Alfredo Pasta with Cajun Spiced Chicken
A wonderful creamy pasta and chicken dish with a spicy kick. Quick enough for weeknight dinners or the perfect comfort food for weekends
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
- 1 lb fettuccine or spaghetti pasta
- 2 tbsp butter
- 3-4 cloves of garlic, finely minced
- 4 oz cream cheese, softened, and cut into 1" cubes
- 1 cup milk
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp pepper
- 4 chicken tenderloins, sliced diagonally into 1.5" pieces
- 1/2 tbsp Cajun seasoning
In a large pot, bring water to a boil, season with salt, and add in your pasta. Cook it according to the instructions on the package and drain well when finished cooking. Set aside.
In a medium skillet, over medium-high heat, brown your chicken on both sides and season with Cajun seasoning. Cook chicken through, about 5-7 minutes on both sides. Set aside.
In a large skillet, melt the butter over medium heat and then add in the garlic. Cook the garlic with the butter for about 2 minutes, until it's nice a fragrant, then whisk in the cream cheese. Continue whisking for 2 minutes then gradually add in the milk while whisking. Then whisk in the Parmesan cheese until a nice, smooth sauce forms. Add salt and pepper, more to taste.
Put the cooked chicken in the sauce and then add in your pasta.
Gently fold the pasta and chicken into the sauce, making sure to cover every bit of pasta.
Serve hot with a side of garlic bread or side salad, if you wish.