Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Chiken alfredo

My son is a very picky eater and in trying to get him to eat new things I try many different recipes most of which I just make up off the cuff. I made this one night and it was such a hit that he asks for it all the time now. My son now asks for new foods as he has learned that almost any food can taste good if it is tried in many different forms.

2 Lbs chicken cut into bite size pieces (I use boneless skinless breast a lot)
kosher salt to taste
one clove garlic minced
1 T. butter
1 batch of alfredo sauce(recipe to follow)
1 pound pasta

melt butter in large cast iron skillet add chicken and garlic and salt cook till chicken is browned (I like to have a bit of carmelization on my chicken for taste and texture.) drain, leave in pan mix in alfredo sauce.
cook pasta of your choice till tender.
at this point you can either serve the pasta with sauce on top or you can mix the whole thing up my family flip flops on how they like it but generally we mix it.

Now the sauce i like sauces simple and easy like me.
1/2 cup water (can use chicken stock)
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 cups half-and-half
1 cup parmesan cheese
garlic powder, to taste
kosher salt to taste
Melt butter over low heat in saucepan, Gradually, stir in flour, Continue stirring and gradually add half-and-half, add water, Increase heat to medium and continue stirring till thickened, Stir in parmesan cheese and garlic powder.

serve with bread sticks and salad a great meal that will satisfy the picky eater in your family.


  1. This sounds like a great pasta dish that is kid-friendly.

  2. I need to try this for my very picky 8 year old... I've never made alfredo sauce. I don't think I've ever even eaten it!

  3. thanks for the kind comments i have been offline for a bit

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