Sunday, August 19, 2007

Chicken Alfredo

(dinner for two, and you may have an extra plate to pack for your husband's lunch the next day)

1/2 box of pasta (any kind you like, I prefer tri-colored pasta)
4 chicken breast cutlets
1/2 cup of zesty Italian dressing
fresh ground pepper
mushrooms, washed and sliced (small box)
1/2 stick of butter
2 tablespoons flour
Parmesan cheese

-Marinade chicken in dressing and some pepper, keep it in the fridge for half an hour before cooking time.
-grill chicken on non-stick grill pan. After chicken is cooked through slice it into strips.
-saute chopped mushrooms in non-stick pan with a tiny bit of oil or butter and some salt. Toss cooked mushrooms with chicken when done.
-Boil pasta until cooked, drain, don't wash it. Then toss with chicken and mushrooms.
-When you're ready to eat -or about a half hour before your husband comes home :) ... start to make the alfredo sauce.
-Melt butter in sauce pan, add flour, mix with wire whisk. Add milk gradually and continue to whisk over medium heat. Keep adding milk until sauce is nice and creamy yet not too thick.
-Add some Parmesan cheese if you like and add salt to taste... sometimes I add 1 or 2 tablespoons of sour cream for more flavor...
-Mix sauce with the pasta mixture and serve.
-Add some chopped parsley for garnish or some chopped sundried tomatoes.

Enjoy! :)


Anonymous said...

keep up the good work. i just love the recipes.

shaymah said...

Asalaamualykum. Can you tell me which products I can use for substitutes as in reside in South Africa and all the products used in the recipes are not available here in R.S.A.Kanala it would be apreciated.

Dana said...

wa alaikum assalam Shaymah...

I'm not sure what other products are available to you... if pasta is not available then you can try to make it but it's not an easy process. There are many recipes online that teach how to make pasta...

Chicken cutlets: just use chicken breast meat.

Zesty italian dressing: you can use olive oil, vinegar, a little bit of salt, lemon and garlic

and you don't have to use the Parmesan cheese..

I hope that helps!

Anonymous said...

could you tell me which parmesan cheese that you used.i live in the usa. i've heard that many of them are harram. thnx

Dana said...

yes you can use parmesan cheese that has microbial rennet, it's sold at places like Trader Joe's and Whole Foods Market (or any other organic food store). It's 100% halal.

Anonymous said...

hi,cn i dont add the milk into the ingredient? or is there any other option? juz a beginner..i wanna learn a simple way to cook pasta