Cajun Chicken Pasta

This was a winner. I am obsessed with this dish at Chilis restaurant-so this is the copycat recipe. Funny part about this dinner tonight was the fact that on my way home from work, I had to buy the bowls shown above lol. I have no good pasta/salad bowls so I ran into home goods and found these. $3.99 each, can't really beat that!

(Serves 4)* Make sure everyone is okay with Spicy!
1 box of penne
1 package of chicken cutlets (4-5 cutlets)
4 tbs of butter
5 tbs of Cajun Seasoning
3 cups heavy cream
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
*optional: 2 roma tomatoes, diced (we don't like tomatoes so we left them out lol)
Scallions (aka Chives), sliced up thin - to garnish dish

1. Moisten chicken with water - place in large zip lock bag with Cajun seasoning. Shake bag until the chicken cutlets are covered with the seasoning. Depending on the size of your cutlets, you may need to use less/more of the seasoning. It is spicy, so use to your desire!

2. Start to boil your water for the pasta. In a large saute pan, saute the coated chicken cutlets in 2 tbs of butter on Medium heat. About 3-4 min on each side, or until the chicken is cooked through. Once your chicken is done - you can place on cutting board to slice thin. Once sliced, cover to keep warm.
Don't forget about your boiling water - cook pasta according to box directions.

3. Using (clean) large saute pan on Medium heat, pour in heavy cream, 2 tbs butter, and the remainder of seasonings. You will bring this mixture to a boil (happens rather quickly) - as soon as it starts to bubble, lower the heat to a simmer to thicken sauce. Add the cooked/drained pasta into this sauce and shut off heat.

4. Fill your bowls with the pasta & sauce and place a full sliced chicken cutlet on top. Add on your scallions, tomatoes (if used) and some more Parmesan cheese.

Hope you enjoy this one!

The cooked chicken before slicing

The cream sauce

Cream sauce with pasta added

Tahh -Dahh!

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