9.05.2012

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo {Cajun Style}


To be honest, I have never been much of a pasta lover other than spaghetti.... Until THIS dish! Oh my wow! All of the flavors work so well together, combining to make the best meal I have ever made. No lie. The BEST!

My husband is a huge fan of Chicken Alfredo... also super picky... and he agreed this is the best pasta he's ever tasted.

So be warned... you will stuff yourself silly.

We did.

Ingredients
3 small boneless skinless chicken breasts 
Cajun blackening spice (I used Zatarain's)
2 TBS butter (divided)
1 TBS olive oil
1 TBS minced garlic
2 Roma tomatoes (diced)
¼ cup chicken broth
1 ½ cups heavy cream
1 ½ cups Shredded Italian Five Cheese blend
3 oz. crumbled goat cheese
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground black pepper
16 ounces Fettuccine noodles (cooked)

Directions
Please remember: Noodles should already be cooked, rinsed in hot water, drained and set aside. Just follow the box directions.

First, pound chicken breasts flat with a meat mallet. Set the breasts on a plate and sprinkle with blackening spice on both sides (don't be too shy with the seasoning, it gives the chicken a great flavor!) Rub the seasoning into the chicken with your fingers to ensure good, even coverage.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
In a large skillet, heat 1 TBS. of the butter, and add the olive oil, over medium high heat. Once the butter begins to brown, place the chicken in the skillet. Sear on one side, until it is very brown, this should only take a few minutes. Then flip the chicken and do the same on the other side. Place the browned chicken onto a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. (set pan aside, just as it is, it will be used again for the sauce!) Make sure the chicken is completely done (no longer pink inside!) Once the chicken is fully cooked, cut into strips or bite sized pieces (your preference.) Set the sliced chicken aside. 

Now on to the sauce! Re-heat the skillet you used to sear the chicken over medium heat. Pour chicken broth into the skillet and whisk all of the brown bits off the bottom of the pan. Next, add in the minced garlic and the tomatoes. Sauté until the tomatoes begin to soften. This should only take about 3-4 minutes. Now turn the heat down to medium low and add in the heavy cream. Stir constantly for 1 minute. Next, add in the salt, pepper, and the other tablespoon of butter. Keep stirring the cream mixture, letting it simmer for about 5 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, and add in the shredded cheese and goat cheese. Stir the cheeses in until completely melted and the sauce becomes smooth. Now have a little taste of that amazing sauce. You've earned it ;) Once you've finished tasting the sauce and trying not to gobble it all up, pour the fettuccini noodles in with the sauce. Work to coat the noodles well (tongs work well.) Add in the chicken, continue to combine the sauce, noodles and chicken together until everything is well coated with all of that creamy, cheesy goodness. (




** If you are making this for small children, you may want to go ahead and take out some of the pasta and sauce mixture for them, before you add in the spicy chicken.


Original recipe credit: Comfortably Domestic

13 comments:

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Holy Cow! This looks sooo good. I've bookmarked this to give it a go. Visiting from Adorned from Above. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2012/09/make-it-pretty-monday-week-13.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Amanda said...

Thanks Kathryn! I'll be there!

acorn hollow said...

It sounds yumm. I am sure I would love it by not husband he does not like anything hot.
Cath

Julia Kendrick said...

Looks yummy!! My hubby would love this! Thanks for following my blog! Your newest follower! :)

Amanda said...

Thanks ladies :)

Deb@CookingOnTheFrontBurner said...

This looks really good! I'm a fan of alfredo and I love that it is kicked up a notch! I'm also now following you - inviting you to come over and do the same. Have a great weekend.

Amanda said...

Thank you Deb!

Miz Helen said...

Hi Amanda,
We love anything Cajun and we will just love this dish. Hope you are having a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come Back Soon!
Miz Helen

Amanda said...

Thanks so much Miz Helen! I hope you enjoy it, we sure did!

Michelle's Tasty Creations said...

Amanda,
Love this. I might just make it for dinner tonight. Thanks so much for sharing :)
Michelle

Debi Bolocofsky said...

This is such a great recipe. I love alfredo, and cajun sounds delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/09/reeses-smore-brownies-and-wednesdays.html
from Wednesday until Sunday.
Hope to see you there.
Debi Bolocofsky
Adorned From Above
www.adornedfromabove.com

Kristen said...

Hello from Henderson, TN! =) This recipe sounds *wonderful* and I can't wait to try it...and look through your other recipes, too. ;)

Thanks for visiting my blog - I need to get back to blogging regularly again, but I've kinda taken a break for awhile. (I think I accidentally started blogging on Facebook instead - ha!)

Keep in touch!

Kristen said...

Hello from Henderson, TN! =) This recipe looks wonderful - I can't wait to try it! And look through your other recipes, too. ;)

Excited to hear from another blogger in my area...though I haven't been blogging nearly as much as I used to. Need to get back to it!

Keep in touch!