Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Today we will be showing you this tasty Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe so you can make a restaurant-like meal when you are mood for it.

This meal is super tasty and very easy to make in the comfort of your own home.

If you like Chili’s restaurant then I suggest you keep reading, this mouthwatering recipe will be one you will want to recreate.

Chili's Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Who Will Love This Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

I guarantee you will love making this Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe at home, mainly because it’s full of different flavors and easy to whip up.

If you like spicy meals then this will tick your box, as the chicken is a little spicy and the sauce is creamy.

This meal is great for family dinners or when you want to surprise your friends with something really tasty.

Ingredients

For the Cajun Chicken:

  • 2 pieces of chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

For the Pasta:

  • 8 ounces of fettuccine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 cup of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • A little bit of salt and pepper

For the Topping:

  • 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup of chopped parsley

How to Make This Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Step 1: Cook the Pasta

  1. First, fill a big pot with water and let it boil.
  2. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook it by following the instructions on the package.
  3. Once the pasta is cooked, remove the water and let the pasta cool for a while.

Step 2: Prepare the Chicken

  1. Take the chicken breasts and rub the Cajun seasoning all over them.
  2. Warm the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and cook it for about 5-7 minutes on each side, until it’s fully cooked and has a nice brown color.
  4. Once the chicken is done, remove it from the pan and let it rest for a few minutes, then slice it into thin pieces.

Step 3: Make the Sauce

  1. In the same pan, add the butter and let it melt.
  2. Pour in the heavy cream and stir it together with the butter.
  3. Add the grated Parmesan cheese and garlic powder, and keep stirring until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  4. Add a little bit of salt and pepper to make the sauce taste even better.

Step 4: Put It All Together

  1. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and mix it well so all the pasta is covered with the creamy sauce.
  2. Place the sliced chicken on top of the pasta.
  3. Sprinkle the diced tomatoes and chopped parsley over the chicken and pasta.

What Pairs with This Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

This amazing Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe tastes great by itself but you can make it even better by pairing it up with some tasty sides.

You can pair this recipe with a fresh salad, black garlic bread, and even roasted vegetables.

When it comes to drinks you can have this meal with lemonade, iced tea, or Orange Tea Shot.

This pasta dish is delicious on its own, but you can make your meal even better with some tasty sides:

Tips

  • If you don’t have heavy cream at hand you can use regular milk but the sauce won’t be as creamy.
  • If you want to boost your vegetable intake feel free to add some bell peppers, spinach, or broccoli to the meal.
  • If you prefer the recipe to be milder you can use less Cajun seasoning and add some paprika instead.
  • If you are a cheese lover you can add some extra Parmesan or even mozzarella on top before serving
  • If you are watching your diet you can use whole wheat pasta or gluten-free pasta which will make it a tad bit healthier.

Conclusion

Hopefully, you now know how to make this tasty Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe in the comfort of your own home.

It tastes amazing and it’s really easy to make, where you only need basic ingredients.

If you enjoyed reading this recipe then make sure you share it with your friends and family.

Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

Recipe by JuliaCourse: MainCuisine: AmericanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

20

minutes
Calories

600

kcal
Total time

30

minutes

Learn this Chili's Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe with our easy guide. Experience a tasty mix of Cajun-spiced chicken, Alfredo sauce, and pasta.

Ingredients

  • For the Cajun Chicken
  • 2 pieces of chicken breasts

  • 2 tablespoons of Cajun seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil

  • For the Pasta
  • 8 ounces of fettuccine pasta

  • 2 tablespoons of butter

  • 1 cup of heavy cream

  • 1/2 cup of grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder

  • A little bit of salt and pepper

  • For the Topping
  • 1/4 cup of diced tomatoes

  • 1/4 cup of chopped parsley

Directions

  • Cook the Pasta
  • First, fill a big pot with water and let it boil.
  • Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook it by following the instructions on the package.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, remove the water and let the pasta cool for a while.
  • Prepare the Chicken
  • Take the chicken breasts and rub the Cajun seasoning all over them.
  • Warm the olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the chicken to the pan and cook it for about 5-7 minutes on each side, until it's fully cooked and has a nice brown color.
  • Once the chicken is done, remove it from the pan and let it rest for a few minutes, then slice it into thin pieces.
  • Make the Sauce
  • In the same pan, add the butter and let it melt.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and stir it together with the butter.
  • Add the grated Parmesan cheese and garlic powder, and keep stirring until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  • Add a little bit of salt and pepper to make the sauce taste even better.
  • Put It All Together
  • Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and mix it well so all the pasta is covered with the creamy sauce.
  • Place the sliced chicken on top of the pasta.
  • Sprinkle the diced tomatoes and chopped parsley over the chicken and pasta.

Notes

  • If you don't have heavy cream at hand you can use regular milk but the sauce won't be as creamy.
  • If you want to boost your vegetable intake feel free to add some bell peppers, spinach, or broccoli to the meal.
  • If you prefer the recipe to be milder you can use less Cajun seasoning and add some paprika instead.
  • If you are a cheese lover you can add some extra Parmesan or even mozzarella on top before serving
  • If you are watching your diet you can use whole wheat pasta or gluten-free pasta which will make it a tad bit healthier.
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Julia
Julia

I create recipes almost every day, sometimes with a little help from my husband (who’s a great taste tester!). Oh, and did I mention I’m a mom of two awesome kids, Sofia and Noah? They love trying my new recipes and always push me to create more and experiment with new dishes.