The past couple of weeks my husband and I haven’t exactly eaten the best like we did during the first 4 weeks of our 42Days2Fit Challenge; we have been eating out a lot :/ But I know you all don’t
judge me and I thank you for that! We are getting back on track though and even though this recipe may not be the healthiest, it is homemade and super easy to make on a tight budget/time frame.
This recipe originated from Nick’s parents; they are basically the best cooks ever! I married into such a large family so at every get together there is always a plethora (nice word right?) of amazingly home-cooked food! Nick had told me about this delicious chicken alfredo recipe back when we were dating, but it wasn’t until after we were married that I tried it for the first time while visiting his parents. That was probably the most full I have ever been in my life because I just could not stop eating it!!!
We made it again Tuesday night for the first time since then without his mom and dad making it, so we were pretty nervous it might not live up to it’s great expectation. However, once we both took that first bite, I believe the first words out of my mouth were, “Oh. My. Gosh,” followed by a high five to Nick.
Enough rambling, here is the recipe!! *Keep in mind that this is only half of the original recipe since our home is a household of two people.* You will need:
1 package of Simple Truth Lean Chicken Tenders (Skinless/Boneless)
1 pint of Heavy Whipping Cream
1 stick of Butter
1 tsp of parsley
1 cup of Parmesan Cheese
Half a box of Angel Hair Pasta
1 cup of cut up Broccoli Florets
1 loaf of Ciabatta Bread
Salt and Pepper
We started by baking our chicken in the oven at 450 degrees for about 22 minutes. We seasoned our chicken with salt, pepper, and a little bit of garlic powder. For the sauce, melt together cream, butter, parsley and Parmesan cheese in a sauce pan on med heat. If using broccoli, steam in olive oil until desired tenderness is reached, and then add to sauce to cook in it. Follow the pasta directions on the box for the Angel Hair. When the chicken is done, cut into bite size pieces. Cook the bread at 400 for about 6 minutes (or whatever the bread packaging says – you can also butter it before putting it in the oven). Once everything is cooked, pour all ingredients into one large pot and enjoy the best meal you will ever have!!! 🙂
Seriously. It’s that easy.
We added broccoli to ours, but the original recipe does not call for it so it is completely optional. We also baked our chicken instead of pan searing it, and the amount of Parmesan cheese is completely up to however much cheese you would like! This was just about how much we used.
After we were stuffed beyond what our bodies could handle, I decided to wash it down with some store bought Rapsberry Lemonade + cut up slices of lemon. Definitely good stuff 🙂