Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

posted on: Friday, May 13, 2011

There is no elaborate story to go along with this post. In fact there is no story at all. And there's only one shot, the one above taken a millisecond before the kids rushed to the table to eat. It's a simple post, because it's a simple recipe, the kind of dish I make when I need to act fast and put dinner on the table.

Pasta is a gift. Bless the Italians and their pasta making contribution to the world. Pasta is a comfort food on so many levels. One, it tastes good. Two, from what I gather most children enjoy pasta which means that parents get to eat in peace, and peace at the dinner table is the ultimate comfort.

Now throw in some grilled chicken on top of your pasta and you've got yourself a success story for sure. As part of the Foodbuzz Testmaker Program I received a coupon to sample Tyson Grilled and Ready, that lovely grilled chicken you see on top of my Fettuccine. I've had ready made grilled chicken before and the texture is so off and the moisture is so gone I have a hard time eating it. Tyson Grilled and Ready rocked this dish, the texture, moisture, and smoky flavor of the chicken really brought out the flavor of the Alfredo sauce. Thank you Italians. And thank you Tyson.

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
(printable version)

1 10-ounce bag of Fettuccini
1 bag Tyson Grilled and Ready Refrigerated Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips 
2 tablespoons salted butter
2 tablespoons white flour
3 cups whole milk (you can also use heavy cream)
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
thyme for garnish (optional)

  1. Cook the Fettuccine following the manufacturer's directions.
  2. While the Fettuccine is cooking, make your Alfredo sauce. Melt the butter in a small sauce pan over medium heat. When the butter is fully melted add the flour and stir until it forms a thick paste. Add the milk and stir frequently over medium-low heat. The sauce will begin to thicken. Once the sauce is thick remove from heat and add the parmesan cheese and mix gently. Season with nutmeg, salt, and pepper.
  3. Drain the pasta and immediately add the Alfredo sauce on top. Warm up the Tyson Grilled and Ready Refrigerated Fully Cooked Grilled Chicken Breast Strips  over medium heat on a skillet for 3 minutes. 
  4. Add the chicken strips on top of the pasta and garnish with thyme.


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