MardiGras Recipe

Blackened Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Linguini & Colorful Salad

Blackened Chicken can be served over linguini or over a bed of romaine lettuce for a Blackened Chicken Salad

Blackened Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Linguini & Colorful Salad

Blackened Chicken with Garlic Parmesan Linguini & Colorful Salad


  • 1. boneless skinless chicken breasts- 2 lbs
  • 2. linguini pasta- 1 lb
  • 3. romaine lettuce- 1 pre-cut ready-to-eat bag
  • 4. red, orange and yellow bell peppers- 1 each
  • 5. avocado-1 peeled and sliced
  • 6. Caesar dressing- 1 small bottle
  • 7. shredded parmesan cheese- 8 oz.
    For marinade:
  • olive oil- ½ cup
  • chili powder- 1 tbspn
  • dried thyme- 1 tbspn
  • dried oregano- 1 tbspn
  • paprika- 1 tbspn
  • minced garlic- 1 tbspn
  • salt & pepper- 1 tspn each
  • For linguini:
  • butter- 3 tbspns
  • minced garlic- 1 tbspn


  1. Place chicken breasts in shallow baking dish or large zip-top baggie for marinating. (If too thick, chicken breasts can be pounded thinner with a meat tenderizer between two sheets of plastic wrap.).
  2. Mix together marinade ingredients and pour over chicken, spreading evenly to coat chicken entirely.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator 2-3 hours to overnight
  4. Dinner Time:
  5. Chicken can be cooked on indoor grill or in skillet over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until both sides are brown and chicken is cooked thoroughly, approximately 7 minutes each side.
  6. Linguini:
  7. Cook pasta in salted water until tender.
  8. While pasta is cooking, heat butter and garlic in a sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  9. Drain pasta and transfer to a serving bowl.
  10. Pour butter over the linguini, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese then toss.
  11. Garnish with dried parsley.
  12. Salad:
  13. Slice bell peppers into thin strips.
  14. Top lettuce with bell peppers and avocado slices.
  15. Drizzle with dressing then toss.
  16. Serve Blackened Chicken over Linguini or Salad.







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