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Cajun Chicken Pasta Recipe!

Here is what you'll need:



2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon sea salt

1 tablespoon ground black pepper

1 tablespoon cajun seasoning

8 ounces penne pasta

2 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 cup heavy cream, or more, to taste

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan

2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves



 

DIRECTIONS:



Cajun Chicken Pasta

In a gallon size Ziploc bag, add chicken, 1 tablespoon olive oil and cajun seasoning, shaking to coat thoroughly. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon 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. Set aside and keep warm.


In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.Gradually whisk in heavy cream and lemon zest. Cook, whisking constantly, until incorporated, about 1-2 minutes.


Stir in Parmesan until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more heavy cream as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in pasta and gently toss to combine. Serve immediately with chicken, garnished with parsley, if desired.



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