This easy chicken alfredo recipe is made with the traditional ingredients of cream and cheese. I’m not going to pretend that this is a healthy variation of the beloved dish, it’s not. It’s real food. At least it should be.
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Don’t use any non-fat, chemical concoctions. Real cream, cheese, and herbs… all things your kids need to learn how to cook with, taste, and experience. Just keep the portion size in check and make it rarely.
If you can, want to, know how, or any of those things… use homemade pasta. Seriously, this is a great dish to show off your homemade pastas! And kids LOVE making homemade pasta.
I use my Kitchen-Aid mixer with the pasta attachment to make ours. I have gotten it to a fine science and can crank out a batch in about 30 minutes. Especially if Levi is helping. Sooo good!
I pick up a rotisserie chicken from our local co-op deli and have the kids pull the cooked chicken off, snacking as they go. It is easier for us to buy an already cooked chicken and pull the meat off rather than remembering to defrost and cook up a package of chicken breasts.
I also use that same chicken to make up a batch of chicken noodle soup the next day. Multi-tasking chicken. Or multi-use? Eh, whatever the term… the rotisserie chicken is a good buy.
I know… so good! Just lick the screen already. You know you want to!
This is a warm and comforting dish that I make often in the MN winter for my family. I swear pasta was invented to add fuel to our bodies for the sole purpose of staying warm. It’s crazy cold!! (check out these 30-minute or less Family Meal Comfort Food Ideas) and, of course, don’t miss my fave easy recipes that impress e-cookbook…
Easy Chicken Alfredo Recipe
- 2 cup chopped chicken
- 1 onion chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh chopped parsley
- 3/4 cup half and half or use cream or milk
- 5 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 pound pasta ... cooked.
- 1 cup grated Parm cheese
- pepper and salt to taste
- Set milk on counter (to bring closer to room temp) while working.
- In large skillet melt butter, add chicken and onion.
- Saute for 6 minutes or until chicken is cooked and onion is translucent.
- Add milk, parmesan cheese, parsley, salt & pepper.
- Stir well.
- Toss the sauce with your already cooked noodles.
- Serve immediately.