Whenever you get the blues, this is a meal to jazz up your evening! Cajun Chicken Pasta coats savory chicken in a spice mixture positively jumping with spicy flavors, served atop a creamy, cheesy pasta. With notes of citrus brightness and aromatic garlic and pepper, Cajun Chicken Pasta starts a party on your taste buds that you won’t want to stop. It’s a big band of tastes you can bring together in just 30 minutes, so your weeknights will start having the good times roll!

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • 4 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 3 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tomatoes, diced, for topping
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, shredded, for topping

Directions

Step 1 –Cook the penne until al dente, according to the package directions.

Step 2 –Drain the pasta.

Step 3 –Place the chicken breasts in a large resealable plastic bag.

Step 4 –Add in the cajun seasoning and shake thoroughly to evenly coat the chicken.

Step 5 –In a large skillet over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of the butter and allow it to melt.

Step 6 –Add in the chicken and sauté until golden-brown and cooked through at 165 degrees F, about 5 minutes per side.

Step 7 –In a separate skillet over medium heat, combine the half-and-half, the remaining butter, the lemon pepper seasoning, the salt, the pepper, and the garlic powder, stirring occasionally.

Step 8 –Remove the cream mixture from the heat when it starts to bubble.

Step 9 –Pour the cream sauce over the cooked penne.

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Step 10 –Slice the chicken into strips.

Step 11 –Place the pasta on serving plates.

Step 12 –Top the pasta with the chicken, the diced tomatoes, and the parmesan.