LOUISIANA CHICKEN PASTA (CHEESECAKE FACTORY COPYCAT)

Prep Time: 15 mins | Cook Time: 20 mins | Total Time: 35 mins | Yield: 6 servings

This copycat recipe is another one of my favourite pasta dishes with Parmesan, mushrooms, peppers, and onions with the best spicy Cajun cream sauce! A must try and for keeps!

Ingredients

CAJUN CREAM SAUCE:

2 c. heavy cream

1 tsp red pepper flakes

1/2 tsp Kosher salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

1 tsp Cajun seasoning

1 c. chicken stock

1 c. Parmesan cheese shredded

1 tbsp cornstarch

CRISPY PARMESAN CHICKEN:

1/4 c. flour

4 chicken breasts butterflied

1/2 c. Parmesan cheese grated

1 c. breadcrumbs

2 Eggs

4 tbsp vegetable oil

1/2 tsp Kosher salt

1/4 tsp ground black pepper

PASTA:

2 tbsp butter

1 pound Farfalle pasta

1/2 red bell pepper sliced

1/2 yellow bell pepper sliced

1/2 red onion sliced

1 tbsp minced garlic

1/4 c. parsley for garnish (optional)

8 oz. crimini mushrooms sliced

How to make Louisiana Chicken Pasta (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)

Step 1: Combine the sauce ingredients until well blended. Set aside.

Step 2: Following the package direction, cook the pasta. Drain when done but do not rinse.

Step 3: In a bowl, whisk the flour, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, Kosher salt, and black pepper.

Step 4: Beat the eggs in another bowl.

Step 5: Into the breadcrumb mixture, dredge the chicken, then coat in the eggs and into the breadcrumb mixture again.

Step 6: Put the chicken on a tray while cooking the vegetables.

Step 7: In a cast-iron skillet, melt the butter over medium heat. Once the butter has melted, add the bell peppers to the skillet along with the onion, garlic, and mushrooms. Cook but do not break the ingredients down for about 3 to 5 minutes or until just beginning to brown. When done, set the vegetables aside.

Step 8: In the same skillet, drizzle 1/4 cup of oil. Add the chicken and cook for about 3 to 5 minutes per side until crispy and golden brown. Set the chicken aside when done, then drain the oil from the pan.

Step 9: To the pan, add the pasta, vegetables, and sauce mixture. Allow the sauce to thicken, stirring for about 3 to 5 minutes.

Step 10: Slice the chicken while the sauce is cooking. When done, serve the pasta and top with the sliced chicken, then sprinkle with more Parmesan. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 1095kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 289mg | Sodium: 1252mg | Potassium: 1165mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2405IU | Vitamin C: 37.1mg | Calcium: 424mg | Iron: 3.7mg