Easy Chicken Pasta Alfredo

Easy Chicken Pasta Alfredo

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Canned chicken just makes life easy, and that's a well known fact. Well, it may be more opinionated, but it sure is delicious. This wonderfully easy chicken pasta recipe is a creamy favorite that has become a household staple. Ready in under 35 minutes, it's also a great weeknight meal. Twist and turn your forks to get every last noodle and dig in.

Serves4

Preparation Time20 min

Cooking Time15 min

Ingredients

  • 1/2 of an 8-ounce package cream cheese, cut into cubes
  • 1 1/2 cup milk
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (12.5 ounces) Swanson Premium White Chunk Chicken Breast in Water, drained
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/2 pound of a 1-pound package fettuccine, cooked and drained

Instructions

  1. Heat the cream cheese and milk in a 10-inch skillet over medium heat to a boil, stirring constantly. Stir in 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese.

  2. Reduce the heat to low. Cook for 5 minutes or until the cream cheese is melted, stirring often.

  3. Add the chicken, peas and fettuccine to the skillet and toss to coat. Cook until the mixture is hot and bubbling. Sprinkle with the remaining Parmesan cheese.

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This is a very delicious recipe, but it is not fettuccine Alfredo. )I took one star off because I am a stickler about fettuccine Alfredo.) The real deal takes less than 1/2 hour to prepare, but it is a bit pricey (especially with the current prices for butter) very unhealthy . That said, this is a delicious pasta dish. Try it using finely diced Parma ham (other dry ham) with the peas in the sauce and toss with cheese or spinach tortellini - the end product is very close to the tortellini baronessa that was served at a favorite restaurant back in the 90s.

Thanks for the insight and suggestions! The dish you described sounds delicious -- we appreciate your knowledgeable feedback!

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