Monday, December 29, 2008

Birthday Dinner

This is probably going to be my last food and recipe post until next year when I decide to cook again ;) I cannot believe how good the food turned out for my husband's birthday dinner! I got the recipe from a member of a yahoo group that I belong called CopycatsClones-n-BrandNames There are so many wonderful recipes posted in the group and such nice members there.

Here is the recipe:

Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
6 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
3/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
1 cup milk
2 tablespoons flour

Cajun Sauce
1 tablespoon butter
1 small yellow pepper (chopped)
1 small red bell pepper (chopped)
3/4 small red onion (chopped)
3 whole garlic cloves (minced)
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1-1/4 pints whipping cream
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
4 tablespoons fresh basil (thinly sliced)
1 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 (12 ounce) package bow tie pasta
1 cup mushroom (sliced)

Melt butter in large skillet over medium heat.

Add yellow and red bell peppers, mushrooms, and onion to same
skillet,until crisp-tender, about 4 minute.

Add garlic and crushed red pepper to skillet and saute 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

Season sauce to taste with salt and pepper. Reduce heat to low,
simmer; sauce will reduce and thicken.

Wash and drain chicken breasts.

Pound until very thin (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

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 5 to 7

Thank you for all the lovely comments. It is so nice to be back posting and reading your blogs =)



Amanda said...

Yummy I'll have to try this one. looks very good!

Theresa said...

Thanks for the nice comment you left on my blog about the tags!
This looks delicious, but it's diet time for me :)

Pat (mspfd) said...

Definitely going to give this super recipe a try. Sounds yummy.

Kim said...

Oh I so have to try making this! It looks fabulous!!! And sounds so yummy! What a great birthday present! I would give anything for hubby to cook me a meal! hee hee!
hugs~ Kim

Debby said...

Awesome! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Scrappy Doo 2 u said...

Yowsers Loreen, that looks yummy! Any left overs?
Hope he loved it, he'd be crazy not to !!!

Happy New Year to you and your family!