One Pot Chicken and Peas Fettuccine Alfredo – dinner in 30 minutes, it’s creamy, it’s rich and so cheesy. The beauty of this is that you cook it all in one pot, including the fettuccine.
As I’m sitting here writing to you, my dearest friends, I’m subjected to listen to Pink Floyd – The Wall. Don’t get me wrong, I like Pink Floyd, probably haven’t listened to them though since I was a little little girl, but the music just gets me in this melancholic mood. If you’re wondering why I’m listening to them, the answer is simple. My husband, my dearest dearest husband is a music enthusiast. I’ve never met anyone ever before who listens to absolutely every kind of music there is. And I mean actively listen every single day. Some stuff I like, for instance I don’t mind the classics, or even some 80’s rock or heavy metal, but his taste in music is vast and some stuff just scratches at my brain. Funny thing though, if not ironic, the music I like he’s not crazy about. I’m more into Lady Gaga and JLo and more recent pop and dance music. But I have my music on all the time which I can just imagine it drives him nuts, as a matter of fact, I know it drives him nuts. But since marriage is all about compromise, ahem, I listen to his stuff sometimes, so Pink Floyd it is today.
Too much information? I suppose you want to hear about today’s recipe which is another easy one-pot dish that you can have ready on the dinner table in 30 minutes. I decided to make this today simply because I was feeling a bit down because I’m coming down with a sore throat or something, and whenever I feel down, nothing makes me feel better than a warm bowl of pasta. Seriously!
I, for one, love fettuccine alfredo, it’s so creamy and rich and not to mention freaking cheesy. Granted, if you’re a healthy food enthusiast this may not be the meal for you which is why I won’t add nutritional information to my fettuccine alfredo. However, if you’re feeling down, your boyfriend hasn’t called, or you had a fight with your BFF, or you didn’t get that damn promotion at work, or you’re coming down with a stupid cold in the middle of July, or whatever your reason may be, this fettuccine alfredo right here might be your answer to true happiness, at least temporary happiness. But hey, that’s just my humble opinion. There are no guarantees in life. For those healthy food enthusiasts out there, I did add some peas in here, that should qualify this dish as healthy, no?
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One Pot Chicken and Peas Fettuccine Alfredo
- 2 chicken breasts boneless and skinless cut into cubes
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
- 2 cups chicken broth low sodium
- 8 oz fettuccine
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 1 sprig basil
- 1 1/2 cups Parmesan cheese grated
- Season chicken generously with salt and pepper. Add oil to a Dutch Oven or a medium size pot and heat it over medium high heat. Add chicken and brown it on all sides, but not cooked through.
- Add garlic and sauté for a minute until fragrant. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, pasta and basil sprig. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer.
- Cook for about 15 to 20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stirring occasionally. When pasta is cooked to your liking add frozen peas and cook for 1 more minute. Stir in Parmesan cheese and season with salt and pepper if needed.