Cajun Fried Chicken over Pasta

1
Amy H.

By
@Meave

Just an idea I had in my head. This stuff came out amazing. Hope y'all like it too! Mmmm mmmm! What a meal! Serve with a fresh garden salad, crusty bread and a nice wine! Yummy!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • CHICKEN TENDERS

  • 3
    boneless, skinless chicken breasts, bite sized pieces
  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp
    cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    salt
  • 3
    eggs beaten
  • 1/2 c
    milk
  • ·
    vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • PASTA & SAUCE

  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 box
    (12 oz.) bow tie pasta
  • 1 small
    red onion, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 can(s)
    (6 oz.) tomato paste
  • 2 c
    alfredo sauce (jarred, mix, or homemade)
  • 1
    roasted red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 Tbsp
    white wine
  • ·
    cajun seasoning to taste
  • ·
    salt to taste
  • 2
    green onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 c
    shaved parmesan
  • 1/4 c
    fresh basil, coarsly chopped

How to Make Cajun Fried Chicken over Pasta

Step-by-Step

  1. Mix together flour, salt, and seasonings in a shallow bowl with wire wisk. In a separate bowl, wisk together milk and eggs until well blended.
  2. Coat a deep frying pan with about an inch and a half of oil. Heat over medium heat. When oil is hot, roll chicken in flour mixture, then dip in egg, then roll again in flour mixture. Fry in hot oil until golden brown. Repeat until all the chicken is done; set aside on an oven safe pan/plate and keep warm in the oven until pasta and sauce are done.
  3. Cook bow tie pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking start preparing sauce.
  4. To prepare sauce, heat butter over in a deep skillet over medium heat and add red onion, garlic to the pan. Saute until softened. Pour in alfredo sauce, tomato paste, butter and wine. Simmer over medium-low heat for Until well blended. Add Cajun seasoning. When pasta is done, drain and mix with sauce.
  5. To plate: Spoon pasta onto a plate or pasta bowl. Lay a few strips of chicken over the top. Sprinkle with sliced green onion, and shaved parmesan. Serve.

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