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Blackened Chicken Alfredo

This Blackened Chicken Alfredo is deliciously spicy and creamy. The recipe uses my all time favorite way to prepare chicken, Air Fryer Blackened Chicken. The spicy chicken and creamy sauce is a perfect flavor combination that can easily be made on a busy weeknight in under 30 minutes. 

Why you'll love this recipe

  • This Blackened Chicken Alfredo is ready in under 30 minutes making weeknight easy and mouths happy! 
  • Both kids and adults will love this recipe.
  • By adjusting the cayenne in the seasoning you can create the spice level that works for you. 
  • This recipe uses pantry staples and minimal ingredients. 
  • Restaurant feel comfort food in the comfort of your home! 
  • Add volume with zoodles or healthy noodles and vegetables for added fiber.
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Do you have to air fry the chicken?

I do suggest you air fry the chicken as it adds a great texture to the blackened chicken alfredo and is super convenient. You can also prep the chicken ahead of time making this recipe even quicker during the week. Alternatively you can You can also pan sear, bake or BBQ this chicken. If baking – either cut into strips or leave in whole breasts and bake at 375 for approx. 20-25 minutes until cooked through and no longer pink. If BBQing – pound chicken breasts to approximately 1/2 inch thick. Top with the seasonings and coat well on all sides. BBQ on both sides until cooked through, approximately 4-5 minutes each side. If pan searing – suggest cutting into strips and searing a hot cast iron until cooked through.

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What kind of air fryer do you use?

I have the COSORI Air Fryer Oven Combo 5.8QT Max XL Large Cooker, linked here. I do find it is pretty loud in the kitchen but it gets the job done and makes perfect hot honey lemon pepper wings. We have had it for years without any issues.

We use our air fryer all the time for recipes like Air Fryer Blackened Chicken and Air Fryer Halibut.

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Ingredients and Substitutes:

These are the main ingredients and substitutions. See recipe card below for full ingredients list and instructions for Hot Honey Lemon Pepper Wings.

Chicken: you can use chicken breast, chicken thighs, steak, shrimp, sausage or any other protein you would like. 

Fettuccini Noodles: swap with your favorite style and brand of noodles. You can use higher protein brands, Gluten Free, etc. 

Butter: you can substitute butter with oil although the butter does add great flavor. 

Laughing Cow Cheese: this recipe is using the “light” Swiss laughing cow cheese. Regular and even flavored would be fine.  

Whole Milk: this recipe is meant to thicken using whole milk. If you substitute you may need to add more thickening powder like flour, arrowroot or cornstarch. 

Cream Cheese: regular and light will both work here.

Parmesan Cheese: regular and lower fat options will both work here. I do find lower fat does not melt as well as full. 

Blackened Seasoning: you can use your favorite store bought blackened seasoning if you do not want to make your own but do note that most store bought seasonings have sugar added and this one does not. 

How to make this blackened chicken alfredo

Step 1: Cook the chicken

Mix blackening seasonings in a deep mixing bowl and set aside.

Slice chicken breast into strips. Add chicken to bowl of seasonings and mix together well to evenly coat.

Preheat air fryer. Lay chicken in air fryer without any pieces overlapping. Cook at 380 for 8 minutes. You can also pan sear, bake or BBQ this chicken. If baking – either cut into strips or leave in whole breasts and bake at 375 for approx. 20-25 minutes until cooked through and no longer pink. If BBQing – pound chicken breasts to approximately 1/2 inch thick. Top with the seasonings and coat well on all sides. BBQ on both sides until cooked through, approximately 4-5 minutes each side. If pan searing – suggest cutting into strips and searing a hot cast iron until cooked through.

Step 2: Cook the noodles

Cook the noodles according to the package directions. 

Step 2: Make the sauce

Heat a pan over medium, add butter and melt. Once melted add garlic and laughing cow cheese. Lower heat to medium low. Using the back of a spoon mash the laughing cow cheese until it starts to melt.

Add milk and cream cheese. Mash cream cheese cubes the same way you did the laughing cow until it has melted into the mixture.

Add parmesan and pepper and stir together. Simmer until the mixture thickens into a nice sauce. This does not take long. Once sauce has formed add noodles and chicken and mix until coated well.

Yield

5 Servings – 4 And 6 Listed In Notes

MyFitnessPal

“ohsnapmacros – Blackened Chicken Alfredo”

4.68 from 27 Reviews

Ingredients

Adjust Servings
1 lbs. chicken breast, raw
8 oz. fettuccini noodles - using De Cecco (UNCOOKED)
2 Tbsp. Butter
1/2 Tbsp. minced garlic
2 laughing cow cheese wedges (light)
1 1/3 cup Whole Milk
2 oz. cream cheese, cubed (room temp works best)
64 g grated parmesan cheese
Fresh cracked pepper to taste
Blackened Seasoning
1 lbs. chicken breast, raw
1 Tbsp. smoked paprika
1 Tbsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1/4 to 1 tsp. cayenne pepper

Nutritional Information

392 Calories
11 Fat (grams)
36.3 Carbs (grams)
41.3 Protein (grams)

Directions

1.

Mix blackening seasonings in a deep mixing bowl and set aside.
Slice chicken breast into strips. Add chicken to bowl of seasonings and mix together well to evenly coat.
Mark as complete
2.

Preheat air fryer. Lay chicken in air fryer without any pieces overlapping. Cook at 380 for 8 minutes.
You can also pan sear, bake or BBQ this chicken. If baking - either cut into strips or leave in whole breasts and bake at 375 for approx. 20-25 minutes until cooked through and no longer pink. If BBQing - pound chicken breasts to approximately 1/2 inch thick. Top with the seasonings and coat well on all sides. BBQ on both sides until cooked through, approximately 4-5 minutes each side. If pan searing - suggest cutting into strips and searing a hot cast iron until cooked through.
Mark as complete
3.

Cook the pasta according to the package directions.
Mark as complete
4.

While the pasta cooks, heat a pan over medium, add butter and melt. Once melted add garlic and laughing cow cheese. Lower heat to medium low. Using the back of a spoon mash the laughing cow cheese until it starts to melt.
Add milk and cream cheese. Mash cream cheese cubes the same way you did the laughing cow until it has melted into the mixture.
Mark as complete
5.

Add parmesan and pepper and stir together. Simmer until the mixture thickens into a nice sauce. This does not take long. Once sauce has formed add noodles and chicken and mix until coated well.
Tip - cut your noodles in half for easier serving when weighing.
Mark as complete
6.

Reheating instructions:

When reheating add a tbsp or two of water to help the sauce separate as needed.
Mark as complete
7.

Volume adds:

Add zoodles to create a higher volume serving. Add Healthy Noodles from Costco.
You can also make this low carb by using just zoodles or healthy noodles and opt out of the fettuccini.
Mark as complete

Notes

Nutritional information:
4 servings: 489 cals - 51.7 P / 13.8 F / 45.8 C - 295 grams
5 servings: 392 cals - 41.3 P / 11 F / 36.6 C - 236 grams
6 servings: 326 cals - 34.4 P / 9.2 F / 30.5 C - 196.5 grams

27 Comments

  • Whitney

    The holy grail of alfredo! Added a little crushed red pepper to give a kick….literal perfection!

  • Nat

    Since I have to be dairy free do you think we can alter the recipe and still be within the macros? This looks amazing!

  • Stephanie

    Can you create a video on how to enter this recipe into my fitness pal? I weighed all my raw ingredients & entered them & then changed the serving size to grams after it was cooked but it is not coming out right

    • Stephanie

      I figured it out, for some reason it didn’t like when I weighed my milk in grams

  • Shea

    This was really good! I’m not sure why the 3 star ratings when asking a question, maybe because that’s the default?

    I blended the milk, laughing cow and cream cheese in my smoothie blender and it blended nicely, poured into the pan then added the Parmesan. Wasn’t too spicy. Added a pinch of red pepper flakes. Yum!!!

  • Jennifer Womack

    Made this the past 2 Mondays and it was a huge hit – my 3 picky (10, 12 and 15 yr old) eaters loved it!!!

  • Suz

    This was great, and easy to make.

  • Nicole

    Is there a brand of blackened chicken you’d recommend?

    • daniellelima

      I recommend making mine but you can also use Tyson frozen strips.

  • Kacie

    My husband took one bite of this and said, “I’d eat this again” so I’d call that a win! Swapped blackened chicken for regular chicken since I can’t handle spicy foods. This one is definitely going into our weekly rotation. You wouldn’t even know it’s macro friendly based on the taste!

  • Shellene Hunt

    What brand of of grated parm & cream cheese were used? Low fat? Etc.. slight variations in these will change the Macros. Can you please provide those?

    • daniellelima

      Regular and regular.

      • Christina

        You used regular cream cheese and laughing cow, and not the 1/3 fat cream cheese or light laughing cow? Just clarifying what to buy

  • melissa

    Hi! Question, is it 8oz dry fettuccine or 8oz cooked?

  • Danielle

    Hands down my FAV!!

  • Erica

    Hi! This might be a dumb question, but when you list the macros for 4, 5 and 6 servings…..are those numbers per serving? Or is that the total for the whole number of servings? So if I am looking at the 4 servings numbers, is that the macros for 1 of the 4 servings? Thanks!

    • daniellelima

      Yes, nutrition is for one serving. I just added the option to make it 4, 5 or 6 with the breakdown for your convenience.

  • Elizabeth L.

    Truly one of my favorite OSM recipes. So delicious. Definitely my favorite recipe with blackened chicken. Also used the Alfredo sauce recipe without the blackened chicken several times now. It’s my new favorite.

  • Jenni Phenicie

    This is probably silly but it says dry fettuccine but you do cook before adding it to the Alfredo
    Mixture? Thanks for the recipe! Looking forward to making it!

  • Lori Grigsby

    This was SO yummy! Thank you for sharing.

  • emily

    amazing!!! so delicious!! 10/10

  • Jeanette

    I love to cook for my family and love to cook a variety. Rarely do I repeat meals, I’ve made this at least 5 times this year. It’s so flavorful and delicious. Thank you!!

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