Pasta with chicken in bowl and cutlery

Chicken alfredo

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Prep: 5 mins Cook: 20 mins

Easy

Serves 3 - 4

Our easy chicken alfredo pasta recipe is rich, creamy and the perfect antidote to hunger pangs. You're just two steps away from cheesy pasta perfection

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving (4)

  • kcal757
  • fat43g
  • saturates24g
  • carbs60g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre4g
  • protein29g
  • salt0.61g
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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
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    Olive oil

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  • 4 skinless boneless chicken thighs, cut in half
  • 300g fettuccine, or tagliatelle
  • 1 tbsp butter
    Butter

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  • 200ml double cream
  • ½ a nutmeg, grated
    Nutmeg

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  • 100g parmesan
    Parmesan

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  • parsley, chopped, to serve
    Parsley

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Method

  1. Heat the olive oil in a non-stick frying pan over a medium high heat. Add the chicken thighs and fry for around 10 mins, turning half way, until they are golden brown and cooked through. Set aside to cool a little, then use two forks to shred.

  2. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and add the pasta, cook for 1 minute less that package instructions. Whilst the pasta is cooking, add the butter to the frying pan over a medium heat, scraping the bottom a little to get any of the browned bits. Tip in the cream along with the nutmeg and bring to a simmer. Add the chicken back to the pan.

  3. Once the pasta is cooked, use tongs to transfer the pasta straight from the water into the frying pan with the cream mixture. Sprinkle most of the parmesan over and use the tongs to toss it all together, adding a splash of the pasta water if it looks a little stiff. Season well, then tip into bowls. Top with the remaining parmesan, a scattering of parsley, and black pepper.

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