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    Light(Er) Cajun Chicken Alfredo

    Light(Er) Cajun Chicken Alfredo. Photo by kellychris

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    15 mins

    20 mins

    Iandicus's Note:

    This is my trimmed and more diet friendly version of Cajun Chicken Alfredo. A few simple substitutions make a creamy favorite something for the one on the diet to enjoy as much as the one who just wants flavorful creamy spicy pasta. I adapted this recipe from one by Guy Fieri. Now this would still be a bit of a treat but it is about 400 calories lighter per serving than it's full fat relative.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Place chicken and blackening spice or Cajun spice in a bag and toss to coat.
    2. 2
      In a non-stick pan over medium high heat, cook chicken until blackened on the outside (blackening spice will turn black, Cajun will not, if you are using cajun spice just cook chicken as you normally would) There will be fumes from the blackening spice, you may want to turn on a fan. The chicken is also wonderful done on the BBQ and the fumes are better if outside.
    3. 3
      Remove chicken and slice into bite sized pieces (if it is still a bit pink in the middle do not worry, it will cook more in the next step) and add back into the pan.
    4. 4
      Reduce heat add garlic and sun-dried tomatoes and saute until garlic starts to brown. De-glaze the pan with the wine.
    5. 5
      Add cream, bring to just about a boil and simmer until sauce begins to thicken, coaxing it along by adding the Parmesan.
    6. 6
      Stir in linguine and green onions or chives.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 09, 2010

      45

      This was really spicy! Too spicy for our tastes, but that can easily be adjusted by reducing the amount of blackening seasoning. Other than that, it was very good. We omitted the sun-dried tomato because I didn't have any. Otherwise, followed it just as written. I think it would be great with shrimp also!

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    • on May 01, 2010

      55

      This was very good, but very hot for our tastes. I will adjust the amt. of blackening seasoning- I used Zatarain's blackening seasoning, and then it will be perfect. I also used white wine for the broth. Thank You- Made for 2010 Herb & Spice of the Month (May)- green onion.

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    Nutritional Facts for Light(Er) Cajun Chicken Alfredo

    Serving Size: 1 (292 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 515.4
     
    Calories from Fat 355
    69%
    Total Fat 39.5 g
    60%
    Saturated Fat 20.7 g
    103%
    Cholesterol 157.6 mg
    52%
    Sodium 436.7 mg
    18%
    Total Carbohydrate 11.9 g
    3%
    Dietary Fiber 1.2 g
    4%
    Sugars 3.2 g
    12%
    Protein 29.4 g
    58%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    fresh linguine

    blackening seasoning

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