The BEST Blackened Chicken Pasta

I don’t say ” the best ” lightly. I’m a very picky eater and my husband is quick to tell me if the food is actually good or not, and we love this recipe! I rarely eat white sauce on pasta but recipe has become a staple in our home!

You may look at this recipe and wonder what on earth a “shallot” is. Because that is what I thought when I saw the recipe on Aunt Bees Recipes. A shallot is in the onion family and after using it in this recipe, you may ditch onions altogether! There is so much flavor in one of these shallots! I once attempted this recipe with regular onions, and while still good, it lost a lot of the “best” flavor. I stuck to Aunt Bees Recipe except I found a blackening seasoning I like and I double the sauce recipe !

Here’s what you’ll need:

For the chicken:

-Six (or so) Chicken Tenderloins

– Tastefully Simple Blackening Seasoning

-2 Tbs butter

For the pasta:

2 shallots, minced

12 Tbs butter

2 cups heavy cream

2 cups grated Parmesan

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp pepper

Parsley to garnish

1/2 box Fettuccine noodles

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Start off by cooking your chicken.

Melt 2 tbs of butter and brush it on both sides of your tenderloin.

Cover both sides with blackening seasoning.

Now you can either cook on a skillet or grill your chicken.

Once your chicken is cooked, place it to the side and keep it warm.

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Cook pasta noodles in a pot of boiling salted water until al dente.

Drain the water out but reserve 1/2 cup water to add into the sauce.

While the pasta is cooking, melt 12 Tbs of butter in a large sauce pan over medium high heat.

Add your minced shallots and sauté until tender.

Add 2 cups heavy cream and bring to a boil.

Reduce to medium heat and stir frequently. Your sauce will reduce slightly after about five minutes, then remove from heat.

Add 2 cups Parmesan, 1 Tsp salt , 1/3 Tsp pepper, and reserved cooking liquid. Stir until Parmesan is mixed in well.

Add pasta to sauce and stir.

Slice up your chicken and you can mix it in with your sauce, or place on top. Sprinkle with parsley.

You’re going to love it!

Tips :

If sauce is heated too long it will start to thicken, you can add more heavy cream to thin it out.

Shallots will make you cry just like an onion!

Live life big!

Be sure to check out these other recipes:

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DIY Forky Cupcakes

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