Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Grilled Cajun Ranch Chicken Pasta

We haven't had pasta in a while and when I came across this recipe I knew it would be a keeper! It was fantastic!

Grilled Cajun Ranch Chicken Pasta
Adapted from Cassie Craves

For the chicken:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup ranch dressing
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon white vinegar
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon white sugar, or to taste
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves

For the pasta:

16 ounces penne or other short pasta
1/4 cup butter
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 1/2 cups evaporated milk
1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese

For the chicken:
In a medium bowl, stir together the olive oil, ranch dressing, Worcestershire sauce, cajun seasoning, lemon juice, white vinegar, pepper, and sugar. Place chicken in an airtight container and cover with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours up to overnight.

Preheat the grill for medium-high heat. Grill chicken for 8 to 12 minutes, or until the chicken is no longer pink in the center, and the juices run clear. Let rest.

While the chicken is cooking, cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; set aside.
In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Add garlic; cook and stir for 30 seconds. Stir in evaporated milk, Cajun seasoning, and parmesan cheese. Whisk together on low heat for 5 to 6 minutes, until sauce is thickened. Pour the sauce over the pasta. Slice the chicken and portion it on top of each serving of pasta.


  1. Hey there- This looks super yummy and I bet my family would love this meal. I found you through the welcome wed link up. Happy to be your newest follower.

  2. I love pasta dishes - and it's such a quick meal to make :)

  3. Hi! New follower from the life with twins blog hop! This looks so delish! I love pasta.. alot! Haha. Ill have to try this soon :)

    Would love for you to link this up at my friday link party going on now! And a follow back if you like my site too :)

  4. yum yum! I have chicken breasts in the freezer screaming for this recipe :)

  5. Yummy we love pasta ...Thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays :)


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