(but it's perfectly acceptable to make sans chicken)
10oz. to 1 lb. fettuccine noodles
2 grilled chicken breasts (making them the way we did in the previous post makes it extra delicious but you can use any leftover chicken you like)
3-4 tbsp. butter
3/4 cup half and half
1 tbsp. flour
1/4 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
3/4 -1 cup Parmesan cheese (use the good stuff you grate yourself)
Have your hubby grill the chicken while you get started. Cook and drain pasta according to package. Start sauce with about 7 minutes left on pasta cook time. Melt butter in large saucepan over medium-high heat. In a glass measuring cup, whisk half and half, flour, salt and pepper until smooth. Stir into butter. Whisking constantly, heat to boiling and boil for one minute. Remove from heat. Return drained pasta to pot; stir in sauce. After pasta is well-coated, stir in cheese until melted. Sprinkle with extra pepper and a dash of nutmeg, if desired.
I promise it is worth the butter, cheese and half and half. Just don't eat it every day.