Copycat Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta

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Copycat Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta

Post  Admin on Wed Sep 02, 2009 6:04 pm

Copycat Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta

Chicken:
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 skinless boneless chicken breast halves
3/4 cup bread crumbs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons flour

Cajun Sauce:
1 tablespoon butter
1 small yellow bell pepper, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
3/4 small red onion, chopped
3 whole garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 1/4 pints whipping cream
1 cup low-salt chicken broth
4 tablespoons fresh basil, thinly sliced
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 package bow-tie pasta
1 cup mushrooms, sliced
salt and pepper

Melt butter in heavy large skillet over medium-high heat. Add
yellow and red bell peppers, mushrooms, and onion to same skillet
and saute until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.

Add minced garlic and crushed red pepper to skillet and saute 2 or
3 minutes.

Add whipping cream and chicken stock. Simmer until sauce re-heats
and thickens slightly, about 5 minutes.

Add basil and 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese to sauce, stirring to
incorporate. Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce
heat to low, simmer. Sauce will reduce and thicken.

Cook chicken:
Wash and drain chicken breasts. Pound until very thin, as thin or
thinner then 1/4-inch thick (the thinner the chicken breasts the
better).

Mix breadcrumbs, flour, and Parmesan cheese together. Place milk in
dish for dipping.

Dip chicken in breadcrumb mixture and then in milk and then back in
breadcrumbs.

Place in fry pan that the oil has been heated and fry at medium
high temperature until golden, crisp, and cooked through. Add more
oil as needed. Remove and drain chicken. Keep warm.

Meanwhile, cook bow-tie pasta in large pot of boiling salted water
until tender but still firm to bite. Drain and return to pot. Add
sauce and toss to coat.

Place pasta with sauce on plate, and top with chicken breast.
Serve, passing additional Parmesan separately.

Serves 6

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