Chili’s Copycat Cajun Chicken Pasta

One of my fave dishes from Chili’s since forever! I have seen a few of these online but I tweaked it to my family’s liking. Feel free to add onion and/or bell pepper if you wish.


  1. 1 small tomato, diced
  2. 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  3. 1/2 box penne pasta
  4. 1 tbsp fresh minced garlic
  5. 3 tbsp unsalted butter, divided
  6. To taste salt
  7. To taste pepper
  8. 3 cups fresh grated parmesan cheese, divided
  9. 1.5 pounds chicken breast
  10. To taste cajun seasoning


  1. Cook pasta per package instructions. Set aside.

  2. Put 2 tbsp of the butter and the minced garlic in a frying pan and heat on medium.

  3. Rub the chicken breasts with cajun seasoning, add to the skillet and cook until browned on both sides and no longer pink in the middle, approximately 10 minutes per side. Set aside when done.

  4. Add the rest of the butter, the whipping cream, salt, pepper, 2 cups of the cheese and a little extra cajun seasoning to the same skillet. Heat on medium till lightly boiling then add in the penne.

  5. Slice the chicken into strips and dice the tomato. Dish out the pasta one serving at a time, adding the chicken, tomatoes and a cheese garnish on top.

  6. Serve with garlic toast and a side salad and enjoy!

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