Chili's Grill & Bar is a casual dining restaurant which serves American food influenced by Tex-Mex cuisine. This site will offer a collection of copycat recipes from items on the menu past and present.

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Cajun Chicken Pasta

Here is a copycat recipe for Chili's Cajun Chicken Pasta which consists of Cajun seasoned chicken breast on penne pasta with creamy Alfredo sauce. Topped with diced tomatoes, green onions and Parmesan cheese served with garlic toast.


INGREDIENTS

  • 12 ounces penne
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups half-and-half
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cajun seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 firm-ripe roma tomatoes, cored and diced
  • salt and pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook penne according to package directions.
  2. Add half-and-half; stir until thickened, 6 minutes. Remove from heat; add parmesan, salt and pepper. Cover.
  3. Pound chicken to 1/2-inch thickness. Rub Cajun seasoning and cayenne evenly over chicken.
  4. Warm oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until no longer pink in center, 6-8 minutes.
  5. Slice chicken.
  6. In a bowl, toss pasta with sauce. Top with chicken and tomatoes and serve.


NOTE: You can skip step 2 and just use a jar of prepared Alfredo Sauce.


2 comments:

  1. These directions are incomplete. I believe Step 2 forgot to mention melting the butter and then adding the flour, cooking until bubbly. THEN, adding the half & half.

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    1. thank you so much because i was so confused as to when to add the flour and butter!!! You saved my dinner party LisaH! (:

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