Blackened Chicken Alfredo

Blackened Chicken Alfredo – pan-seared homemade blackened chicken served over garlic Alfredo sauce and pasta – SO good! I wanted to lick my plate! Ready to eat in 15 minutes! Chicken marinated in a combination of garlic, onion, thyme, oregano, paprika, tarragon, salt, red pepper, black pepper, olive oil, and Worcestershire sauce. Let the chicken marinate at least 8 hours and then cook. Serve over fettuccine pasta tossed with jarred Alfredo sauce. Everyone LOVED this easy pasta!

Post Updated 04/21/2019

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This Blackened Chicken Alfredo recipe was inspired by my favorite restaurant, Hamilton’s on Magnolia in Auburn, AL. I love their blackened chicken with roasted garlic alfredo. I get it every single time I eat there. Unfortunately, I don’t get the opportunity to eat there as much as I would like, so I came up with a great copycat recipe to make at home. OMG! This Blackened Chicken Alfredo is crazy good! Packed full of amazing flavor and ready to eat in about 15 minutes.! I might like this better than the original! All you need is some bread or a quick salad and dinner is done!

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What is Blackened Chicken Alfredo?

Blackened Chicken Alfredo is chicken that is seasoned with a combination of spices and served over a bed of fettuccini Alfredo. The seasoning is similar to creole seasoning. This Blackened Chicken is marinated in a combination of garlic, onion, thyme, oregano, paprika, tarragon, salt, red pepper, black pepper, olive oil, and Worcestershire sauce. It packs SO much flavor.

Is Blackened Chicken Spicy?

This isn’t a spicy dish. It is more flavorful than spicy. There is only a little red pepper in the marinade. You can certainly reduce or eliminate it if you are worried about the heat. It won’t affect the overall flavor of the dish.

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How To Make Blackened Chicken Alfredo Like Zatarain’s

Blackened Chicken Alfredo is very simple to make. Simply whisk together the seasoning mixture and pour over the chicken breasts. Let the chicken marinate in the refrigerator at least 8 hours. I like to mix everything up before I go to bed and cook it after work.

When ready to cook the chicken, heat a skillet on medium-high heat. You aren’t going to need any oil. There is plenty of oil in the marinade. Once the skillet is hot, add the chicken breasts and cook for about 5 minutes on each side. The cooking time will depend on how large your chicken breasts are. You want to make sure the chicken has an internal temperature of 165ºF.

While the chicken is cooking, cook the pasta. Drain the pasta and put back in the pot. Add the Alfredo sauce and some diced tomatoes and green onions. Toss it all together.

To serve, slice the cooked chicken and place on top of the pasta in a bowl or a plate. Garnish the dish with some fresh parmesan cheese. SO GOOD!

To cut down on cooking time, I used a jar of Alfredo sauce. I like Trader Joe’s or Bertolli brand. If you want to make your own Alfredo sauce, try our BEST Fettuccine Alfredo Sauce recipe. AH-MAZ-ING!

Feel free to add broccoli, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes to the pasta mixture. You can even swap the fettuccine for your favorite pasta noodle. Penne pasta is great too!

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What to Serve With Chicken Alfredo

This chicken pasta is a very filling meal. You don’t need much to go with it. We like some crusty bread and a side salad. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from the blog that go great with this easy dinner:

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Blackened Chicken Alfredo

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Blackened Chicken Alfredo – pan seared blackened chicken served over garlic alfredo sauce and past. I wanted to lick my plate! Ready to eat in 15 minutes! Chicken marinated in a combination of garlic, onion, thyme, oregano, paprika, tarragon, salt, red pepper, black pepper, olive oil, and Worcestershire sauce. Let the chicken marinate at least 8 hours and then cook. Serve over fettuccine pasta tossed with jarred Alfredo sauce. Everyone LOVED this easy pasta! #pasta #chicken #alfredo #cajun

Ingredients:

  • 1 Tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 Tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 Tbsp dried tarragon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground red pepper
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • cup olive oil
  • ½ cup Worcestershire sauce
  • 4 chicken breast pounded to an even thickness
  • 1 (12-oz) package dried fettuccine
  • 1 (15-oz) jar alfredo sauce
  • 1 Roma tomato, chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped

Instructions:

  • Combine first 11 ingredients in a heavy-duty ziplock bag; add chicken. Seal and marinate in refrigerator at least 8 hours, turning the bag occasionally.
  • Remove chicken from bag and discard marinade. Cook chicken in a skillet over medium-high heat for 5 minutes on each side or until well browned. Slice chicken diagonally and set aside.
  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Warm alfredo sauce and toss with cooked pasta. Stir in the chopped tomato and green onions.
  • To serve: place pasta in a bowl or on a plate. Top with sliced chicken and garnish with parmesan cheese.

Notes:

Can substitute chicken tenderloins or chicken thighs for the chicken breasts.
Can add broccoli, mushrooms, sundried tomatoes to pasta mixture.
Can swap fettuccine pasta for your favorite pasta shape. Penne pasta works great.
Can make your own Alfredo sauce instead of using jarred sauce. Here is our favorite homemade Alfredo sauce recipe – BEST Fettuccine Alfredo

Steph

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  1. I made this last night and knew it was a hit when hubby went back for 2nds…��������!! I used Ragu's Classic Alfredo sauce and boneless chicken thighs b/c they're juicier to me. I also added boiled broccoli for my veggie! I paired it all with the red lobster biscuits that come in the box! Truly a delish meal….will definitely be going in my recipe box!!! Thanks Steph!

  2. I finally got to making this & it was soo yummy! I wish I would of marinated it a bit longer but 1 hour worked just fine & I can't wait to make it again! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. Would this recipe be better cooked in a cast iron skillet vs a regular frying pan? I have a cast iron skillet and it seems to just make everything taste better

  4. This looks absolutely delicious! I had never heard of this approach to alfredo, but I will definitely give this a try.

  5. I've done lots of grilled chicken alfredo but not blackened. I'll have to give it a shot in the cast iron skillet. It looks terrific.

  6. Wow Stephanie, this looks really good. I've never had blackened chicken alfredo. I'm going to have to give this a try. Thanks for the recipe.

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