Cajun Chicken Pasta with Roasted Bell Pepper Sauce


PREP TIME 20 minutes

COOK TIME 30 minutes

TOTAL TIME 50 minutes

Nutrition Facts


Calories: 550

Amount per Serving*% Daily Value
Total Fat18g
Saturated Fat4g
Trans Fat26g
Dietary Fiber11g
Total Sugar6g
Vitamin D 11mcg %
Calcium 166mg %
Iron 5mg %
Potassium 1018mg %
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

We partnered with the "Prince of Flavortown", Hunter Fieri, who crafted a simple yet delicious recipe using ZENB Penne Pasta and ZENB Roasted Red Pepper Sauteed Onion and Olive Oil Gourmet Sauce that’s easy to prepare without compromising on taste. This dish is flavor-packed and is packed with fiber, making it a dinnertime favorite.


  • 1 box (12 ounces) ZENB Penne Pasta made from 100% Yellow Peas
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons oil-packed Calabrian chile peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 ounces prosciutto, chopped (about 3 slices)
  • 1-1/2 pounds chicken tenders, trimmed
  • 6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 1 box (15.5 ounces) ZENB Roasted Red Bell Pepper Sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups quartered multi-color cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup sliced scallions
Blackening Spice
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons granulated garlic
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon granulated onion
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper



Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook ZENB Pasta as directed. Reserve 1/2 cup pasta water; drain pasta and keep warm.


Meanwhile, add 1 teaspoon oil, Calabrian chiles, and prosciutto to cast iron pan on medium heat. Cook 3-4 minutes, stirring frequently until crispy. Transfer to clean plate.


Heat remaining oil in same pan on medium-high heat. Combine blackening spice ingredients in small bowl. Coat chicken liberally with blackening spice.


Add chicken to pan. Sear both sides of the chicken for about 2-3 minutes on each side until done. Transfer chicken to a sheet tray and set aside.


Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic to pan and sauté just until fragrant. Add white wine to deglaze; cook until mostly evaporated. Stir in ZENB Sauce and cook until simmering.


Add pasta, reserved pasta water and half of the Parmesan. Toss pasta gently until well combined.


Plate and garnish with chicken, tomatoes, scallions, crispy prosciutto mixture and remaining Parmesan. Top with additional cracked pepper before serving.

Tasty Tips

Freshly grated parmesan is the way to go.

Using fresh ground black pepper gives a more significant flavor than pre-ground.

Always cook the pasta al dente, this will help you avoid over cooking the pasta when finishing it in the sauce.

Make this a vegetarian dish by skipping the prosciutto and substituting sliced cauliflower florets or mushrooms for the chicken.

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