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Fettuccine Alfredo with Grilled Chicken

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fettuccine Alfredo with grilled chicken

Ahhh….creamy garlicky Fettuccine Alfredo. This was one of the first “real” dishes I learned how to make when I was in college. I didn’t have any experience in the kitchen at that time so I used to get the Alfredo sauce in a jar. Yuck! It didn’t taste like Alfredo sauce AT ALL, so I decided to learn how to make it on my own. I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make, and how good it tasted!

Added some grilled chicken here for some protein so it’s not ALL carbs 😛

fettuccine Alfredo with grilled chicken

Fettuccine Alfredo with Grilled Chicken

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4.50 from 8 votes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 box fettuccine noodles
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 5 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • 1.5 cups heavy cream
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • Finely chopped parsley for garnish optional

Grilled chicken breast:

Instructions
 

  • Marinade chicken breast in lemon juice and olive oil for 3 hours.
  • When ready to grill, sprinkle seasoned salt and pepper to taste.
  • Grill for 2 – 3 minutes each side. Let cool.
  • Bring water to a boil in a large stockpot. Add salt to water to season the pasta.
  • Cook the pasta according to directions on the box.

Now for the yummy part…the SAUCE:

  • Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat. While the butter is still melting, add the garlic and saute for about a minute. Don’t let the garlic turn brown!
  • Add the heavy cream and stir.
  • Add the parmesan cheese and reduce heat to medium low. Keep stirring!
  • Let simmer for about 10 minutes, stirring often.
  • Add mozzarella cheese, then turn off the heat. Keep stirring to melt the mozzarella cheese.
  • Finally, add the sauce to the drained noodles. Toss well.
  • Cut the chicken and serve with the pasta. Add chopped parsley as a garnish if you wish.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 863kcalCarbohydrates: 28gProtein: 52gFat: 60gSaturated Fat: 35gPolyunsaturated Fat: 20gTrans Fat: 2gCholesterol: 266mgSodium: 1029mgFiber: 2gSugar: 11g
Keyword alfredo, chicken, fettuccine alfredo
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