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BLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDO

Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out this delicious Blackened Chicken Alfredo pasta recipe. 

My children have always loved pasta. This Blackened Chicken Alfredo is a favorite. 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 stuffed, 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.  This blackened chicken can be used for many 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

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11 thoughts on “BLACKENED CHICKEN ALFREDO”

    • 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. //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

  1. 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

  2. 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?

    • 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

  3. 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!!

    • 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

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