One Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo Pasta

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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

 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

    1. Start with a large covered cooking pot.
    2. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown in olive oil over medium high heat.
    3. Add sausage and continue to cook until lightly browned.
    4. Stir in garlic and cook for for about two minutes.
    5. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, dried pasta and cajun seasoning to pot.
    6. Stir together and bring to a simmer over medium high heat.
    7. Reduce heat to low and let cook covered for 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is tender.
    8. Remove pot from heat and stir in parmesan cheese.
    9. Stir in chopped parsley and sprinkle with additional cajun seasoning to taste.


    1. I hope this is not a dumb question lol 🤦‍♀️ but does the chicken need to be cooked first before being put into the pot or cut it up then brown it. Also what kind of chicken did you use?

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