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Cajun Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

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A Spicy Twist on Creamy Comfort Imagine a plate brimming with tender Cajun-spiced chicken, vibrant green broccoli, and a luscious Alfredo sauce that’s creamy and rich. Cajun Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo is the perfect fusion of bold flavors and comforting indulgence. This recipe takes classic Alfredo to the next level with a kick of Cajun seasoning, creating a dish that’s sure to satisfy your craving for both comfort and spice.

Spicy Cajun Harmony

The star of this dish is the Cajun-spiced chicken, which adds a fiery kick to the velvety Alfredo sauce. It’s a harmonious blend of creaminess and spice that awakens your taste buds with each bite.

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While the Cajun seasoning provides the heat, the Alfredo sauce delivers the creaminess that we all love. The sauce coats the chicken, broccoli, and pasta with a luxurious embrace, making every forkful a delightful experience.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Cajun Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo with these variations:

  1. Veggie Medley: Add a mix of bell peppers, mushrooms, and cherry tomatoes for a burst of color and flavor.
  2. Protein Swap: Try shrimp, sausage, or even tofu instead of chicken for a different twist.
  3. Whole Wheat or Gluten-Free: Use whole wheat or gluten-free pasta to suit dietary preferences.

Closing

Now that you’ve uncovered the secret to Cajun Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo, it’s time to savor the spicy comfort it offers. Share it with loved ones, make it the star of your dinner table, or enjoy it as a satisfying meal just for yourself. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your serving suggestions with us. Happy cooking!

Tips or Notes:

  • Adjust the level of Cajun seasoning to your taste preferences. Start with a smaller amount and add more if you prefer a spicier dish.
  • To save time, you can use pre-cooked chicken or leftover rotisserie chicken.
  • Be sure to blanch the broccoli until it’s crisp-tender for the best texture.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use a store-bought Cajun seasoning blend?

Yes, you can use a store-bought Cajun seasoning blend, but be mindful of its salt content and adjust the amount accordingly to avoid over-salting the dish.

Can I use frozen broccoli instead of fresh?

Yes, you can use frozen broccoli, but make sure to thaw and drain it before using to prevent excess moisture in the dish.

Cajun Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

Cajun Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

Recipe by Alexandra
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Course: All Word Recipes
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
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Ingredients

  • For the Cajun Chicken:
  • 2 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces

  • 1 tablespoon 1 Cajun seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon 1 olive oil

  • For the Alfredo Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (113g) unsalted butter

  • 2 cloves 2 garlic, minced

  • 1 cup 1 (240ml) heavy cream

  • 1 cup 1 (240ml) whole milk

  • 1 cup 1 (100g) grated Parmesan cheese

  • Salt and black pepper, to taste

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 red pepper flakes (optional)

  • For the Pasta and Broccoli:
  • 8 ounces 8 (about 2 cups) fettuccine or pasta of choice

  • 2 cups 2 (about 200g) fresh broccoli florets, blanched

Directions

  • For the Cajun Chicken:
  • In a bowl, toss the bite-sized chicken pieces with Cajun seasoning until evenly coated.
  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the seasoned chicken pieces and cook until they are browned and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.
  • For the Alfredo Sauce:
  • In the same skillet, melt the unsalted butter over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and whole milk. Stir and bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.
  • Gradually whisk in the grated Parmesan cheese, stirring until the sauce is smooth and creamy. Season with salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if using). Simmer for another 2-3 minutes until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • For the Pasta and Broccoli:
  • Cook the fettuccine or pasta of your choice according to the package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a separate pot, blanch the fresh broccoli florets in boiling water for 2-3 minutes until they are crisp-tender. Drain and set them aside.
  • To Assemble:
  • Add the cooked pasta, blanched broccoli, and cooked Cajun chicken to the Alfredo sauce in the skillet. Toss everything together until well coated in the sauce.
  • Serve your Cajun Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo hot, garnished with extra Parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy the spicy and creamy goodness!

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