Sunday, May 15, 2011

Louisiana Chicken Pasta

If you haven't ever tried the Louisiana Chicken Pasta at The Cheesecake Factory, I think it's safe to say your life may be incomplete.
Matt was craving it so I told him I would give it a shot and try to make it myself. I found the recipe online and, not to brag or anything, it turned out really really close to the real deal.SOOO Good.
So if you're looking for a new recipe to try, try this one :). It does have a little kick to it, just to warn ya.


For the Chicken

Cajun Sauce


  1. 1. Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.
  2. 2. Add yellow and red bell peppers, mushrooms, and onion to same skillet,until crisp-tender, about 4 minute.
  3. 3. Add garlic and crushed red pepper to skillet and saute 3 minutes.
  4. 4. Add whipping cream and chicken stock.
  5. 5. Simmer until sauce re-heats and thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.
  6. 6. Add basil and 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese to sauce, stirring to incorporate.
  7. 7. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low, simmer; sauce will reduce and thicken.
  8. 8. Wash and drain chicken breasts.
  9. 9. Pound until very thin (the thinner the chicken breasts the better).
  10. 10. Mix breadcrumbs, flour, and Parmesan cheese together.
  11. 11. Place milk in dish for dipping.
  12. 12. Dip chicken in breadcrumb mixture and then in milk and then back in breadcrumbs.
  13. 13. Place in fry pan that the oil has been heated and fry at medium high temperature until golden crisp and cooked through.
  14. 14. Add more oil as needed.
  15. 15. Remove and drain chicken; keep warm.
  16. 16. Meanwhile, cook bow-tie pasta in large pot of boiling salted water until tender but still firm to bite.
  17. 17. Drain and return to pot.
  18. 18. Add sauce and toss to coat.
  19. 19. Place pasta with sauce on plate, and top with chicken breast.
  20. 20. Serve, passing additional Parmesan separately

1 comment:

Kristin said...

Looks divine. Good job on the DIY mo-jo. I would've been like, you want cheesecake factory? Let's go! Will definitely try this out sometime.