T.g.i. Friday's Spicy Cajun Chicken Pasta

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Total Time
30mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

Here is a copycat recipe that I received via email.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • For the Spicy Cajun Pasta Sauce

  • 2 ounces olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, fresh, chopped
  • 12 cup onion, cut in large chunks
  • 12 cup green pepper, diced in large pieces
  • 12 cup red pepper, diced in large pieces
  • 18 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup v 8 vegetable juice
  • 1 -3 tablespoon cornstarch (mix about a tablespoon with a couple table spoons cold water to form a slurry)
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • For the Pasta

  • 10 ounces fettuccine (cooked al dente)
  • 1 tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • 1 chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cooked and sliced in strips
  • 1 teaspoon parsley, chopped

Directions

  1. Prepare sauce: Heat oil in saute pan; add garlic; saute for 30 seconds; add onions and saute for 1 minute; add peppers and continue to saute for another minute. Deglaze with chicken stock and reduce to half. Add V-8 juice and cayenne pepper; bring to boil; simmer 10 minutes.
  2. Thicken to consistency with cornstarch; season to taste with salt and pepper.
  3. Add cooked pasta to sauce and heat through until hot.
  4. Arrange on serving dish and top with chicken breast. Sprinkle with Parmesan and parsley.
Most Helpful

5 5

Ok - so when my husband comes in to find out what I am cooking because "it smells soooo good", well that gets you 3 stars - automatically, but then you factor in the ease of the recipe and how much we both enjoyed it, it is an easy 5 star meal. I made very few variations, just roasted red peppers (jarred on hand) and added some smoked paprika - it was yummy!

4 5

This is an older TGI Friday's recipe - they don't have this on their menu any longer, and I was excited to find it on here. This was on the menu when I worked there in college back in the mid-90's. I thought this was very similar to the original and while it didn't have quite the punch, it was very good and very easy.

1 5

Wow. I had the Spicy Cajun Chicken and Shrimp at Fridays last night and absolutely loved it. So I was excited to make it at home for my family tonight. This recipe is NOTHING like Fridays. It's not terrible but I was extremely disappointed. If you are looking for the Friday's experience in your own kitchen, look elsewhere.