Saturday, August 23, 2008

Garlic Chicken Cavatappi Alfredo

Here is the promised recipe for Garlic Chicken Fettuccine Pasta Alfredo

1-2 Cloves Garlic (or to taste)
1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts cut to taste
2-3 T Olive Oil
3/4 lb uncooked dry pasta
6 T unsalted butter
2/3 c heavy or whipping cream
1/2 tsp salt
generous dash ground white pepper
generous dash ground nutmeg
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (about 3 oz)

cover bottom of large skillet with olive oil
crush or mince garlic and saute in oil
add chicken to garlic
cook chicken until no longer pink

Cook dry pasta in a large pot of boiling salted water 6-8 minutes
just until al dente.
Remove from heat. Drain well; return to dry pot.

Place butter and cream in a large, heavy skillet over medium-low heat. Cook and stir until butter melts and mixture bubbles. Cook and stir 2 minutes more.
Stir in salt, pepper, and nutmeg. (
The nutmeg is the secret!) Remove from heat.
Gradually stir in cheese until thoroughly blended and smooth. Return briefly to heat to completely blend cheese if necessary.
(Do not let sauce bubble or cheese will become lumpy and tough.)

Add chicken to pasta in pot. Pour sauce over pasta and chicken. Stir and toss with 2 forks over low heat 2 to 3 minutes until sauce is thickened and the pasta and chicken are evenly coated.


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7 fabulous responses:

3boys247 said...

OMG, that looks so good. Thanks for the recipe. I will have to try it soon!

TheAustinEmpire said...

There goes my diet. It looks delicious!

A Crafty Mom said...

That looks terrific Shannon! I bet it tastes amazing . . . think I'll have to give it a try!

BookMamma said...

Looks great! Seriously, all us foodies should engage in a monthly recipe swap...

I'll get right on that. (ha! I barely have time to blog - maybe in the fall...)

Anonymous said...

I'm really hoping I get my appetite back because that looks so good!

Carol said...

Just put all the ingredients on my shopping list for the morning. Yummo!

Love that you did it all PIonner Woman like with the pics.

Sandra said...

Oh that looks SO good!