Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Quick & Easy Alfredo Sauce (with or without Chicken)

So today I thought I'd give you a good recipe that both vegetarians and meat lovers can agree upon. This recipe is really quick and easy to make, and best of all, DELICIOUS! Get cha some of that Alfredo pasta! I'm going to give you this recipe with chicken BUT my veggie friends can simply omit that part.

For the chicken:
-2 Boneless, Skinless Chicken breasts
-2 eggs (optional)
-1/2 cup milk (optional)
-1 cup flour
For Alfredo Sauce:
-1 stick of butter
-8 oz. cream cheese
-2 tsp. garlic powder
-2 cups milk
-6 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
-Basal, Parsley, Cilantro (optional)
-salt & pepper to taste
-package of your favorite pasta noodles

To start making your chicken, cut your chicken breasts into bite sized pieces. In a bowl, combine your eggs and 1/2 cup milk and mix together. Drop your chicken pieces into your egg wash and then dip into flour. I usually just put my flour in a Ziploc bag, throw my chicken in there, and then shake everything until coated. Also, the egg wash helps hold the flour coating to the chicken better, but if you don't want to mess with this, you can just wet your chicken with water. Once your chicken is ready to go, brown it in a medium non-stick pan that has been sprayed with cooking spray. I like to cover my chicken while it's cooking to help cook the insides. It should look something like this:

Now, it's time to get your Alfredo sauce going. You can set your chicken to the side, you will add it at the end. This is also a good time to start cooking your favorite pasta noodles. They will take about as long as the Alfredo sauce.

In a large saucepan, add your stick of butter and let it melt on medium heat. Then add in your cream cheese and garlic powder and stir until smooth. Your butter and cream cheese may not fully mix together but that's OK. As long as the cream cheese is melted you are good. Next, add in your milk slowly, stirring as you go. This should make your sauce WAY more smooth and creamy. Once your milk has been added and stirred, add in your Parmesan cheese and whisk together. You can also add in your basal, parsley, cilantro, and salt & pepper to your taste preferences. I usually just sprinkle a little bit of spice on top and it is enough. Once your sauce is all melted together, add in your chicken and toss with your favorite pasta. Here is a picture of your finished product:

The official taste tester even requested that we add this to our weekly menu. :)
Happy Cooking
& Enjoy!!
This recipe was adapted from here


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