Cajun Chicken Penne

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 Tbsp cajun seasoning
  • 8 ounces penne pasta
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 1/2 tsp Johnny’s Seasoning Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic Seasoning
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley leaves

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In a gallon size Ziploc bag, add chicken, 1 Tbsp olive oil and cajun seasoning, shaking to coat thoroughly.
  2. Heat remaining 1 Tbsp olive oil in a grill pan over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook, flipping once, until cooked through, about 5-6 minutes on each side.
  3. Set aside and keep warm.
  4. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  5. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
  6. Gradually whisk in heavy cream and lemon zest.
  7. Cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes.
  8. Stir in Parmesan until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes.
  9. If the mixture is too thick, add more heavy cream as needed; add Johnny’s Seasoning Salt and Johnny’s Parmesan Garlic Seasoning
  10. Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine.
  11. Serve immediately with chicken, garnished with tomatoes and parsley, if desired.

Prep Time20 min

Cook Time25 min

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