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For this recipe I used some home made sausage my dad made. The dish tasted really good once done and it was really easy to make in a pinch.

One Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo Pasta

(Adapted from Number 2 Pencil)


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4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
1 pound of chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
14 oz smoked sausage, sliced on the diagonal
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 quart of low-sodium chicken broth
2 1/2 cups of heavy cream
1 pound of dried penne pasta
1 1/2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning plus more for topping
4 oz of freshly shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup of Italian flat leaf parsley, minced

Start with a large covered cooking pot.

Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown in olive oil over medium high heat.

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Add sausage and continue to cook until lightly browned.

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Stir in garlic and cook for for about two minutes.

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Add chicken broth, heavy cream, dried pasta and cajun seasoning to pot.

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Stir together and bring to a simmer over medium high heat.

Reduce heat to low and let cook covered for 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is tender.

Remove pot from heat and stir in parmesan cheese.

Stir in chopped parsley and sprinkle with additional cajun seasoning to taste.

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