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Hey there, foodies! Get ready to indulge in a mouthwatering dish that will impress your family and friends. Today, I’m sharing the secret recipe for my mom’s famous Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. Prepare to be amazed because this creamy delight doesn’t use any cream at all! Let’s dive in and discover the magic of this easy dinner idea that we’ve cherished for years.
A Gourmet Twist without Cream
Start by cooking 12 ounces of fettuccine pasta according to the package instructions. While the pasta is cooking, let’s prepare the rest of the ingredients to ensure everything is ready at the same time.
The Perfect Combination
Thickly slice 1 pound of white mushrooms to add a burst of flavor to the sauce. Finely chop 1 small onion and mince three large garlic cloves. Trust me, the garlic is the secret ingredient that elevates the sauce to gourmet level.
Chicken, Seasoning, and Sautéing
Slice two pounds of chicken breasts into strips or halve them horizontally if they’re too large. Season the chicken with salt and pepper. In a large, deep pan or Dutch oven, heat two tablespoons of oil over medium-high heat. Sauté the chicken for about 5 minutes or until it’s cooked through. Remove the chicken from the pan and set it aside.
The Flavorful Sauce
In the same pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil and 1 tablespoon of butter. Sauté the chopped onion for about 3 minutes until it becomes soft. Add the sliced mushrooms and cook them for 5 to 7 minutes until the liquid evaporates and the mushrooms turn lightly brown. Stir in the minced garlic for 30 seconds to release its fragrance. Now, pour in 3 and 1/2 cups of half-and-half and bring it to a light boil. Let it cook for 6 to 10 minutes until it slightly thickens.
Bringing It All Together
Add the cooked chicken back to the pan, along with 1/4 cup of freshly chopped parsley. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Finally, add the cooked and drained pasta to the pan and stir everything together. Cover with a lid and let it rest for at least ten minutes until the sauce coats the noodles.
Creamy and Irresistible
Are you ready to experience true culinary delight? After letting the pasta rest, it’s time to indulge in its unbelievable creaminess. The half-and-half gives the sauce a luxurious texture without the heaviness of traditional Alfredo sauce. It’s simply divine!
Your Moment to Enjoy
Serve the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and garnish it with a sprinkle of fresh parsley for an appealing pop of color. Now, how do you twirl your pasta? Do you twirl it right on the plate or do you embrace your inner fancy style with a spoon? Dig in and savor every bite of this deliciousness.
A Recipe with a History
This fantastic recipe is not just any ordinary dish. It comes from my mom, who trained in a renowned culinary school. She used to cook this very recipe in the restaurant where she honed her skills. The flavors of onion, garlic, fresh parsley, and mushrooms blend together perfectly, giving this pasta dish its extraordinary taste. Don’t even think about skipping those mushrooms – they’re the key to the amazing flavor!
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