Friday, January 11, 2019

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Pasta.  One of my favorite dinners to make.   It is delicious, easy, budget friendly,  versatile, and can easily feed a crowd.  This recipe has pasta coated in a creamy cheese sauce with tender bites of chicken.  A meal your family is sure to enjoy.

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
From Food Network

Kosher salt
12 ounces fettuccine
Olive oil, for tossing
12 ounces boneless, skinless chicken breast (about 2)
Freshly ground black pepper
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
2 cups heavy cream
2 pinches freshly grated nutmeg
1 1/2 cups freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and salt generously. Add the pasta, and boil according to package directions until al dente, tender but still slightly firm. Strain, and toss with a splash of oil.
Meanwhile, slice the chicken into 1/4-inch-thick strips, and lay them on a plate or a sheet of waxed paper. Season with salt and pepper.
2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add 2 tablespoons of the butter. When the butter melts, raise the heat to medium-high and add the chicken in 1 layer. Cook, without moving the pieces, until the underside has browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the pieces, and cook until browned and fully cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer the chicken to a medium bowl.
3.Reduce the heat to medium, and add the remaining 6 tablespoons butter. Scrape the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon to release any browned bits. When the butter has mostly melted, whisk in the cream and nutmeg and bring to a simmer, then cook for 2 minutes. Lower the heat to keep the sauce just warm.

4. Whisk the Parmigiano-Reggiano into the sauce. Add the chicken and cooked pasta, and toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot in heated bowls.

Serves 4


  1. wow that creamy sauce looks so very good!

  2. You can give me a nice warm bowl of this any time! Great recipe idea.

    best... mae at

  3. Great recipe, it sounds delicious! Too bad it's not calorie-less! 😊