If you love the pasta at Chili’s then you are going to love this Chili’s Copycat Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe. It reminds me exactly of the dish you would get in the restaurant, but at a fraction of the price and can feed your whole family.
Plus, I don’t know about you, but it can be a chore in itself just trying to get my whole family ready to go out for dinner. Half the time I could have made the dinner itself in the time it took to get everyone in the car. Haha.
So, if you want to skip the restaurant, but not the food, then make this delicious creamy cajun chicken pasta for your family and you will have the best copycat Chili’s recipe. All of my kids enjoy this recipe, since it is a tasty cajun pasta recipe, but they also still get the protein as well.
If you want to make more than one recipe from Chili’s and make it feel even more like your in the restaurant and have some options, give our Chili’s copycat skillet queso recipe, slow cooker Chili’s steak fajitas recipe a try and end the night with some scrumptious copycat Chili’s molten lava cake.
Ingredients You’ll Need For Our Chili’s Copycat Cajun Chicken Recipe:
- Penne pasta
- Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- Cajun seasoning
- Half and half
- Lemon pepper seasoning
- Garlic powder
- Tomatoes, diced
- Shredded Parmesan cheese
How To Make Our Chili’s Copycat Cajun Chicken Recipe:
When you are ready to make dinner, start boiling water in a large pot and cook the penne pasta according to the directions on the box.
After the pasta is done cooking, drain it, quickly rinse the pasta, and then set it aside.
Now, place the chicken breasts in a large ziplock bag and then sprinkle in the cajun seasoning and shake the bag to coat the chicken in the seasoning evenly.
Then in a large skillet, saute the chicken breasts over medium heat with 2 tablespoons of butter.
Turn the chicken occasionally to create the perfect crispy, golden brown layer and cook the chicken all the way through (at least 165 degrees fahrenheit).
While the chicken is cooking, in another skillet whisk together 1 tablespoon of flour with 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat to create a roux.
After the butter and flour have mixed together, combine the half and half, lemon pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and continue cooking it over medium heat, stirring it occasionally.
When the cream mixture starts to bubble, remove the skillet from the heat.
Now it is time to serve it all together. Pour the sauce over top of the noodles, and then slice the chicken breasts into strips and put it on top of the pasta.
Then top the pasta with diced tomatoes and shredded Parmesan cheese, serve, and enjoy!
To Make This Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta You Will Need:
- Large pot
- Skillet (2) (THESE work great!)
- Slotted spoon