It’s crazy. I have cooked more this weekend, than I have practically a month.
And everything came out good- which is sort of a miracle in itself. Especially when one recipe is one of those “Hey!! Let’s try this and see what happens!!” Those can quite often be mini-nightmares….
But, this chicken alfredo I made, turned out absolutely amazing, so I thought I’d share the recipe. 🙂 (not, that I’m a gourmet chef or anything, but hey.Food is food, yes?)
Chicken & Red Pepper Alfredo
- Chicken of your choice (we used 3 thighs, to feed 4. Boneless is probably best.)
- Onion (we used white onion, and maybe 1/4 of an onion.
- Mushrooms – 1 small can of pieces/stems
- Red Pepper – 1
- Alfredo – 1 Jar
- Noodles – your choice. (we used heart healthy spaghetti.)
- Salt , Pepper, Minced Garlic, Italian Seasoning (we used McCormick) Cayenne Pepper (all to taste.)
We put a little vegetable oil and minced garlic in a skillet, and let it heat up while we cut the chicken into strips. Then, we added a little salt, pepper, and italian seasoning. Then, added a generous amount of Cayenne Pepper.
When the chicken was close to being cooked all the way, we tossed in the onions and red peppers, and started water to boil for the spaghetti noodles. When we could tell the chicken was finished cooking, we added the mushrooms and alfredo sauce, and put the noodles in the water.
Basically now, all that we had left to do was simmer the sauce until the noodles finished cooking. It came out absolutely fantastic! Even my niece and nephew, who are extremely picky, tasted the sauce, and loved it. The cayenne pepper gives the alfredo sauce a slightly different taste, so it works out great. (Only, if you do like I do and pour seasonings into your hand…. be sure to wash your hands after the cayenne pepper, and before touching your eyes, or eating any of the extra mushrooms pieces… it’ll burn!!)
I also kinda wanna try this recipe steaming all the veggies, and adding them in when the sauce is cooked. (Like, if you’ve ever eaten at Pei Wei… the Thai Coconut Curry… I would love my veggies that crisp, mmm.) But, I don’t really have any complaints on how this turned out! And, we made pre-made garlic bread from Aldi. I believe it was Rosemary Parmesean…. Mmm. ❤
K. Enough drooling for me. Gotta go round laundry together, and eat some leftover cinnamon pancakes!