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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Homemade Gluten-Free Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

One of my absolute favorite dishes before going GF was the Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo at Olive Garden.  Since then I have enjoyed the Alfredo sauce from Trader Joe's over brown rice pasta, but it still hasn't been as exciting as I would like it to be. So tonight I decided to create my own gluten-free Alfredo that would be just as delicious as Olive Garden's. I experimented with some different ingredients, and this is what I came up with:   
It turned out FABULOUS! (My non-GF friend LOVED it so much, he ate two plates full!!)

This recipe is very easy to make...here's how:

Ingredients:
*4-5 small chicken breasts (I like the freeze-dried breasts from Trader Joe's, as well as Foster Farms)
*8-10 oz Trader Joe's Brown Rice Pasta or Trader Joe's Rice Sticks (Traditional Thai Style Pasta) I tried both and thought they were both equally delish!! 

Sauce:
1/2 cup butter
8 oz GF Cream Cheese
2 tsp. Garlic Powder
1 tsp. Onion Powder
2 cups Milk
6 oz Grated Parmesan Cheese
A pinch of Black Pepper
1 tsp. Basil 

Directions:
*Cook pasta as directed. 
*Fry Chicken with Olive Oil, Onion Powder, Salt & Pepper to taste.

Melt Butter in saucepan
Add cream cheese + garlic powder, stirring with a wire whisk until smooth.
Add the milk, little by little, constantly stirring. 
Stir in parmesan + black pepper. 

Top pasta and chicken with Alfredo Sauce, sprinkle with basil, and ENJOY!

(I also served this with a spinach and cucumber salad. :)

Happy GF Cooking!
♥ Christie