Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Total Time:
50 min
Prep:
30 min
Cook:
20 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 4 (5-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup blackening spice (recommended: Paul Prudhomme's Chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup roughly chopped marinated sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound cooked fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
Directions
Watch how to make this recipe

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Dredge the chicken breasts in the blackening spice and place in a cast iron skillet over very high heat. Blacken both sides of the chicken and place in the oven for 10 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Slice in strips on the bias and set aside.

In a saute pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil. Add garlic and lightly caramelize. Then add the sun-dried tomatoes and the chicken slices. Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Add the heavy cream, increase the heat to a simmer, and reduce the cream sauce by half.

When the cream sauce is to desired consistency, stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan, salt, pepper, and pasta.

Nest the pasta on large rimmed plates, pour sauce over pasta, and garnish with scallions and the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.


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New family favorite. item not reviewed by moderator and published
what does he mean by "reduce the cream sauce by half." ? Looks good item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best Alfredo dish you can make at home! It's so simple and easy with a few ingredients. Thank you Guy for this divine dish!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish several times now, and always with success. Recently I was at my local Walmart on the noodle aisle, and a young lady came up to me to inquire if I had really been the person to drop off this dish for a reception that she was attending. I confirmed that it was likely me, and she gave her raving reviews for the dish and offered to pay me to make some for her! I will make this dish again item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was outstanding! I had some leftovers, and they were even better! I wil definitely be making this dish again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this w/Jimmy's favorite garlic bread for a girlfriend, and then her parents in June '05. She was soon my wife & I have little doubt the awesomeness of this meal won her hand and Dad's blessing. It's really that great. Read more at: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jimmys-favorite-garlic-bread-recipe.html?oc=linkback item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last evening and it was delicious. I cut back on the heat just a bit and it was perfect for my family. This is definitely going into my regular dinner rotation. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Does anyone else use the brine from the original recipe??? The recipe he shows on 'Diners, Drive ins and Dives' is different from the one posted here. Does anyone know if it makes much of a difference in the final product, or is it a wasted step? Thanks item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was definitely a hit in my house. It was a last minute dinner at my house with friends. It was easy to make and absolutely delicious. I'm so happy that I found it. Can't wait to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this tonight and it was absolutely delicious I had to stop going back for seconds, thirds, and fourths!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is your new "go to" recipe. Not sure why I haven't reviewed it before; been making this for years. So good and so easy. Great flavor. Everyone always loves it. You must try it and it will become a regular in your repertoire. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! Made this for my family's Sunday dinner. Everyone loved it. It was hot, but my family likes spicy foods. I will certainly make this again. My Uncle even asked me for the recipe. This is a winner, Guy! YUMMY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Out of this world good - used half of the blackening spice it called for. Also needed to cook the chicken a longer. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was looking for a really good recipe for Chicken Alfredo. But stumbled onto this recipe. I figured give it a shot. It turned out sooo good. I will have to make it again. It had just enough spice to it sooo YUMMY. My family really liked it. I would recommend this recipe if you are looking to spice up your Chicken Alfredo into something new. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this last night after reading all the great reviews. I used 1/2 and 1/2 and it didn't really get as thick as I would have liked. My husband and son practically licked the plate, thus the 4 stars, however I would have liked to kick it up with flavour a notch by adding goat cheese. You don't need 1 cup of the cajun spice though, way too much. Next time I would also add the chicken at the very end just to coat it with sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely wonderful! I always follow a recipe exactly the first time and then change it later but I can think of no way to improve on this one. We loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for guests, and they all enjoyed it! I loved the kick of the Cajun spices, the creaminess of the sauce and the tenderness of the chicken. The sun-dried tomatoes were a nice bit of zip as well. I will for sure make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness, so AMAZING! Saw this on his show and had to try it. It was such a hit with my family, that they ask me to make it all the time. I do use chicken stock instead of the wine, but other than that I follow the recipe. This is very easy to make and I make it about once a month. I would make it once a week but the waist line would not be happy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing. I used 1 cup of chicken stock instead of white wine. It was still amazing. Words cannot even articulate how wonderful this dish is! Yes, I will make it again and again. Even my picky eaters liked it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is amazing!! Made it twice already and my family keeps raving about it. I don't use the blackening seasoning suggested in the recipe though; I make my own from a recipe I found online. Mix of paprika, dried oregano, dried thyme, chili powder, black pepper, white pepper and garlic powder. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was definitely a hit in my house. It was a last minute dinner at my house with friends. It was easy to make and absolutely delicious. I'm so happy that I found it. Can't wait to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so awesome! I watched the video & the results looked soooo good! Plus it was really simple & I had most of the ingredients at home. I was on a budget. But this is awesome. I just went into a food coma. LOL. Its not too spicy, but I do enjoy the cajun kick! To make this recipe perfect FOR ME, all it needed was mushrooms & I wouldve been in heaven. The white wine was the punch for this sauce. I used chardonnay & added some parsley for garnish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The reviews do not lie! This was outstanding! If you like a kick then follow the recipe as is. If you like a big kick add more of the blackened seasoning. I made this on a whim and had all the ingredients except enough heavy cream so I substituted half and half... ended up with 1.5 cups of heavy cream and 1.5 cups of half and half. Totally fine. I also did not have a pre-made blackened seasoning on hand so I googled one and made it myself (basil, thyme, white pepper, black pepper, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika. This recipe was easy to prepare too. I would recommend dropping your pasta once the chicken comes out of the oven or you risk having overcooked it by the time you need to add it to the sauce. So delicious and definitely going into our rotation. I plan to experiment to attempt to make it a little more heart healthy too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My goodness! This was a dose of deliciousness. Im a nurse and I never have the time or patience to cook anything especially after working all day. Anyway I bought all the ingredients (organic brands and made this myself. It took probably an hour for me. Im no cook but oh was this awesome! My family loved it. Im excited I want to make more!!!!! Thank you very much... item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was DELICIOUS! I recently got married and have just recently started cooking. Anyways, this made me look like an experienced chef. My picky eater ate it up pretty quick, which never happens. My husband and I went back for seconds, and still we had enough to feed many many more. Next time I have company over, I will make this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great flavor nice that you can easily change the spice ratio to your liking item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was amazing! My new fav! Easy and delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We had this for a stay at home date night and had the most fun cooking it together! My husband picked it for us, and I must say he can pick'em!! Every component in the dish works well and it is delicious! We had it again later that week with the kids, who are 4, 8, and 16 and they ate every bit! You can adjust the spice on the chicken to your liking. This has become a regular family favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best!!! All I heard while they were eating was ------------ nothing!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely the Best Alfredo! I have made it twice! Raves from this household! I used Guy's blackening seasoning from his book and made his garlic bread! Out of this world! No substitutions needed! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very good, even my picky 10 year old loved it. I used Phillips seafood blacken seasoning. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Serious Mack Daddy off the hook!!!. ...I had some over that never liked chicken alfredo and they went off.... A++++ .... definitely on my top 10 list.....very nice!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a huge success at my house! I cut the recipe in half and still had too much to feed three people. Also, I decided to forego the scallions, the meal is so flavorful, it really doesn't need it. I couldn't find the blackening seasoning mentioned in the recipe so I opted for a generic kind of "cajun seasoning" and it definitely did the job. I strongly recommend this recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
i thought this recipe was absolutely scrumptious!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was so easy to make and was simply delightful. I made some changes due to ingredients on hand. I used vodka instead of white wine, half and half instead of cream, and zucchini for the noodles. Outstanding! I'll be using this recipe again for sure! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delicious and easy to make. My family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is way better than any alfredo I have ever had eating out. I used the Neely's blackening seasoning and it was delicious. I left out the tomatoes and topped with parsley. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So being a new housewife (like a whole 2 weeks, I cook everyday and it's typically recipes from this site. He compliments everything I make but this one actually got a WOW! The only sub I made was chicken stock for wine, seeing as how I just made beef burginon and I'm over wine! I also used Zatarain's big and zesty blackening spice and sprinkled it over the chicken which I patted dry and then pressed the spices into. P.s. Idk who determines serving size but i halved this recipe and we stuffed ourselves and there were still leftovers. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family LOVES this recipe!! One of our new favorites, Thanks Guy!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastic! I used Paul Prudhomme's vegetable blackeing spice. Still excellent. item not reviewed by moderator and published
My daughter-in-law is a huge "blackened" fan so I made this for her on her birthday and it was absolutely fantastic! The entire family loved the dish and there were no leftovers left for the next day. I did substitute fat-free half and half for the heavy cream. I also added more cheese and half and half for a little more sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is it! This is the recipe you need to use. It's absolutely perfect and super easy =D item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was incredible! I have made it a couple of times, for special occasions and EVERYONE loves it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
this is such a hit in my house, though i put my tomatoes and garlic into my magic bullet so there arent any large chunks, cause my husband doesnt like those. also i use italian seasoning, and cook the chicken separately and keep it on the side, because my husband doesnt like the cajun seasoning. but this is really a delicious dish and it doesnt take more than ten minutes for me, five stars. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a perfect cajun chicken pasta! Easy and delicious!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only gave this recipe 5 stars because that's all they allow, I would have give it 10 stars if they would let me! This is an AWESOME recipe! It's very easy and extremely tasty. My husband surprised me and made it last night for dinner for the kids and I, and it was restaurant quality GOOD! I can't rave enough about this tasty dish. Thanks, Guy, for sharing this recipe with us, you hit it outside the park with this one! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious and extremely easy to make!!. Although when I saw Guy make it on the show he said to not add the sun dried tomatoes until closer to the end so they don't bleed through. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All I can say is, WINNER, WINNER, CHICKEN PASTA DINNER...to borrow more sayings from Guy, this dish was off the hook! So good I made sure I had leftovers.....hey leftovers for breakfast nothing better..: item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this recipe twice, the first time with chicken which came out superb. The second time I substituted the chicken for shrimp again it was scrumptious. This is a must try recipe. Enjoy item not reviewed by moderator and published
A very tasty dish! I followed the recipe, without altering anything at all. I did you use my cast iron pan for the blackening of the chicken which I felt worked perfect. The dish has the perfect amount of zing from the chicken paired with the creaminess of the alredo sauce it works great, period. I will be making this dish for years to come for my family, and guests! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was awesome. My family loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a fantastic dish. It's perfect -- simply perfect! Love the sun-dried tomatoes and that great smoky flavor. I actually got this recipe from "Guy Fieri Food: Cookin' It, Livin' It, Lovin' It" -- a great book, by the way. Like food blogger Julie Powell of "Julie and Julia" fame, I have a feeling I'm going to work my way through every recipe in Guy's book! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This dish was amazing. The only thing I may do differently is cut out some of the salt. Other then that wonderful. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely delicious! My family loved it. I wouldn't change a thing about this dish. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Totally awesome dish!! Thanks Guy. I just bought your knives and OH MY!!! The best knives I have ever used and this dish.... The cheesy ride through flavor town!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My husband does not like chicken alfredo but he absolutely loves this!!!! My kids and the rest of my family are always begging me to make it! This is the best chicken alfredo I have EVER had!!! I have made it dozens of times and I haven't changed a thing from your recipe! Thanks Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
YUM! The family loved it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
One of the house favorites now. Everyone loved it! The sun-dried tomatoes really gave this dish some great flavoring. Instead of buying Paul Prudhomme's blackening rub I used Guy's own recipe in his amended version of this recipe listed on here as "Cajun Chicken Alfredo 2". item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very flavorful, but I'm unsure of how long to let the cream sauce reduce so I think I ended up with a little too much sauce. I think next time I'll just use 1/2 cup of cream per serving. But I loved it and it paired very nicely with the Pinot Grigio I bought randomly to use in the sauce. I'll definitely be making this for the next week or so. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Loved this. Will definitely make again! Thanks Guy item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was surprised how tasty the chicken was. Be sure not to overcook. I also couldn't find Paul P's creole mix and used Tony Chachere's. It was excellent and worth a little extra effort. Will definitely cook again and next time invite friends. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is really good. I would have liked a little more sauce, but I like a ton. The flavor was wonderful. My husband loves fettucine alfredo and I hoped he'd like a little spiced up. He LOVED it. He doesn't normally take leftovers to work, but today is the second day he took this for lunch. I made it two days ago. Pretty easy to make, too. item not reviewed by moderator and published
VERY GOOD! My whole family liked it! Even my middle child 7 y/o who doesnt like anything! Could have used probably more of the spice to make it spicer but the sun dried tomatoes with the chicken was mouth watering good! Definitely going in the recipe box. My husband said it was restaurant quality! Yum item not reviewed by moderator and published
AMAZING!! I added more cheese though, about 1 1/4 cups of parmesean cheese. I also felt that it wasn't thickening, so I added some flour after the chicken went back into the pan. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the best! I added 1/2 cup of sauted zucchini & yellow bell pepper instead of green scallions. My fiance LOVED it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy, Tasty and absolutely Awesome! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good (spiced up verison of chicken alfredo!! YUMMM!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wonderful. We will be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!!! This was fantastic and is one of our family's favorites. The Blackening seasoning is fabulous and there is plenty leftover for another time. I keep it in a zip lock baggie. Love this dish and it is so simple to make. I do use 1/2 and 1/2 to cut a few calories and it turns out just as good, the chicken comes out perfect every time. I actually add a bit more cayenne to the spice because I like it to have a kick! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This one is so delisouse! WoW! I DID NOT DRENCH THE CHICKEN IN THE BLACKING SPICE BECAUSE IT WAS TO STRONG OF A FLAVOR AND TASTED AWFUL. INSTEAD I ADDED 2 TBLS OF BLACKENING SPICE TO THE CREAM SAUCE, AND IT TURNDED OUT AMAZING! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Instead of wasting a cup of blackening, put it into a shaker and it will only take about 1 or 2 tablespoons. Make Emerils Essence recipe for blackening from this site, and replace the two tablespoons of salt with 1 tablespoon more of black pepper. And for 3 cups of cream, you need at least 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups of parmigianno reggiano and a stick of unsalted butter. And don't go cheap or it will just be nasty. And for crying out loud, warn people they need a outside vented oven hood or a downdraft range or their entire house will be filled with smoke. item not reviewed by moderator and published
AWESOME!!!! I've made this a couple of times now. Both times turned out great. Didn't modify this one at all. Even the most picky kids ever liked it (minus the scallions on top and asked for the left overs the next day! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO DELICIOUS! I even started making it with the 0 Calorie butter spray instead of oil and with half and half instead of the heavy cream. Cuts a lot of calories and still is absolutely delicious. My family requests this one all the time item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this a few times and thought I had done a review. Love the heat!! (Always add more heat just because my husband and I love it! But, then again we put habeneros on just about anything! LOL : Happy cooking to all! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loved it- but I did make some modifications. I was out of white wine, and substituted beer for a different flavor. I also made a roux with a couple of teaspoons of flour prior to adding the beer. I also add the chicken and spices together in a baggie and coat the meat that way. I have made this by the exact recipe, as well as with the above changes, and we always love it. Great recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My family loves this recipe and asks for it regularly. I add chopped artichoke hearts and use homemade blackening spice. I have also substituted light cream for the heavy cream with great results. Do not use half and half, that did not stay creamy! It seems like it would be too spicy, but I think the cream really mellows the spice...just perfect. item not reviewed by moderator and published
loved the blackened spiced chicken item not reviewed by moderator and published
Last night I doubled this recipe to make for a party of about 12 and every single person loved it. This was about my 6th time making this dish, but the first time I had ever used the sun dried tomatoes and real parmesan reggiano cheese and this made a huge differance in flavor. I thought it was really good before, but making those two changes took this dish out of bounds. I used Paul Prudhomme's Redfish Blackening which has been working just fine. I don't use an entire cup of it because I don't find it necessary. I've also used just Creole seasoning too. I don't think the dish is spicey as in hot. In fact, I think when I prepare this dish again for my husband and I, I am probably going to add a pinch of red chili flakes for a little kick. This dish is the most flavorful pasta recipe I have ever made. I made a greeen salad and garlic bread on the side. I do plan to make this dish with shrimp. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe was easy and delicious. The sun dried tomatoes gave it the perfect flavor. Make sure not to overcooked the chicken in the oven, do 5 mins in the oven instead of 10. item not reviewed by moderator and published
we're such huge fans of this recipe. i only make it when i really want to indulge, but the flavors are so well rounded & the richness in the sauce is amazing. for the true alfredo fan - it's a must! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I added cooked chicken lemon and pepper strips and broccoli to the recipe and substituted heavy cream with low fat cream of asparagus soup. I used penne pasta instead of fettuccine. My husband and son loved it so much, that the entire dish was finished in one meal. Great recipe for week night. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this dish for my husband and I and it was sooooo deliciously fabulous! My husband asked me to add it in to our regular rotation of recipes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I literally made my own blackening spice from researching on the web the ingredients. THIS recipe comes out SO MUCH BETTER if you mix your own blackening spice! I used bone-in thighs. I still give it a 5 even though I didnt have heavy cream I TRIED to use a substitute that I got online and NO it didnt work! the milk still separated HORRIBLY but the flavor was still there so I give it a 5, I'll make sure to use heavy cream next time I make this item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for dinner last night and it was great! I went easy on the cajun spice because my sister is a spice wus so not all the flavor was there, but I will absolutly add more spice next time. I'm forwarding this recipe to at least three people who I know will love it! Great recipe and easy to make!Rather than dirty two pots/pans, I cooked the chicken, took it out, then made the sauce in the pan. Simple! item not reviewed by moderator and published
so easy to make and everyone's favorite! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It sounds deliciously scrumptious but I'm trying to eat healthier. Is this dish as good for you as it is tasty? I'm dying to try this dish but somebody please help me! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is in Guy's new cookbook - I made it today and it was amazing!!!!! Loved it and will make it again. I didn't change a thing - can't get any better then the way it is. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So easy and so good! My husband loved it and ate every bit, even the sun dried tomatoes and he hates tomatoes! I made this for the first time last week and he is already asking me to make it again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So good! I used Emeril's Bayou Blast Cajun seasoning because that's what I had on hand. I sauteed the garlic and sundried tomatoes with an added diced jalapeno, seeds too. Also, I added a pinch of cayenne to the Alfredo sauce. I did not mix the chicken into the pasta, but sliced it and fanned out on top of the dish. Served with: cheesy garlic Ciabatta bread. Awesome dinner. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's amazing. Tastes soooo good. The only substitutions I made was to take a tip off Rachael Ray and use chicken stock thickened with flour, then added only 1 cup of cream, simply to make it healthier. It was the most delicious dish ever, thank you Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Perfect!!! Everyone I cook this for loves it :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
An absolute favorite in our house!! It is requested every time I visit family too! SOOOOO good and easy to make! Thanks Guy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Everytime I make a new recipe, I always date it, make comments, and write suggestions for next time. What I wrote on this recipe was, "Oh My Gosh Good!" I have made this dish using Weber New Orleans Cajun Seasoning for a bigger kick. Another time I didn't have marinated sun dried tomatoes so I used 1 can diced tomatoes. It wasn't as good as the sun dried, but it passed with a B+. Either way it is soooo delicious I could eat it everyday! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy! I was nervous serving this to guests never having made it before, but it looked pretty no-fail, and I wasn't disappointed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh my goodness this was so delicious. There was so much flavor and it was the easiest pasta dish I have ever made. The recipe made enough to feed 5 hungry men and fill them up before they went home! I can't wait to make this again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I absolutely love this recipe! I made it for my husband and now we crave it. I cooked it for my in-laws and some friends and they said that I have to invite them every time I make it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fantastically tasty with just the right amount of creaminess and cheesiness. The spices round out the dish well and left all of us wanting seconds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Five star all the way!! Great recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I will be making this dish again. I loved it. I did add mushrooms and both my husband and I agreed that the dish was lacking something. At the same time we said bacon. Next time I'm going to fry up some bacon and crumble it, and add it to the sauce at the end. YUMMY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I only brine when I have enough forethought to do it. It makes it super moist and it does taste better. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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