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Blackened Chicken Alfredo

By |2020-07-09T15:09:05-05:00September 15th, 2012|Chicken, Entrees, One Dish Dinners|13 Comments

You will love this Blackened Chicken Alfredo.  It is full of flavor, quick, and easy to prepare.  Magic happens in a skillet when you add pasta, heavy cream, butter, garlic, blackened, and cheese?

  

HOW TO MAKE BLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDO

HOW TO MAKE BLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDO

Blackened Chicken Alfredo Recipe – This recipe is my version of Guy Fieri’s Cajun Chicken Alfredo recipe.

This pasta dish is very creamy, and the blackened chicken kicks it up a bit with flavor.  It not only feeds a crowd or starving kids until they are full, but it is also quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive.  To make this recipe even quicker, I often sauté my chicken breast, seasoned with Blackening, ahead of time, and keep it on hand in the refrigerator.  You can season the chicken and then bake it in the oven too.  If I do not have any chicken already cooked, and I am in a hurry, I chop the chicken into bite-size pieces when it is raw, add the blackening seasoning and then sauté it.  The chicken will cook extremely fast this week.  You can also use this blackened chicken for many other recipes, including a fast and easy quesadilla.

Allow the butter and cream to come to a boil.

Allow the butter and cream to come to a boil.

Chop chicken into bite size pieces and saute with blackening seasoning //recipesforourdailybread.com/2012/09/15/blackened-chicken-alfredo/

  

 



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Blackened Chicken Alfredo-Recipe

Cook Time30 mins
Course: entree
Cuisine: Cajun
Calories: 3249kcal
Author: Diane @Recipes for our Daily Bread

Ingredients

  • 3 chicken breasts - chopped
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons blackening It depends on how spicy you like your food and the brand of Blackening If I use Zaterain's Blackening, I know to use less. I generally buy Zaterain's Blackening or Paul Prudhomme's Blackening. Both blackening seasonings are excellent.
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 12 ounces Penne Pasta - I often make this same dish with 12 ounces of Fettuccine.
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1-1/2 cups half and half
  • 1- 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese grated

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta according to the package and drain.
  • Melt the butter in a large skillet.
  • Sprinkle the blackening on all sides of the chicken and place it in a hot skillet.
  • Sauté until done.
  • Add the garlic, salt, and pepper to the chicken and stir in the whipping cream (heavy cream).
  • Bring the heavy cream and half and half with chicken to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and continue cooking until mixture starts to thicken.
  • Mix in the grated Parmesan Cheese until melted.
  • Add in your cooked pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 3249kcal | Carbohydrates: 268g | Protein: 252g | Fat: 123g | Saturated Fat: 66g | Cholesterol: 773mg | Sodium: 3195mg | Potassium: 3701mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 3680IU | Vitamin C: 9.2mg | Calcium: 1973mg | Iron: 8.3mg

   

  

     

About the Author:

Diane has been in love with cooking ever since she got tossed into the kitchen when she was 13 years old. At 13, Diane’s mom left her family. That experience leads her to discover her love for cooking. In 2011, she started a recipe blog, Recipes For Our Daily Bread. She works full-time developing recipes for her food blog, and brands she uses and loves. Recipes For Our Daily Bread includes quick and easy recipes designed to help people have a homecooked meal around the table. Diane has a passion for building healthy families with communication. She believes one of the best places to communicate as a family and build trust is eating meals around the table.

13 Comments

  1. jerry Sypek July 24, 2020 at 11:23 AM - Reply

    5 stars
    I made this a couple months ago and shared it with in-laws. Making a double sized batch of it today.

  2. lynette August 18, 2018 at 12:41 PM - Reply

    Sounds great! Any tips for making this for a team of 70 when you have to make it at home and take to the school to serve?

    • Diane Roark August 20, 2018 at 11:11 AM - Reply

      Lynette,

      My son played high school football and I used to have to feed the team. When it was my turn, I always fixed some sort of pasta recipe. I normally would prepare it a large 22 quart Dutch Oven. Here is a link to a post about it. It is an old post but it may help you some. https://recipesforourdailybread.com/feeding-a-high-school-football-team/

      The chicken Alfredo sounds like a great choice. I would probably use blackening seasoning on the chicken and bake it all in an oven. After it cools, you can cut it into bite size pieces. You may need a couple of large dutch ovens or about 5 or 6 crock-pot to feed 70 people. I am guessing on the crock-pots. I have never used them to feed that many people.

      The pasta will swell if you prepare it too early. I would probably prepare the pasta in large pots on the stove, drain it well and coat it lightly with Olive Oil. An Olive Oil spray (Pam) will work great. This will keep it from swelling up and overcooking. If you cook the pasta and chicken ahead of time, this recipe will be easy to put together.

      I hope this helps and everyone loves it.

      Many Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  3. Shannah Little July 3, 2017 at 9:51 PM - Reply

    This was AMAZING!! Not only did my son and I love it he had so much fun helping me make it because the recipe was so simple. Thank you

    • Diane Roark July 4, 2017 at 9:56 AM - Reply

      Shannah,

      Thank you for trying my Blackened Chicken Alfredo. Seriously, it is my teens favorite meal too. I make it with shrimp too which is also delicious.

      Thanks for letting me know you tried my recipe.
      Please follow me by receiving my email newsletters. I am giving away an ecookbook full of 50 easy Salad & Sandwich recipes. https://recipesforourdailybread.com/signup-emails-receive-quick-easy-recipes/
      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

    • Shannah Little July 4, 2017 at 11:49 AM - Reply

      I actual added Cajun andouille sausage to mine. I am definitely going to have to try it with shrimp.

  4. Lori February 2, 2017 at 6:08 PM - Reply

    I was wondering the same thing. Have everything to make this and read it through quickly. Now I’m in process of making it and I don’t see where she added the half and half?

    • Diane Roark February 2, 2017 at 8:37 PM - Reply

      Lori,

      I am sorry you are having trouble with the Blackened Chicken Alfredo. I copied the recipe from the page to see what I said about the Half and Half. You WILL NEED TO Bring the heavy cream and half and half with chicken to a boil. It is a little confusing. The half and half is added with the heavy cream.

      I hope you get this message.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment.
      SEE BELOW
      Cook the pasta according to the package and drain.
      Melt the butter in a large skillet.
      Sprinkle the blackening on all sides of the chicken and place it in a hot skillet.
      Sauté until done.
      Add the garlic, salt, and pepper to the chicken and stir in the whipping cream (heavy cream).
      Bring the heavy cream and half and half with chicken to a boil.
      Reduce the heat and continue cooking until mixture starts to thicken.
      Mix in the grated Parmesan Cheese until melted.
      Add in your cooked pasta.

      Blessings,
      Diane Roark

  5. nick May 3, 2016 at 3:21 AM - Reply

    4 stars
    I love cooking ..its my passion !you actually did a great job ! I am a father of one baby girl and sshe enjoys very much eating pasta..thanks for posting delicious recipe quotes!!

    • Diane Roark May 3, 2016 at 5:02 PM - Reply

      Nick,

      Thank you for stopping by Recipes for our Daily Bread and leaving me a comment on my Blackened Chicken Alfredo. All five of my kids have always loved pasta especially my youngest. I think she must be Italian. I hope you get to enjoy this recipe. Check out my other easy pasta recipes. I made a lot of cold pasta salads she may enjoy.
      Many blessings,
      Diane

  6. Bob April 14, 2016 at 2:37 PM - Reply

    5 stars
    Oh My God! That looks so tasty!! This will be happening tonight or tomorrow!

  7. Adam January 31, 2016 at 6:18 PM - Reply

    Question where does the half-and-half come in in this recipe

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