Bacon Chicken Alfredo Tutorial and Review 01/30/2011
I had a chance tonight to make the recipe I posted a few days ago. I did make some minor changes because the Healthy Cooking Magazine that I was following had a typo and was missing a few ingredients from the ingredient list. Once I was partway through the recipe and saw that I needed spinach, I realized I did not have any one hand. You can see the Taste of Home/Healthy Cooking recipe here.
Cook fetticcine according to the box. The recipe calls for 1 lb of whole wheat. I used a box of regular that was partially used. (someone decided to use some on their own without asking). It didnt matter though because what I had still made PLENTY.
I am out of chicken breasts in the freezer (though they are on sale this week at VGs) I did have canned chicken on hand. This is the busy moms version of bacon chicken alfredo.
Cook the chicken, 1 TBSP of butter/margarine and garlic in a skillet. I used garlic powder instead of mincing a clove which I did not have on hand. Cook until no longer pink.
This part I will change the next time I make it. The "healthy verison" has you make your own alfredo sauce. I will probably save time and use it from a jar. Also the recipe version, makes a little too much sauce.
Pour 3 cups 2% milk and 3 TBSP corn starch into the skillet (after you removed the chicken and sat it aside) Stir until smooth and then add 1 cup of half and half. Bring to boil, until thickened.
This morning when I made breakfast, I made extra slices of bacon. This saved a lot of time to have it pre made. If it is not made ahead of time, you should cook it first thing.
Add a pkg of thawed spinach (which I did not have), the chicken, 3/4 cup of parmasean cheese, 1/2 tsp of Italian seasoning, and half of the bacon to the sauce mixture. Stir until well blended/cheese is melted.
Add the drained fettucinne to the sauce. Stir and mix well until the pasta is totally coated. Sprinkle the rest of the bacon and 1/4 cup parmasean cheese on top.
Overall this recipe got good reivews. Everyone would like to try it again with the spinach next time. The recipe claims to make 8 servings. I think it is more like 8 EXTRA LARGE servings. It made so much that we have a ton of leftovers. I think I will cut this recipe in half the next time I make it and use jar alfredo sauce instead making my own to save time.