Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

This dish is so savory, creamy and delightful it is almost insane! I am not sure if I even know anyone who does not like Alfredo, and this dish is super quick and easy to make.

A cajun spiced chicken with cajun shrimp combined with al dente fettuccine noodles, makes the perfect dinner for any night of the week or weekend.

Of course, you can serve this recipe with any type of pasta, I prefer it with Fettuccini, but use your favorite to make it special. When you combine Cajun seasoning with a cheesy Alfredo sauce you are in food heaven.

Like I said, this dish is easy and quick to make, so dinner this good can be served even on a busy night.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            How do I store this dish?

This dish should be placed into an airtight container and then into the refrigerator. You can hold it in the fridge for up to 4 days.

            Can I freeze this dish?

I would not recommend that you freeze the dish. I have not done so with this recipe, however, I have had alfredo dishes separate and come into a different texture.

            Do I have to use both chicken and shrimp?

No, this is not necessary. It does turn into a delightful dish when you combine the two. Somewhat like a Paella.

What do you need to make Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

            2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces

            ½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

            8 ounces fettuccine, uncooked

            1 tbsp Cajun seasoning, divided in half

            ½ tsp garlic powder

            2 tbsp Olive Oil

            2 tbsp butter, unsalted

            4 ounces Cream cheese, softened to room temperature

            1 cup heavy whipping cream

            2 cloves garlic, freshly minced

            1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated

            Salt and pepper if desired

How to make Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

FIRST STEP:

Cook the fettuccine to Al dente, according to package directions

Place the chicken pieces and the shrimp into a bowl and sprinkle with half the Cajun seasoning and  ½ tsp garlic powder

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b)

SECOND STEP:

Add Olive Oil to a skillet and place the shrimp in

Cook for three minutes and transfer to a separate dish

Add the chicken to the skillet and cook through, about 6 to 7 minutes

Transfer the chicken to the plate with the shrimp

Remove the pan from the heat

THIRD STEP:

In the same skillet add in the butter and the cream cheese

Add in the minced garlic, cream and the remaining Cajun Seasoning

Lower the heat to medium and stir until the cream cheese is melted

FOURTH STEP:

Continue to simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, about three minutes

Stir in the freshly grated Parmesan cheese

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b)

Add the shrimp and chicken back in the skillet and stir

FIFTH STEP:

If you want slightly thinner sauce, add in a tbsp of the pasta water

Drain the noodles and add to the skillet

Squeeze and drizzle fresh lemon juice over the top

SIXTH STEP:

Garnish with additional Parmesan Cheese and chopped fresh parsley

Serve immediately

Enjoy!

YUM!

Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

  •             2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  •             ½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  •             8 ounces fettuccine, uncooked
  •             1 tbsp Cajun seasoning, divided in half
  •             ½ tsp garlic powder
  •             2 tbsp Olive Oil
  •             2 tbsp butter, unsalted
  •             4 ounces Cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  •             1 cup heavy whipping cream
  •             2 cloves garlic, freshly minced
  •             1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  •             Salt and pepper if desired

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Cook the fettuccine to Al dente, according to package directions

Place the chicken pieces and the shrimp into a bowl and sprinkle with half the Cajun seasoning and  ½ tsp garlic powder

SECOND STEP:

Add Olive Oil to a skillet and place the shrimp in

Cook for three minutes and transfer to a separate dish

Add the chicken to the skillet and cook through, about 6 to 7 minutes

Transfer the chicken to the plate with the shrimp

Remove the pan from the heat

THIRD STEP:

In the same skillet add in the butter and the cream cheese

Add in the minced garlic, cream and the remaining Cajun Seasoning

Lower the heat to medium and stir until the cream cheese is melted

FOURTH STEP:

Continue to simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, about three minutes

Stir in the freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Add the shrimp and chicken back in the skillet and stir

FIFTH STEP:

If you want slightly thinner sauce, add in a tbsp of the pasta water

Drain the noodles and add to the skillet

Squeeze and drizzle fresh lemon juice over the top

SIXTH STEP:

Garnish with additional Parmesan Cheese and chopped fresh parsley

Serve immediately

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 405Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 128mgSodium: 996mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 16g