Thursday, May 14, 2015

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

It's been one of those weeks. Since last Wednesday to be exact. I've been on a night shift schedule since then, working every other night and it's made for one long ass week. On top of that, my main squeeze has his birthday tomorrow and I can't be there to celebrate with him which breaks my heart. So tonight I wanted major comfort food. And this fits the bill perfectly. This is one of those meals you should only eat about once a month because even looking at it will harden your arteries. 

But it is so. damn. good. Comfort food at its best. Well, for me anyways. I made Ree's version and it's spot on boys and girls. Best Alfredo sauce I have ever made. I used salted butter and just seasoned it with some black pepper, Cajun seasoning and a little garlic power. Fresh sauteed garlic would be good too but it's delicious enough as is. Loosen your belts cause if you're anything like me when it comes to good pasta sauce, you'll be licking your bowl and the saucepan clean. 

I grilled some chicken on my George Foreman and added some Cajun seasoning to it for a little kick. Do what you want. It'll be good no matter how you do it. 

How to make said recipe:

1 cup heavy cream
1 stick of butter (I used salted and didn't season the sauce with salt)
Salt and pepper to taste 
Cajun seasoning and garlic powder to taste (if you wish)
Fettuccine (I cooked a 12 ounce box)
2 cups Parmesan cheese (you can get fancy and use fresh. I used a mix of Italian shredded cheese)

Now Ree pours her cream/butter mixture over the cheese but I throw it in after the butter has melted. Do what you please. I don't know how much of a difference it makes.
Cook pasta according to package directions.
In a saucepan, warm butter and cream. Do this slow. You don't want your cream to burn. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper (and Cajun seasoning and garlic powder if your heart desires). Add in cheese after butter has melted. 
Drain pasta and serve sauce over noodles. Then I topped mine with chicken and more cheese 

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