Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta

There are some things in life you just should not skip.  You shouldn't skip your prom.  Even if you don't have a date or prefer not to dance, it's still a one time experience you just can't miss.  Another non-skipper is having a dog (or pet).  I love Ben with all my heart, and he is our "son".  The joys a pet can bring is really unmatched.  

This recipe is something you also shouldn't miss out on. I'm not lying when I tell you that it is restaurant worthy.  
Creamy Chicken Cajun Pasta!

You'll need:
8 or 9 chicken breast tenderloins (basically chicken breasts cut into chicken strip sizes)
8 oz of linguine, cooked
4 teaspoons of cajun seasoning (Tony Chachere's is hands down the best, but Lawry's works too)
2 green onions
A bit of olive oil
1 cup of heavy whipping cream
1 cup of low fat milk (you can use 2 cups of whipping cream if you're not worried about fat/caloric content)
4 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes (use more if you'd like)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon black pepper (ground)
1/2 cup of parmesan cheese

1. Cook pasta per directions on package.  Drain. Once cooked set aside in large pot. 
2. Put a bit of olive oil in a skillet cover the bottom of the skillet with some cajun seasoning.  Put chicken on the skillet and add more cajun seasoning on top.  Sauté in your skillet until chicken is fully cooked.  
3. Once chicken is cooked, remove and chop into small bite sized pieces.  Add back to skillet.  Now chop your green onions as well.  
3. In the skillet add chopped green onion, cream and milk, tomatoes, basil, salt, garlic powder, pepper and heat until it bubbles.**
4.  Add the creamy mixture in the pasta and heat until thick. Add the parmesan cheese slowly.  This could take 5 minutes to fully thicken.  If it's still not thick you can add 1-2 teaspoons of flour.
5. Serve, eat and forever change your life. 

**NOTE: If your mixture in step three is not getting thick, add 1/2 tablespoon of flour
Feeds four really hungry adults.  Or six normal people.  Or eight small children.  Or one sumo wrestler. You can easily half or double this recipe depending on your level of hunger :)

Also, a shout out to my younger brother who helped chop, pour, serve, and mix this delicious piece of art.  And yes I did refer to food as art :)

-Domesticated Duchess

SOURCE: Plain Chicken


  1. I so want to try this! Cajun chicken pasta from Chili's is my favorite meal! lol

  2. Cheesecake Factory also has really good Cajun pasta!! This is really good and tastes awesome leftover :) Hope you like it!!

  3. This looks delicious, can't wait to try it!

  4. Vanna, I hope you like it!! It's one of my favorites :). Let me know how it turns out for you!!