Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins
This recipe is from a local grocery store. A little cajun kick to your everyday chicken alfredo. I did research and made sure there was not a typo. The original recipe does call for 2T of Cajun seasoning but please season to your own taste. Thanks for the reviews.
- 3⁄4 lb barilla penne pasta
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves, sliced 1/2-inch thick
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 bunch green onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
- 1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
- 8 ounces heavy cream
- 1 green bell pepper, julienne
- 1 red bell pepper, julienne
- 8 ounces fresh mushrooms, quartered
- 3⁄4 cup parmigiano-reggiano cheese, grated
- Cook Barilla Penne pasta according to package directions.
- Drain; set aside.
- Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
- Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, until browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
- Add garlic, onions, Cajun seasoning and ground black and cayenne peppers.
- Add bell peppers and mushrooms; stir to combine.
- Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
- Uncover; stir in cream and let simmer another 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in Parmesan cheese.
- Remove sauce from heat, stir in cooked pasta and serve immediately.
This is really good. There must be a mistake though with the seasonings. This will NOT be eddible if you use 2 tbsp of cajun seasoning. I used about a tsp of cajun and half a tsp of black pepper and cayenne pepper. If you need to adjust...fine, but I highly suggest starting there, or you will KILL your family.
This dish was very tasty and my whole family enjoyed the slight departure from your average chicken-and-pasta dish.
WARNING: the amount of spice called for in the ingredients is almost certainly wrong. I suspect it should read "2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning" instead of "2 tablespoons". Like another reviewer mentioned, if you prepare it as written, "you will KILL your family." I agree! Just cooking it with the amount of spice I used was enough to necessitate opening all the windows; it was reminiscent of the time someone sprayed a little pepper spray in our front yard.
A truely tasty pasta dish. My Cajun Seasoning was rather spicy so I skipped on the cayenne pepper and I replaced the green pepper with yellow. I added the parmesan in step 10 not step 7 and garnished with a some spring onion tops aned more parmean....yum!