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Background and History

Chicken Alfredo is a beloved Italian-American dish that gained popularity in the United States in the early 20th century. Originating from Rome, the original dish, Fettuccine Alfredo, consisted of fettuccine noodles tossed with butter and Parmesan cheese. Over time, variations including chicken were introduced, creating the creamy and indulgent Chicken Alfredo we know today.

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish (optional)

Instructions

  1. Cook fettuccine pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the chicken pieces to the skillet and cook until browned and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low. Pour in the heavy cream and stir until heated through.
  5. Gradually add grated Parmesan cheese to the skillet, stirring continuously until the cheese has melted and the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Add the cooked fettuccine to the skillet and toss until evenly coated in the creamy Alfredo sauce.
  8. Garnish with chopped fresh parsley, if desired, and serve immediately.

Serves: 4

Time: 25 minutes

Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Nutrition Facts:

  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 550
  • Total Fat: 32g
  • Saturated Fat: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 140mg
  • Sodium: 420mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 37g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2g
  • Sugars: 2g
  • Protein: 29g

Notes

  • For a lighter version, you can use half-and-half or milk instead of heavy cream, although the sauce may not be as rich and creamy.
  • Feel free to add vegetables such as broccoli, peas, or spinach to the dish for extra flavor and nutrients.
  • Leftover Chicken Alfredo can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Allergy Warning

  • Contains dairy (Parmesan cheese)
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