How to make blackened chicken Alfredo?

How to make blackened chicken Alfredo?

Blackened chicken Alfredo is a delicious and easy-to-prepare dish that combines the succulent flavor of blackened chicken with the creamy and rich Alfredo sauce. This dish is perfect for dinner parties or weeknight dinners, and it only requires a few simple steps to achieve a mouth-watering result.

In this article, we will guide you through the process of making blackened chicken Alfredo, from gathering the ingredients to serving the final dish. By following our instructions, you will be able to impress your guests or family members with a restaurant-quality dish prepared in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Gather the ingredients

Before starting to cook, it is important to gather all the necessary ingredients. For blackened chicken Alfredo, you will need:

  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons blackening seasoning
  • 8 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped fresh parsley for garnish

Make sure you have all the ingredients at hand before starting to cook to avoid any last-minute trips to the grocery store.

Prepare the chicken

To prepare the chicken, rinse it under cold water and pat it dry with paper towels. Then, use a sharp knife to cut each chicken breast in half lengthwise, creating 4 thin cutlets. This will help the chicken to cook faster and more evenly.

Coat the chicken in blackening seasoning

In a small bowl, mix the blackening seasoning with a pinch of salt and pepper. Then, coat each chicken cutlet with the seasoning mixture, making sure to cover it evenly on all sides.

Heat the skillet

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a tablespoon of oil and swirl it around to coat the bottom of the skillet.

Cook the chicken until blackened

Once the skillet is hot, add the chicken cutlets and cook them for about 5 minutes on each side, or until they are blackened and cooked through. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.

Cook the pasta

While the chicken is cooking, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine pasta and cook it according to the package instructions, usually around 8-10 minutes. Drain the pasta and set it aside.

Make the Alfredo sauce

In the same skillet used to cook the chicken, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the heavy cream and whisk until combined. Then, add the grated Parmesan cheese and continue to whisk until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth and creamy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Combine the chicken, pasta and sauce

Add the cooked pasta to the skillet with the Alfredo sauce and toss to coat. Then, add the blackened chicken and gently toss it with the pasta and sauce until everything is combined.

Garnish and serve

Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and serve hot.

Tips for the perfect dish

  • Make sure the skillet is hot before adding the chicken to achieve a nice blackened crust.
  • Use fresh Parmesan cheese for the best flavor.
  • Don’t overcook the chicken, as it may become dry and tough.
  • If you prefer a spicier dish, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to the blackening seasoning.

Enjoy your homemade blackened chicken Alfredo

Now that you know how to make blackened chicken Alfredo, it’s time to put your skills to the test and enjoy a delicious and satisfying meal. This dish is perfect for any occasion, and it’s sure to become a family favorite in no time. Bon appétit!

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Elise DeVoe

Elise is a seasoned food writer with seven years of experience. Her culinary journey began as Managing Editor at the College of Charleston for Spoon University, the ultimate resource for college foodies. After graduating, she launched her blog, Cookin’ with Booze, which has now transformed into captivating short-form videos on TikTok and Instagram, offering insider tips for savoring Charleston’s local cuisine.

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