This chicken alfredo recipe is really unique as it doesn't use a thickening agent, and is very versatile!

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add fettuccine and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain.

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  • In a large skillet, brown chicken and mushrooms in butter until chicken is cooked through. Season with garlic salt and pepper. Add whipping cream and cook until thick, stirring constantly. Add parmesan cheese when at desired consistency. Serve over noodles.

Cook's Note:

You can make this as Seafood Fettuccine Alfredo, too: just substitute 1 package imitation crab meat and 1 small bag of frozen cooked salad shrimp for the chicken breasts.

Nutrition Facts

790.7 calories; protein 53.3g 107% DV; carbohydrates 46.3g 15% DV; fat 43.9g 68% DV; cholesterol 244.6mg 82% DV; sodium 723.3mg 29% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2007
As many others, I increased the flavor with the butter, onion, garlic and pepper. I used half and half for less calories and thickened the sauce with a little flour. (I also used a whole wheat pasta.) Easy recipe! Husband gave it a thumbs up! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2010
I added onions and garlic to the pan with olive oil and a little tarragon. The dish was good but I think it needs something to "thicken" the sauce better. I used half and half and it curdled a little. Next time I'm going to add some chicken broth to pan and a little flour/butter mixture before the cream and see if that makes a difference. Read More
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238 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 153
  • 4 star values: 64
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2007
As many others, I increased the flavor with the butter, onion, garlic and pepper. I used half and half for less calories and thickened the sauce with a little flour. (I also used a whole wheat pasta.) Easy recipe! Husband gave it a thumbs up! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2007
Made this for the family. It was a big hit. As other reivews suggested I sauteed garlic in butter with chicken and mushrooms. I also added extra heavy whipping creas and it turned out perfect (I used 2 cups instead of 1 1/2 cups). Family requested that I fix this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2007
Just made this for the first time and it was wonderful but I added 5 cloves of FRESH crushed garlic and increased the cream to 2 cups. I also added about 1 teaspoon of basil for a little color & flvor and will add fresh broccoli the next time. The sauce WILL thicken - just give it TIME! It is worth the wait! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2004
This was very good! I did make a few changes; I used half-and-half instead of heavy cream to make it a bit lower in fat and put about a teaspoon of corn starch to make it thick. I cut out the butter and used spray instead and I also sauteed the mushrooms separately in a touch of white wine for some flavor ant it turned out really well! I will definitely make this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2007
This was SO good!!! Very rich and creamy. The only changes I made were to increase the cream to 2 1/2 cups and I added 2 cloves of fresh crushed garlic to the chicken mixture. Also, I new the sauce would thicken but it does as it reduces so I used about 1 tsp. of corn starch mixed in a little water, then added to the sauce. It thicken up real fast without reducing too much! This was so good, better than restaurant fettuccine! I was very impressed considering how easy it was! This is a keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2007
i use the same recipe but i also add some rosemary. try it this way and hope u'll like it Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2006
I made this for dinner last night and my family loved it. I could tell by looking at the recipe that it might be bland (that is why only 4 stars) so I sautee'd onion and garlic in the butter before I added the chicken and mushroom.. awesome Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/26/2007
This recipe is great! I did add garlic and onions to the recipe. To change it up a little bit I added some shrimp as well! It was a huge hit at my dinner party everyone asked for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/26/2007
Wonderful. However I also added onion and garlic to increase the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/29/2010
I added onions and garlic to the pan with olive oil and a little tarragon. The dish was good but I think it needs something to "thicken" the sauce better. I used half and half and it curdled a little. Next time I'm going to add some chicken broth to pan and a little flour/butter mixture before the cream and see if that makes a difference. Read More
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