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Hubbard Community Cookbook: Brian Moon’s Slow Cooker Cajun Alfredo

Alfredo (1)

Who’s in the mood for some comfort food? I have found that being a bachelor, a slow cooker is our best friend. So I thought I would share this quick and easy recipe.

Slow Cooker Cajun Alfredo

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 pound smoked sausage sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cups of heavy cream
  • 4 cups of low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons coarse Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic smashed
  • 1 pound of uncooked penne pasta
  • 1/2 cup hot water
  • 5 0z freshly shredded Parmesan cheese
  • salt, pepper, garlic powder
  • Instructions:
  1. Pat chicken breasts dry and season with salt, pepper and a sprinkle of garlic powder. Heat olive oil over high heat and quickly sear chicken breast on both sides.
  2. Add chicken breast, sausage, heavy cream, chicken broth, butter, garlic cloves, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt, Cajun seasoning and pepper to slow cooker.
  3. Cook on low for about 4 hours or high for 2-3 hours until chicken has reached 165 degrees.
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker and set aside to cool and slice.
  5. Stir in 1/2 cup of hot water and uncooked penne pasta, cover and cook on high for about 30 minutes until pasta is tender.
  6. Once pasta is tender, stir in parmesan cheese sliced chicken with a little more salt and pepper to taste.