Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cajun Chicken Pasta

I found this recipe on Pinterest labeled, "Chili's Copycat" pasta, and I knew I had to try it. We changed a couple things up from the original recipe and fell in love.
While, to me,  it tastes nothing like Chili's Cajun Chicken Pasta {we think it's better!}, it is incredibly delicious!

We have made this a couple times over the past several months and aren't tired of it yet, so I deemed it blog worthy. If you are a pasta fan, you will like!
What you need:

2 Chicken Breasts
 4 Teaspoons Cajun Seasoning
3 Tablespoons Butter
3 Cups Heavy Cream
Salt/Pepper to Taste
1/4 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
8oz Pasta
Tomatoes if Desired
What to do:
1. Cook pasta until tender. Drain and set aside. 
2. Rub Cajun seasoning onto both sides of each chicken breast. Place 2 Tablespoons of butter into a skillet. Once melted, saute both chicken breasts.

3. When chicken is about half way cooked, get out a large skillet and combine heavy cream, salt/pepper, and garlic powder and cook over medium heat.  
4. Let the cream mixture boil for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. After 2 minutes, add the cooked pasta and turn off the heat. This will thicken up some after it cools a bit.
5. Once chicken is thoroughly cooked, remove from skillet and slice. Add chicken to the pasta.
6.  If you want tomatoes, just dice them up and place them on top of your plated pasta!

Serve with a slice of garlic bread and a Coke! : )


  1. Holy wowzers this looks good. Red Lobster has a cajun chicken linguini that looks kind of like this and it's freaking amazing!

  2. yum! love cajun pasta! SO good!

  3. We used to make this ALL the time! I love it. I add some red bell peppers to give it some color but then let Andre' eat all of them. SO good.

  4. That looks delish!! I love pasta so it'd be right up my alley. My fiance loves cajun, blame going to Louisiana on that one :) He'll be excited!!

  5. This looks so good! I love pasta! Thanks for sharing. :)

  6. that looks SOOOO good! I wish I was making that for dinner tonight!!

  7. yum, i LOVE cajun pasta! they used to have one at tgif's and when i was a teenager my friends and i would get it all.the.time. we thought we were so cool. lol. thanks so much for always sharing the recipes! i forget if i told you i tried your baked fried chicken recipe! it was SO good and steve loved it!! :)
    i hope you're having a great day! xoxox

  8. Yes, I will be making this. :-)

  9. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmm!! Whit, this looks DELICIOUS! I love Chili's cajun chicken first I was sad when you said this tastes nothing like it but if it's even better then this NEEDS to be made in our kitchen. I'm pathetic and rarely (as in never) cook anymore, but I'm pinning this in the hopes of one day bustin' the apron out again. It just looks so good! I think bowties are the very best pasta, too...gosh I'm hungry now. Hurry home with the Whataburger, Z! :)

    Hope y'all have a great weekend...sad we've been playing phone tag (as usual) me Monday if you get a chance! Love you!