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Slow-Cooker Cajun Chicken Spaghetti

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 4 hr 25 min
  • Servings 4

Andouille sausage, chicken, fire-roasted tomatoes and Creole seasoning are just a few of the Southern flavors that make this a delicious and easy meal. MORE + LESS -

Daring Gourmet
March 8, 2017

Ingredients

10
oz (about 2/3 of a 1 lb box) dried spaghetti noodles
1
jar (15 oz) Alfredo sauce
1
medium (about 1 cup) yellow onion, diced
2
cloves garlic, minced
1 1/2
lbs boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2
lb andouille sausage, sliced
1
green bell pepper, diced
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ Organic Diced Tomatoes Fire Roasted
1 1/2
tablespoons Creole seasoning
1/4
cup heavy cream
1/2
teaspoon salt

Steps

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  • 1
    Get all your ingredients out for some quick prep work.
  • 2
    To start, cut the chicken into bite-size chunks and slice the andouille sausage.
  • 3
    Dice the whole onion, chop the bell pepper and mince the garlic. (Prep work over.)
  • 4
    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 and sprinkle half of your Creole seasoning over the chicken.
  • 5
    Layer the bell pepper and sausage pieces over the chicken, then pour in the whole can of tomatoes (including the liquid). Top tomatoes with remaining Creole seasoning and Alfredo sauce.
  • 6
    Close the lid and cook on low for 4 hours. After 4 hours, give everything a stir and add about 1/4 cup of heavy cream to the sauce. Season with salt to taste, and add additional Creole seasoning if desired.
  • 7
    Break the spaghetti noodles in thirds and place them in the sauce. Stir until noodles are completely coated and submerged in the sauce, with no pieces sticking out.
  • 8
    Increase heat to high and cook, covered, for 20-25 more minutes. Give your pasta a good stir or two, and enjoy! NOTE: Keep in mind that once you turn the slow cooker off, the sauce and noodles will continue to cook for a few minutes. If you're not going to eat immediately, reduce the time you cook the noodles so that they are not overcooked by the time you're ready to eat.
 

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More About This Recipe
  • Cajun chicken spaghetti just got easier, thanks to the slow cooker! I think the slow cooker is something most of us own, but rarely use (or at least not very often). Some of us love the concept of the slow cooker and often reference it in conversation, “Yeah, I really need to get my slow cooker out…” but in the end it remains sitting on the shelf collecting dust. Well, it’s that time of year for making New Year’s resolutions and I’m going to suggest one for you, okay? Be good to yourself. Don’t overdo it this year. One way you can do that is to treat yourself to good food without taking a lot of time out of your already jam-packed schedule – and without putting a huge dent in your budget. So here it is. New Year’s Resolution #1: I Will Make the Slow Cooker My New Best Friend. Now, pull up a chair. Dinner is served. That’s right – you put in 5 minutes of prep time and your new best friend did the rest for you. Yep, with a friend like that it’s gonna be a mighty good year! This dish combines some great flavors of the South: Smoky-spicy Andouille sausage, garlic, green bell pepper, fire-roasted tomatoes, and of course, a healthy dose of Creole seasoning. We’re going to use a jar of Alfredo sauce for part of the base. It’s creamy and already thickened, so we don’t have to worry about adding flour at some point – nope, we’re making this as hassle-free as possible. It also adds some great flavor. Let’s get started!

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