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February 7, 2010 / Sarah

National Fettuccine Alfredo Day


Cajun Chicken Alfredo
From Guy Fieri

4 (5-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 cup blackening spice (recipe below)
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

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 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.
  3. In the same 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.
  4. When the cream sauce is to desired consistency, stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan, salt, pepper, and pasta.
  5. Nest the pasta on large rimmed plates and garnish with scallions and the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan.

Blackening Spice

1 tbsp. sweet paprika
2 1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. cayenne pepper
3/4 tsp. white pepper
3/4 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. dried thyme
1/2 tsp. dried oregano

I ended up sprinkling the chicken with about a tablespoon (for two chicken breasts) of Spicy Montreal Steak Seasoning instead of using a blackening spice mix.  It was really good and had a nice kick.  I also used whole wheat noodles in an attempt to make this slightly healthier.

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  1. Erin / Feb 8 2010 7:21 pm

    Yum!!!! You totally have me craving Cajun Chicken Alfredo right now. I think I will try this recipe later this week!

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