Main Dish Recipes

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Spinach

November 19, 2014

Chicken fettuccine alfredo recipe

If you’re on a diet, you’re just going to need to skip this recipe. Or at least avert your eyes as you mix up the sauce. Your choice.

(And obviously the addition of spinach turns this into complete health food).

The night we arrived in Arizona, Kayla invited us over for dinner and made this. Bart basically didn’t stop talking about it for six weeks.

Finally, on our first night in London, I made it myself and we sat out on our rooftop garden and delighted in the fact that we’d finally arrived somewhere that allowed us to make dinner instead of eating out yet again.

I think I’ll probably love this recipe for the rest of my life, not just because it’s delicious, but because it reminds me of being in London (where I’ve now made it multiple times). 

Homemade Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Spinach
(adapted from All Recipes)

Serves 3-4

12 ounces uncooked fettuccine noodles (I’ve used fresh ones the last couple of times and they are amazing)
6 Tablespoons butter
3 cloves garlic, smashed but not chopped
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup packed grated Parmesan cheese
1-2 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
3-4 cups packed baby spinach, roughly chopped

Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then add noodles and cook according to directions. Drain and set aside.

In a large pot (I use a small-ish stockpot), melt the butter and add the garlic cloves, cooking for about 30 seconds. Pour in the half-and-half and let melt together, stirring frequently. Add salt and pepper. Spoon out the garlic and discard.

Stir in the Parmesan cheese and stir until smooth.

Mix in the drained noodles, the shredded chicken, and the spinach. Stir to combine and let cook for 1-2 minutes until everything is well coated and the spinach has wilted slightly. Salt and pepper to taste, then serve immediately.

Easy chicken alfredo

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  • Reply MommySizedHeart November 19, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Yuuuum! Too bad I can't eat grain until we finally find out what is wrong with my thyroid and adrenals! Eat a second portion for you unborn baby and third for me, please!! I promise I won't cast any judgment!!

  • Reply Betsy November 19, 2014 at 3:06 pm

    Yum! This is a perfect comfort food for these unusually cold November days in Pennsylvania!!

  • Reply Alison November 19, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Is it bad that it is 9am and I want to eat this right now? 😉 Looks soo yummy!

  • Reply Ashley November 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    This is basically my favorite meal ever. I need to cook this immediately.

  • Reply HSloan November 19, 2014 at 10:15 pm

    Can I ask what half and half is? I'm from Northern Ireland and we either don't have it or call it something else!

    • Reply Janssen November 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

      I think it's probably the equivalent of single cream. Half and half refers to it being half cream and half milk.

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