Wednesday, January 03, 2007

Easy, yummy Chicken Alfredo

I got this recipe from a Christmas gift: a Creative Cuisine cookbook from Diane, signed by the author herself, a lady who owns a restaurant in Pottsboro and cooks on the noon news once a week. The secret ingredient: booze! Don't worry, I brought it to a boil after adding the liquor, so the alcohol content was greatly diminished, if not erased. Here it is, from memory:

2 chicken breasts, thawed and cut into bite-sized pieces
4 T. butter
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1 jar Alfredo sauce: I used Bertolli garlic Alfredo
1/2 t. minced garlic
1/2 cup Chardonnay (you might could substitute chicken broth)
2 cups cooked fettucine noodles: I used whole wheat, and they were great, very flavorful!

Cook chicken in butter until lightly browned, about five minutes. Add mushrooms and garlic. (I drizzled it with EVOO b/c the butter was mostly gone.) Saute for about two minutes, until mushrooms are tender. Add sauce and wine; let simmer for about five minutes. Pour over noodles and let stand for 5-10 mins, until sauce has thickened. Sprinkle with parsley flakes.

Serve with garlic bread (I use Peppridge Farm frozen five-cheese Italian bread--yum!) and salad!