Southwest Alfredo With Lemon-Lime Chicken

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Zabrina Graves

This is a recipe I have been playing with for years and have finally perfected. It's a flavorful spin on your ordinary Alfredo sauce and it only takes about 45 minutes total! I have to make it for my mom every time she is in town.

Top Review by pattikay in L.A.

Just lovely! The chicken has wonderful flavor - I used about a teaspoon of red pepper, since we like things spicy. I broke my jar of roasted red peppers, so I left them out. I also added a lot more cheese - tasted great! Thanks for sharing!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Place frozen chicken in a glass baking dish. In a bowl whisk together juices, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper flakes, and oil.
  3. Pour over chicken and bake for 20 minutes.
  4. While chicken cooks, grill onion.
  5. In a food processor puree roasted red pepper and onion. Set aside.
  6. When timer goes off for the chicken pull it out, turn, and baste. Return to oven for 20 minutes.
  7. At this time start to boil the water for the pasta and cook to package directions.
  8. When pasta is done DRAIN OVER A MEASURING CUP, this will give you your 1/4 cup of pasta water.
  9. In same pot melt the 6T. of butter on low. Add pepper mixture and heat for 1 minute.
  10. Add pasta and toss to coat. Add parmesan, salt, 3T. butter, pasta water, and heavy cream.
  11. Cook on LOW for about 5-10 minutes, stirring occasionally until it reaches your desired thickness.
  12. By this time the chicken should be done. While the sauce cooks cut the chicken into slices or bite size pieces.
  13. Pile pasta on your plate, sprinkle with parmesan and chicken.
  14. Enjoy!

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