Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo #SundaySupper

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Valentine’s Day is Friday. Hard to believe, isn’t it? This week’s #SundaySupper Theme is Valentine’s Recipes for Two.

I’ve been on a big cooking with mushrooms kick so I combined that with my favorite restaurant style pasta dish- Chicken Alfredo to come up with Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo.

Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo brings a special touch to an anytime meal.

It’s kind of funny that I’m participating in a Valentine’s Day themed #SundaySupper since it’s not all that big of a deal to me. In fact the best Valentine’s Day I ever had was the year my sister and I went out for pizza and to see the second Harry Potter movie at the dollar theater. That tells you how long ago that was.

But I couldn’t resist the chance to make chicken Alfredo especially with mushrooms added. Pasta is my love language.

Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Chicken and Mushroom Alfredo

Ingredients

  • Four to six ounces fettuccine
  • For the chicken and mushrooms:
  • 1 chicken breast, butterflied
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • Salt and pepper
  • 4 ounces button or baby bella mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion diced
  • 1 minced clove garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • For the Alfredo sauce
  • 3 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced parsley

Instructions

  1. Cook the fettuccine in salted boiling water until just tender. Drain and add back to pot.
  2. For the chicken and mushrooms:
  3. Heat the olive oil and butter in large skillet over moderate heat.
  4. Combine the flour and a pinch each of salt and pepper.
  5. Coat the chicken in the flour, shake off the excess.
  6. Place in the butter and oil cooking for 3-4 minutes per side. Set aside and keep warm.
  7. Add the mushrooms, onion, and garlic to the skillet. You might need to add another teaspoon or so of oil.
  8. Cook stirring frequently for about five minutes or until the mushrooms and onion are tender, Remove from skillet.
  9. For the Alfredo sauce:
  10. Place the butter in cream in the same skillet you cooked the chicken and the mushrooms in. Heat, stirring frequently, until the butter is melted and the mixture is bubbling.
  11. Add in the salt, remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese until melted.
  12. Pour the sauce, and the mushrooms and onion over the pasta, sprinkle with parsley and heat over low heat, tossing frequently until warmed through.
  13. Place the pasta in plates or bowls. Slice the chicken and place on top.
  14. Serve immediately.

Notes

Butterflying chicken is basically cutting one piece of chicken open like you would a loaf of French bread to make garlic bread. You turn that single chicken breast into two. That makes it a great way to stretch your chicken breasts and your food budget.

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Comments

  1. It’s very fitting to have a guilty pleasure dish such as this creamy and yummy alfredo for Valentine’s Day, sounds great!

  2. chicken, mushrooms and an alfredo sauce!!! yum!!! love this and it looks so delicious! I could eat pasta everyday!

  3. You can never go wrong with a classic, like this!

  4. I’m glad you joined in this week and shared this recipe. I’m always looking for recipes for two and this alfredo looks so good.

  5. My Husband would love it if i made your dish for him. It’s just beautiful!

  6. Oooh, you pasta looks so wonderful!! I love that you added mushrooms :)

  7. I don’t know, dollar movie theater night out? Not so bad to me, wish they had those near me! Either way a night in with a good meal is still a nice way to celebrate, even if it’s just with a friend!

  8. Alfredo– perfect for Valentines Day! This looks yummy! :)

  9. What a delicious alfredo, and great tip for butterflying the chicken!

  10. And mushrooms are MY love language!

  11. Haha! Pasta is my love language too. Especially alfredo!

  12. Looks delicious!

  13. Love the little breading on the chicken. A perfect meal to share with the one you love!!

  14. This sounds fantastic – love the addition of mushrooms!

  15. I love the idea of adding mushrooms to this dish! It’s brilliant! Perfect meal for two in my eyes!

  16. Hey, pasta is my love language too! But I speak fluent chocolate as well. I hope this VDay is just as great as the one where you watched Harry Potter. Maybe you could pull out some HP videos and watch them in a marathon. I did that a couple of weeks ago and didn’t regret it. HP is a great Valentine anytime! HUGS

  17. Can’t go wrong with pasta, chicken and mushrooms, Micha! V-day or anyday!

  18. Becca from It's Yummi! says:

    Oh yes…pasta is my love language, too!

  19. We are slightly mushroom obsessed here so this would be a much loved dish.

  20. Mmmmm mushroom alfredo is the way straight o my heart!

  21. This looks absolutely divine! Love pasta alfredo and the creamy sauce looks delish! :)

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