Cajun Chicken Bake

Enjoy a taste of the bayou with a kick of Cajun seasoning all over Grilled & Ready® chicken. A bed of penne pasta counters with a soft bite. Perfect for any night of the week.
  • Prep Time 30 minutes
  • Cook Time 30 minutes
  • Serves 6
  • Calories 630
  • Calories 630
  • Total Fat 29 g
  • Cholesterol 135 mg
  • Sodium 1230 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 47 g
  • Protein 44 g
  • Information for this recipe is approximate and derived by calculations based upon supplier information and available reference data. These values may change based on your final product, substitution and or addition of ingredients, or use of a particular cooking technique.
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Ingredients

  • 6 Grilled & Ready® Chicken Breast Fillets
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning blend, divided
  • 12 ounces penne pasta, dried
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups milk
  • 2 cups Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 16 ounces frozen sweet pepper stir-fry, thawed

Cooking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Brush Grilled & Ready Chicken Breast Fillets with oil and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the Cajun seasoning; set aside. 
  2. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  3. In a large saucepan melt butter over medium heat. Stir in flour, remaining 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, salt, and pepper. Stir in milk. Cook and stir over medium heat until thicken and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 minute more. Reduce heat to low. Add the 1-1/2 cups cheese; stir until cheese melts. 
  4. Add cooked pasta and sweet pepper stir-fry to sauce; stir to combine. Transfer to a greased 3-quart rectangular baking dish. Top with reserved chicken. 
  5. Bake, covered, for 25 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted.  
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