Alfredo sauce is a world famous Italian sauce – for its wonderful flavor as much as its calorie rich ingredients! Butter, Cream and Parmesan Cheese. Well I’m not going to apologize that this post has nothing to offer for a person on a diet. But I will throw in a variation to make this recipe slightly less rich… ahem ahem. I have also used chicken but feel free to jump on the calorie bandwagon by substituting bacon. Fine, fine I really am not trying to fatten up the whole world, but being blissfully content for one night is not such a sin!
Farfelle Alfredo with Chicken
What you need:
2 skinless chicken breasts
2 Tbs olive oil
2 tsp crushed garlic (optional for sauteing chicken)
2 Tbsp butter
1 cup heavy cream
½ cup grated Parmesan
400 gms Farfelle Pasta
Salt to your taste
a little ground black pepper
a pinch of sugar
dash of nutmeg
What to Do:
The key to this recipe is keeping everything you need at hand, because you need to toss it all in at the right time and serve! So lets split it into three parts shall we. One – Pasta. Two – Alfredo Sauce. Three – Chicken. Let’s start with boiling the pasta. Just follow the instructions on the packet and you should be fine. Sprinkle some sea salt into the pot for to bring out the taste. While the pasta is boiling, lets prepare the chicken. Saute the chicken with garlic in the olive oil, till the juices run clear. Keep aside. Finally the Alfredo Sauce. Melt the butter in a large pan (enough to hold the pasta and chicken at the end). Make sure the heat is very low. To avoid the cream from curdling, if it boils. Now slowly add ¾ of the cream and stir till it has reduced slightly. Now add the parmesan cheese and stir till it has melted into the cream. Toss in the chicken and the remaining cream. Add seasoning, a pinch of sugar and nutmeg. Finally add the cooked farfelle and 2 Tbsp of the reserved cooking water. Fold till all the ingredients are one happy dish. Serve hot!
P.S. Reheating this dish in the microwave really does not do any justice. I would suggest preparing the sauce just before serving.
…. or why dont u make something and invite me over that sounds a lot better to me.. and maybe u could make that capsicum dish for your weird friend v :p
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I thought the flu was making u feel warm and fuzzy all this while ;p Nice pics its quite drool worthy.