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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Bacon

“This is a family-favorite recipe, and one of the best things about it is that you only need two pans. My son does the dishes, so the less for him to clean, the happier he is!” Sandy Schmitzer — Swartz Creek, MI
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (12 ounces) fettuccine
  • 8 bacon strips, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-1/2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • Additional shredded Parmesan cheese

Directions

  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain, reserving 1-2 tablespoons drippings.
  • Saute chicken in drippings until no longer pink. Add mushrooms and green onions; cook until mushrooms are tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the cream, cheese, paprika and pepper. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-10 minutes. Stir in reserved bacon.
  • Drain fettuccine; place in a serving bowl. Add chicken mixture; toss to coat. Garnish with additional cheese.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups: 441 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 380mg sodium, 44g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 32g protein.

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  • luigimon
    Oct 19, 2014

    We loved this! I'm wondering, the reviewers who say this is bland......do you season your chicken and pasta? I mean, I do follow recipes pretty much exact, but I always season my meat and other ingredients, such as pasta or vegetables, with kosher salt and pepper. We seasoned up our chicken while it was cooking, along with the fettuccine, and this was absolutely heavenly! Had to leave the shrooms out for my husband's preference, but I'll make this again when he's working out of town! Love it!

  • grandmaabbott
    Mar 13, 2014

    I felt this was rather bland too. I added three garlic cloves, but omitted the paprika. Instead, I added a bit of nutmeg, which is normally used in Alfredo sauce. The sauce didn't thicken up and was very runny. I used one cup of milk and one half cup of fat free 1/2 n 1/2. The second night, I made a regular Alfredo sauce and added it. It was very good and I added a bit of flour to the sauce to thicken it.

  • angieherzberger
    Mar 9, 2013

    My whole family loves it, even my two picky kids.

  • twillz
    Jan 16, 2012

    I added chopped brocoli to mines with a bit of italian seasoning.

  • chellenic
    Nov 30, 2011

    My family loves this recipe! I would much rather make this then eat it at a restaurant.

  • niki jean
    Jan 23, 2011

    I have made this dish a couple of times and my family loves it. Even my picky eater asked me to make it again.

  • valanddansmith
    Jan 13, 2011

    This was a good recipe for Alfredo but it needs a lot more garlic, in my garlic-loving opinion anyway! Didn't add the mushrooms as most of the family doesn't like them... And I also like to add the bacon to each individual portion - I prefer crispy bacon and it doesn't stay that way long when mixed in with the pasta.

  • Chris1414
    Jan 3, 2011

    The recipe was delicious. I bought a package of Alfredo sauce that I was going to add to it just in case it tasted bland, but I did not find the need to include the sauce. I used low-fat half and half. I also added about a cup of chopped broccoli to the recipe. I would probably add a little more garlic next time.

  • bchristianguy
    Sep 27, 2010

    Absolutely LOVE this recipe!! I would definitely make it again for sure!

  • gmaildi
    Mar 25, 2010

    I made this for a Sunday dinner and it was excellent! This was thoroughly enjoyed by five adults and three children ages 7,4 and 3.I doubled the recipe but put in 8 oz. of mushrooms since not all of my family like them. I just made it two weeks ago and already requests are being made again. I also used 1 lb. of bacon and all the drippings. None of us found this bland at all.