A hearty and flavorful chicken and pasta dish that is quick and easy to make. It tastes just like The Cheesecake Factory’s Louisiana Chicken Pasta!

Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta in a white bowl on a black and white background.

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The first time that I ate at The Cheesecake Factory I was in love! I was on vacation in Las Vegas with my sister. We were at Caesar’s Palace, walking around the Forum Shops, and happened to find this delicious restaurant.

 

I was amazed at not only their insane selection of cheesecakes, but also at the small novel of a menu that is delivered to you at your table.

 

There is a page in the menu for almost every type of cuisine! Now that there are Cheesecake Factory locations close to my home, I have tried many dishes there.

 

There has not been a an entree that I didn’t like. That being said, there is one dish that my husband and I consistently order, Cheesecake Factory’s Louisiana Chicken Pasta!

 

A bowl of Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta with a close up of Pasta on a fork.

 

This pasta dish is packed with flavor. The juicy chicken tenders and the spicy pasta sauce come together to make a hearty, flavorful  meal that will leave you wanting a second helping.  

 

The best part of this dish is that it comes together so quickly and easily. I love that the pasta only uses one pan because the pasta cooks right in the sauce.

 

For the chicken, I cut two chicken breasts into strips and used my recipe for Oven Fried Chicken. You could easily use grilled chicken or pre-cooked frozen chicken tenders from the grocery store.

 

Ingredients

 

Baked Chicken Strips

 

  • 2-3 Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Cup Buttermilk
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Cornmeal
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tablespoon Seasoned Salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 2 Teaspoons Paprika

 

Pasta

 

  • 2 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 Onion, diced
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic, minced
  • 1 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 4 Cups Chicken Broth
  • 2 Cups Heavy Cream
  • 1 Tablespoons Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 Box Bowtie Pasta

 

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Directions

 

 

  • Slice the chicken breasts into strips and place in a ziplock bag along with the beaten egg and buttermilk.

 

  • Mix together the flour, bread crumbs, cornmeal, and spices in a large ziplock bag.

 

  • Drain the chicken strips and add them to the bag with chicken coating. Shake to coat the chicken with the mixture.

 

Chicken coating for oven fried chicken

 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the butter and place on baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the oven to melt the butter. 

 

Butter on a baking sheet to make chicken

 

  • Once the butter has melted, place the chicken strips on the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Flip the chicken over and bake an additional 10 minutes.

 

  • While the chicken baking, you can get started on the pasta. What I love about making the pasta portion of Cheesecake Factory’s Louisiana Chicken Pasta is that you cook the pasta right in the sauce!

 

Pasta and Sauce

 

  • Chop up both the red and yellow bell peppers as well as the onion.

 

Chopped onions, red peppers and yellow peppers to make Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta

 

  • Melt the butter in a large skillet or pot over medium-high heat and add the veggies.  

 

  • Sauté them until they are tender. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook one more minute. 

 

Peppers and onions in a frying pan to make Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta

 

  • Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, cajun seasoning and box of pasta. Bring it to a boil.

 

  • Turn the heat down to low-medium and cover. Let the pasta simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often. 

 

Pasta, sauce, and vegetables cooking in a frying pan to make Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta

 

  • When the pasta is tender and the sauce is the desired consistency, serve in a bowl topped with chicken.

 

Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta in a frying pan

 

Serve this pasta with a side of Italian Chopped Salad, a loaf of homemade Rosemary bread and followed by a slice of Caramel Pecan Turtle Cheesecake, and it will be just like you made a visit to The Cheesecake Factory!  Enjoy!

 

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Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta
A hearty and flavorful chicken and pasta dish that is quick and easy to make. It tastes just like The Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta!
The Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta
Course Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Dinner, Pasta
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Chicken Recipe
Pasta and Sauce
Course Chicken, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Dinner, Pasta
Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 30 Minutes
Passive Time 30 Minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Chicken Recipe
Pasta and Sauce
The Cheesecake Factory's Louisiana Chicken Pasta
Instructions
Chicken
  1. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces and place in a gallon sized bag. Mix the buttermilk and egg together and pour over chicken. Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut the butter and place on baking sheet. Put the baking sheet in the oven to melt the butter while you are preparing the chicken. Combine flour, breadcrumbs, cornmeal, salt, seasoned salt, pepper and paprika in a separate ziploc bag.
  3. Remove chicken from marinade with a slotted spoon and place in the seasonings bag. Shake the bag until all chicken pieces are covered. Remove pan from oven and spread butter around. Place popcorn chicken on the pan and bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Flip chicken over with tongs and cook on the other side for 10 more minutes. Remove from oven and place on a paper towel.
Louisiana Pasta & Sauce
  1. While the chicken is baking/heating, melt the butter in a large skillet or pot over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the peppers and onion and cook until tender. Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook 1 more minute.
  3. Add the chicken broth, heavy cream, cajun seasoning and box of pasta. Bring to a boil. Turn the heat down to low-medium and cover. Let the pasta simmer for 15 minutes, stirring often.
  4. When pasta is tender and sauce is the desired consistency, serve in a bowl topped with chicken.
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