Thursday, January 7, 2010

Have You ever Blackened Chicken... On Purpose?

First of all sorry to all of you who are dieting;) but this is a good one to splurge on!

It's from Food Network. So yummy gotta try it!

I heard about it from Michelle who heard from Kristi that it was really good and easy!

Cajun Chicken Alfredo

This is how mine turned out. I thought it was a little spicy but the kids didn't even notice they just didn't like the "red" things in it. {sun dried tomato}

  • Cook Time:

    20 min

  • Level:


  • Yield:

    4 servings

  • Ingredients

  • 4 (5-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup blackening spice (recommended: Paul Prudhomme's Chicken)
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 cup roughly chopped marinated sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 pound cooked fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Dredge the chicken breasts in the blackening spice and place in a cast iron skillet over very high heat. Blacken both sides of the chicken and place in the oven for 10 minutes, or until internal temperature of chicken reaches 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer. Slice in strips on the bias and set aside.

In a saute pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of extra-virgin olive oil. Add garlic and lightly caramelize. Then add the sun-dried tomatoes and the chicken slices. Deglaze the pan with the white wine. Add the heavy cream, increase the heat to a simmer, and reduce the cream sauce by half.

When the cream sauce is to desired consistency, stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan, salt, pepper, and pasta.

Nest the pasta on large rimmed plates, pour sauce over pasta, and garnish with scallions and the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.


The Whispering Creek House said...

Oh crimeny! it looks amazing! thankfully i can only look at it and fantasize.. lol

Katie said...

that looks delicious! :)

Kristi said...

Im glad that u liked it:))) Mine was a little spicey too so next time i just toned down the spice factor a little!!!