Easy Blackened Chicken w/ Creamy Garlic Pasta

Melissa Turner


Super yummy and easy to make.

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5 Min


30 Min


Stove Top


chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
4 Tbsp
cajun seasoning
olive oil
1 box
penne pasta
4 Tbsp
4 clove
garlic, minced
4 Tbsp
1 1/2 c
chicken broth
1 1/2 c
heavy cream
1 c
parmesan cheese, freshly grated
salt and pepper to taste
garnish with parsley flakes (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

Cook pasta al dente, drain and set aside.
Coat chicken with olive oil. Then generously coat with cajun seasoning. Heat up iron skillet medium high heat. When hot add a couple of tablespoons of olive oil to pan. When it's almost smoking add chicken. Cook on one side until the chicken is black then flip and cook until black as well. Once chicken is blackened turn heat down to medium low and continue to cook until done. About 5-10 minutes depending on how thick your chicken breast are. Let rest while cooking sauce. Slice before serving on top of pasta.
In a sauce pan melt your butter. Add garlic and cook for about 1 min. Once you really start smelling that garlic it's done. Don't burn the garlic it taste bad. Now add the flour and mix well cooking for another minute or so. Add your chicken broth and heavy cream. Cook until sauce boils and thickens stirring frequently. Add cheese and season with salt and pepper to taste. Stir until cheese is melted. Add pasta and let simmer for a few minutes to finish cooking that pasta and this lets the sauce adhere better to the pasta.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Quick & Easy