The Best Chicken and Sausage Alfredo

The Best Chicken and Sausage Alfredo

A flavorful cream-based pasta made with chicken, smoked sausage, creole spices, and fresh parmesan cheese. This is the ultimate weeknight dinner meal as it comes together in less than one hour.

  • Author: Jaylynn Little
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minuts
  • Total Time: 34 minute
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 or 3 smoked or andouille sausages
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 3 tsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tsp creole seasoning
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 sweet yellow pepper, diced
  • 1 sweet pepper, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced (or garlic paste)
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups (16 oz) heavy cream
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • Penne pasta, cooked (about 1 to 1.5 cups)
  • Reserved pasta water


Prepare the meat

  1. Using a mallet, pound the chicken in the thickest parts until it is even throughout. If you don’t have a mallet a rolling pin or heavy cup will work.
  2. Season the chicken with salt and pepper to your liking. Season with 2 tsp of smoked paprika and 1 tsp of creole seasoning. Slice the chicken or you can leave it whole (as pictured) then set it aside.
  3. Slice the sausage into 1/2 inch rounds and set aside.

Making the pasta

  1. Heat a large pan or skillet over medium-high heat and add in the olive oil. Once the oil is hot add in the chicken breast and cook on both sides until it’s browned and fully cooked. Remove the chicken and set it aside on a plate. Add in the sausage and brown on all sides then remove the sausage from the pan.
  2. Add the diced onions and sweet peppers to the pan and saute until they are translucent and fragrant. Once the veggies are soft add in the garlic and cook for another 3 minutes. Add in the remaining 1 tsp of smoked paprika, 1 tsp of creole seasoning, oregano, brown sugar, Worcestershire sauce, and mix very well.
  3. Reduce the heat to medium-low, pour in the heavy cream, and bring it to a simmer then add in the parmesan cheese and stir well as the sauce thickens. Taste the sauce and add more seasoning if desired.
  4. Stir in the spinach, sausage, sliced chicken (if adding it in)and stir very well. Add in your cooked pasta a little at a time. If the sauce starts to thicken too much add in a little of the reserved pasta water to thin it out. Stir everything well and serve while hot. If you’re serving the chicken breast sliced (as pictured) slice the chicken and serve it on top of the plated pasta.

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