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One Pot Cajun Chicken Alfredo

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There is this Cajun Chicken Alfredo pasta recipe that I make for at-home date nights that is A-MA-ZING! Seriously, it is rich and delicious and all kinds of good…but…it is labor intensive and creates a lot of dishes.

One Pot Cajun Chicken Alfredo

That at-home-date-night pasta recipe is from Comfortably Domestic (click that link to get it) and it is well worth the extra time, but it’s not something I can whip up for the whole family because in a family our size, it’s eaten in minutes and then those dishes don’t seem as worthwhile, especially when the growing teenage boys eat so much that I can’t even enjoy seconds!

This created quite a dilemma because I craved those flavours but needed an easier way to make this dish. I experimented and came up with a one pot version. It’s not quite as rich as the other version, but for the time it saves, it’s worth that small sacrifice!

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Recipe:

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
1 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. butter
dash of salt and pepper
1 Tbsp. cajun seasoning
5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced or minced
3 cups chicken broth
2 cups 2% milk
16 oz. fettuccine
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
3 oz. herb goat cheese

Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and butter and allow the butter to melt. Add the cubed chicken and seasonings and cook for 5 minutes or until chicken is no longer pink.

Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute.

Add the chicken broth, milk and dry pasta to the skillet. I broke my noodles in half because they fit in my skillet better that way.

Cover and bring to a boil, being sure not to let it boil over.

Reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer for 10-15 minutes, covered. You’ll want to stir it every few minutes so that the noodles don’t stick together.

Cajun Chicken Alfredo squareWhen the pasta is cooked to your liking and the sauce has reached the thickness you’re going for, remove from heat and stir in the goat cheese and parmesan. This is the good part because that cheese is where all the richness come from!

Continue stirring until the cheeses have melted.

Cajun Chicken Alfredo One Dish Pasta

It was all kinds of good. The kids loved it and all my cheese-lovers had seconds. The next day, they were asking me if there was any more of “that delicious white sauce pasta” that they could heat up for lunch. If a recipe has my kids actually WANTING leftovers, it’s a winner!

The best part for me? I got to have that cajun chicken alfredo flavour and only had one pot to clean up! Less dishes makes for a happy momma!

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Comments

  1. My family loves chicken alfredo, I think this variation will go over well. Thanks for sharing!

  2. What a fan-tab-ulous idea, Sharla! I’ll have to try your one pot version very soon. Read: the nights where I’m in charge of washing the dishes. 😉

  3. What can you use instead of herb goat cheese? I have no idea where to find that in my area.

    • I’ve looked it up and in herbed goat cheese are parsley, thyme, chives, and pepper so if you add a small amount of those into the dish as well as regular goat cheese, the flavours should be about right.

  4. This looks amazing — thank you for sharing with us at the Friday Family Foodie linky party!

  5. This looks and sounds delicious! Definitely going to try this!

  6. Thank you for sharing this recipe!
    My family loves Chicken Alfredo and I love cooking one pot meals.
    I am Pinning this right now to my Easy Recipe Board on Pinterest and putting in on the family menu for later this week.

    Thanks again for sharing:-)

  7. Ooh, this looks delicious! Definitely adding this to my meal plan for next month!

  8. I love one pot meals, they are my lifesavers during the week when I’m working! Can’t wait to try it.

  9. everything about this is just…drool worthy! need to add this to my weekly menu! pinning 🙂

  10. This looks delicious!! Thanks for sharing at Works for Me Wednesday!

  11. I’m so glad I found this recipe because I was just thinking what should I cook 🙂

  12. Nothing better than simple, no-fuss recipe! I’m drooling over this one. Thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things, hope to see you next week again! Happy Easter!

  13. Thanks for sharing your recipe at Wednesday’s A Little Bit of Everything Link Up Party! I am sharing it as a Monday favorite tomorrow on Mom Home Guide!

  14. This looks yummy! Thanks for linking up at the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop! We hope you join us again next week!

  15. This looks amazing! You are so talented. Pinned and tweeted. Thanks for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  16. The flavours are good, but putting the pasta in the dish as you cook just results in all of the starch from the pasta ending up in your dinner. Works much better if you use far less liquid, then cook your pasta separately, drain as usual and stir through your sauce. This “one pot” idea may sound quicker and more simple, but just fills your food with starch and makes it really stodgy.

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