Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

This dish is so savory, creamy and delightful it is almost insane! I am not sure if I even know anyone who does not like Alfredo, and this dish is super quick and easy to make.

Ingredients

  •             2 chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  •             ½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  •             8 ounces fettuccine, uncooked
  •             1 tbsp Cajun seasoning, divided in half
  •             ½ tsp garlic powder
  •             2 tbsp Olive Oil
  •             2 tbsp butter, unsalted
  •             4 ounces Cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  •             1 cup heavy whipping cream
  •             2 cloves garlic, freshly minced
  •             1 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
  •             Salt and pepper if desired

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Cook the fettuccine to Al dente, according to package directions

Place the chicken pieces and the shrimp into a bowl and sprinkle with half the Cajun seasoning and  ½ tsp garlic powder

SECOND STEP:

Add Olive Oil to a skillet and place the shrimp in

Cook for three minutes and transfer to a separate dish

Add the chicken to the skillet and cook through, about 6 to 7 minutes

Transfer the chicken to the plate with the shrimp

Remove the pan from the heat

THIRD STEP:

In the same skillet add in the butter and the cream cheese

Add in the minced garlic, cream and the remaining Cajun Seasoning

Lower the heat to medium and stir until the cream cheese is melted

FOURTH STEP:

Continue to simmer until the sauce begins to thicken, about three minutes

Stir in the freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Add the shrimp and chicken back in the skillet and stir

FIFTH STEP:

If you want slightly thinner sauce, add in a tbsp of the pasta water

Drain the noodles and add to the skillet

Squeeze and drizzle fresh lemon juice over the top

SIXTH STEP:

Garnish with additional Parmesan Cheese and chopped fresh parsley

Serve immediately

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

YIELD: 8 SERVING SIZE: 1
Amount Per Serving: CALORIES: 405TOTAL FAT: 26gSATURATED FAT: 14gTRANS FAT: 0gUNSATURATED FAT: 10gCHOLESTEROL: 128mgSODIUM: 996mgCARBOHYDRATES: 26gFIBER: 1gSUGAR: 2gPROTEIN: 16g

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