Thursday, August 2, 2012

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

This is my mom’s recipe and it’s the best chicken alfredo I’ve ever had…and it’s SO easy to make. Just cook the meat in the crock-pot, boil the noodles, heat the sauce, and serve. I’m also including a recipe for easy microwaved carrots that go really well with this meal.

For the chicken you need:

3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 slice of bacon (2 if thin sliced) 

Simply cut the bacon strip into short pieces of about 1 inch long and place them in the bottom of a crock-pot.  

Chop the raw chicken breasts into small chunks (roughly 1 inch square) and place them over the bacon in the crock-pot. 

Turn the crock-pot on and cook until the chicken is very tender. You don’t need to add any liquid at all. Once the chicken is cooked on the outside, you may want to break it up and stir it once so that the little pieces don’t all stick together and to mix the bacon in with the chicken. But don’t stir too often or it will take longer to cook. Taking off the lid makes the crock-pot lose a lot of heat. If you don’t stir it during cooking, you can stir it at the end just as well. 

The cooking time will vary depending on the size of the crock-pot and how full it is. My crock-pot is a 4-quart and it wasn’t very full. I cooked three chicken breasts on high for an hour and half and then turned it down to low for another two and a half hours for a total of four hours of cooking time. You will need longer if you have more chicken or a smaller crock-pot. The good thing about using the crock-pot is that you can turn it on and leave it on all day (such as while you’re at work or church) and it’s ready when you want to eat. 

When the chicken is nearly done, you can boil the fettuccine noodles. Just follow the package instructions. You also want to heat the alfredo sauce at this time. I used a canned Ragu Classic Alfredo sauce, but use whatever alfredo sauce is your favorite. 

Once the noodles are boiling and the sauce is heating, make the carrots.  This is a really easy way to make a nice side for this meal. Simply place a small amount of water in the bottom of a microwaveable bowl or casserole dish. You want just enough to cover the bottom. Place one to three layers of baby carrots (or cleaned carrot sections) in the bottom of the bowl. Put small pats of butter on top of the carrots and sprinkle lightly with salt (if desired). Cover the bowl with a lid or with plastic wrap.

Microwave until the carrots are just tender, but not too mushy. Mine were done in less than 5 minutes. 

When the chicken is tender, stir it and partially flake it with a fork.

Place the chicken over the noodles on a plate and top with alfredo sauce. Serve with the carrots (or a salad). Enjoy!

Linked up with NOBH, Warrior Wives, and WLWW.

1 comment:

  1. this looks yummy going to have to get out my crock pot and give it a try. Thanks for sharing on the NOBH