Chicken Alfredo Pasta: It's Always a Good Idea
A weeknight meal that always goes over well in the home and can be made in many renditions with different add ins is chicken alfredo. Sometimes I like to bread my chicken by adding in breadcrumbs and a little flour to this recipe making my chicken a little crispier. Other times I like to use this alfredo recipe as a base for my vodka sauce recipe. Whatever the case, what I like most about this recipe is its fast, can be manipulated to your tastes and most of the items are things we all already have on hand in the kitchen. You may even substitute milk for the heavy cream if that's all you have in the house. Enjoy!
1/2 stick of butter
1.5 cups heavy cream
2 tbs of minced garlic
2 tbs of flour
1 ½ cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
2 chicken breasts flattened to 1/2 inch
2 tsp of lemon pepper seasoning
1 tsp of mesquite seasoning
1 tsp of Italian seasoning or herbs de Provence
1tsp of garlic powder
2 tbs of olive oil
1/2 pound of fettucine noodles
2 tsb of fresh chopped parsley (optional)
Cook Noodles according to package
Combine all seasonings (LP, Mes, IS, GP) in bowl and mix to combine. Sprinkle the seasoning mix on both side of the chicken breasts heavily. Heat a sauté pan on medium heat ( I like to use a cast iron skillet). Add olive oil to skillet and then add chicken breasts. Sear chicken breasts on each side for 6-7 mins turning once if you'd like. Remove from heat and let rest for a few minutes while you make the alfredo sauce. Once cooled a bit slice into strips.
For Alfredo Sauce:
Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat and add half of the garlic allowing to cook for one minute. Add flour to pan and whisk around the pan creating almost a base for a roux, allowing the flour to become a little golden (just a couple of mins, you're really just allowing the raw flour flavor to be cooked out). Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes , during which time sauce will begin to thicken. Add the rest of the garlic and cheese and whisk quickly, heating through. If you'd like for some greenery at the end you may stir in parsley. Serve sauce tossed in a bed of linguine noodles and add sliced chicken to the top.