A delicious twist to the Cajun chicken pasta recipe, this yummy meal is made with broccoli, Cajun seasoning and Alfredo sauce and is loved by everyone.
Every restaurant has that one meal that’s the face of its kitchen, and everytime you have this meal, you wish you could just have it at home. The Cajun chicken Alfredo is one of such meals that’ll leave you smacking your taste buds hours after consuming it. This creamy, cheezy, meal is prepared with broccoli, a universally beloved vegetable. The end product is a bowl of warm deliciousness that your family will enjoy.
Total prep time: 40 mins
Pound penne pasta
2 cups broccoli florets
1 pound chicken breast cutlets
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons Cajun seasoning (homemade or store bought)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
3 cloves minced garlic
½ cup dry white wine
2 cups heavy cream
9 ounces shredded parmesan cheese
How to Prepare
Step 1 : Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
Step 2: Add 1 tablespoon salt to 4 quarts of water and bring to boil in a large pot. Add the pasta to cook for about 9 minutes, or until al dente. Drain the water from the pasta, reserve the drained pasta water in the pot and set the pasta aside.
Step 3: Bring the pasta water to boil again, add to it broccoli and blanch and allow to cook for about 1-2 minutes or until they’re just tender and bright green. Take them out of the pot and immediately plunge in ice water so that the color sets.
Step 4: Sprinkle both sides of the chicken generously with Cajun seasoning. Add olive oil in a large skillet and heat until shimmering. Place seasoned chicken in shimmering oil and allow one layer to cook for about 5 minutes, then flip the other layer and cook for about 5 minutes, until the temperature on an internal thermometer reaches 165 degrees. Transfer cooked chicken to a clean baking sheet, cover with foil and then place in an oven to keep warm.
Step 5: Melt the butter on a clean skillet over medium heat. Stir in garlic until it becomes fragrant. Whisk in wine to deglaze the skillet. Simmer for about 2 minutes until sauce has reduced by half.
Step 6: Whisk in cream and simmer for about 2 minutes until slightly thickened. Fold in parmesan cheese, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
Step 7: Return pasta to skillet and toss gently to coat. Pile broccoli on top of pasta, top with chicken, and garnish with more parmesan cheese. Serve for all to enjoy
Calories: 909kcal; Carbohydrates: 66g; Protein: 43g; Fat: 52g; Saturated Fat: 28g; Trans Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 193mg.