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Chili’s Copycat Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe

This Chili's Copycat Cajun Chicken Pasta recipe is a family favorite at our house. A little spicy, and lot delicious and easy to make!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cajun chicken, cajun chicken pasta, chili's copycat recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 679kcal

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 teaspoons cajun seasoning
  • 4 Tablespoons butter divided
  • 3 cups half and half
  • ½ teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • ½ cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Cook penne pasta according to directions on the box. Drain pasta and set aside. 
  • Place chicken breasts in a resealable plastic bag and sprinkle in cajun seasoning.  Reseal bag and shake thoroughly until chicken is evenly coated. 
  • In a large skillet, saute chicken breasts over medium heat in 2 Tablespoons of butter, turning occasionally until cooked through. 
  • In a separate skillet combine half and half, 2 Tablespoons butter, lemon pepper, salt, pepper, and garlic powder over medium heat, stirring occasionally. 
  • Remove from heat when cream mixture starts to bubble. 
  • Pour cream sauce over cooked noodles. Slice chicken breasts into strips. 
  • Serve pasta on serving plates.
  • Top with chicken breast strips, and sprinkle on diced tomatoes and Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition

Calories: 679kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 1030mg | Potassium: 790mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 2608IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 2mg