One Pot Cajun Chicken and Sausage Alfredo Pasta

1 pound of chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt
freshly ground black pepper to taste
14 oz smoked sausage of choice, sliced on the diagonal
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 quart of low-sodium chicken broth
2 1/2 cups of cream
1 pound of dried penne pasta
1 1/2 tbsp of Cajun seasoning plus topping
4 oz of freshly shredded parmesan cheese
1 cup of Italian flat leaf parsley, minced

Start with a large covered cooking pot. Season chicken with salt and pepper and brown in olive oil over medium high heat. Add sausage and continue to cook until lightly browned. Stir in garlic and cook for for about two minutes. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, dried pasta and cajun seasoning to pot. Stir together and bring to a simmer over medium high heat. Reduce heat to low and let cook covered for 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is tender. Remove pot from heat and stir in parmesan cheese. Stir in chopped parsley and sprinkle with additional cajun seasoning to taste.