January 9, 2013

Cajun Chicken Alfredo with Guiltless Alfredo Sauce

Here is another prime example of how this Super Easy Guiltless Alfredo Sauce is so versatile and is a recipe that every single cook needs to have in their reportoire.  I have made regular Alfredo, Tomato Alfredo Pasta, Easier Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole and now this Cajun Alfredo all using the same base sauce recipe.  I even have another recipe to share in the next few weeks.  I just love it and you can't go wrong with it.  Not to mention, it seriously can be made in a matter of minutes.    

This entire meal is super fast and simple.  Perfect for a weeknight.  The longest part of this dish is waiting for the pasta to cook.  

Cajun Chicken Alfredo Pasta
idea adapted from: Semi Homemade Mom
(Printable Recipe) or (Printable with Picture)

3 boneless chicken breasts
3 1/2 Tbl. cajun spice, divided
1 c. diced red & green bell peppers, opt.
16 oz. fettuccini, cooked according to pkg. directions

Guiltless Alfredo Sauce
adapted from: Our Best Bites
2 c. low-fat milk
4 oz. light cream cheese (or fat free)
2 Tbl. flour
1 tsp. kosher salt
1 Tbl. butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 c. fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
pepper

Rub 3 Tablespoons of the cajun spice onto both sides of chicken breasts (one Tablespoon each).  Grill on the George Foreman.  In a blender, blend the milk, cream cheese, flour and salt until smooth; set aside.  In a large saucepan, melt butter on medium heat and add the peppers, saute a few minutes until tender.  Add the garlic and saute for about 30 seconds, stirring constantly to prevent the garlic from burning.  Add the milk mixture to the pan.  Stir constantly for a few minutes until it comes to a simmer.  Continue simmering until sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.  This should only take a few minutes.  Once sauce has thickened, turn heat down to low.  Add the remaining 1/2 Tablespoon of cajun spice and the Parmesan cheese.  Season with pepper to taste.  When chicken is done, slice into strips or cut into cubes.  Serve sauce over noodles and top with cooked chicken.  Serves 3-4  

Jenn's Notes:  I forgot to add the red and green peppers to mine, but I do think it would be delicious with them.  The chicken was delicious.  

21 comments:

  1. Definitely giving this one a try. We have been eating horribly around here thanks to the holidays, so a guiltless sauce sounds great!

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    1. I think you will love this! - Jenn

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  2. Guiltless alfredo? Yes, please!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  3. I love pasta and my hubby loves alfredo, so thank you for this recipe, I pinned it! Would love for you to link up this or anything else at my link party on Tuesday's over at memoriesbythemile.com
    Hope to see you there, have a great weekend.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  4. I love the OBB guiltless Alfredo - it is so good, you can even substitute greek yogurt for the cream cheese to take it a step further. I have a bottle of cajun season sitting in my cupboard so I will have to try this one!

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    1. Wow, great idea! I love greek yogurt! - Jenn

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  5. Guilt free! YAY!
    I have been playing with fat free half and half in some recipes and I am loving it! This little dish looks spectacular and I will be trying it next week!

    If you get a chance this weekend, I would LOVE for you to link up at Get Schooled Saturday at Too Much Time On My Hands
    xxx
    Kim
    http://too-much-time.com/2013/01/get-schooled-saturday-56.html

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    1. Let me know what you think! - Jenn

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  6. I never thought of putting Cajun with alfredo sauce. Sounds amazing! Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment on the Bow Tie Pasta Salad. I appreciate your kind words. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  7. This looks and sounds so yummy! I'm pinning it to give it a try some time. My hubby and I love alfredo sauce, and I'm liking the idea of a lower-fat version!

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  8. Jenn,
    I love this guilt free Alfredo sauce, and way that the sauce has been made more healthy. I never eat the regular Alfredo sauce because of the fat and calories.

    Pinning this one. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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    1. I know, I am the same way, but this one definitely satisfies that craving and you don't feel guilty after eating it! Thanks for the pin. - Jenn

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  9. THis looks amazing, especially the Alfredo sauce, which is something my family loves. Please come join us on Foodie Friends Friday on my blog!

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  10. Thanks so much for haring on Super Sweet Saturday, I LOVE alfredo and hate the fat, wonderful option!
    Steph
    swtboutique

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  11. Hey! I am newly addicted to your blog and a fellow foodie! So far I have made 5 of your recipes and have loved them all! I made this tonight and my boyfriend and I absolutely loved it! I served it with chopped tomatoes and fresh parmesan on top. I will definitely be keeping this recipe and will make again asap! Thank you!

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    1. Hi my fellow foodie!! That makes me so happy to hear that you have loved my recipes. I love the idea of adding chopped tomatoes to this dish - I'll try that next time. Thanks for taking the time to comment to let me know what you thought. - Jenn

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  12. This looks yummy! Please share this in a new Linky Party --Weekend Kitchen Creations at www.weekendkitchencreations.blogspot.com. Please join us, share your delicious creation and get other scrumptious ideas.

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