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Quick Cajun Chicken Penne Recipe

Quick Cajun Chicken Penne Recipe

I used to work at a restaurant that served a variation of chicken with penne pasta. I didn't know how easy it would be to make until I gave it a shot at home - now it's always a requested meal around my house. —Rusty Koll, Elmwood, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) penne pasta
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breast halves (5 ounces each)
  • 2 teaspoons blackened seasoning
  • 2 containers (10 ounces each) refrigerated Alfredo sauce
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
  • 2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Sprinkle chicken with blackened seasoning. Grill chicken, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 5-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 170°. Cut into bite-size pieces.
  • 3. In a large skillet, heat Alfredo sauce over medium heat until warm, stirring frequently. Add the tomatoes, onions, pasta and chicken; toss to coat and heat through. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 660 calories, 31 g fat (12 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 1,015 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.