Quick Cajun Chicken Penne Recipe

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Quick Cajun Chicken Penne Recipe
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Quick Cajun Chicken Penne Recipe

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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
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:
6 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep/Total Time: 30 min.

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

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain.
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.
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.
Originally published as Quick Cajun Chicken Penne in Taste of Home April/May 2012, p55

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 660 calories, 31g fat (12g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 1015mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 34g protein.

  • 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
  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.
Originally published as Quick Cajun Chicken Penne in Taste of Home April/May 2012, p55

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Lisa Friesen User ID: 1759221 118609
Reviewed Oct. 13, 2014

"chicken was better than shrimp. My grilled shrimp got tough. I probably cooked them too long. If I tried it again with the shrimp I would probably saute them in the pan vs the grill. I didn't use the scallions just some diced onion in the pan. Will make again!!"

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hmswthm User ID: 441056 119447
Reviewed Mar. 9, 2014

"This is one of our main go-to meals that I make several times a month. It's that good!"

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Twiliightmoon User ID: 4831876 180014
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2013

"Love this recipe. So simple and so good."

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soul2lane User ID: 5850382 181053
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"Excellent!"

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soul2lane User ID: 5850382 136820
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2012

"Excellent!"

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paularobinson User ID: 6709099 119413
Reviewed May. 25, 2012

"This was terrific and easy to make. We used spaghetti noodles. The sauce was delicious with garlic french bread! I think next time I will use shrimp instead of chicken!"

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pamdevone User ID: 3875916 180013
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2012

"This was very quick and fast, it was prefect for a hungry crowd, I used my homemade Alfredo sauce and the whole dish tasted like it came from a restaurant. Thanks."

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thomsoha User ID: 6660535 119395
Reviewed Apr. 23, 2012

"This was really good & easy to make. I only used one jar of sauce and it was perfect"

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