Cajun Chicken & Andoulille Alfredo Sauce Ovr Pasta

Diane Hopson Smith

By
@DeeDee2011

Without a doubt, Cajun at it's best!!

I'm not sure you could find better in a fine Restaurant. I would definitely consider this dish when entertaining.

Another inspired dish from Southern Living.

Hope you enjoy as much as I did!

Rating:
★★★★★ 3 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

3 c
chicken breast, cooked and cut up in bite size pieces

NOTE: YOU CAN USE 1 POUND UNPEELED MEDIUM SIZED SHRIMP IN PLACE OF CHICKEN

1/2 lb
andouille sausage
1/2 c
butter
1 medium
onion, chopped
1 small
bell pepper, chopped
4
ribs of celery, chopped (about 1 cup)
4 clove
garlic, minced
1 1/2 Tbsp
cajun seasoning
3 Tbsp
all purpose flour
2 c
chicken broth
1 1/2 c
heavy cream
6 oz
pasteurized prepared cheese product, cubed (i used velveeta)
3/4 c
chopped green onion
1/3 c
grated parmesan cheese
3 Tbsp
chopped fresh parsley
1
(12-ounce) package fettuccine, cooked by directions

Step-By-Step

1Prepare chicken, cut up into bite size pieces; set aside.

IF USING SHRIMP: Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired. Set aside.
2Cook sausage in a large Dutch oven over medium heat 10 minutes or until browned; remove sausage, and drain, reserving 1 tablespoon drippings in Dutch oven. Set sausage aside.
3Melt butter in drippings in Dutch oven over medium heat. Add chicken and cook 5 minutes or just until it starts to brown; remove and keep warm.

IF USING SHRIMP: Cook over medium heat just until shrimp turns pink, about 5 minutes; remove from heat and keep warm.
4Add onion and next 3 ingredients; cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat 10 minutes. Stir in Cajun seasoning and flour. Cook over medium heat, 1 minute, stirring constantly. Gradually stir in chicken broth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally. Boil 1 minute. Reduce heat to medium-low, and stir in heavy cream; cook over medium-low heat 8 minutes or until mixture simmers. Add pasteurized cheese cubes, sausage, and chicken (OR SHRIMP IN PLACE OF CHICKEN), stirring until cheese melts.
5Stir in chopped green onions, Parmesan cheese, and chopped fresh parsley. Serve over hot cooked fettuccine.
6NOTE: this freezes well! When reheating, reheat on a LOW heat.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Fish, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Hashtag: #cajun