Chicken Fettuccine in Browned Butter Sauce

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

An easy, stove top dish for the busy cook; it's flavorful and rich. Serve this as a busy weeknight dinner or fancy it up for dinner guests and serve with a vegetable, salad, bread and some wine. Please note: you must use butter, no substitutions. This recipe is courtesy of Southern Living magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees; bake almond slivers on an ungreased cookie sheet for 5-7 minutes or until browned.
  2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, boil water and cook fettuccine according to package directions; drain and keep warm in a covered 2 quart casserole dish.
  3. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium to high heat, stirring constantly.
  4. Butter will begin to be frothy like and bubble, then brown.
  5. Add the chicken, garlic and toasted almonds; cook about 5 minutes or until chicken is done.
  6. Stir in the parsley, wine, lemon juice and salt.
  7. Add chicken and sauce to noodles, toss to coat.
  8. Sprinkle with fresh grated parmesan and serve.


Most Helpful

SO good! I made this with leftover roasted chicken and angel hair because I think those noodles work better with thin sauces. I also put the garlic in at the beginning as soon as I started the butter melting so that it would be nice and soft, and I used fresh parsley. It was just amazing, and we'll have it again for sure!

Amy Martin KV July 10, 2010

Delicious! One of my favorite go-to meals for company. It's simple, yet elegant and the ingredients seem to please the masses. It's also a great comfort-food without being too heavy.

MommaMavi December 10, 2009

The only thing I might recommend is to make sure you start the water boiling to cook the fettucine soon enough. We found ourselves waiting on pasta to finish cooking. The recipe was wonderful! I can't say enough we will be adding it to our regular rotation.

Falon September 25, 2006

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