Cajun Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

Cajun Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

This copycat of the famous Cajun Chicken Alfredo is a must-try! This has an extra boost of flavor from the broccoli, homemade Cajun seasoning, and creamy homemade Alfredo sauce. Prep this in 10 minutes and have this ready in a cinch!



1 lb. chicken breast cutlets

2 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp butter

1 lb. penne pasta

2 c. broccoli florets

23 tbsp Homemade Cajun Seasoning or store-bought

3 cloves garlic minced

2 c. heavy cream

1/2 c. dry white wine such as Chardonnay

8 oz. Parmesan cheese shredded, plus more for garnish

salt and freshly ground black pepper


Set the oven to 200 degrees.

Bring 4 quarts of water with 1 tbsp salt to a boil in a large pot. Once water is boiling, add the pasta and cook for about 9 minutes until al dente. Drain the pasta and place the pasta water back into the pot.

Bring the pasta water to a boil, then add the broccoli. Blanch the broccoli for 1 to 2 minutes until just tender and bright green. Into a bowl of ice water, plunge the drained broccoli.

In the meantime, generously sprinkle all sides of the chicken with Cajun seasoning. Heat the oil in a large skillet until the oil is shimmering.

Add the chicken to the hot skillet and cook for about 5 minutes per side until the internal temperature of the chicken reaches 165 degrees. To a clean baking sheet or oven-safe plate, transfer the chicken. Cover and place in the oven to keep the chicken warm.

If desired, clean the skillet. Place the skillet back on the stove and add the butter. Let the butter melt on medium-high heat until foaming. Add the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds until aromatic.

Stir in the wine to deglaze the skillet. Let the mixture simmer for about 2 minutes until the sauce has reduced by half.

Add the cream. Stir and simmer for another 2 minutes until the mixture has slightly thickened. Next, fold in the Parmesan cheese. To taste, season with salt and pepper.

Toss the pasta into the sauce to coat. Ladle the pasta in a skillet or a large warmed bowl and pile the broccoli on top. Add the chicken over the pasta and broccoli and sprinkle with extra Parmesan cheese.


How To Make it Gluten-free:

Use gluten-free pasta instead.


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