Chicken Alfredo

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Serves 2-3

The KING of pasta dishes. One of my personal favourites, this makes for a very rich, creamy and luxurious pasta and chicken dish. 

300 gm
chicken breast, cut into chunks or strips
1-2 tbsp
1/2 tsp each
(for seasoning the chicken)
juice of 1 lemon
200 gm
fettuccine pasta (or any long flat pasta)
3 tbsp or 45 gm
1/4 tsp
garlic paste
3/4 cup
heavy liquid cream
(like double or whipping cream)
1 cup
grated paremesan cheese (65 gm)
(or use a combination of mozzarella and cheddar)
1/4 tsp
salt to taste

First, prepare the Chicken

Season the chicken strips/chunks with the lemon, salt and pepper. Let this sit for at least half an hour. Heat the oil in a nonstick frying pan, then brown the chicken in batches without crowding the pan, making sure both sides are cooked for about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove and set aside. At this point, if you want to add sliced mushrooms to this dish, saute them until done and set them aside.

Next you can prepare the Pasta.

You can substitute the Parmesan with a combination of mozzarella and cheddar, finely grated. Also, add an extra quarter to half cup of milk if you are substituting in order to keep the sauce smooth and not too thick.

Melt the butter in a medium pan over low heat. Add the garlic paste and fry until fragrant. Then add the heavy cream and simmer for about 5 minutes on low heat. Next add the parmesan cheese and whisk it in quickly until it melts. If you find the sauce too thick, add an extra quarter cup of milk to thin it out slightly. Crush the oregano between the palms of your hand to release its' flavour, then add it into the mixture. Add the chicken into the mixture, adjust salt and simmer for another 5 minutes to ensure that the chicken is well-cooked. Turn off the heat and set aside.

Next cook about 200 gm of fettuccini pasta according to package instructions and drain. Return the pasta back into the pot, then add the chicken alfredo sauce into it and toss to combine.

Serve hot and garnish with chopped fresh coriander or parsley.

This recipe is originally not supposed to be spicy, but I like to add some chopped green chillies into the sauce just before mixing with the pasta.

Enjoy! :)


Tried this for lunch ! It's so creamy & the Miley effect was scrumptious <3

Big thanx to u 4 improving my cooking,May ALLAH(SW)bless u n ur family always,AMEEN!!!

Assalamu alikum sister..
If we use Whipping cream Will it get too much Sweet taste? and also can we Add Craft Cheese behalf of Mozzarella?

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W/Salaam, whipping cream is not sweetened, or if the brand you normally use has sugar in it then please use unsweetened liquid whipping cream. Have not tried with Craft Cheese, you can give it a try if you like.

ok.. Jazakallah hairan... normaly I use anchor Wipping cream :) In sha allah Ill try 2mro :)


This is my favourite pasta and I can't beleive Alhumdulillah I and made this at home and it tasted bette then most restaurant ones! Plus so easy to make!!

Jazakillah khair

Lots of love

Assalamoalikum Fauzia Baji.. i just love this dish.. always use to eat it in hotels or palaces but now m gonna try it for sure.. Thanx a lot.. n m sure it will result in a fabulous n lazeez dish.. :)

i tried dis recipie...its awsome

ASA fauzia,
my kids just love this pasta thankyou for the recipi .inshaallah i will make it tmrow, i know whipping cream but what is double cream .which brand do we get it in? please let me know.

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W/Salaam, different countries have different brands, it is a type of heavy cream similar to whipping cream (a little heavier). You can use whipping cream in it's place if you cannot locate double.

Aoa, Please can you guide me where in UAE I can find 'Parmesan cheese' .. JazakAllah

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W/Salaam, sorry no idea. :( You can omit parmesan if it is not easily available there.

Can we use any other kind of pasta like penne pasta or fusilli instead of fettuccine ?

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You can yes. :)

Thick fresh cream is ok instead of double cream??pls reply..I juz love this pasta

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Yes it is fine.

Asa, if we heat butter it gets black. Sauce is supposed to be white. Is there any alternative?

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Butter should NOT turn black when heated. If it is for you, then it means you are over heating it and it is burning. Keep the heat on VERY LOW to prevent this from happening. Burnt butter will have a very nasty taste and it will spoil the end result.

Is it the whipping cream used in desserts as a topping?

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Yes it is, just in liquid form/unsweetened of course.

Hi Fauzia!!Can we use fresh cream instead of whipped cream??

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Hi! Yes you can, it will give a lighter result but still will taste awesome! :)

Thanks fauzia ... Alfredo pasta comes out soooo yummy my kids loved it...
Well what is heavy cream or double cream.. I don't get it in UAE .. So I used simple thick cream the one comes in tetra pack.. Is it ok.. My result was excellent

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Thanks for the lovely feedback! Yes that cream works fine too.

I Live in Saudi Arabia, and in all your dishes I really get confused with the cream part! :(
Can you please let me know what should be used in this case..Almarai whipping cream? But it doesnt stand thick on beating, stays liquidy.
Dream whip? But its used in desserts ..its sweet :-/
Or Philadelphia cream cheese? (used in cheesecakes) ?
Can anyone suggest me please !! :'(

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You are not supposed to beat the cream for this recipe, use it in LIQUID form. And yes almarai is fine.

Made this. Was yummy! Husband loved it too.. Thank you!

Aoa v nice and 1 of my favt recipe dear
Fauzia i live in Oman kindly tell me wht is heavy cream is it diffrnt from normal tetra packed cream..
Loveee ur recipesss thnks
Keep it up !!

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Hi dear, any good heavy cream will work for this recipe. :)

Saalaam fauzia... :) dear I just wntd to ask u tht m not able to find oregano..instead thyme is widely I repalce orgeano wid thyme in this recipe?? Lookn frwrd for prompt reply as hv to mak ths dish tday for guests in dinner inshAllah :)

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W/Salaam, best to omit the oregano, do not substitute with thyme as the taste will change. :)

My sister simply love this pasta and always have it wen we dine out but inshallah I am going to make it for her 2morow and give her a surprise, hope she likes it....!! there any substitution for the cream?? for example can I use full cream milk instead of the heavy cream??

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Hi, you can use whole milk for this recipe however the results will not be as authentic because this is a creamy dish.

AOA Fauzia.
I just wanted to ask if i could use the already-grated Parmesan cheese in this recipe? the one that comes in those long bottles and is kinda powdery?

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Have never tried that, give it a try and let me know how it turns out. :)

I've had this dish with mushrooms before. Do I cook/saute them separately or should I add to the chicken once the chicken is cooked?

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Saute them separately then add them in the sauce with the chicken.

How much is 3/4 cups of cream in ml?

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can i add red chilli seeds to increase spice level?

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Absolutely. :)

Salaam - how much garlic paste do you use?

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W/Salaam, quarter tsp. :)

What is better...nestle regular cream or nestle dessert cream? I have never seen double cream by any brand at imtiaz.

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Have never used either of those two creams, sorry dear. Not sure which to suggest. It should not be a dessert/sweetened cream. Any good heavy cream will do.

Hi. If I'm adding mushrooms, do I need to season them as well, or just saute them without anything?

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Hi, you can lightly season with salt and pepper just for some added flavour. :)

OK. And what would a good quantity of mushrooms be?

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About half a cup should be enough, although depends on personal taste. You can add more or less.