August 15, 2012

Watch Me Eat Wednesday: My Favorite Meal

Cajun Chicken Alfredo 

I absolutely love this meal! It could be the fact that it has two of my favorite thing in it, sun-dried tomatos and wine. My mom got this recipe from my cousin randomly and now I am obsessed with it. 


*      4 (5-ounce) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
*      1 cup blackening spice
*      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 whole grain fettuccine
*      1/2 cup sliced scallions


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

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