Bayou Pasta with Chicken

Bayou Pasta with ChickenRecipe
We love Chili's flavorful Southwestern fare. One of the most satisfying dishes is the spicy, creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta. Order a bowl tonight, or try our easy version at home.


4 Servings

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Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 25 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 720
Fat 28 g
Satfat 15 g
Protein 45 g
Carbohydrate 72 g
Fiber 3 g
Cholesterol 131 mg
Sodium 640 mg


12 ounces penne
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
Salt and pepper
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 tablespoons Cajun spice blend
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
2 firm-ripe Roma tomatoes, cored and diced


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Cook penne according to package directions.

Melt butter over medium heat. Add flour; stir for 1 minute. Add half-and-half; stir until thickened, 6 minutes. Remove from heat; add Parmesan, salt and pepper. Cover.

Place chicken between 2 sheets of plastic wrap; pound with a rolling pin to 1/2-inch thickness. Rub Cajun spice and cayenne, if using, evenly over chicken. Warm oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook, turning once, until no longer pink in center, 6 to 8 minutes. Slice chicken.

In a bowl, toss pasta with sauce. Top with chicken and tomatoes and serve.