This easy Cajun chicken fettuccine crock pot recipe results in a perfectly creamy and moist chicken pasta every single time! Ready by the time your family gets home, this delicious, spicy pasta meal is sure to become a hit! Perfect any night of the week.
Is there anything more lovely than walking into a room with a wonderful slow cooker meal scent? I think not! This crock pot Cajun chicken fettuccine is quick to throw together, leave alone to cook, then add the final few ingredients and you’ll be sitting down to eat in less than 20 minutes.
I have to say…
Even though I’m Italian, I don’t cook pasta very often. But when I’m hankering for some pasta, especially with a little kick to it, this slow cooker Cajun chicken fettuccine is it!
I start with chicken broth and a few seasonings to give it that special cajun flavor kick.
After the chicken is done cooking, shred the chicken using two forks straight in the crock pot.
Next, I add heavy cream, cooked fettuccine noodles and parmesan cheese. Cover and cook for another 20 minutes to let the sauce thicken a bit and give it time to meld the flavors into the pasta.
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The finished pasta has a bit of a kick to it mainly because of the cayenne and red pepper flakes. So if you want to lessen (or heighten) the spice level, feel free to adjust those two ingredients to your family’s liking. Note: I like to chop up some cilantro and sprinkle on top for a prettier presentation.
Let me know if you give it a try, I want to know what you think. I personally love slow cooker, crock pot meals – they make my life so much easier!
Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Crock Pot Recipe
- 1 cup chicken broth
- ¼ tsp cayenne pepper
- ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp salt
- ½ tsp pepper
- 1 small white onion diced
- 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
- At the end:
- 1 lb fettuccine noodles cooked according to package directions
- 2 cups heavy cream
- 1 cup parmesan cheese divided in half
- Optional: fresh cilantro
Add the chicken broth to the slow cooker, add the cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, red pepper flakes, paprika, salt and pepper. Stir
Add the chicken breasts and flip them around in the seasoned chicken broth to get the seasonings on the chicken.
Sprinkle the onions over the chicken and broth
Cover and cook on low for 6 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
After the cooking time is done, add the heavy cream and shred the chicken with 2 forks right in the slow cooker.
Add the cooked, drained pasta and a ½ cup of the parmesan cheese. Stir
Cover and cook for 20 more minutes. Cooking for a bit longer helps the sauce thicken from the gluten in the pasta.
Sprinkle the remaining parmesan cheese on top of each serving. I also added a touch more red pepper flakes and fresh cilantro to the top of my pasta to make it look pretty.
Serve and enjoy!
-You can cut the cook time in half on high. 3.5-4 hours on high works just fine.
-You can also use frozen chicken breasts.
-Crock pot size should be 6 quarts or larger.
I hope you love this Cajun Chicken Fettuccine Crock Pot Recipe as much as I do!
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