Monday, April 30, 2012

BBQ Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Blogging is the last thing on my mind lately. In about 11 weeks I will be a mother of three and handling all that seems to consume all of my thoughts. The last few weeks have been full of nursery planning, pregnancy insomnia, lots of naps and oh wait...did we (mostly "the boys") really go through 4 gallons of milk already this week???Do I really need to go grocery shopping again??? Planning meals and thinking about recipes has been the least of my worries but somebody's got to do it!

This is one of those meals I've made several times and each time it's delicious and successful. Unfortunately, it never seems to make it to my blog because I either don't have time to take a picture or we've gobbled it all up before I even think about it! It's a delicious twist on Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo and a perfect dish for warm weather because it doesn't require you to turn on the oven. Try it once and you'll never want plain old Chicken Alfredo again.

PS: I've got my picky eating older son to eat noodles with Alfredo...another win in the dinnertime battle!

BBQ Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
*Alfredo Sauce Recipe from

1 package of Fettuccine Noodles
For the Chicken:2-4 chicken breasts (depending on how much your family can eat)
1/2 c. of your favorite BBQ Sauce *We love Jack Daniels Original Recipe*
1 clove of garlic, minced
For the Alfredo:
1/4 c. butter
1 c. heavy cream
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 1/2 c. fresh grated Parmesan
1/4 c. chopped cilantro
Additional Parmesan Cheese
Additional BBQ Sauce for drizzling

Slather chicken breasts with BBQ sauce and garlic. Marinate in refrigerator for approximately 1 hour.
Preheat grill and grill chicken, flipping once, until internal temperature reaches 170 degrees. Wrap in foil and set aside. Do not cut into chicken until your ready to serve in order to keep moist.

In the mean time bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

In a medium saucepan melt butter. Add cream and simmer for approximately 5 minutes. Add garlic and cheese and whisk, heating through. Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium low heat. Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes, then add garlic and cheese and whisk quickly, heating through.

Toss Alfredo Sauce with Fettuccine and transfer to a large serving platter. Cut chicken into thin strips and place on top of pasta. Garnish with cilantro, additional Parmesan cheese, and an even drizzle of barbecue sauce.