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Weight Watchers cajun chicken alfredo is a family friendly healthy dinner recipe. This spicy twist on your favorite chicken alfredo is versatile and easy to make! 

When the craving for pasta strikes you will definitely want to have this Weight Watchers cajun chicken alfredo recipe on hand. Much like my Weight Watchers Tuscan chicken pasta, this recipe is easy to make, indulgent, and Weight Watchers friendly!

How many points are in this Weight Watchers cajun chicken alfredo?

This recipe makes 6 servings and each serving is 4 Blue Plan Points | 7 Green Plan Points | 2 Purple Plan Points.

There are some easy ways to reduce these numbers–reducing the amount of pasta you use or using zucchini noodles instead of pasta will reduce your points.

Weight Watchers cajun chicken alfredo is a family friendly healthy dinner recipe. This spicy twist on your favorite chicken alfredo is versatile and easy to make! 

What kind of ingredients should I use for this Weight Watchers chicken alfredo?

The recipe is calculated with fat free versions of Greek yogurt and cottage cheese.

Points Information

I use the Weight Watchers online recipe creator for all of my points calculations. You can see above the changes that I recommend for lowering the points. If you make those changes you’ll need to recalculate.

I recommend you use the Weight Watchers recipe creator so you can know for sure what the points are for each recipe. They’re going to have the most accurate information available.

Weight Watchers cajun chicken alfredo is a family friendly healthy dinner recipe. This spicy twist on your favorite chicken alfredo is versatile and easy to make! 

Different brands or products may have different points. Though I try to give an accurate count and calculate these recipes for my own use, you may want to calculate them for yourself…I’m human and therefore am not free from error entirely :)

This recipe has 4 Blue Plan Points | 7 Green Plan Points | 2 Purple Plan Points (with fat-free Greek yogurt and cottage cheese)

Do you have any other Weight Watchers recipes?

I do! I love creating healthy recipes for 21 Day Fix and Weight Watchers, and I have hundreds of them on my site.

Instant Pot Instructions:

  1. Set Instant Pot to sauté.
  2. While it’s heating, coat chicken with olive oil and cajun seasoning, when the IP is hot (it should actually say “hot”), sauté the chicken for about 3 minutes per side. You’re wanting it to get a little crispy here.
  3. Next, add 3 cups of water to deglaze the inner pot. Add the pasta and stir. Place the trivet over the pasta.
  4. Add the chicken to the trivet and make sure it’s not touching the water.
  5. Close and seal your Instant Pot lid. Cook on the manual setting for 5 minutes, then do a natural pressure release.
  6. While the pasta is in the Instant Pot, add together the ingredients for the alfredo sauce and set to the side.
  7. Darin any extra liquid in your pot when it’s done cooking. Take the chicken out of the pot and slice it, and while the noodles are still hot add in the cheese and the sauce you mixed up earlier. Stir until all the cheese is melted and serve immediately. Top with the sliced chicken.

Weight Watchers cajun chicken alfredo is a family friendly healthy dinner recipe. This spicy twist on your favorite chicken alfredo is versatile and easy to make! 

Can I make this Weight Watchers cajun chicken alfredo on the stove?

You sure can! This recipe is easy to make in a couple different ways. These are the stove top instructions which require a little more monitoring but are still easy to use for a quick weeknight dinner recipe.

  1. Coat chicken with oil and seasoning. Add to a heated large skillet, high heat. Cook 3 minutes per side until crispy. Remove from the pan when done and set aside.
  2. Add water to the pan and deglaze. Add in the pasta and the chicken.
  3. Bring the water to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low. You want it to keep simmering. Allow to cook for 15 minutes, stir occasionally. Make sure the pasta and chicken are cooked through before removing from the heat altogether.
  4. Pull out the chicken and slice, and drain any extra liquid.
  5. Mix ingredients for the sauce and then pour it and the cheese over the pasta.
  6. Serve while warm and add your sliced chicken to the top!

Is there a Crockpot version of this Weight Watchers chicken alfredo?

You bet! I like to make sure you can cook my recipes up in whatever way works best for you. There have been some issues with the pasta in the crockpot version so make sure you use whole grain noodles for this version of the instructions. They hold up better and you’ll avoid everything going to mush! 

  1. In a large skillet over high heat cook the chicken (coated in seasoning and oil) for 3 minutes per side until crispy. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  2. Next, add your water to the slow cooker along with the chicken. Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Add the pasta during the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
  3. Remove the chicken and slice it up.
  4. Mix up the ingredients needed for the alfredo sauce. Remove any extra liquid from the pot and pour the sauce over the pasta in the slow cooker and mix in the parmesan cheese. Add in the sliced chicken and serve warm!

Weight Watchers cajun chicken alfredo is a family friendly healthy dinner recipe. This spicy twist on your favorite chicken alfredo is versatile and easy to make! 

Can I use this recipe for meal prep?

There’s just something about this pasta recipe that tastes SO amazing after a day in the fridge. SO definitely add this to your list of Weight Watchers meal prep recipes.

Healthy cajun chicken alfredo is a great meal prep for the week. It travels well and can be reheated in the microwave so you won’t have to consider an unhealthy lunch or dinner option with this all prepared ahead of time and ready to go.

Weight Watchers cajun chicken alfredo is a family friendly healthy dinner recipe. This spicy twist on your favorite chicken alfredo is versatile and easy to make! 
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Weight Watchers Cajun Chicken Alfredo

Created by: Becca Ludlum
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Weight Watchers cajun chicken alfredo is a family friendly healthy dinner recipe. This spicy twist on your favorite chicken alfredo is versatile and easy to make! 

Equipment

  • Instant Pot 6 qt
  • Sealing Rings
  • Kitchen Knife

Ingredients 

  • 2 lbs chicken breast
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups whole grain pasta (dry measurement)
  • 2/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 3/4 cup cottage cheese fat free
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt fat free
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Optional: salt to taste

    Instructions

    Instant Pot:

    • Set Instant Pot to Saute.
    • Adjust until "more" is showing under the display.
    • Coat chicken with olive oil and cajun seasoning, when the IP says hot you can sauté the chicken for about 3 minutes per side.
    • Next, add 3 cups of water to deglaze the inner pot, add the pasta and stir. Place the trivet over the pasta.
    • Add the chicken to the trivet and make sure it's not touching the water.
    • Put on the lid and set it to sealing.
    • Use the manual setting for 5 minutes, do a natural pressure release.
    • While that cooks, add together the ingredients for the alfredo sauce, set aside.
    • When the cook time is done, drain the liquid from the pot. Take out the chicken and slice it, while the noodles are still hot add in the cheese and the sauce you mixed up previously.
    • Stir until all the cheese is melted and serve immediately.
    • Top with the sliced chicken.

    Stove Top:

    • Coat chicken with oil and seasoning.
    • Add to a heated large skillet, high heat.
    • Cook 3 minutes per side until crispy.
    • Remove from the pan when done and set aside.
    • Add water to the pan and deglaze.
    • Add in the pasta and the chicken.
    • Bring the water to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to medium low.
    • You want it to keep simmering. Allow to cook for 15 minutes, stir occasionally.
    • Make sure the pasta and chicken are cooked through before removing from the heat altogether.
    • Pull out the chicken and slice it. Drain any remaining liquid from the pan.
    • Mix ingredients for the sauce and then pour it and the cheese over the pasta.
    • Serve while warm and add your sliced chicken to the top!

    Crockpot:

    • There have been some issues with the pasta in the crockpot version so make sure you use whole grain noodles for this version of the instructions. They hold up better and you'll avoid everything going to mush!
    • In a large skillet over high heat cook the chicken (coated in seasoning and oil) for 3 minutes per side until crispy.
    • Remove from the pan and set aside.
    • Next, add your water to the slow cooker along with the chicken.
    • Cover and cook on low for 2-3 hours.
    • Add the pasta during the last 30 minutes of cooking time.
    • Remove the chicken and slice it up.
    • Mix up the ingredients needed for the alfredo sauce.
    • Drain any extra liquid from the pot and pour the sauce over the pasta in the slow cooker and mix in the parmesan cheese.
    • Add in the sliced chicken and serve warm!

    Video

    Notes

    This recipe makes 6 servings and each serving is 4 Blue Plan Points | 7 Green Plan Points | 2 Purple Plan Points.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 491mg | Potassium: 724mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 538IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 3mg

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    Weight Watchers cajun chicken alfredo is a family friendly healthy dinner recipe. This spicy twist on your favorite chicken alfredo is versatile and easy to make! 

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    22 Comments

    1. 5 stars
      I love this! I can’t believe it’s only 6 points…it’s now one of my go to meals while I’m on WW.

    2. 5 stars
      I love the addition of the cajun seasoning to chicken alfredo! Thanks for a great recipe!

    3. What would this be if I were counting 21 day fix containers?

    4. Danielle Ott-Olsen says:

      What’s the serving size? This turned out totally watery? Is 3 cups of water accurate? I couldn’t even eat it.

      1. Hey there! Serving size is just over a cup – it’s always best to divide the recipe up to be most accurate.

        No, there shouldn’t be any extra liquid – did you use the Instant Pot? And what kind of noodles did you use?

        1. Danielle Ott-Olsen says:

          Hi. I used the IP and barilla while wheat noodles. Thank you.

        2. Danielle, that is what I use as well. I’m not certain where the recipe went wrong but I’m sorry you had this experience and I hope you’ll try it again!

      2. I was afraid of that so drained the liquid from the pasta before adding the cheese. My cheese was a little clumpy though. My husband still liked it so that’s good!

        1. Yes, definitely drain any extra liquid from the pasta. You can always reserve some of the liquid to add back if it’s too thick.

    5. I punched it in the app and it’s actually 10 sp for green

      1. Hey Tanya! Yes, this is why I always say you should recalculate with the exact ingredients you’re using. I just recalculated it and got 8 again, but with all of the different brands, each one is a little different with points. I hope you love this recipe as much as I do :)

        1. I making this tonight so we will see. And I just typed in the app your Nutrition that you put on this page and it came out to ten. So idk lol but it’s ok I missed lunch

        2. Did you add the ingredients or the nutrition? I calculate mine based on ingredients. Sometimes one brand of Greek yogurt has higher points than another, for example. It’s always best to use the ingredients in your kitchen to calculate.

    6. Yes I calculated my ingredients in my kitchen. So it came out to 10sp but it was delicious so I don’t mind the 2 extra points sink I had to extra. Thank you for sharing this recipe

    7. Heather Mosgeller says:

      Can you substitute the cottage cheese with anything else?

      1. You could just use the Greek yogurt, but the cottage cheese is blended, so there is no texture issue. It thins the greek yogurt a bit, so I highly recommend using it :)

    8. What trivet do you use in the instapot for this recipe?

    9. The sauce did not mix to the consistency in the video and was a bit bland.
      But appreciate that it wasn’t another chicken and broccoli concoction

      1. I’m sorry you didn’t love this – can I asked if you used a blender for the sauce?

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