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last minute creamy chicken faux-fredo

a recipe by
Amy Cox
Melbourne Beach, FL

This is one of those recipes where I hadn’t gone to the grocery store, and I had to figure out what to make for dinner. Leftover chicken tenders, and a staple box of spaghetti and the rest was history! My kids actually ask for this now! And as an added touch, I sometimes add bacon bits! I hope your family loves it as much as we do!

serves 5-6
prep time 10 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For last minute creamy chicken faux-fredo

  • 1 lb
    spaghetti, noodles, or fettuccine noodles
  • 8 ounces box
    cream cheese
  • 6 Tbsp
    salted butter
  • One tsp
    onion powder
  • Two Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/8 c
    grated cheese
  • One Tbsp
    ground black pepper
  • salt to taste
  • 6-10
    chicken tenders pre-cooked
  • 1 1/4 c
    half-and-half or heavy, whipping cream

How To Make last minute creamy chicken faux-fredo

  • 1
    Boil your spaghetti noodles
  • 2
    While the noodles are boiling cut your chicken into bite-size chunks and set aside
  • 3
    In a small pan, place, your butter and cream cheese, and on low heat slowly melt the cream cheese into the butter
  • 4
    Once fully melted, add all of your seasonings, including the Parmesan cheese mix well
  • 5
    Slowly stir and pour in the half-and-half or heavy, whipping cream
  • 6
    Drain your pasta add your chicken on top of the pasta and then pour sauce over it all. Stir and mix in well so that sauce incorporates and covers all of the noodles and chicken.
  • 7
    Place in bowls, sprinkle with a little salt and pepper and maybe some extra Parmesan cheese!

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