Do you have a particular recipe that reminds you of something? Maybe it takes you back to an event in your life? That’s how I feel about blackened chicken Alfredo. I know it sounds weird, but really it takes me back to being a newlywed.
When I first got married, I knew nothing about cooking. Thankfully a co-worker told me how to make this dish - Alfredo chicken is something I love. I was so anxious to get to the store and get all the ingredients because I could not wait to surprise my husband with this wonderful meal.
It's easy enough that I - and you - can make it with very little experience in the kitchen.
He was so surprised and excited to see that I was trying to brave this whole new world of cooking. This ended up being a meal that is part of our routine, and it's still a favorite around here.
Each time I make this pasta, I feel like I go back in time a bit to our first place together, first real 'married' days together. It's kind of fun to look back and see how far we have come now.
This meal is simple to make, as the 'blackened' part of this chicken is really just a good Cajun seasoning. Then you can simply grill or sauté the chicken how you like. I always like to serve ours over Alfredo pasta - that creamy sauce goes perfectly with spicy chicken. I tend to use gluten-free penne pasta when making this; however, you can really use any pasta that you prefer.
My kids like to eat this now without the chicken, while my husband and I still love the spice that chicken adds. I will typically slice it up and mix it into the pasta so the chicken chunks get covered in creamy Alfredo sauce too.
This meal goes perfectly with a grilled romaine salad or soup too - like zuppa toscana. Of course, a little glass of wine compliments it well too.
Are you ready for dinner tonight? Enjoy this tasty meal with your family!
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