· By Jeane Carlos
Delicious Jerk Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe - Sauces by Jrk!
Looking for an easy and delicious dinner recipe? This jerk chicken alfredo pasta is perfect! The sauce is made with a jerk sauce mix, which makes it quick and simple to make. Plus, the jerk seasoning flavor gives the dish a delicious kick. Serve with a salad or some bread for a complete meal.
What Is Jerk Chicken Pasta?
This dish is simply pasta with cooked chicken in a creamy jerk-flavored sauce. Jerk flavors originated in Jamaica, and have become very popular all over the country. The sauce is made with a jerk sauce mix, which makes it quick and simple to make. Plus, the jerk seasoning flavor gives the dish a delicious kick. Serve with a salad or some bread for a complete meal. Enjoy!
Ingredients Needed For Jerk Marinade
- 4 large green onions, white parts, and some tender green tops chopped
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 lime, zested
- 1 teaspoon green chile peppers flake
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- 1 splash of lime juice
- ½ teaspoon whole allspice berries
- ½ teaspoon whole black peppers corn
- ½ teaspoon yellow mustard
- ½ teaspoon ground thyme
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground coriander
- ⅛ teaspoon dried rosemary
- ⅛ tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cubed
- 16 ounces of penne pasta
Ingredients For Alfredo Sauce
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup milk
- 1 (8 ounces) package of cream cheese, softened
- 1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmesan cheese
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 clove of garlic or garlic powder, minced
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- ½ teaspoon salt and pepper
Equipment Used In Jerk Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe
Here is a list of equipment that is needed to cook the chicken alfredo pasta recipe.
A food processor will make short work of mincing the garlic and onions and other spices.
You will need paper towels to help remove any excess moisture from the chicken before cooking.
Resealable Plastic Bag
A resealable plastic bag is perfect for marinating the chicken.
A saucepan is necessary to add the chicken for cooking the pasta and to make the Alfredo sauce.
A bowl will be needed to serve the pasta in a bowl and top with the jerk chicken Alfredo sauce.
A kitchen knife will be used to cut the chicken into cubes.
A cutting board will be used to cut the chicken into cubes.
Steps On Making Jerk Chicken Alfredo Pasta
This jerk chicken alfredo pasta recipe is the perfect weeknight meal. It is easy to make and can be on the table in under an hour. The chicken is marinated in a flavorful own jerk seasoning and then cooked until tender. It is then simmered in a creamy Alfredo sauce and served over cooked penne pasta.
Step 1: Mix All Spices
In a small bowl, mix the green onion or onion powder, minced garlic powder, olive oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, lime zest, garlic bread, red bell pepper, green bell pepper, chile pepper flakes, salt, basil, and lime juice.
Step 2: Cook Penne
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook penne according to package instructions. Drain and set aside the cooked pasta.
Step 3: Making Of Alfredo sauce
In a saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Stir in cream, milk, and cream cheese until smooth. Add Parmesan cheese and parsley flakes and stir until well combined. Season with salt and green bell peppers to taste.
Step 4: Cook Chicken
Season the jerk chicken with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste. Add chicken to the Alfredo sauce and stir until well-coated. Cooking time is important, be sure not to cook for a long time.
Step 5: Ready And Let It Rest
After the jerk chicken has been fully coated in the sauce, let it sit for a few minutes so the flavors can meld together. This will allow the chicken to absorb all of the deliciousness from the sauce. Serve over cooked chicken penne pasta and garnish with green onions and Parmesan cheese if desired. Enjoy this tasty pasta dish!
Variations To Add
If you are looking for a little more flavor in your jerk chicken alfredo pasta, there are a few variations that you can try.
- You can add different types of vegetables to this recipe such as broccoli, carrots, or peas.
- If you are looking for a little more heat, you can add additional chile pepper flakes to the sauce.
- You could also substitute the skinless chicken breasts for shrimp or beef.
- For a vegetarian version of this recipe, you could omit the chicken and add additional vegetables.
- You could also use different types of pasta such as fettuccine or rigatoni.
- For a heartier meal, try serving the jerk chicken alfredo pasta over cooked brown rice or quinoa instead of pasta.
The jerk chicken alfredo pasta recipe above yields 4 servings with the following nutritional information:
Saturated Fat: 19.5g
Tips To Make Alfredo Pasta Healthy
If you are following a special diet, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind when making this recipe.
Most Alfredo sauces are not gluten-free. If you need to make this dish gluten-free, be sure to use gluten-free pasta and a gluten-free Alfredo sauce.
Healthier Alfredo Sauce
If you are looking for a healthier version of Alfredo sauce, there are a few things that you can do. You can use skim milk instead of whole milk. You could also use low-fat cream cheese or sour cream. If you are watching your fat intake, you could omit the butter entirely. You can also use coconut milk in Alfredo sauce for delicious recipes.
Add Extra Veggies
To make this dish even healthier, you can add extra vegetables. Broccoli, peas, and carrots are all great additions to Alfredo pasta. You could also add a green salad on the side.
Use Lean Protein
For a leaner protein option, chicken is always a great choice. You could also use shrimp or turkey.
Limit The Amount Of Pasta
If you are trying to watch your carb intake, you can always reduce the amount of pasta that you use. Alfredo sauce is so flavorful that you don’t need a lot of pasta to enjoy it.
Try Jerk Sauce Pack!
Jerk Chicken breast Alfredo Pasta is a spicy dish to eat that will tantalize your taste buds and you will love it. The rich and creamy alfredo sauce pairs perfectly with the spicy jerk chicken. This recipe is simple to follow and only requires basic kitchen equipment. You can have this spicy meal on the table at dinner in no time with Sauces by Jrk’s jerk sauce. So, what are you waiting for? Give this delicious recipe a try today!
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