Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Ever wondering what to serve for small children who still prefer all things buttery and salty, easy to digest, and preferably some type of pasta or rice? Here’s a dish that’s fancy enough to please almost all palates, but (especially if you leave out the veggies and herbs) will also get requests for seconds from the tiniest spoon feeder!

Creamy Chicken Alfredo
(Serves 6-8)

Combine in a frying pan:
4 oz. butter (margarine or olive oil can also work, but butter tastes awesome!)
1 pound skinned, de-boned chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
1 medium, finely-chopped onion
2 tablespoons crushed garlic
1 teaspoon fresh or ground rosemary
1 teaspoon seasoning salt (I use Lawry’s, but your favorite works fine)
1 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon ground basil (or up to 1/4 cup fresh, chopped; it tastes great!)

Creamy Chicken Alfredo with Broccoli

Fry until no longer pink inside (about 6-7 minutes), then add:
4 oz. butter
8 ounces chopped mushrooms
1 small head of broccoli chopped into bite-sized pieces
1 eight-oz. package cream cheese
2 cups light cream (“half’n’half”). Or, you can use 1 cup heavy cream and 1 cup water to replace the light cream; 2 cups of milk also works but isn’t quite as yummy—or caloric, so you can save some cals that way if you want!)
2 tablespoons flour
6 oz. freshly grated Parmesan cheese (or any Italian-blend grated cheese you want)

Simmer, stirring often to make sure everything becomes creamy, until the mushrooms and broccoli are tender, about 10 minutes

In a pan of boiling, salted water (according to the directions on the package), add:
12 oz. of fettuccine pasta. Cook, stirring occasionally, until it’s al dente. Drain off any excess water, and add:
8 oz. butter (or 4 oz. olive oil if you’re watching your weight)
6 oz. grated Parmesan cheese
Salt and pepper to taste

Serve with a tossed salad and freshly baked bread and butter
or garlic bread.

Even small children who are hard to please will usually love this mild, buttery delight . . . particularly if you don’t include the onions and mushrooms!)

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