Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta (Copycat)

6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Cheesecake Factory Copycat Louisiana Chicken Pasta with Parmesan, mushrooms, peppers and onions in a spicy cajun cream sauce.

Cheesecake Factory Copycat Louisiana Chicken Pasta with Parmesan, mushrooms, peppers and onions in a spicy cajun cream sauce.Louisiana Chicken Pasta, my third favorite Cheesecake Factory Copycat is actually easier than you’d believe given the long list of ingredients. My two favorite Cheesecake Factory items, Spicy Cashew Chicken and Tamale Corn Cakes are my go-to order, without fail.

My husband on the other hand is all about trying new dishes. One day he ordered this Louisiana Chicken Pasta and I actually switched dishes with him. I know. Spicy Cashew Chicken has been my #1 for probably a dozen years.

What’s so great about this Louisiana Chicken Pasta? Well first of all the chicken is super crispy, seasoned with cajun spices and Parmesan Cheese. The sauce is creamy with a cajun bite and the veggies are a nice textural dimension. It’s all about cream, spice, cheese, chicken and pasta done well. Louisiana Chicken Pasta with crispy Parmesan chicken is the best Cheesecake Factory Copycat ever!

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I use Mountain Rose Herbs and Spices but if you have a cabinet full of spices and you’re looking to make your own cajun spice mix, here is an easy Cajun Spice Recipe Blend!

  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 ½ teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

Tools Used in the Making of this Louisiana Chicken Pasta:
Cast Iron Skillet: This is my most used pan in my kitchen, heavy, keeps heat well and gives the BEST sear ever.
Chef’s Knife: This knife is one of the three most used tools in my kitchen (tongs and my pig tail flipper are the other two). I love it, I’ve had it for almost 10 years and it is as sharp today as the day I got it. (left column, second from the top). Mind you I love it this much even though I have a ridiculously expense knife set as well.
Cajun Seasoning: Using cajun spices is an easy way to pump up the flavor of the recipe.
Better Than Bouillon: I almost never buy boxes of broth because I keep the beef, chicken and vegetable version of this Better Than Bouillon.

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Louisiana Chicken Pasta (Cheesecake Factory Copycat)

Cheesecake Factory Copycat Louisiana Chicken Pasta with Parmesan, mushrooms, peppers and onions in a spicy cajun cream sauce.
Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

CAJUN CREAM SAUCE

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon cajun seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup Parmesan Cheese shredded

CRISPY PARMESAN CHICKEN

  • 4 chicken breasts butterflied
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil

PASTA

  • 1 lb Farfalle pasta
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1/2 red onion sliced
  • 8 ounces crimini mushrooms sliced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  • Mix the Sauce ingredients together and set aside.
  • Set a large pot of water to boil and cook the pasta to a minute shy of what is listed on the box.
  • Drain but do not rinse.
  • Mix the flour, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, Kosher salt and black pepper together in one bowl.
  • In a second bowl whisk the eggs.
  • Dredge each piece of chicken into the breadcrumb mixture, then into the eggs, and finally back into the breadcrumb mixture.*
  • Let chicken sit on a tray while you cook the vegetables.
  • Melt butter in cast iron skillet over medium heat and add the bell peppers, onion, garlic and mushrooms.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes until just starting to brown but not break down.
  • Remove the vegetables from the pan.
  • Add the ¼ cup oil and cook the chicken until crispy and golden brown, 3-5 minutes on each side.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and drain the oil.
  • Add the pasta and vegetables to the pan with the sauce mixture.
  • Let thicken and stir for 3-5 minutes.
  • While the sauce is cooking slice up the chicken.
  • Serve the pasta with the sliced chicken on top and extra Parmesan as desired.

Notes

*The first pass will leave mostly flour on the chicken, that is what we need, just to adhere the eggs, so don?t worry.

Nutrition

Calories: 1095kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 60g | Fat: 57g | Saturated Fat: 34g | Cholesterol: 289mg | Sodium: 1252mg | Potassium: 1165mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 2405IU | Vitamin C: 37.1mg | Calcium: 424mg | Iron: 3.7mg
WE LOVE THIS Copycat Cheesecake Factory Louisiana Chicken Pasta!
Cheesecake Factory Copycat Louisiana Chicken Pasta with Parmesan, mushrooms, peppers and onions in a spicy cajun cream sauce.
Louisiana Chicken Pasta with crispy Parmesan chicken is the best Cheesecake Factory Copycat ever!

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. In my opinion your recipe is better than Cheesecake Factory!! It took a little longer prepping than other recipes BUT it is so worth it!!! I’ll add more veggies and maybe some spinach next time but this will definitely be in our rotation. Thank you for sharing with us!!!!

    1. Thanks Rose! Appreciate your kind words and thank you for the five star review!

  2. I worked at The Cheesecake Factory for 6 years and this was one of my favorite dishes. I can tell you this tastes exactly like the restaurant dish. Maybe even better. Thank you for posting.

  3. This tastes just like the restaurant version, thank you! We love a lot of sauce however, so next time, I will double the sauce recipe. Definitely saving this one for our meal rotation.

  4. Super delicious with the adaptations I made to the recipe. I definitely used more veggies and threw in some spinach too. I used some Asiago cheese in the pasta to add some nuttiness. Fresh squeezed lemon juice to bright up the flavors. I also used my homemade Cajun seasoning with a bit of Italian seasoning as well. I did put some Cajun seasoning in the coating of the chicken too. I definitely think the recipe is a good base to add upon.