Thursday, March 8, 2012

One of the Best Recipes Ever!

This is one of the best recipes I've tried in a while.

It's also a recipe for the longest named dish ever.
Chicken & Artichoke Heart Fettuccine Alfredo. :)

I found this recipe here, after searching much of the internet for the perfect one. I'm the type that will look over a recipe, and if it's more than, say, 5-7 ingredients, I pass it up. I'm lazy. I also pass over most recipes that call for anything fancy. If I don't know the name of an ingredient, it won't be cooked in my house.
It's that simple.

This was a simple, few ingredient, quick recipe. It actually took even less time than the recipe called for.
It was crazy how quickly it was ready.

Here's the recipe (with my little notes included in purple)...

- 1 lb fettuccine pasta (I could only find linguine in a 16 oz. bag, so that's what I used)
- 1 26 oz. jar Alfredo sauce (or make your own- which I did- recipe is further down)
- 1 jar marinated artichoke hearts, chopped roughly (I used about 3/4 of a can)
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used leftover rotisserie chicken, just enough for the two of us)
- Mozzarella, Asiago or Parmesan cheese (I bought Asiago specifically for this recipe, but realized I had Mozzarella already when I got home. I think the Asiago was better, though.)

-Alfredo Sauce-
- 1 cup Half & Half
- 1/2 cup ( 8 tbsp.) butter
- 1/2 cup Asiago cheese

  • - 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

    Cook chicken & cut up. (In my case, I just had the leftover rotisserie chicken on hand.) Prepare noodles according to packaging. Halfway drain artichoke hearts. Prepare Alfredo sauce, or heat up jar. (If you used the jarred sauced, after heating, skip down to *.)

    -To Prepare Alfredo Sauce-
    Melt butter & pour in Half & Half. Bring to a simmer, keep heat low & stir in the cheeses. Simmer until smooth.

    *After Alfredo sauce is heated & ready, add the cooked chicken & artichokes. After it is heated through, pour over noodles. Garnish with more cheese.

    Here are some lovely pics to illustrate the process...

    Ingredients- minus the Parmesan

    Cooking the butter & pasta simultaneously

    The butter & Half & Half cooking

    Adding the Parmesan cheese

  • Adding the Asiago cheese

    Cooking it all together

    Noodles cooking

    Mixing the chicken into the sauce 

    Mixing the artichokes in

    Stirring it all together 

    The finished product

    This was DELICIOUS! Let me know if you try it!


    1. I'm definitely going to try this. It looks so good! Thanks so much for the step-by-step instructions!

    2. I just ate lunch and now I'm hungry! :D

    3. i'm definitely going to have to try this! i'll have to substitute a few ingredients, because i have to eat gluten free, but anything cheesy with artichokes sounds delish!

    4. This recipe looks so good I am definitely going to make it. I love anything pasta.

    5. YUM! It looks fabulous!

      Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
      Hope you have a fabulous week!
      Jill @ Creating my way to Success

    6. Looks yummy. Maybe ill just come eat at your house when I'm in fp next time. Lol :)

    7. This looks amazing and you are making my mouth water! I would love for you to come share with my readers on Blog Stalking Thursday.

    8. That sounds yummy! I just stocked up on chicken breasts I caught on sale so I might have to try this recipe!

      I'm visiting on the Not A Mommy Blog Hop!

    9. Stopping by from the Not Mommy hop.

      That recipe sounds (and looks) easy peasy!!

    10. "If I don't know the name of an ingredient, it won't be cooked in my house.
      It's that simple."

      That's my philosophy, too. Certainly keeps things easy when we both have the palates of a 5-year old... ;)

    11. totally pinned this! Sounds super delicious! the only thing I don't have on hand are the artichoke hearts. so one ingredient from the store is AWEsOME!

    12. This sounds so fab, and right now I wish I had some because I'm hungry. I so love artichokes, and cheese, I might lighten it up with using fat free creme. Thanks for the recipe, and step by step how to. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

    13. coming back to let you know I made this for dinner tonight. I blogged about it and linked back to you :) It was DELICIOUS!


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