Sunday, March 24, 2013

Easy Cheesy Chicken Alfredo

I'm sharing one of my all-time favorite recipes.  Perfect Homemade Alfredo Sauce.  It's sooo NOT heart-healthy for you--which is why we can't get enough of it! (Life is unfair)  But it's a creamy, homemade, comforting-in-every-way Alfredo Sauce that I promise you will need someday to make your day . . . so here it is:

This homemade Alfredo Sauce has changed my life!

 Melt a cube of butter in pot.

 Take out some of the melted butter and put in small bowl with 3 TB of flour

 Mix to make a buttery flour paste.  THIS WILL ENSURE YOU DON'T GET FLOUR CLUMPS IN YOUR SAUCE.

 Whisk the butter paste into the rest of your melted butter over low heat until blended.

 Add whipping cream (1 cup) and milk (1 1/2 cups)

 Add 3/4 cup each of freshly grated Parmesan cheese (NOT the stuff in the green bottle) and mozzarella cheese.

 Also add 2 minced garlic cloves and salt and pepper to taste.

 Stir constantly as you simmer over low to med heat until the sauce thickens.

 I put chicken tenderloins in the slow cooker with garlic seasoning on it and let it cook all day.  Then when the chicken is tender and cooked, I roughly cut it into chunks to put with the sauce.

And you're done!  Easy, cheesy and DIVINE.

Easy Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Sauce
1 cube of butter (yup, the whole cube)
3 TB flour
1 cup of whipping cream (the heavier, the better)
1 1/2 cups milk (I actually use skim--not that it helps much, but any will do)
3/4 cup fresh Parmesan cheese, grated
3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, grated
2 cloves of minced garlic (we love garlic and add a little extra)
salt and pepper to taste

Whisk butter and flour in a pan over low until blended  Add all remaining ingredients, stirring constantly.  Simmer over low to med heat until sauce thickens (at least 20 mins). And never stop stirring . . . 'til your desired thickness is reached.

Pour sauce over:
1-2 lbs of boneless chicken breasts, cooked and seasoned to your taste (I put mine in the slow cooker with some garlic seasonings).
Pasta of your choice
(Also great on pizza or with garlic bread!)

I have tried to lower the fat on this before.  You can do this by using Half n' Half or canned evaporated milk instead of the whipping cream.  Use skim milk, low-fat mozzarella, and just less cheese in general.  It helps a little. :)


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  1. That recipe sound so good.Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week; I hope you’ll join us again!

    Kathy Shea Mormino

    The Chicken Chick

  2. Looks wonderful! I love Alfredo sauce and I love how easy it is to make. I found you Treasure Box Tuesdays.

    1. Yes it's sooo good. Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. Yay! Margaret found you at Treasure Box Tuesday! ;) Your Alfredo Sauce sounds wonderful....I am pinning to have on hand! Thank you for sharing it with us at Treasure Box Tuesday! :)

    1. I know! What a great party. Thanks for pinning and stopping by!!!

  4. Why are all delicious things on earth fatty!! Why! I sooo needed to know about the step where you mixed the flour with butter. I always get lumps in my sauce and then have to pass it through a strainer and what not!!

    Thanks for sharing this at Wake-Up Wednesday, the party I am co-hosting.


    1. I know! Getting clumps bugged me so much til I figured this out.


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