Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Cajun Chicken Spaghetti

This could be a very yummy hassle-free dinner.  I made extra work for myself by making my own alfredo sauce, but the flavors were great and after getting everything in the crock pot, I didn't have to think about it again until dinner time!  

ounces (about 2/3 of a 1 lb box) dried spaghetti noodles
15 ounce jar Alfredo sauce
medium (about 1 cup) yellow onion, diced
cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2 
pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
pound andouille sausage, sliced (I used keilbasa sausage)
green bell pepper, diced
14.5 ounce can Muir Glen Fire-roasted Tomatoes
1 1/2 
tablespoons Creole seasoning
cup heavy cream
teaspoon salt


  • Get all the ingredients out. You’re going to do just a tiny bit of chopping and then a whole lot of dumping – it’s that simple!
  • Dice the chicken and slice the andouille sausage.
  • Dice the onion, chop the green bell pepper, mince the garlic and you’re done! That’s all the prep work. Now we’re just going to add everything to the slow cooker.
  • Pour 1/3 of the Alfredo sauce into the bottom of the slow cooker and stir in the onions and garlic.
  • Layer the chicken pieces on top of the saucy onions.
  • Sprinkle ½ of the Creole seasoning over the chicken.
  • Layer the green bell peppers over the chicken.
  • Layer the andouille sausage over the chicken.
  • Next pour the tomatoes (including the juice) over the sausage.
  • Sprinkle the remaining Creole seasoning over the tomatoes.
  • Pour the remaining Alfredo sauce over the tomatoes.
  • Close the lid and cook on low for 4 hours.
  • Open the lid, enjoy the whiff of the delicious sauce, and give it a stir to combine everything.
  • Add about ¼ cup of heavy cream to make the sauce that much creamier and yummy. Add the salt. Add more according to taste or add more Creole seasoning if desired.
  • Break the spaghetti noodles in thirds and place them in the sauce. 
  • Stir the noodles around in the sauce until completely coated and submerged in the sauce. Make sure they’re not sticking out. Raise the heat to high and cook for another 20-25 minutes. Keep in mind that once you turn the slow cooker off, the sauce and noodles will continue to cook for a few minutes and you don’t want to overcook the noodles. So if you’re not going to eat immediately, reduce the time you cook the noodles.
  • Give your Slow Cooker Cajun Spaghetti a good stir or two and you’re ready to rock n’ roll!

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