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!


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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

Directions Step-By-Step

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

IF USING SHRIMP: Peel shrimp, and devein, if desired. Set aside.
2
Cook 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.
3
Melt 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.
4
Add 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.
5
Stir in chopped green onions, Parmesan cheese, and chopped fresh parsley. Serve over hot cooked fettuccine.
6
NOTE: 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