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Creamy Alfredo Chicken Pasta

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Locally known as Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, this is a classic Italian pasta dish ideal for lunch or dinner.
Creamy Alfredo Chicken Pasta

Creamy Alfredo Chicken Pasta, as the name suggests, is a pasta served with chicken cooked in smooth, buttery white sauce, known as the Alfredo sauce. Pasta lovers across the world have a special place in their hearts and tummies for the Alfredo which is made from butter and parmesan cheese. Locally, this dish is known as Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.

Originating from Italy, this super simple sauce forms the base for not just pasta, but many other dishes world over. While the original Alfredo calls for only two ingredients, over time, this has changed. In our dish today, we create the creamy base using flour, butter, milk and Parmesan cheese.

Parmesan is a variety of hard cheese that has a very unique nutty taste. Just a small amount imparts a lot of flavour. However, unlike the West, in India, this cheese is hard to get and quite expensive. Which is why its flavour is such a blessing as a small amount goes a long way. For the modern pasta lover, any type of pasta would suffice to make this dish. But for the sticklers, it’s best to use the Fettucine or flat noodle pasta. If you are unable to find Parmesan, don’t fret, you can still make this recipe using Cheddar cheese. You may have to slightly double the quantity used.

So, just grab some chicken, your favourite pasta, butter, flour, milk and you are all set to make the irresistible Creamy Alfredo Chicken Pasta.

Creamy Alfredo Chicken Pasta

Creamy Alfredo Chicken Pasta

 

Creamy Alfredo Chicken Pasta
5 from 3 votes

Creamy Alfredo Chicken Pasta

Locally known as Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo, this is a classic Italian pasta dish ideal for lunch or dinner.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients

  • 200 g Chicken Breast diced
  • 2 tbsp Butte
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Basil
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper powder - 1/2 tsp
  • as per taste Salt - as per taste
  • 200 g Fettucine Pasta
  • handful Parsley chopped
  • 20 g Parmesan Cheese

For the Sauce:

  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 4 Garlic Cloves large, minced
  • 3 tbsp Wheat Flour
  • 500 ml Milk
  • 1/2 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp White Pepper Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Basil
  • as per taste Salt
  • 30 g Parmesan Cheese

Instructions

  • In a pan, over medium heat, melt the butter and add the chicken breast pieces.
  • Season with salt, pepper and herbs and allow it to cook until it is lightly browned for 5-10 minutes. Set this aside.
  • In the same pan, over medium flame, heat the butter given for sauce and add the minced garlic to it.
  • Mix in the flour and stir well to get a coarse powdery mixture.
  • Add the milk little by little and keep stirring all the while to avoid lumps and ensure smooth sauce.
  • Keep stirring until the sauce thickens.
  • Add the parmesan cheese for sauce, and stir until it melts and is fully incorporated.
  • Now mix in the cooked chicken.
  • Pour this over the cooked pasta, garnish with parsley and Parmesan cheese.

To cook the pasta:

  • Bring around 2 litres of salted water to a boil in a heavy bottomed vessel.
  • Cook the pasta in this, with a few drops of oil, for 15-20 minutes or until al-dente (pasta is almost cooked and has a slight bite to it).
  • Drain and run under cold water.

Notes

  • Instead of Parmesan, you can use Cheddar cheese.
  • If you prefer, instead of Fettucine, you can use any other pasta varieties.
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