Wednesday, September 9, 2009

chicken fettuccine alfredo

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
(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.


Amy said...

Again, that picture makes me want to reach into the computer and eat that! Yum-o! I can attest to how good this dish is too cause you made it for me this summer. LOVED IT!

Erica said...

Way to go on updating this so much! It must be the school year that has you back into the swing of things! And yeah for me being able to make comments again, my computer wasn't working!

Donette said...

Looks so good - my mouth is watering and my stomach is saying that is what's for dinner! Thanks!

Jer and Cam said...

You know I LOVE Fettuccine Alfredo, and I so appreciate the acceptablility of not necessarily adding chicken. You're the best to note that. Ohh I must try this this week...looks so yummy.

And I need to forewarn you... the RS may be hitting you up to do some cooking classes. A little birdie (Bobbi) mentioned your talents at our meeting this morning...