Welcome to the One Pot series! For the first day of this quickie before summer starts, we have a delicious, gooey, cheesy, chicken alfredo…all done in one pot! I love meals like these mostly because of the short cleanup. One pot means less dishes than I normally have to do when I cook! This particular recipe can be done in a large deep pan, but I like to use a 5 QT dutch oven. Let’s get cooking!
You Will Need:
5 QT dutch oven (or large, deep pan)
1 (ish) lb. boneless, skinless chicken breast
14 oz. low sodium chicken broth (using low sodium allows you to control how much salt is in your dish)
1 cup half n’ half/heavy cream
2 cloves of garlic- minced
1 tsp. onion powder
1/2 lb. pasta (will be plenty for 2 people)
1 cup shredded Gouda cheese
1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan
Frozen sweet peas
Flat leaf parsley to garnish
Salt and Pepper to taste
First you will need to cut your chicken breast into bite size cubes. Season the chicken with salt and pepper after you cut it all up. Then, drizzle your pan with some extra virgin olive oil, and add the chicken. Once all the chicken is browned nicely, add the minced garlic, onion powder, chicken broth, half n’ half, and uncooked pasta. Lid it, and let it all simmer for about 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, add your sweet peas, Gouda, and Mozzarella mixing it all together well and lid it again for about 5 more minutes.
After the 5 minutes is up, check the seasoning of the sauce. Add the Parmesan, pepper, and if it needs more salt, add just a pinch. You may need to add just a little more half n’ half to thin it out a bit, and help the salt and pepper distribute evenly when mixing. Once the consistency and seasoning is to your liking, add some flat leaf parsley for some brightness and as a garnish.
If sweet peas aren’t to your liking, you can add whatever you’d like. I personally like the combo of sweet peas and turkey bacon, but Alfredo dishes can be a great vehicle for so many different flavors. I would serve this dish with garlic bread, a good glass of wine, and even better company. (That was cheesy…holy cow)
Thank you so much for reading! I appreciate it so much! I will be back tomorrow with another one pot recipe, but I’m getting really excited about the summer grilling series! I’m hoping to have my YouTube channel up soon. Some of the equipment I needed for that is going to be delivered in the next week or so, and the rest shouldn’t be too far behind…we should be just in time for summer!