One-pot meals are a popular choice for many people today, and for good reason! Because so many people have busy lives the last thing they want is to cook a huge meal and then clean up the kitchen. After all, at the end of a long day at work there’s nothing you want more than to eat something good that doesn’t require a huge time investment to make.
At Mighty Flame Propane Cylinder Exchange we couldn’t agree with you more. It’s part of the appeal of grilling because as you well know all it takes to enjoy a great meal is a handful of ingredients and a hot grill. Sure, there’s occasionally some prep work involved, but for the most part it’s quick and easy, allowing you to fire up the grill, cook your foods, and be done with it. There are no pots or pans to clean and cleanup is as simple as turning off the grill and throwing your dirty dishes in the dishwasher.
That’s why in today’s blog we’ll be highlighting a particularly incredible one pot recipe, but we’ll be putting our own spin on it. Grilled chicken and grilled sausage just often taste better than their made-in-the-kitchen counterparts, and the good news is that this recipe is so easy that it’s absolutely worth it to cook the meats on the grill.
Fire Up Your Grill!
As we mentioned above, there’s just something special about cooking meat on the grill. The grill marks seem to impart a flavor that just can’t be matched by any other method of cooking, and we think you’ll find in this particular dish that it brings out the rest of the flavors in a way that is extremely satisfying.
We’ll be taking a recipe for one pot cajun chicken and sausage alfredo pasta and putting a Mighty Flame twist on things (as we often like to do). While our method does involve a bit of extra work–it really is just a bit!–we think that it’s worth it. After all, people tweak different recipes to suit their own specific tastes all the time and since we’ve developed a bit of a taste for grilled meats that’s how we’ll be approaching this recipe.
First of all, fire up your grill to medium-high heat. The recipe calls for a pound of chicken and 14 oz of smoked sausage, and there are two ways that you could approach making this dish. How you decide to move forward depends largely on how much time you have and your own personal preference, but either way works just fine.
You Have a Few Options
Option one is to fully cook both meats on your grill while following the rest of the above recipe to the letter. This allows you to get the chicken and the sausage just right before adding it into the finished pasta.
Option two is to brown both the chicken and the sausage on the grill, then add them to the pasta while it’s cooking. This method gives you a bit of extra grill flavor all around.
Once again, either method will work just fine, so rest assured that whichever route you take things will turn out just fine. Just be sure to check the temperature of the chicken to be certain that the finished product comes in at 165 degrees to ensure that it’s safe to eat.
The End Result is Truly Delicious
The rest of the recipe calls for olive oil, salt and pepper, minced garlic, chicken broth, heavy cream, penne pasta, cajun seasoning, parmesan cheese, and parsley. Our mouths are watering just thinking about it!
Essentially all you have to do is add your minced garlic to a pot with olive oil and cook for a few minutes before adding the chicken broth, cream, dry pasta, and cajun seasoning to the pot. You then simmer it over medium heat before reducing the heat to low and letting it cook for fifteen to twenty minutes.
Whether you opt to add your meat back into the pot while it’s cooking or toss it in after the fact, the end result is a thing of delicious beauty. Top it with parmesan and parsley (the recipe calls for fresh chopped flat leaf parsley that’s been minced, but you could use the variety that already comes to you in a ready-to-shake bottle as well with delicious results if you’re in a pinch). Our final recommendation is to add just a touch of extra parmesan cheese and cajun seasoning to the top of your dish after you’ve plated it. It’s the icing on the cake (or the seasoning on the pasta in this case) that makes all the difference in the world.
Now all that’s left is to find a suitable cold beverage and then sit back and enjoy one of your new favorite meals. It’s quick, easy, and best of all delicious, and at the end of the day it doesn’t get much better than that.
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Trust us when we say that grilling the chicken and sausage in this dish takes something that’s already great and just adds another layer of flavor complexity that’s sure to please your taste buds.
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