chicken alfredo

Chicken Alfredo 15 minutes Easy and Best Recipe

Chicken Alfredo

Nothing spells coziness like Italian food. It may seem visionary, but this chicken Alfredo recipe is such a beginner-friendly dish that it can be mastered easily. With a creamy, buttery, flavorful sauce and tender chicken breasts, it’s the pasta dish that we’re starving for the ultimate comfort meal. If you are such a person who has never made pasta sauce before, this Alfredo recipe is where you should start. If you talk about its sauce, then no pasta sauce may compare after you’ve made this homemade recipe.

Sometimes, you may wish to take that easiness into your kitchen, and, well, we’ve got this amazing recipe for you.

Ingredients

For 6 servings

  • 1 ½ lb chicken breast(680 g), cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 16 oz penne pasta(455 g), cooked
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley(10 g)
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese(25 g)

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk(480 mL)
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese(55 g)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Equipment

  • Spoons, knives, measuring cups, and cutting board
  • Large pot
  • Paper towels
  • Large frying pan
  • Tongs
  • Instant-read thermometer
  • Plate
  • Aluminum foil
  • Whisk
  • Microplane or box grater
  • Parchment paper (optional)

Preparation

  • Heat the pan over medium-high flame, melt butter, and then add the chicken breast.
  • Spice with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil. Cook the chicken for 8-10 minutes till it is fully cooked. Remove from heat and put the chicken on a clean plate.
  • Use the same pan over medium heat, melt the butter, and add the garlic. Then cook until the garlic begins to soften.
  • Add half of the flour to the garlic and butter, stirring until merged. Then add the leftover flour and stir.
  • Pour in the milk a little bit at a time, stirring well in between, until fully incorporated and the sauce begins to thicken.
  • Spice with salt, pepper, basil, and oregano, and stir well to mix.
  • Now, add parmesan cheese into that mixture and stir until melted.
  • Pour the sauce over the cooked pasta, also add the chicken, and mix well.
  • Add parsley and extra parmesan. Mix well.
  • It’s ready. Now eat and enjoy!

Can heavy cream be substituted?

There is a difference between authentic Alfredo and American Alfredo. Authentic Alfredo doesn’t use any heavy cream, while American Alfredo does use it. It helps the Parmesan to melt smoothly instead of clumping or sticking to the bottom of the pan. Many other dairy products or dairy alternatives contain too much water to allow the cheese to melt into the sauce accurately. So I do not suggest replacing the heavy cream.

Fresh vs. grated Parmesan

Freshly shredded Parmesan always trumps rather than grated Parmesan from a can. There’s no argument there. But we’re not cooking on a high budget here, so I made sure this recipe tastes great even with using less expensive Parmesan. If you have room in your budget for a piece of fresh Parmesan, then you should use it! But still, you can make a tasty Alfredo even if you can’t afford the expensive stuff.

What can be served with chicken Alfredo?

With any heavy dish like this, you should pair it with a light and simple salad. The delicate texture and fresh flavor of a simple salad perfectly balance the creamy and thick Alfredo sauce. Some Lemon Garlic Roasted Asparagus or Lemon Pepper Zucchini would also go well in pair. And certainly, it wouldn’t be pasta night without some homemade garlic bread!

Notes

  • You can refrigerate the leftover in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • Reheat gently in the microwave or stovetop because the sauce may separate.
  • Serve the dish immediately. However, the chicken can be cooked one day in advance.

FAQs

What is Chicken Alfredo? 

Chicken Alfredo is a popular Italian-American dish that combines fettuccine noodles, creamy Alfredo sauce, and tender chicken. The sauce is typically made with butter, cream, Parmesan cheese, and seasonings, resulting in a rich and indulgent flavor.

Can I use any type of chicken? 

Yes, you can use boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs for this recipe.

Can I replace the fettuccine with pasta? 

Absolutely! Fettuccine is the old choice for Chicken Alfredo. You can replace it with other pasta varieties such as penne, linguine, or even gluten-free options to suit your preferences or dietary restrictions.

Can I add vegetables to my Chicken Alfredo? 

Yes! You can add. Adding vegetables is a great way to boost the flavor and nutrition of your dish. Some of those popular options include deep-fried mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, or roasted bell peppers. This is a tip for you to keep in mind, firstly, to cook the vegetables separately, and then you must toss them into the dish before serving.

How can I make the  Chicken Alfredo sauce better quality? 

If you’re looking for a healthier diet, you should make a few changes to this. Consider using milk with low fat or a combination of milk and chicken soup. Additionally, you can also lessen the amount of butter and cheese in Alfredo sauce.

Conclusion

Chicken Alfredo is a delicious and enjoyable Italian-American pasta dish. People love it because it brings together tender chicken, creamy Alfredo sauce, and fettuccine noodles. The most attractive thing is its rich and spicy flavors because it is perfect for satisfying cravings and influencing guests.

 

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