The last few days of my pregnancy I had what I think was my only real food craving. For 9 months I was sick…not throw-up sick but on the verge of throwing up all day every say sick. It was miserable. I tried not to complain about it because I was just so happy to be pregnant but now that that's over…it sucked. Since I felt crappy the entire time, food really didn't appeal to me. Until those last few days. I think my body knew it would need it's strength and craved….Cajun Chicken Alfredo. Obviously.
I whipped up this super quick and easy version because I was on bed rest and was instructed to lay down. I figured my doctor would okay it since birth is basically a marathon and then some. And I needed to cargo-load. Here is how I did it
Easy Cajun Chicken Alfredo
2 chicken breasts
2 1/2 Teaspoons (or more to your taste) Cajun Seasoning, divided
1 red bell pepper, sliced into thin strips
1 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil
1/2 large onion, sliced into thin strips
3/4 lb fettuccine pasta
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1/2 cup parmesan cheese (grated or shredded will work)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon white sugar
Start by rubbing 2 teaspoons of the Cajun Seasoning onto the chicken breasts. Set aside for now.
Place a large skillet on medium high heat, drizzle in the oil as well as the red pepper and onion. Sauté for 3 minutes or so or until they become tender and have some color to them. Remove from the pan and set aside for now.
Cook the pasta according to the directions on the box.
While the pasta cooks, cook the chicken in the skillet (or grill it--up to you) for 3-4 minutes on each side or until no longer pink in the middle. Remove from the pan and set aside to rest before cutting.
Add the butter and heavy cream into the skillet on medium heat. Whisk until it begins to simmer, add in the parmesan cheese, stir to combine. Add in the 1/2 teaspoon (or more depending on your taste) of Cajun seasoning and sugar. Give the sauce a taste and add additional salt and pepper, if needed.
Pour the pasta and veggies into the skillet and toss into the sauce. To serve, plate the pasta, slice the chicken and fan over the pasta.
Recipe By: Mrs. Schwartz