Cajun Chicken Fettuccine

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 5, 2013

$5 Meal Plan Member's Choice

This recipe is featured in the 21 Freezer Cooking Recipes from Costco Meal Plan #5.

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Here’s a fun and zippy meal that your family is sure to enjoy. You can control the “heat” easily in this one…depending on your family’s taste buds. This meal is hearty, filling and oh so tasty…it was enjoyed by everyone at our dinner table!

Here are a couple of helpful posts to make this dinner a little quicker to prepare, and cheaper than buying pre-prepared too!

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And because of dairy allergies in the family, I have to make my own cream sauces, using a dairy free margarine and non-dairy milk (I suggest rice milk, as it has the blandest flavor. Whatever you do, don’t use a vanilla flavored milk to make a savory white sauce!)

Note: Pasta…I generally don’t spend more than $.50 on a box of pasta. And in some cases you can get it free, if your store still doubles coupons! 

GLUTEN-FREE NOTES: If making a gluten-free sauce, please sub 1:1 a rice flour or gluten-free baking mix for the wheat flour in the white sauce. And use gluten-free noodles.

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Cajun Chicken Fettuccine

Inspired by Plain Chicken

Yield – 4 to 6 servings

Preparation Time – 20 minutes

Cooking Time – 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fettuccine noodles ($.50)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine ($.75)
  • 6 Tbsp flour ($.20)
  • 3-4 cups milk (depending on how thick/thin you want the sauce ($.75)
  • 2 cups cooked shredded or cubed chicken ($2)
  • 2 Tbsp cajun seasoning mix ($.15)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional garnish: chopped parsley
  • Side dish suggestions: Broccoli, green beans ($1)

Directions

  • Prepare the pasta noodles as directed.
  • Meanwhile, prepare the cream sauce. Melt the butter in a large skillet. Whisk in the flour, and then quickly whisk in the milk. Bring to slow bubble, then reduce heat to medium. Stir often as it thickens. Once slightly thickened, add the chicken and cajun seasoning, as well as salt and pepper to taste. Let simmer over low heat for a few minutes. If you plan to keep it over heat for more than 10 minutes, gently stir in milk to keep it the thickness you prefer.
  • Prepare side dishes.
  • Serve Cajun Chicken sauce over fettuccine noodles with vegetable side.

Cost $5.35

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

jackie Brown April 5, 2013 at 9:33 pm

Now that looks down right delish; I might just change my menu for next week and add this using my frozen crocked shredded chicken. YUMMY

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Laura Maine April 14, 2013 at 5:53 pm

I made this for my family using chicken broth instead of milk and it tasted wonderful! Thank you for a great recipe.

Tonight I’m making it with potatoes (like scalloped potatoes except with your sauce and chicken instead of ham). I expect it to be fabulous!

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Kristin October 14, 2013 at 7:07 pm

I made this and added a bag of frozen peas to the sauce as the meat cooked. I also let my little one be in charge of stirring the sauce so she could claim she cooked it. We loved it and think it is a great start to a casserole.

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