This is one of my favorite recipes, and one of the only things I order at Chili’s— I have not been to Chili’s in years because I figured out how to make this dish. This is easy to make and is very filling. Plus, this recipe makes a lot of pasta, so there will be leftovers for a day or two.
I always make this when I am feeling down or stressed out because of school. It is comfort food, and a damn good one.
Cajun Chicken Pasta
- 2 tomatoes, diced and seeded
- 2 jars of Alfredo Sauce
- 1 12 oz. box of fettuccine
- 1/2 cup chopped green onion
- 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Cajun Seasoning
- 1 1/2 tbsp butter
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- Take the chicken breasts and pat them dry. Liberally coat the chicken breasts with Cajun seasoning.
- Heat the butter and olive oil in a large pan over medium high heat. Once the butter and oil are hot, put the chicken in the pan. Cook for 5-6 minutes, then flip the chicken and cook for another 5-6 minutes. Remove from pan and set aside.
- Fill a large pot with water. Salt the water stir, then bring to a boil. Once the water is boiling, cook the pasta for 10-11 minutes. Drain pasta well, but keep about 1/4 cup of the pasta water and set it aside. Save the pot for later.
- While pasta is cooking, warm the jars of Alfredo sauce in a medium sized saucepan.
- Cut the chicken into strips. Add pasta water and pasta back into the large pot. Add Alfredo sauce and stir to combine. Stir in chicken strips and diced tomatoes.
- Serve immediately and top with green onion and Parmesan cheese.
This dish is good on its own, but I always like to eat it with a side of french bread.
Posted by: Logan