Blackened Chicken with Cajun Alfredo Sauce

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Spicy food and Cajun flavors are always a hit in our house. This dish was definitely a winner! The flavors mingled perfectly to create a final product that was just delicious.

I started making this meal with just the knowledge that I wanted blackened chicken with some kind of sauce I could put over pasta. Once I had the chicken done, I just started adding different stuff together until it tasted the way I wanted it too. I’m always glad when the rest of the family agrees with my tastes.

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Blackened Chicken with Cajun Alfredo Sauce

  • 2 T. Olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 T. blackening/Cajun seasoning
  • 3 T. butter or margarine
  • 1 T. flour
  • 1 1/3 c. Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • 1 c. milk or cream, plus more if needed
  • 2 t. salt
  • 2 t. blackening/Cajun seasoning
  • 1 lb. pasta, cooked and drained

1. Heat oil in a large skillet. Season both sides of the chicken breasts with 2 T. Cajun seasoning. Brown for 5 minutes on one side, flip, and cover the skillet. Continue cooking until the chicken is done. Remove the chicken.p3244322

2. Add the butter or margarine to the skillet. Stir in flour and cook for 2 minutes. Add Parmesan cheese, milk or cream and seasonings. Cook until cheese is melted and sauce is thickened. If the sauce is too thick, add a bit more milk until desired consistency.

3. Cube the chicken, add to the sauce, and pour over cooked pasta.

If you want to do this meal in stolen moments style, it will work just fine. Toss the pasta with the sauce and refrigerate. Warm in the oven or microwave before eating.

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Comments

  1. Amy says:

    Oh, dear. You may have just changed my menu for the week.

    How do you come up with such delectable meals??? I am in awe…

  2. Heather says:

    We were buying a VERY similar meal in a frozen bag at costco that we love for days when we need a quickie meal. But this will be perfect—likely cheaper and way healthier! Thanks for the fabulous idea!

  3. HappyHermit says:

    WOnderful !! Thank you for sharing.

  4. Nancy says:

    Mmmmm. Sounds wonderful. Makes me hungry.

  5. Yum, that sounds great, like something my whole family would like too. Thanks!

  6. Lori says:

    Awesome; thank you for this yummy sounding recipe!

  7. Shannon says:

    This sounds great! I’m adding it to my menu this week! I found you through Heather at Just Doing My Best in her Sunday Spotlight, thanks for the great meal ideas, I’ll be back often!

  8. Shannon says:

    Looks and sounds delicious! I’ve been looking for recipes with more cajun flavors since we just moved to New Orleans, and this is perfect!

  9. Kalei says:

    I made this tonite… it was yummy! Thanks for sharing your recipe…

  10. Angela says:

    I made this tonight and we enjoyed it! It is a keeper for my recipe archives. Thanks for sharing!

  11. danielle says:

    so delicious! my family really enjoyed it!

  12. Andy says:

    Amazing! I’d been looking for a cajun pasta recipe and this one really did the trick.

  13. Ashley says:

    Adding caramelized onions makes it amazing!!

  14. hdiz says:

    I added crispy bacon bits and some sliced spinach for some color. I WAS AMAZING!!! Very much a do-over at my house. Thanks.

  15. Mitch H says:

    We just made this recipe for our family supper but made a few changes, We added some spicy sausage along with the chicken and also used half and half instead of milk or cream. It turned out so very fantastic and was easy to make. It would feed 6-8 people easy. We will do again for another fantastic supper.

  16. Cristina says:

    This sounds so good! I want to make this tonight for dinner… but is there a specific blackening/Cajun seasoning you use?

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