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Thursday, July 18, 2013

Cajun Chicken Pasta

This was SO SO good and feeds A LOT of people! 
I will definitely cook this one again and again!

16 ounces penne pasta
2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken tenders
4 tsp. cajun seasoning
1/4 c. oil
6 tbsp. butter
4 c. half and half
1 tsp. lemon pepper seasoning
1 tsp. salt
1 tSP. black pepper
2 garlic cloves
2 tomatoes, diced
1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Place chicken breasts, oil and Cajun seasoning in a resealable plastic bag.  
Reseal bag and massage thoroughly until chicken is evenly coated. 
Let sit in fridge for at least an hour. {the longer the better}
Cook pasta in salted water 7-8 minutes or until done. 
Drain and set aside. 

In a large skillet, saute chicken breasts in 2 Tablespoons of butter, turning occasionally until cooked through.  

In a separate skillet, combine half and half, 4 Tablespoons butter, lemon pepper, salt, pepper, garlic, and cheese over medium heat, stirring occasionally until cheese is melted.  

While cheese is melting, dice chicken in pan, then add cheese sauce and diced tomatoes. 

Add in pasta and cover pot with lid.
Cook on low heat until noodles are finished cooking. 
If desired, sprinkle with remaining cheese before serving.

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