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Easy Air Fryer Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

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If you’re looking for an easy weeknight dinner option, you’ll love this Air Fryer Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo Pasta. The creamy homemade Alfredo sauce is made with just a few ingredients, and the chicken and shrimp can be cooked right in the air fryer.

air fryer shrimp alfredo

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Make At Home: Chicken and shrimp Alfredo is a delicious, restaurant-quality meal that you can easily make at home.
  • Tasty Sauce: This dish features tender chicken breast and juicy shrimp, both of which are cooked in a rich Alfredo sauce.
  • Simple Yet Impressive: Chicken and shrimp Alfredo is the perfect meal for a date night in or a special occasion. It’s sure to impress your guests, but it’s also easy enough to make on a weeknight.
Air Fryer Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

Recipe Ingredients

For chicken shrimp alfredo recipe, you will need ingredients for the shrimp and chicken as well as ingredients for the creamy sauce and pasta. Here’s what you’ll need:

Chicken and Shrimp

  • Chicken– Use boneless chicken breast or thighs and dice it up into chunks.
  • Shrimp– I like to use jumbo shrimp since it tends to shrink a little after it’s cooked, but you can use any type you like.
  • Steak seasoning– I recommend investing in a good steak seasoning from your local butcher for best results.

Alfredo Sauce

  • Butter– You will want to use unsalted butter. Set it out on the counter for about 30-minutes to soften.
  • Heavy Cream– If you don’t have heavy cream, you can make it. To make 1 cup of heavy cream, melt 1/4 cup of butter and slowly whisk in 3/4 cup milk.
  • Garlic minced– You can use fresh garlic cloves and mince them or you can buy already made minced garlic in a jar.
  • Grated parmesan-Freshly grated parmesan is best, but you can use shredded parmesan cheese as well.
  • Nutmeg– Nutmeg adds a unique flavor that combines everything for a delicious taste.
  • White pepper– You can use white pepper, black pepper, or peppercorns for a little spice.
  • Parsley-Use fresh parsley, chopped and diced for additional flavor.
  • Pasta– Use your favorite fettuccini noodles, penne pasta or broccoli to serve over you chicken and shrimp Alfredo over.
Air Fryer Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo Ingredients.

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo?

Step One: Spray Basket With Oil

Spray your air fryer basket with olive oil to ensure the chicken and shrimp do not stick.

Air Fryer Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo 3

Step Two: Season Chicken and Shrimp

Season the chicken and shrimp with steak seasoning, or your favorite spices. Then, add shrimp and chiken in the air fryer basket.

Step Three: Air Fry The Chicken and Shrimp

Set the temperature for 350℉ and cook the chicken and shrimp for 20 minutes or until cooked through.

Step Four: Prepare the Alfredo Sauce

While the chicken and shrimp are cooking, melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan. Then, add in the heavy cream. Stir to combine.

Step Five: Add Cheese And Garlic

Once the heavy cream has heated up add in garlic and parmesan cheese. A tip here is to add 1 c of parmesan cheese at a time to ensure all the parmesan has been incorporated.

Step Six: Add Spices

Once the parmesan cheese is melted and mixed, add in the nutmeg, white pepper and parsley. Stir to combine.

Step Seven: Prepare the Pasta

Prepare your pasta over the stovetop, following the directions on the box, or saute some broccoli if you want a low carb meal.

Step Eight: Garnish & Serve

Serve your chicken and shrimp Alfredo over the pasta or broccoli and Enjoy!

Air Fryer Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

Cooking Tips

  • Use freshly grated Parmesan cheese for the Alfredo sauce; it melts better and adds a richer flavor than pre-shredded cheese.
  • Opt for raw, deveined shrimp and pat them dry before cooking to ensure they sear nicely and integrate well into the sauce.

Substitutions

  • Cajun Seasoning: For a twist on the classic Shrimp and Chicken Alfredo recipe, use Cajun seasoning instead of steak seasoning to infuse the dish with bold flavors.
  • Garlic Powder: Swap minced garlic for garlic powder to easily enhance the flavor of your this recipe without compromising taste.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

  • Store: Allow the dish to cool completely before refrigerating. Store the chicken and shrimp Alfredo in an airtight container. It stays fresh in the fridge for up to three days.
  • Reheat: If you’re planning on reheating the dish, add a little extra milk or cream to prevent it from drying out. Reheat over the stove top until bubbling hot.
Air Fryer Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

What To Serve With This Recipe?

  • Steamed Asparagus: Toss asparagus with olive oil, garlic, and Parmesan. Steam for a flavourful tender result.
  •  Crispy Caesar Salad: Combine crisp romaine, homemade croutons, and Caesar dressing for a classic and refreshing side.
  •  Green Beans: Sauté green beans in lemon-infused butter for a zesty and vibrant accompaniment.
  • Corn On The Cob: Grill or boil corn, then slather with a mixture of butter and Parmesan for a tasty twist.

FAQs

What Kind of Chicken Should I Use?

You can use any kind of chicken you like for this recipe, but boneless, skinless chicken breasts are the best choice. Chicken thighs will also work well.

Can I Make Chicken and Shrimp Ahead of Time?

Yes, you can make this dish ahead. Cook the pasta and chicken/shrimp as directed, then store in an airtight container in the fridge. When ready to eat, reheat everything in the air fryer for a few minutes until warmed through.

My Sauce Didn’t Turn Out Creamy, What Happened?

Sauces may curdle if milk or cream is heated rapidly. If your sauce lacks creaminess, it may be due to quick addition of milk/cream or high heat. To avoid this, add milk/cream gradually while whisking. Alternatively, simmer the sauce gently.

Air Fryer Chicken and shrimp alfredo on a plate

Easy Air Fryer Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Discover a delightful twist on a classic with Air Fryer Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo, offering a quick, flavorful, and evenly cooked meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breast diced
  • 1 lb shrimp
  • Favorite steak seasoning
  • ½ C Unsalted Butter
  • 2 C Heavy Cream
  • 2 tbsp garlic minced
  • 3 c grated parmesan
  • Pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tbsp parsley
  • fettuccine noodles

Instructions

  1. Spray your air fryer basket with olive oil to ensure the chicken and shrimp do not stick.
  2. Season the chicken and shrimp with steak seasoning, or your favorite spices. Then, add shrimp and chicken in the air fryer basket.
  3. Set the temperature for 350℉ and cook the chicken and shrimp for 20 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. While the chicken and shrimp are cooking, melt the butter in a medium sized saucepan. Then, add in the heavy cream. Stir to combine.
  5. Once the heavy cream has heated up add in garlic and parmesan cheese. A tip here is to add 1 c of parmesan cheese at a time to ensure all the parmesan has been incorporated.
  6. Once the parmesan cheese is melted and mixed, add in the nutmeg, white pepper and parsley. Stir to combine.
  7. Prepare your pasta over the stovetop, following the directions on the box, or saute some broccoli if you want a low carb meal.
  8. Serve your chicken and shrimp Alfredo over the pasta or broccoli and Enjoy!

Notes

  • Use freshly grated Parmesan cheese for the Alfredo sauce; it melts better and adds a richer flavor than pre-shredded cheese.
  • Opt for raw, deveined shrimp and pat them dry before cooking to ensure they sear nicely and integrate well into the sauce.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 1240Total Fat: 90gSaturated Fat: 54gTrans Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 29gCholesterol: 544mgSodium: 2592mgCarbohydrates: 37gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 71g

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