A plate of pasta topped with creamy Alfredo sauce and chicken is a hearty meal option. To speed up dinner, rather than making your own sauce, use a jar of prepared Alfredo sauce to simplify the dish. As Alfredo sauce is typically high in fat and calories, compare nutrition labels to find the healthiest option. Adding vegetables to the dish and using lean breast meat also escalates the health value of poultry Alfredo. The pasta dish reheats well if you make extra and also have leftovers.
Step 1: Trim the chicken breasts to remove any pieces of fat and slice the chicken into 1/2-inch strips. Season the chicken strips with salt and pepper.
Step 2: Heat the oil in the skillet over medium-high heat and add the garlic to the skillet. Cook for one minute.
Step 3: Add the chicken to the pan and cook it for eight to 10 minutes or until the poultry is cooked through. Stir the poultry as it cooks to brown it evenly.
Step 4: Boil a pot of water with 1/2 teaspoon of salt added while the chicken cooks. Add the fettuccine to the boiling drinking water and cook it in line with the directions on the package.
Step 5: Drain the pasta in a colander and return it to the pot.
Step 6: Pour the jar of Alfredo sauce into the pot with the pasta. Stir the pasta in order that all of the strands are coated with the sauce.
Step 7: Stir in the cooked chicken strips.
Step 8: Top the pasta dish with freshly grated Parmesan cheese and fresh parsley.
Step 9: Add chopped tomatoes to the top of the chicken Alfredo just before serving.
Things You’ll Need
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken white meat
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons oil
2 cloves minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 pound fettuccine
15-ounce jar of Alfredo sauce
Grated Parmesan cheese
Steam or saute squash, broccoli and bell peppers if desired and stir the vegetables into the pasta with the chicken. Another alternative is to include mushrooms when the chicken is almost done and then deglaze the pan with white wine before adding the sauce.
How to store alfredo sauce?
Store alfredo sauce in sealed containers in the fridge for up to 5 days. To extend the shelf life of the delightful sauce, freeze it!
Is alfredo sauce cheese?
Although alfredo sauce is cheese-based, it isn’t technically cheese. This is a creamy white sauce containing butter, milk or heavy cream and one or two varieties of cheese.
Can alfredo sauce be frozen?
To freeze alfredo sauce, transfer to an airtight container or doubled up resealable freezer bags. Freeze for perhaps up to 4 months. When you are ready to use it, allow it to thaw completely and reheat on the stove top or in the microwave. In any event, whisk vigorously until warmed through and creamy.
Ways to Use Alfredo Sauce
- Replace pizza sauce with alfredo sauce on your own next pizza!
- Dip breadsticks or garlic bread into it. YUM!
- Chicken Alfredo, of course. Top with fresh parsley and black pepper!
- Create alfredo spaghetti or add creamy alfredo sauce to any pasta dish to make a comforting pasta alfredo.
- Chicken Bacon Ranch Casserole (best. casserole. ever.)
- Heat it up and pour it over hot fettuccine pasta noodles or your selected pasta.
- Turn traditional lasagna right into a white lasagna by replacing spaghetti sauce with alfredo and beef with shredded chicken.
- Add it to your next batch of scalloped potatoes.
- Mix it with cooked spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles for a healthier version of fettuccine alfredo.