Blackened Chicken Alfredo
Blackened Chicken Alfredo is a family favorite! Strips of blackened chicken on top of homemade an easy homemade alfredo sauce made with parmesan cheese. Save time and use a rotisserie chicken to make short work of the recipe, or saute chicken breasts with blackening sauce in a skillet while making your alfredo sauce.
For the alfredo sauce:
- 2 tablespoon butter I use unsalted since parmesan can be a bit salty
- 1 ½ tablespoon flour
- 1 cup parmesan grated plus more for garnish
- 1 ½ cups milk heavy cream can be substituted
- 2 tablespoon fresh basil
For the blackening seasoning:
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 ½ teaspoon smoked paprika
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Also needed for blackened chicken pasta:
- 1 lb linguine noodles or pasta of your choice
For the chicken:
If using a rotisserie chicken, cut into pieces. If making your own, use 3-4 chicken breasts. Cook over heated oil in a non-stick skillet set to medium high heat for 5-7 minutes on each side. Sprinkle on the blackening seasoning towards the ends of flips to prevent the peppery coating from burning.
For the homemade alfredo parmesan sauce:
In a medium saucepan melt the butter. Once melted, add the flour and whisk together, allowing to cook for a minute or two.
Slowly add the milk (or heavy cream), whisking continually. Stir until the mixture becomes thick, and reduces (around 10 minutes. You’ll feel it thickening up!).
Stir in the grated parmesan and continue to whisk until incorporated.
Add in fresh basil, or simply place on the meal when done.
To assemble blackened chicken pasta:
You can either place all the chicken in a bowl and stir in the blackening seasoning to cover it all, or you can sprinkle it on top of each dish like I did in the photos. By doing it individually you can control the amount of seasoning and "heat" each dish has.
Place pasta on a plate, top with alfredo sauce and top with chicken. Finish by sprinkling with blackening seasoning, fresh basil and grated parmesan.
Alternatively you can mix the alfredo sauce with the noodles in the pan, and then top with chicken. You can even mix it all into one big bowl to serve family style as well.
Calories: 727kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 63g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 184mg | Sodium: 876mg | Potassium: 744mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 731IU | Calcium: 294mg | Iron: 2mg