Fettuccine Alfredo is one of the oldest and simplest ways to enjoy pasta. This is a great dish for the whole family, pleasing even the pickiest of eaters with its creamy, cheesy goodness. If you’re feeling bored with having the same old Alfredo week in and week out, how about spicing it up with that Cajun seasoning you found at the grocery store!
Cajun chicken is a great way to spice up your Alfredo night, bringing classic Louisiana spices like paprika, garlic, onion, celery, and mustard to the dish. Cajun food has a reputation for being especially spicy, however Cajun seasoning does not bring a lot of heat to your dish unless you purchase an “extra hot” blend. The flavors of onion, celery, and smoky peppers add depth to the dish and only a hint of subtle heat. If you’re like me and love spicy food, add a couple dashes of your favorite hot sauce to garnish.
Why this recipe works: the earthy spices of the Cajun seasoning spice up the sometimes bland flavor of chicken breasts, while the creamy and cheesy sauce keeps the Cajun mix from being too spicy.
Pro Tip: If you don’t want to make the sauce, substitute 1-16 ounce jar of your favorite Alfredo sauce for the first two ingredients and reduce the parmesan cheese to ½ cup. You can add any vegetables you desire to this dish. We suggest adding 1 cup sliced zucchini, julienned kale, chopped spinach, or medium diced tomatoes in step 5. This is an excellent way to sneak great-tasting vegetables into your family’s diet.