This easy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe is perfect for special occasions but easy enough to make on busy weeknights! Thank you to Safeway for sponsoring this tasty recipe post. Look for their quality, affordable Open Nature® and O Organics® brand ingredients when shopping for this meal at your local Safeway store.
Are you looking for the perfect dish for a romantic dinner? I have made this alfredo pasta for Valentine’s Day almost every year for our (almost) 20 years of marriage! It is the romantic dinner in our family, but it’s really easy so don’t feel like you have to save it for a special occasion! My kids love fettuccine alfredo too, so it’s also a nice family meal.
This year my husband, who is a software engineer, has a big product release on 2/14. ಠ_ಠ I’m expecting him to be occupied with that all evening, so I decided to cook chicken alfredo this past weekend instead. It also gave me a chance to create this video to show you how to make it!
This chicken alfredo pasta is quite a bit lighter than traditional alfredo recipes. The velvety sauce only uses a small amount of butter and milk instead of heavy cream, but it’s still wonderfully rich and creamy. This is the base for all my alfredo recipes like Cajun Salmon or Bacon Gouda Alfredo. It’s easy to put your own spin on this classic recipe, so feel free to get creative!
You can also feel good about serving this chicken alfredo pasta to your family when you use Safeway’s exclusive Open Nature® and O Organics® brands. It’s important to me to buy natural ingredients whenever possible, especially when it comes to meat and dairy. Open Nature® chicken and turkey products are 100% natural, and O Organics® products are USDA-certified organic. The great news is that these brands are very affordable, so you don’t have to decide between quality and price!
Safeway is really a perfect one-stop shop for any special occasion. Their full-service stores have a floral department full of cut flowers, potted plants, balloons, and more. Look for their exclusive, affordable debi lilly design™ collection, by entertaining and design expert Debi Lilly, for the perfect gift or a freshly-cut, pre-arranged flower arrangement!
To make your Valentine’s Day special, first grab the few ingredients you need for this chicken alfredo. Then, pick up a fresh flower arrangement or another thoughtful gift from the Safeway floral department, and maybe select a holiday cake from the bakery! Add a bottle of wine or champagne, and you are set up for a memorable evening.
In case you don’t want to spend your Valentine’s Day cooking, you can make this alfredo sauce ahead of time. You’ll just want to reheat it slowly over low heat or at half power in your microwave, and stir in a splash of milk to get the perfect consistency back. Let me know if you decide to make it for your sweetie or your family. I would love to hear all about your Valentine’s Day plans and traditions in the comments!
Want more delicious recipes featuring Open Nature® and O Organics® fresh meats? You’ll love these by Safeway’s Executive Chef, Jeff Anderson!
“Polpette” With Sage Butter Angel Hair Pasta
Garlic Herb Lamb Shanks
Cedar Plank Steak With Sweet Honey-Rosemary Butter
Thank you again to Safeway for sponsoring this easy dinner recipe.