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Blackened Chicken Fettuccine

Chicken Fettuccine is the pinnacle of comfort food pasta dishes. In this recipe some blackening seasoning turns this classic Italian dish into a spice lover’s dream. It’s a meal worthy of a special occasion or romantic dinner. If both you and your spouse like some spice, it would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day meal.

Blackened Chicken Fettuccine in a pasta bowl.

The chicken is coated in blackening spices and then pan-fried in a cast iron skillet. I like to use Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Blackening Seasoning.

What Is Blackening Seasoning?

Blackening seasoning is a spice mixture that is ery similar to Cajun and Creaole seasoning. It is typically a little less spicy than Cajun seasoning and it is frequently used to season fish, chicken, pork and steak in Louisiana cooking. It is typically made with paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, basil, and thyme.

Blackened Chicken Fettuccine in a bowl with steamed broccoli.

Cream cheese, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese create a superbly rich and creamy sauce for the fettuccine.

I like to add red bell pepper for a little color. Some thyme and garlic along with the blackening seasoning creates tons of flavor in the Blackened Chicken Fettuccine.

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Blackened Chicken Fettuccine in a serving bowl.

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Blackened Chicken Fettuccine

Blackened Chicken Fettuccine is spicy, rich, and creamy and perfect for a special occasion or romantic dinner.
PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 25 minutes
TOTAL: 35 minutes


  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, pounded to even thickness
  • 2 tablespoons blackening seasoning
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 (16-ounce) package fettuccine , cooked and drained
  • Parmesan cheese for serving


  • Sprinkle blackening seasoning on both sides of chicken. Heat olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add chicken and cook about 5 minutes per side or until cooked all the way through. Remove chicken from pan and keep warm.
  • Add butter to the skillet and cook garlic and red pepper over medium heat until pepper is starting to soften, about 2 minutes.
  • Add heavy cream and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Turn heat to low and add cream cheese and parmesan cheese, plus all seasonings. Stir well to melt and blend in the cream cheese and parmesan cheese. Once sauce is smooth, add cooked fettuccine to the pan and toss to coat.
  • Divide fettuccine between 4 plates, top with chicken and grated Parmesan cheese.


Calories: 1302kcal
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Dinner, Main Dish
Cuisine: Southern
Keyword: cajun, spicy

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Originally posted February 2, 2015

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13 thoughts on “Blackened Chicken Fettuccine”

  1. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    I so love blackened chicken! I don’t think I even need the pasta to go with this!

  2. Jess @ Flying on Jess Fuel

    Mmmm this chicken looks PERFECT!! And creamy fettucini is definitely a great way to balance out the spices!!

  3. Sarah@Whole and Heavenly Oven

    This definitely sounds like a chicken/pasta dish that I neeeed to add to my dinner menu! I just love that gorgeous crispy browning on the chicken. Stunning photos, Christin!

  4. Kelley @ Chef Savvy

    This looks amazing!! Love chicken fettuccine. I also love that you blackened the chicken! Yum!

  5. Kristine @ Kristine's Kitchen

    It’s only 9 in the morning and I’m totally craving a plate of this chicken and fettuccine! The creamy pasta combined with the spicy blackened chicken looks just perfect. This is going on my menu plan very soon!

  6. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel

    I love that gorgeous color on that chicken — I can just imagine all the flavor! This is the perfect comfort food! Pinned 🙂

  7. Dannii @ Hungry Healthy Happy

    This is one of my favourite pasta dishes and I actually ordered it in a restaurant the other day. I am going to have to try making it myself.

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