Mr.Picky had an idea for dinner, he kept it secret and started creating. This is the recipe he used, which I believe he got off of Allrecipes.com. This recipe is a classic food that Mr.Picky loves. We are garlic lovers in our house, so the only thing we would change is add a few cloves of fresh crushed garlic to the melted butter.
Easy Alfredo with Italian Grilled Chicken:
- 2 or more chicken breast
- A bottle of Italian Dressing (your favorite, he used a Roasted Red Pepper Dressing)
- 1/2 cup butter
- 8 oz. cream cheese
- 2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 cups milk
- 6 oz. parmesan or romano cheese
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp thyme
- 1/2 – 3/4 lb. of pasta, we used penne. Cook as directed or until desired tenderness. Reserve about a 1/4 cup of starchy cooking water to incorporate into pasta and sauce.
Marinate your chicken breasts in the dressing for at least 3 hours.
Grill chicken on low, until breasts reach 170 degrees internally. Remove from heat, place on a cutting board cover with foil to rest while you finish your meal. Sauce takes only a few minutes, but would start about boiling noodles half way though the chicken cooking.
Once chicken is resting and noodles are almost done or draining, start your sauce.
Melt butter in a medium saucepan, on medium heat.
Add cream cheese and garlic powder, stir with a whisk until smooth.
Add milk, pepper, and thyme. Whisk until smooth. Add cheese, and remove from heat stirring until cheese is melted.
Toss together sauce, pasta, and reserved cooking water. Slice of cube grilled chicken and serve on top or mix in.