Since Shelton and I have moved in together, my new favorite thing to do is cooking dinner for us each night.

(Well, four weekdays out of five isn’t bad, right?)

If you have never made your own chicken alfredo… My friend we have some things to discuss.

Homemade alfredo sauce is single-handedly one of the most comforting and divine combination of flavors. It fills you up, makes you feel better about everything, and solves the world’s problems.

(I mean, come on, you’ve ordered it so you know all this.)

Did I mention it’s also incredibly easy to make?

Sarah’s Chicken Alfredo ~ A New Alves/Williamson House Special

You’ll need:

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 clove garlic – minced
  • Italian seasoning to taste
  • enough fettuccini pasta for 2
  • 1/4 c. butter
  • 1 c. heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded parmesan cheese

(Double the ingredients if necessary!)

While preparing the chicken/sauce, go ahead and start some water boiling for the pasta.

For the chicken:

Melt 2 tbsp. butter in a skillet. Add the minced garlic and a good sprinkling of Italian seasoning. Let the garlic toast – it will smell glorious. While the garlic is warming up, slice each chicken breast into strips. Salt/Pepper and add to pan, increasing the heat. Cook chicken thoroughly, and leave in pan on low heat.

(Add pasta to boiling water.)

For the sauce:

Melt 1/4 c. butter in a sauce pan. Simply add the heavy cream (let it warm up in the pan) and also throw in a loose tsp. of garlic and Italian seasonings from the skillet with your chicken. Then add the cheese and stir continuously until it is a beautiful and creamy. Add salt/pepper. Reduce heat to low or set aside.

After you have drained your pasta, divvy up into two bowls and graciously add the alfredo sauce, which should still be hot, and then top with chicken. I realize this dinner is somewhat of  a juggling act… I believe in you! Just stay focused on the stove top – that’s where all the action is!

While eating, Shelton couldn’t get over how good the dish was… he kept asking “What did you do?” When I said that I’d made the sauce from scratch (no packet), he lost it. And then looked really sad when his bowl was empty.

Eat your heart out, Olive Garden. I got chicken alfredo on lock down!