1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound chicken breasts
1 pound smoked sausage sliced into 1-inch pieces
3 cups of heavy cream
4 cups of low-sodium chicken broth
4 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons coarse cajun seasoning
2 cloves garlic smashed
1 pound of uncooked penne pasta
1/2 cup hot water
8 oz freshly shredded parmesan cheese about 2 1/2 cups
kosher salt and black pepper
Pat chicken breasts dry and season with salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of garlic powder. Heat olive oil over high heat and quickly sear chicken breasts on both sides.
Add chicken breasts, sausage, heavy cream, chicken broth, butter, garlic cloves and 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt, cajun seasoning, and several turns of freshly ground black pepper to the slow cooker.