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Food For Thought: Homemade Chicken Alfredo

Updated: Nov 3, 2023



Welcome to Food for Thought, a monthly article series where we will explore new ways to approach cooking while looking ahead to life after high school. Whether it's a dorm, an apartment, or a gourmet kitchen, these recipes, tips, and tricks will help you be a master of your kitchen! Be sure to come back each month for new recipes and tips!


Have you ever cooked for yourself before? If not, that's okay, I have your back, and if you are a senior going into college and you are worried about what you are going to eat, I got you. These recipes will be cheap, short, as well as healthy so you don't have to eat ramen or any other unhealthy foods, instead of eating those, make this recipe, and thank me later. I will also show you how to make this recipe and you can follow me.


Recipe:


Ingredients:

  1. 2-4 Chicken breasts cubed or any amount of chicken

  2. 1 bag of Fettuccine noodles or any noodles you like

  3. Garlic Salt to Taste

  4. Black Pepper to Taste

  5. Italian Seasoning to Taste or any seasoning you like or want

  6. Milk to the amount of creaminess you desire

  7. 1/2 stick butter

  8. Flour to a preferred thickness of sauce

  9. Oil just so the chicken doesn't stick to the pan as well as so the noodles won't stick together

Equipment:

  1. Pot to boil water in

  2. Pan to cook the chicken in

  3. Cutting Board

  4. Large Tupperware container

All ingredients needed

Instructions:


1. Fill a pot with water and put on the stove to start boiling

2. Cut chicken into bite-sized cubes

3. Put a little oil in the pan and add your chicken garlic salt, pepper, and Italian

seasoning to taste and cook for about 15 minutes stirring about every 2 minutes

until the chicken is cooked, and then set aside.

4. Once water is boiling in the pot add a little bit of oil and add your noodles, cook

till one of the noodles sticks to the wall when you throw it at it.

5. Once the noodles are done strain them and leave a little pasta water in the

bottom, make sure to leave the noodles in the pot

6. Now that the chicken and the noodles are done, add the milk, butter, garlic salt,

black pepper, and Italian seasoning, to the noodles, keeping the heat on to melt the

butter make sure to stir the noodles so it all gets incorporated and to melt the

butter.

7. Once the butter is melted and the noodles are well covered add the chicken and

stir

8. Now that the noodles and chicken are all combined, slowly add flour so your

desired thickness of the sauce

9. Now your homemade chicken alfredo is done!!! All you have to do is put it in a

bowl and enjoy.

10. Now with the leftovers still in your pot you are going to put them in a large

Tupperware container and put them in the fridge for later.

Finished Product



Tips and Information:


Vegan Substitutions:

  • tofu

  • mushrooms

  • cauliflower

  • Store-bought chicken Substitutes, Protein Replacements

  • Nuts/Cashews or Almonds

  • beans like Pinto beans or tempeh beans

Lactose intolerant Substitutions:

  • Soy Milk

  • Almond Milk

  • Canned coconut milk

  • Water

  • Oat Milk

  • HEMP Milk

Gluten-Free Substitutions:

  • Chickpea flour (also called garbanzo bean flour)

  • Rice Flour

  • Almond Flour

  • Buckwheat Flour

  • Any Gluten free noodles

Equipment Substitutions:


No stove? Use a Microwave:

  • I just half fill a small bowl with noodles, add enough water to cover them, microwave for a minute to get it hot, and then continue heating, stopping to stir every 30 seconds or whenever it is about to boil over, whichever comes first.

No Cutting board? Use a plate


No Pan? Use a plate and cook the chicken in the microwave


No Tupperware container use a bowl and cover with either seranwrap or you can also just put it in a bag.


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