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Creamy rich Alfredo Sauce should be a sin, an American Favorite for sure and served almost everywhere, there is no wonder why we love this creamy white sauce made with butter, cream, and of course parmesan cheese. My mouth is watering just writing this and I’m ready for a bowl full. A fun twist on a traditional recipe makes Chicken Taco Alfredo a new family favorite. Cumin, Chili Powder, Paprika, and Garlic Powder are just a few of the seasonings that make Chicken Taco Alfredo a true party in your mouth.
My mouth is watering just writing this and I’m ready for a bowl full. A fun twist on a traditional recipe makes Chicken Taco Alfredo a new family favorite. Cumin, Chili Powder, Paprika, and Garlic Powder are just a few of the seasonings that make Chicken Taco Alfredo a true party in your mouth.
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Chicken Taco Alfredo
Serves 4 | Ready in 30 minutes | Good for Dinner
Taco Tuesday, step aside for this Chicken Taco Alfredo Recipe. Now, we love Taco Tuesday from Pork Street Tacos, to Sweet Salsa Chicken Tacos, or a traditional hard shell taco packed with lettuce, tomato, sour cream, Pico de Gallo, and even avocado. Any excuse to eat Taco’s is a great excuse in my book. I love this hand held favorite Mexican dish that is served so many ways. It’s an endless possibility of recipes. Trust me.
This Italian Mexican fusion recipe is off the hook ah-ma-ZING! I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a creamy sauce with spicy flavors, am I right? Well, let me tell you. My family sure does!
What’s for Dinner?
This question haunts me daily, as a mom of boys it’s impossible to keep everyone fed and keep a variety of meals at my fingertips at all times. What one child loves, another won’t touch. Story of my life, sound familiar to anyone else?
One of my sons will eat Mexican Food for days. He loves Tacos, Burritos, Nachos, and all the yummy rice options available. He loves Cilantro and limes. WOW! What kid loves cilantro? Well mine sure does. My pickiest of eaters is a pasta lover with thick and creamy sauces and lots and lots of bread. (you see where this is going, right?)
How could I not just play with two flavors we love and see how well they could dance together. Out came Chicken Taco Alfredo and I have to say, YUM! It’s creamy sauce is everything you would expect in an Alfredo Sauce with the punch of Mexican spice from a true Taco. Served on a hot plate with Fettuccini, add a salad and you have a complete meal.
How to season Chicken for Taco Alfredo
In keeping recipes simple for every level of cook and lifestyle, it’s important to teach along the way. Meat, like chicken, need salt to bring out the natural flavors. I always salt and pepper my meat when it’s raw and let it rest for a few minutes for the seasonings to do it’s magic. The flavors are more enhanced, something I was taught as a young girl and continue to do to this day.
Then I add the traditional Taco Seasonings of Cumin, Onion Power, Paprika, and Chili Powder into a small bowl and combine. I sprinkle both sides of my chicken breast and pat the seasonings in, so they don’t fall off.
In a hot skillet, I prefer a cast iron pan, I add a tablespoon or two of Olive Oil. Can you hear the sizzle? Make sure that pan is good and hot when you add the Olive Oil and then add your seasoned chicken breast and allow it to cook.
Chicken needs to reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. You can use a meat or an Instant Read thermometer to check the temperature. Keep in mind if you are cooking a chicken breast with rib (or the bones) do not allow the thermometer to touch the bone when you are reading the temperature, as it will give you an inaccurate reading.
Turn your chicken breast over and cook both sides. The seasonings will infuse into the chicken and create a slight crusty layer which is wonderful. When your chicken has reached the internal temperature of 165 degrees pull off the heat and allow the rest before cutting.
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Taco Alfredo Sauce
Is your mouth watering yet? I’m telling you once you have tried Chicken Taco Alfredo, you will crave it from now on. It’s just that delicious. The sauce is made from Chicken Stock, Heavy Cream, Ro-Tel Tomatoes with chili’s, garlic, and of course Parmesan Cheese. You can vary the level of heat you enjoy with either Mild, Medium or HOT Ro-Tel Tomatoes. Don’t be afraid to give the extra heat a try. It’s a wonderful balance with the creamy Alfredo Sauce. We promise.
Serve up this Taco Alfredo Sauce over hot Fettuccini noodles and place your sliced chicken on top. Mmmm mmm good!
Kid Approved Recipe
When asked “What’s for Dinner?” and ending the evening with a recipe the pickiest of eaters not only gives a thumbs up, but asks to take the leftovers to school for lunch you have just been awarded a Gold Star! Phew! #momwin for sure. Alfredo Pasta Sauce with Taco Seasonings may just bump our traditional Taco Tuesday meals all together. Haha… Okay, No one can replace a good Taco. But we will certainly be making and eating this Chicken Taco Alfredo recipe many more times.
- 1 pound Chicken Breasts (2-3 Chicken Breasts)
- 1 Pound Fettuccine Noodles
- 3 1/2 Cups Chicken Broth
- 2 Cups Heavy Cream
- 1 Cup Parmesan Cheese
- 1 Can Ro-Tel Tomatoes with Chili's *Divided
- 1 Tablespoon Garlic
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Tablespoon Taco Seasonings
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- Slice each chicken breast in half horizontally
- Heat Instant Pot to Saute' and wait until it reads "HOT"
- Add Olive Oil and Chicken Breasts. Saute' 2-3 Minutes per side. Chicken should have a nice golden brown sear.
- Remove Chicken Breasts and turn off Instant Pot
- Add Chicken Broth and deglaze pot.
- Add Garlic
- Break Fettuccine Noodles in half and sprinkle in pot criss crossing noddles in layers. Do NOT Stir but adjust noodles to be level with liquid
- Add Heavy Cream
- Add Chicken on top
- Add 1/2 can of Ro-tel Tomatoes on top of Chicken
- Set to Manual for 8 minutes
- Natural Release for 8 minutes and then quick release
- Remove chicken from the top and stir pasta and allow to cool for 1-2 minutes
- Add grated Parmesan Cheese and stir
- Serve Chicken over Pasta and garnish with remaining Ro-Tel Tomatoes
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 732 Total Fat: 47g Saturated Fat: 24g Trans Fat: 1g Unsaturated Fat: 18g Cholesterol: 189mg Sodium: 1313mg Carbohydrates: 35g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 5g Protein: 42g