Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

This Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo will make you look like a seasoned chef. Your date will be wondering when you secretly attended cooking school!

Hey there, friends and lovebirds! 💖 Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking to impress your special someone with minimal effort (because who wants to be overworking in the kitchen on date night, right?), I’ve got the perfect recipe for you: Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo!

Why Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo?

1. Love in Every Bite:

Picture this – creamy fettuccine hugging succulent chicken and shrimp, all coated in a dreamy Alfredo sauce. This dish screams amore in every forkful. It’s a love potion in pasta form!

2. Date Night Done Right:

Valentine’s Day is all about spending quality time with your special someone, not sweating over a hot stove. This recipe is your ticket to a cozy evening – whip it up in no time and savor the moments together.

3. Impress Without Stress:

You don’t need to be an expert cook to nail this recipe. Even if you’re a kitchen newbie, this Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo will make you look like a seasoned chef. Your date will be wondering when you secretly attended cooking school!

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Fettuccine Pasta noodles, buy the fresh one from the refrigerator section if your fancy!
  • Chicken Breast (or your fave protein)
  • Shrimp (because seafood adds that extra oomph!)
  • Alfredo Sauce (homemade because it IS Valentine’s Day)
  • Garlic (because, garlic makes everything better)
  • Parmesan Cheese (the more, the merrier)
  • Butter (because butter makes everything even more delicious)

Easy-Peasy Instructions:

  1. Cook Fettuccine:
    Boil a pot of water, throw in the fettuccine, and cook until al dente. Easy, right?
  2. Sauté Shrimp & Cook the chicken in the air fryer to save some time:
    In a skillet, cook shrimp until tender and pop the seasoned chicken in to the air fryer for 12 minutes until juicy and tender
  3. Mix in the Goodness:
    Toss in your cooked pasta, Alfredo sauce, minced garlic, Parmesan cheese, and a dollop of butter. Give it a good mix – this is the magic moment!
  4. Serve with Love:
    Plate it up like you’re presenting a masterpiece, and voila! Your Cajub Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo is ready to steal hearts.
Yield: 6 servings

Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo

This Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo will make you look like a seasoned chef. Your date will be wondering when you secretly attended cooking school!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 oz fettuccine noodles, cooked according package instructions
  • 1 lb chicken breast, diced or cut into thin strips
  • 1 lb large shrimp, peeled, deveined and tails removed
  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided (1 tbsp to season shrimp, 1 tbsp to season chicken, 1 tbsp to sear shrimp)
  • 2 tbsp creole seasoning
  • 2 tbsp blackening seasoning
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • Kosher salt to taste

For sauce

  • 2 tbsp Kerrygold garlic and herb butter
  • 1 small shallot, finely diced
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 4 cups of heavy cream
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese
  • 1 tsp cajun seasoning
  • 1 tsp all purpose seasoning of choice
  • Kosher salt to taste if desired
  • Fresh parsley as desired

Instructions

  1. Cook pasta according to package instructions, drain and set aside
  2. Season shrimp in one bowl with olive oil and half of seasoning blend then set aside
  3. Season chicken in another bowl with olive and the other half of the seasoning blend and set aside
  4. Cook chicken in air fryer on 400 for 12 minutes flipping half way through until cooked through and golden brown
  5. While chicken cooks, sear shrimp in a large skillet with 1 tbsp of olive oil
  6. Cook shrimp on each side for 2 minutes
  7. Remove shrimp and set aside
  8. To the same skillet on medium heat, melt garlic and herb butter and saute shallot and garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute
  9. Add heavy whipping cream and whisk well to combine
  10. Turn heat to medium low and bring to a simmer
  11. Add parmesan cheese little by little, whisking until melted
  12. Season to taste with cajun seasoning and all purpose seasoning
  13. Add fresh parsley as desired
  14. Once sauce has simmered and thickened, after about 10 minutes, add pasta a little at a time until well coated in the suace
  15. Turn off the heat and allow the pasta to soak up the sauce
  16. Top the pasta with the cooked shrimp and cooked chicken, mixing well to combine
  17. Top with more parmesan cheese and parsley as desired

Notes

If you like the pasta saucier use less noddles, about 8-9oz as desired instead of the entire box

Why This Recipe is Your Culinary Wingman:

  • Effortless Elegance:
    No need to break a sweat. This recipe is so easy; it practically cooks itself. You’ll have more time to focus on the company, not the kitchen chaos.
  • Chef-Level Compliments:
    Your date will be singing your praises. Expect comments like, “Did you hire a chef?” or “You know your way around the kitchen!” and revel in the glory.
  • Made for Sharing:
    This dish is all about sharing – from the cooking process to the dining experience. It’s the perfect way to bond and create delicious memories.

So, there you have it – an easy, delicious, and impressive Cajun Chicken and Shrimp Fettuccine Alfredo recipe that will make you the hero of Valentine’s Day. Trust me; Cupid would approve!

Enjoy your romantic dinner, and may your Valentine’s Day be filled with love, laughter, and lip-smacking good food! 🌹✨

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