Cajun Chicken and Sausage Pasta in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Cajun Chicken and Sausage Pasta in Creamy Parmesan Sauce

Recipe by SandraMyersCourse: Main CourseCuisine: American


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  • 6 oz. smoked sausage, sliced into 1/4 inch pieces

  • 1 lb. chicken breasts

  • 8 oz. baby Bella mushrooms, sliced

  • 3 Tbsp butter, unsalted and divided

  • Cajun seasoning, to taste

  • Italian seasoning, to taste

  • Salt and pepper to taste

  • Creamy Parmesan Sauce
  • 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese

  • 1 cup chicken broth, sodium free

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tsp Paprika

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

  • sea salt, to taste

  • Pasta
  • 8 oz. penne pasta


  • Pasta
  • Boil pasta in salty water according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  • Chicken, sausage and mushrooms
  • Generously season chicken with salt, pepper, Cajun and Italian seasonings. Slice sausage into 1/4 inch circles and slice mushrooms.
  • In a large skillet over medium high heat, add 1 tbsp butter and melt. When the pan is hot, add whole chicken breasts, cook for about 4-5 minutes on each side, until browned. Remove chicken onto a plate and slice into strips.
  • Add sliced sausage pieces and brown them on medium heat, for 2-3 minutes on each side, until darker in color around the edges. Remove from the skillet onto a plate.
  • Deglaze the pan with a splash of water and add 2nd tbsp of butter and sliced mushrooms into the skillet. Sauté until mushrooms is moist, and dark. Once cooked, remove them from the pan.
  • Sauce
  • Add remaining 1 tbsp butter to the pan, melt. Add garlic, until slightly browned.
  • Add chicken broth, Worcestershire sauce and heavy cream and bring to a light simmer.
  • Add Cajun seasoning, paprika and garlic powder and mix into the sauce.
  • Add Parmesan cheese and whisk to blend, for about 2-3 minutes to thicken the sauce. Taste the sauce and add salt to taste.
  • Add cooked pasta into the sauce and mix in well. Add the chicken, sausage and mushrooms back into the pan and allow them to reheat for 2-3 minutes. Close the lid to help the heat stay in.
Cajun Chicken And Sausage Pasta In Creamy Parmesan Sauce
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