This is one of those fabulous recipes that is so simple and easy to make, but tastes like you spent a long time on it. BONUS.
It originally comes, I’m told, from Brennan’s in New Orleans; I found it here on Food.com.
The sauce is rich and creamy without being complicated, and because I used chicken tenders rather than chicken breasts, this cooks up really quickly — perfect for a weeknight meal. I used more cream than the original recipe called for because I wanted enough sauce for the pasta too; I also added some olive oil, and some cayenne pepper for a little kick.
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
- 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
- 3/4 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 2 pounds chicken tenders
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1/4 cup butter, divided
- 1 cup heavy cream
- Angel hair pasta
- Get a large pot of water boiling for the pasta
- Combine spices and sprinkle over both sides of chicken tenders
- Heat olive oil and 2 Tbsp. butter in heavy pan until sizzling, then cook tenders till the pink is gone, about 4 minutes a side
- Add remaining butter and cream and simmer till sauce starts to thicken, about 5 minutes or so
- Cook pasta while sauce thickens, then serve chicken and sauce over pasta
Now here is my question: who is good at reheating cream sauce? Know any tricks? This is amazing the right out of the pan, but I have not yet learned how to reheat cream sauces without them separating and being weird. Who can school me?