Monday, January 2, 2012

Louisiana Chicken Pasta

I spotted this recipe on two blogs I follow and it looked so tasty, I had to try it. I guess it's a spin off Cheesecake Factory's pasta. I have only been to this place once and don't plan on returning anytime soon, only because now I can make it at home! The original recipe calls for fried chicken, I did not fry mine. It was still good, this dish is not diet friendly in any way. Lots of heavy cream! If you like chicken and creamy pasta with a little kick then try this. It's definitely a keeper in my book!

Louisiana Chicken Pasta
For the chicken:
1 large boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
Salt and pepper
Cajun seasoning
For the pasta:
8 oz. pasta
Kosher salt
For the sauce:
1 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. olive oil
1 red bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
1 green bell pepper, seeded and coarsely chopped
1/4 cup yellow onion, chopped
3/4 tsp. kosher salt
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. Cajun seasoning
1/4 tsp. ground cayenne pepper
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 tbsp. cornstarch
1 tbsp. water

Season chicken with salt, pepper and cajun seasoning. Add to heated skillet and cook through. Transfer to a a plate and set aside. Cook pasta in a heavily salted pot of water. Drain and set aside. Return skillet, used for chicken to medium heat and add butter and oil. Add peppers and onion and saute with salt, pepper, cajun, and cayenne. Cook the veggies until tender. Add half and half, and heavy cream and simmer. In a small bowl, whisk cornstarch and water, add to skillet once the cream has bubbled. Thicken, about 5 minutes. Once the sauce is thick add your pasta and chicken to pan. Stir to combine and heat through. Enjoy! 

As seen on: I Heart Nap Time 


Jenny said...

Great blog Bridget! Wish I had your pasta for dinner tonight!

Clairejustine said...

Wow you do some great cooking,going to find your follow button now,Thanks again for linking up :)

Linda said...

Hi there very nice to meet you. than ks for visiting and leaving sweet words. This recipe looks delicious! I always like trying new things, so I appreciate new recipes.
I am your newest follower too. happy New Year! Linda

Bridget said...

Thanks ladies! I appreciate all the comments and followings

Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

Another new follower! Glad you found my blog so I could find yours. Great recipes!! I am going to have to try this one soon - love the colors. I will probably still go back to the Cheesecake Factory though - for the cheesecake :) Happy New Year!

Lizzy Do said...

Another yummy pasta dish! Looks incredible!

Amy @ ThisCrazy,BeautifulLife said...

I was just browsin through your recipes and this one looks delicious. I love peppers. Too bad the hubby is so finicky! :] However, I'm still going to make this. Yum!

Hayley said...

So very yummy! I need this in my mouthhole for dinner tonight!

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