Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 954 Calories from Fat 558
% Daily Value*
Fat 62g95%
Saturated Fat 32g200%
Cholesterol 261mg87%
Sodium 1658mg72%
Potassium 990mg28%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 60g120%
Vitamin A 2213IU44%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 594mg59%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.