Southern Penne Pasta With Chicken

Total Time
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook Barilla Penne pasta according to package directions.
  2. Drain; set aside.
  3. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  4. Add chicken; cook, stirring frequently, until browned, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  5. Add garlic, onions, Cajun seasoning and ground black and cayenne peppers.
  6. Add bell peppers and mushrooms; stir to combine.
  7. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.
  8. Uncover; stir in cream and let simmer another 2-3 minutes.
  9. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
  10. Remove sauce from heat, stir in cooked pasta and serve immediately.


Most Helpful

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.

ebtullius78 May 08, 2008

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.

Sarah Lewis August 16, 2010

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!

Stardustannie September 24, 2007

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