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Five-Ingredient Alfredo Fettuccine

When you’re in need of serious comfort food, remember this recipe. With 5 ingredients and less than 10 minutes prep, it’s easy enough to do on a weeknight and a true dinner treat.
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min

Ingredients

1 3/4 cup Alfredo pasta sauce
4 boneless, skinless chicken breast(s)
or
8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
2 tsp herbes de Provence
or
2 tsp tarragon, dried
2 red pepper(s), small
6 green onion(s)

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.

Steps

  1. Pour the sauce into a large frying pan placed over medium heat. Slice breasts, if using, into 3 or 4 pieces. Add the chicken to the sauce. Sprinkle with half the herbes de Provence. Turn chicken and sprinkle with the remaining herbes.

  2. Adjust heat so the sauce just simmers allowing chicken to poach in the sauce. Chop peppers and thickly slice green onions. As soon as they are cut, scatter over and around the chicken.

  3. Cover the pan and simmer 8 minutes. Turn the chicken and stir the sauce. Continue simmering and stirring occasionally until the chicken feels springy when pressed and meat thermometer reaches 165°F (74°C), about 5 to 7 minutes. Spoon over fettuccine or brown rice.

Helpful Tip

Besides the peppers or in place of, consider adding bite-size pieces of asparagus, julienned zucchini, sliced mushrooms, chopped seeded ripe tomatoes, roasted red pepper strips, diced fresh jalapenos or green peas.

Nutrition Info

Per 450 g serving Amount
Calories470
Protein65 g
Fat15 g
Saturated Fat9 g
Carbohydrate10 g
Fibre1 g
Sugar5 g
Cholesterol205 mg
Sodium1010 mg
Per 450 g serving % Daily Value
Potassium26
Calcium20
Iron8
Vitamin A8
Vitamin C200
Vitamin B691
Vitamin B1251
Folate5
Zinc26