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Chicken Alfredo with Fettuccine Recipe

This classic Italian dish includes fettuccine tossed with butter and Parmesan cheese, and it's quick and easy to make. U.S. versions of the dish may include chicken or shrimp. Whatever your choice, with three simple steps in our chicken alfredo recipe, you'll have a hearty dinner on the table in no time!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken
  • Coarse salt
  • Ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for serving
  • 1 pound fettucine

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Cut chicken in strips. Season with salt and white pepper and saute in butter. Meanwhile in a separate pot, simmer garlic cloves in cream for 10 minutes.

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  2. Step 2

    Pour cream into pan with chicken, removing garlic cloves. Stir in Parmesan. Cook pasta according to package instructions.

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  3. Step 3

    Toss pasta with sauce and serve with extra Parmesan.

Source
Mad Hungry, March 2011

Reviews (9)

  • 23 Mar, 2014

    Awesome recipe. Pressed some of the garlic into the sauce after simmering but, other than that, no other adjustments necessary. Since I had all of the ingredients on hand, it was definitely a great go to recipe for tonight's dinner.

  • 3 Nov, 2013

    Before I make this, how many did it feed for?

  • 6 Sep, 2013

    Easy and very tasty. I have tried several different recipes, and this was by far the easiest and tastiest. I used a mixture of half and half and whole milk, and it was still delicious. You can easily add mushroom or bacon to jazz it up. Good go to recipe when I am in a pinch and need something quick.

  • 7 Apr, 2013

    I made this tonight for my kids and they loved it! I added chopped bacon and then cooked the chicken in the bacon grease, omitting the butter. They asked to have the leftovers for lunch which they never do. This recipe is a keeper.

  • 11 Mar, 2013

    Just an ole WW1 1 vet who likes to cook and enjoy new recipes.

  • 27 Nov, 2012

    This was such a great recipe. So simple, and so delicious ! I kind of made it my own and used left over turkey from thanksgiving, instead of chicken, and added a nice handful of parlsley and basil... Yum .

  • 14 Jun, 2012

    This was the BEST alfredo I've ever had! And SO easy to make! I'm seriously deficient in the kitchen, but I did it! Thank you so much, Martha. <3

  • 1 Mar, 2012

    A great recipe. :)

  • 4 Nov, 2011

    Excellent! My family really enjoyed this dish. I used 1/2 & 1/2 instead of the heavy cream -- it cut down 1/2 the fat and was still yummy!