Family Recipes: Spicy Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Spicy Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

with an easy homemade alfredo sauce

 

I have been making this creamy alfredo sauce without cream cheese for years and knew it would work perfectly for this Spicy Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo recipe.

.I make my homemade alfredo sauce with milk instead of cream or half and half. It is one of my favorite family recipes. I had no idea it was considered a skinny alfredo sauce recipe. That is until I was checking out the words that lead searchers to my Easy Homemade Fettuccini Alfredo Sauce. I was very surprised. I would never have considered this Spicy Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo a low calorie alfredo recipe. It is thick, creamy and rich,. Nothing like any low calorie alfredo sauce recipe I have ever eaten. But I guess if you consider the difference in the fat and calories in my recipe verses an alfredo sauce made with cream cheese and heavy cream well them yes this recipe could be considered a skinny alfredo sauce.  

You may be doubting my opinion (it is biased!) of how awesome this recipe tastes. I understand completely so please head over to my Easy Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce recipe and read some of the comments I have received over the years since I shared the recipe.  My Easy Homemade Fettucine Alfredo Sauce recipe is my second most popular post. 

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Spicy Cajun Chicken Alfredo

 

How I made a Spicy Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

The same recipe I used to make the homemade fettuccine alfredo recipe can be used to make this Spicy Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe . You just add a touch of whole or ground red pepper flakes to the alfredo sauce.  You can also adjust the heat factor by adjusting the amount of red pepper you use.  I love hot and spicy food but most of my family does not so I adjust the amount of red pepper used based on who will be eating.

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Mix in a large pot then pour into your serving dish and serve.

 

Spicy Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Yield: 4-6 servings

Spicy Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients

    Spicy Cajun Chicken
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts
  • Weber N’Orleans Cajun Seasoning
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 -16 ounce package fettuccine noodles
  • Spicy Alfredo Sauce
  • 3 cups milk
  • 4 tbs butter
  • 4 tbs flour
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/2 - 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

    To Make the Cajun Chicken
  1. Trim fat from chicken breast and coat evenly with the Spicy Cajun seasoning. Let set for about 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and cook chicken while making Alfredo sauce. Cook chicken until cooked through. 20 to 30 minutes depending on the thickness of the chicken breast.
  3. While the chicken is cooking
  4. Melt butter with salt, pepper and ground red pepper in a heavy sauce pan. Make a rue by whisking flour into the butter to create a thick paste. Cook whisking all the while for 5 minutes. Slowly pour milk in while whisking. Whisk well to blend the thickened rue into the milk. Add Parmesan cheese and again whisk well to combine.
  5. Heat Alfredo sauce on medium high. Continue whisking until thickened, about 15 minutes. Set Alfredo sauce aside.
  6. While you continue to cook the chicken bring a large pot of water to boil. Cook fettuccine noodles until el dente, about 12-15 minutes per package directions.
  7. Remove chicken from pan once it is done and allow it to rest on a plate while the noodles continue to cook.
  8. Slice the chicken into bite size pieces.
  9. Drain noodles reserving about a cup of liquid.
  10. Use the reserved liquid to thin out the alfredo sauce if it has thickened too much while cooling
  11. Return the drained noodles to the pot they were cooked in. Pour the Alfredo sauce over the noodles and stir. Add the chicken pieces and stir. Serve with a slice of Italian bread and a salad on the side.

Notes

Skinny homemade alfredo sauce is easy to make at home and tastes so good!

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Comments

  1. This looks delicious, Arlene! My husband loves spicy food, so this would be right up his alley. Thank you for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday!

  2. This looks so yummy! My husband and I love spicy food so I’m sure we will love this. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Arlene this fettuccine looks so delicious! I love fettuccine alfredo, but haven’t found a very good recipe so I always order it when I go out to eat. I’ll try this recipe as I also like the spice the chicken will bring. Pinning this!

  4. MMMMMMMMMNNNNN…. This is one of my favorite dishes at Red Lobster!! Thanks for the post!

  5. I just love the Cajun flavors in this dish. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  6. Yum! This looks delicious!

  7. I just made this tonight and it was amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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