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Cajun Chicken Alfredo Skillet Pasta

A creamy sauce with a hint of spice tangled in tender noodles with chunks of chicken and topped with colorful, crunchy bell peppers! Easy dinner made quick!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Italian
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: cajun chicken, chicken, alfredo sauce, chicken alfredo sauce
Servings: 4
Calories: 311kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts cut into thin strips optional
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tbs sun-dried tomatoes in oil chopped fine
  • 1 med onion sliced thin optional
  • 1 med red bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 med green bell pepper sliced thin
  • 1 c heavy cream
  • 1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 sliced green onion
  • 12 ounces linguine or pasta of choice penne is good also

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, mix salt, basil, pepper, garlic powder, and cajun together.
  • Rub all over the chicken
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbs olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add chicken, and cook for 6 minutes per side, until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove mostly cooked chicken from skillet, and set aside. To the skillet add minced garlic, sun dried tomatoes. sliced onions and peppers.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes until tender and flavorful.
  • Meanwhile, start water to cook linguine according to package directions.
  • Slice chicken into strips.
  • Add heavy cream, and parmesan to the skillet, and add in chicken, and cooked linguine.
  • Stir thoroughly, and cook until sauce thickens to desired thickness.
  • Taste, and add extra Cajun seasoning if desired, or salt and pepper
  • Top with sliced green onion and serve hot.

Nutrition

Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 93mg | Sodium: 380mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1645IU | Vitamin C: 8.1mg | Calcium: 183mg | Iron: 0.6mg