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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
Servings 4
Author Julie Wampler

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

Source: adapted from Mel's Kitchen Cafe