Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken alfredo is probably my all time favorite thing to make and eat.  This recipe started somewhere around 2005 when we were trying to eat healthier and buy less processed food.  We started shopping for organic food.  I quickly found that you will not find much for chicken alfredo when you are shopping in the health food section of your grocery store.  This led me to figure out how to make an alfredo sauce from scratch using organic ingredients.  This is the best alfredo I have ever eaten and I will take it over any restaurants version any time.

The nice thing about this too is that since you are essentially making the sauce separate, you can serve it multiple ways.  If you want a vegetarian version just pour the sauce onto some steamed broccoli.  If you want a lower carb version, skip the noodles and put it on a cooked chicken breast, or combine the two and have a chicken breast with broccoli covered in alfredo sauce.

This sauce can be made without chicken and used in other recipes.  I use it in my Chicken Bacon Ranch Pie and Tortellini recipes.

My next experiment with this is going to be a baked alfredo using a dutch oven.

 

Chicken Alfredo

Homemade Chicken Alfredo

Made from scratch chicken alfredo
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 people
Calories 897 kcal

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Dutch Oven
  • Large sauce pan

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Melt butter in dutch oven with chopped garlic
  • Boil penne noodles until soft
  • Add pre-cooked chicken to garlic butter and stir
  • Add heavy whipping cream and cream cheese
  • Cook over low temperature until cream cheese is melted
  • Add mozzarella and parmesan
  • Whisk frequently until all cheese is melted and sauce is consistent
  • Serve sauce and chicken over pasta

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Notes

If it gets too thick add some more whipping cream.  Milk will do in a pinch, but it gets a better consistency with whipping cream.  When it all gets to a nice thick, creamy sauce that will drip off of the spoon or whisk back into the pan then it’s ready to go.

Nutrition

Calories: 897kcalCarbohydrates: 49gProtein: 41gFat: 60gSaturated Fat: 35gCholesterol: 234mgSodium: 833mgPotassium: 522mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 2129IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 552mgIron: 2mg
Keyword Homemade, Made From Scratch
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