Blackened Chicken with Penne Pasta

Blackened Chicken with Penne Pasta

  • Prep Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 50 mins
  • Servings: 4-6
  • About This Recipe

    “I had this dish at a local restaurant. The waitress quickly told me the ingredients and I experimented with the amounts. It tastes very close to the original dish (good thing, the restaurant is no longer open). I like spicy dishes and this is good. Enjoy!”


  • 16ouncespenne pasta
  • 1lbchicken, cut in bite size pieces
  • 4tablespoonscajun seasoning
  • 2 -3tablespoonsmargarine
  • 24ouncesheavy whipping cream
  • 2fresh tomatoes, cut into small pieces
  • 10ouncesfrozen peas, thawed
  • 2ouncespine nuts
  • Directions

  • Cook pasta, drain.
  • Place back into pot with tomatoes, peas and pine nuts.
  • Place cut up chicken in bowl.
  • Sprinkle with 2 TB Cajun seasoning over chicken (mix through chicken).
  • Heat margaine in nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot, add chicken and cook until no longer pink.
  • Combine whipping cream and remaining Cajun seasoning.
  • Pour over chicken and continue cooking (low heat) until warmed through.
  • Pour chicken and sauce over pasta and vegetables, cook until completely warmed through.
  • Reviews

  • “This was really fantastic. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.”

  • “WOW!!! This recipe was WONDERFUL!!!I cut the cajun seasoning in half because of the kids but everything else was the same.I was a little concerned about it being too runny with that much cream but it wasn’t.It got rave reviews from each member of my family!Only my niece thought it was too spicy.Next time I may leave out the pine nuts because my kids hate nuts but I don’t think it will take away from this dish at all.Thanks for a wonderful recipe!!”

  • “This recipe was great. I too have a local restaurant that made something similar and I just had to try this. I used steamed broccoli instead of peas and I used about 3 tbl cajun seasoning instead of 4. Nonetheless, this was a favorite and will be used time and time again. 5 Stars!!!!!!!!!!!!!”