Classic and easy to make, this version of Alfredo doesn't use flour to thicken the sauce. Instead, it relies on a slight simmer and a heavy dose of cheese.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Save Recipe Print
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Total:
25 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
25 min
Active:
10 min
Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, and salt generously. Add the pasta, and boil according to package directions until al dente, tender but still slightly firm. Strain, and toss with a splash of oil.

Meanwhile, slice the chicken into 1/4-inch-thick strips, and lay them on a plate or a sheet of waxed paper. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and add 2 tablespoons of the butter. When the butter melts, raise the heat to medium-high and add the chicken in 1 layer. Cook, without moving the pieces, until the underside has browned, 1 to 2 minutes. Flip the pieces, and cook until browned and fully cooked through, 2 to 3 minutes more. Transfer the chicken to a medium bowl.

Reduce the heat to medium, and add the remaining 6 tablespoons butter. Scrape the bottom of the skillet with a wooden spoon to release any browned bits. When the butter has mostly melted, whisk in the cream and nutmeg and bring to a simmer, then cook for 2 minutes. Lower the heat to keep the sauce just warm.

Whisk the Parmigiano-Reggiano into the sauce. Add the chicken and cooked pasta, and toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot in heated bowls.

Cook's Note

Don't worry if it seems like there is too much sauce. As soon as everything is tossed together, the sauce will start to cling to the pasta and thicken before your eyes!

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Get the recipe

Grilled Fish and Pineapple 01:02

Pineapple planks are your tasty solution for grilling fish filets.

Similar Topics:

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Chicken Piccata

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis

Perfect Roast Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Caribbean Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Chicken and Rice Casserole

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Meatloaf

Recipe courtesy of Ree Drummond

Citrus Chicken

Recipe courtesy of Guy Fieri

Chicken Salad

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Filipino Chicken Adobo

Recipe courtesy of Corinne Domingo

Eggplant Parmigiana

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          Get Cooking

          Food Network Apps

          In the Kitchen

          Get over 70,000 FN recipes on all your mobile devices.

          Facebook Messenger

          Ask our bot for recipes, meal ideas and daily food trivia.