Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken Alfredo

This Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken Alfredo takes rich, creamy chicken alfredo and gives it a bold twist with the addition of Cajun seasoning and smoked sausage. It’s made in the slow cooker, so it’s incredibly easy to make, as well!

bowl full of cajun chicken alfredo.

Chicken alfredo is a classic dinner that we eat quite often. The original version of this classic is absolutely delicious, but sometimes it’s fun to switch things up. That’s why we added Cajun seasoning for a blast of flavor and a touch of heat.

cajun chicken alfredo in the slow cooker.

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a few simple ingredients.
  • It’s a super easy recipe that you make in the slow cooker.
  • The Cajun seasoning and smoked sausage add a bold kick of flavor.


plate of chicken breasts, smoked sausage, and bowls of minced garlic, cajun seasoning, parmesan cheese, butter, seasonings, broth, and heavy cream.

There’s nothing fancy about this recipe, and you’ll find everything you need to make it in just a few minutes at your local grocery store. Be sure the check the recipe card at the end of the post for exact quantities.

  • Olive oil
  • Chicken breasts
  • Smoked sausage
  • Heavy cream
  • Low sodium chicken broth
  • Butter
  • Cajun seasoning
  • Garlic
  • Uncooked penne pasta
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • Garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper

🔪 How to Make Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Making this recipe is very straightforward and very easy. It’s almost completely done in the slow cooker. You’ll just sear the chicken a little before slow cooking it.

seared chicken breasts on a white plate.

Step 1: Season and Sear the Chicken

Pat the chicken dry and season it with 1 teaspoon of salt, 1 teaspoon of pepper, and garlic powder. Then, sear the chicken on each side in a skillet on high heat with olive oil.

butter, heavy cream, and seasonings in the slow cooker.

Step 2: Slow Cook

Add chicken, sausage, heavy cream, chicken broth, butter, garlic, Cajun seasoning, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper to an 8-quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours.

Step 3: Slice the Chicken

30 minutes before the alfredo is done, remove the chicken and let it cool. Then, slice the chicken.

cajun chicken alfredo in the slow cooker.

Step 4: Cook the Pasta

After removing the chicken, add the pasta and cook on high for another 30 minutes.

Step 5: Finish the Alfredo

When the alfredo is finished cooking, top with parmesan cheese and sliced chicken. Enjoy!


  • Spicy – Add red pepper flakes for even more heat.
  • Traditional – Omit the Cajun seasoning.
  • Penne pasta – Use any short pasta variety.
  • Chicken – You can make this dish with pork chops, as well.

If you think this recipe looks good, then you’ll love our slow cooker parmesan garlic chicken pasta.

🥄 Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Skillet
  • Tongs
  • Slow cooker
  • Knife
  • Cutting board

🥫 Storage

Refrigerate this chicken alfredo for up to 3 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, you can freeze it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

bite of pasta and smoked sausage held on a fork in the air.

💭 Tips

  • Sear the chicken on high heat. You’re just getting some color on it, not cooking it through.
  • Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes before slicing it so it remains tender and juicy.
  • Be sure to pat the chicken dry so the seasonings stick when you add them.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

What is chicken alfredo?

Chicken alfredo is a variation of fettuccine alfredo made with chicken breasts in a creamy sauce with pasta.

Is creamy alfredo authentic Italian food?

No. Traditional fettuccine is made with butter and cheese. The cheese emulsifies as it melts to make the sauce. Creamy alfredo sauce is an Americanized version.

Do you have to sear chicken before putting it in a slow cooker?

Searing chicken before slow cooking isn’t required. It just adds more color and more depth of flavor.

large bowl full of cajun chicken alfredo.

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Slow Cooker Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Slow cooker Cajun chicken alfredo takes a family classic and adds a punch of flavor with Cajun seasoning and smoked sausage.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 893kcal


  • slow cooker
  • large skillet


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chicken breasts
  • 1 pound smoked sausage sliced into 1 inch pieces
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 4 cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 pound uncooked penne pasta
  • 8 ounces shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt and pepper


  • Pat chicken dry and season with 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp pepper and garlic powder. In a large pan add the olive oil and sear the chicken on high heat.
  • You just want to brown each side not cook entirely.
  • Add chicken, sausage, heavy cream, chicken broth, butter, garlic, Cajun, 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to an 8 quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 hours.
  • 30 minutes before it’s done take the chicken out and let cool then slice. Add in the uncooked penne pasta and cook on high for another 30 minutes.
  • Once done add in the parmesan cheese and top with the sliced chicken.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes.


Serving: 1Serving | Calories: 893kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 42g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 31g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 197mg | Sodium: 1234mg | Potassium: 714mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2429IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 433mg | Iron: 2mg
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