Cajun Chicken Pasta

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I MUST be missing home because all my latest recipes have been Louisiana related! But I can’t lie…Louisianians know how to cook some BOMB ass food! This Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe is a mix of two amazing recipes I’ve come across in the past few years. The seasoning for the chicken comes from a Chicken Lazone recipe and the pasta sauce comes from another Cajun Chicken recipe. This combo makes for a wicked good dish! One of our family’s staples that I hope becomes one of your family’s staples.

Ingredients:

  • 24 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Seasoned Salt
  • Chili Powder
  • Onion Powder
  • Garlic Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • 8 oz Penne Pasta, or your favorite
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 1 Cup Heavy Cream
  • ½ tsp Lemon Zest
  • ¼ Cup Parmesan Cheese, Shredded
  • Salt + Pepper to Taste

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Directions:

  • In large pot of boiling salt water, cook pasta to package instructions; drain well
  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large pan med-high heat
  • Butterfly chicken breasts and sprinkle your desired amount of seasoned salt, chili powder, onion powder, garlic powder and cayenne pepper all over both sides of chicken breasts
  • Cook seasoned chicken breasts in oiled skillet until brown on both sides; remove chicken from skillet, cut into strips and set aside
  • Melt butter in pan on medium heat and add garlic; cook until fragrant
  • Gradually whisk in heavy cream and lemon zest, whisking constantly until incorporated
  • Stir in Parmesan until thickened; season with salt + pepper
  • Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine; add chicken to pasta or leave on the side to top pasta
  • Garnish with parsley and extra Parmesan

Enjoy 🙂

– TS

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