This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson®. The opinions and text are all mine.
I wouldn’t say that I’ve had many true “cravings” this pregnancy, but a few nights ago I was really wanting a big bowl of Chili’s Cajun Chicken Pasta. I love the bold variety of flavors and creamy, cheesy sauce. It’s one of the few times I stray from my favorite fettuccine alfredo at a restaurant. I didn’t feel like loading up all the kiddos and going out, so I decided to make it at home!
I recently discovered Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips at Walmart and knew they would be perfect for this meal. They’re a great solution for me when I don’t have a lot of time on busy weeknights, or when James is at the Fire Station and I don’t feel like firing up the grill. I love that they are fully cooked, already seasoned, and only take a few minutes to heat! I will definitely be stocking up before back-to-school hits and the kids’ schedules get crazy. We’ve enjoyed the slower pace of summer, but I know things are about to pick up which means dinner time becomes more hectic.
Another great thing about the Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips is the Tyson Project A+™ program. Through this program you can support your school just by clipping and collecting Tyson Project A+™ labels from Tyson® packages. For every label you submit, they give the school of your choice $0.24 cents and the school can then use that money for whatever it needs! I love programs like this that make the process really easy.
The flavors for this dish were spot on to what you get at the restaurant- for a fraction of the cost. Just don’t forget to serve it with a big, thick piece of Texas toast!
This pasta gets a cajun twist from the addition of seasonings.
- 2 cups Tyson® Grilled and Ready® Chicken Breast Strips
- 4 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 2 tsp Cajun seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp pepper
- 1/2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder
- 8 oz penne pasta
- 4 oz Parmesan cheese shredded
- 1 Roma tomato diced
- 2 tbsp green onions chopped
Cook the pasta according to the directions. Drain and set aside.
Heat the chicken as directed on the package in a large skillet with 2 tbsp butter and the Cajun seasoning.
While the chicken is heating and the pasta is finishing, add the 2 tbsp flour and remaining 2 tbsp butter to a large skillet over medium high heat.
Gradually add in the cream, stirring constantly.
Add the Parmesan and seasonings.
When the cream mixture begins to bubble, add the pasta and remove from heat stirring well.
Top with chicken, tomatoes, and green onions.
Serve with additional Cajun seasoning and Parmesan as desired.
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tyson. The opinions and text are all mine.