Monday, May 16, 2011

Quick and Easy Blackened Chicken Alfredo Recipe

 Happy Monday Morning Y'all!

I am linking up with Daphne over at Flip Flops and Pearls for the Recipe Swap.  (Shocking, I know, as I rarely post recipes because I generally don't cook recipes worth sharing.  But I'm trying....in the sake of being healthy and not eating out as much).

Saturday night, I made Blackened Chicken over Alfredo.  Yes you heard me....I made my own spice, blackened the chicken without burning the house down (okay, Husband had to open EVERY window in the house).  And it came out really well!  It tasted great!

My original plan was to serve it over linguine with alfredo sauce.  The Husband said, that's not very healthy.  So, I suggested over fresh greens from our garden (which would be great too!)  In the end, our tummies won over our healthy heads and we ate alfredo and boy was it gooooooo...ooooo....oooood!

And, it only took about 30 minutes from start to finish, always a plus! 

Mix Your Spices:
1/2 tsp paprika
1/8 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper (I didn't have any, so I used red pepper)
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp dried thyme (I used ground thyme)
1/8 tsp ground white pepper
1/8 tsp onion powder

(I was really quite surprised that I actually had the spices!)  This makes enough spice to cover four 4-oz chicken breasts.

Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grease a baking sheet.

Pat the chicken dry, rub in a little olive oil and rub on the spice.

Heat a cast iron skillet on the stove until smoking hot.  Blacken each side of the chicken for one minute each.

Transfer the chicken to the baking sheet and bake until done (5-15 minutes depending on ovens...mine took about 12 minutes).

While baking, boil your noodles and heat your jar of alfredo sauce.  Pour the alfredo sauce over the finished noodles and toss.   Slice blackened chicken and serve over the noodles.

Enjoy!




13 comments:

  1. Oh Jennifer,

    This looks so yum! I am def. going to try this. I have made it before but never thought to blacken the chicken. This is going in my recipe binder:)

    Thanks for linking up & for the shout out.
    Happy Monday

    ps-love your new profile pic!

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  2. Thanks for the recipe. I hate it when a recipe says 30 minutes, but it takes me 60. Not cool!

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  3. Easy and delicious. Wow! I love alfredo and anything blackened!

    Can't wait to give it a try! :)

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  4. Yum! Thanks for this recipe. Btw, I just discovered your blog and I love it.

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  5. Wow, that sounds sooo good, my mouth is watering just thinking about it! And I would have gone with the alfredo as well haha

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  6. YUM! I'll have to steal this from you!

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  7. This sounds so delicious and easy! Chicken alfredo is one of my favorite pasta dishes!

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  8. I love love love chicken alfredo and have ever since I was a little girl! I will definitely be trying this recipe this summer!

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  9. That looks delicious! I definitely want to make this, thanks for sharing! :)

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  10. making this tonight! and if it turns out well im making it tomorrow at the fire house for the guys!

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  11. I will be trying this for dinner tonight. I so excited just reading the directions!!

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  12. Ok, so I just made the mixture, and fried up the chicken and it smells wonderful!
    I'm now going to made homemade alfredo...it really is easy and we like it better than from the jar.
    Thanks for the recipe!

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