Cheesy Garlic Chicken Alfredo! After one bite the hubby said, “Oh, wow”. Yes, it’s that good. The pin from Eazy Peazy Mealz was for SHRIMP Alfredo. I decided to make this after I shopped, so chicken it was. But this would be oh so good with shrimp!!
The original post also says this is a 30 minute meal. It took me a little longer than that. I think after some practice and with shrimp (shorter cooking time) it will be closer to the 30 min mark. But ABSOLUTELY try this!!
2 cups milk
4 ounces cream cheese (1/2 a block)
2 Tbs flour
½ tsp salt
3 Tbs butter
3 Tbs minced garlic (I used just shy of a Tbs of garlic powder)
1 cup grated Mozzarella cheese
⅓ cup parmesan cheese (optional)
Pepper to taste
1 lb peeled and deveined shrimp or chicken, cut into small pieces or strips (as I did)
Pasta of choice (I used thin spaghetti)
What to do:
Use a mixer or blender to mix together the milk, flour, salt, and cream cheese until it is smooth. Then set it aside.
Next, you’ll melt your butter and garlic in a sauce pan then add your shrimp or chicken to cook. Once it’s cooked, set it aside, removing it from the pan and leave the remaining butter and garlic . Cook up your pasta per the box directions.
Next add the milk mixture to the pan you just used to cook the shrimp or chicken. Stir until it comes to a simmer and then continue to stir until it thickens.
Remove it from the heat and add the mozzarella and parmesan cheeses. Cover and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
Add your shrimp or chicken and let it stand for about another 5 minutes.
My Alfredo was quite thick and super cheesy at this point so I put it back over a medium-ish heat and stirred in a little milk at a time until it thinned out. I served it over thin spaghetti, my hubby’s favorite, and seasoned with a little pepper.
This was so good. Like, you’d order in a restaurant good. Best off all, my lunch leftovers were great!
So we decided to switch it up a bit and cook our chicken on the grill. I love that chargrilled taste! I did what I would usually do for this, but I cut the butter and garlic in half, since I wasn’t cooking any meat in it then added the milk mix.
When the Alfredo was ready I cut up the chicken and added it along with some steamed broccoli. It was SO GOOD!!!
My husband turned up the heat a bit by adding crushed red pepper!
Finally, you will feel like this too…our Little passed out after enjoying her pasta! This is a family favorite!