Southwest Alfredo With Lemon-Lime Chicken

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

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.

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!
Most Helpful

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!

pattikay in L.A. April 22, 2008

This was SO tasty! My house smelled incredible- my dinner guests were impressed! The sauce for the pasta was a little less flavorful than I hoped for but the chicken is absolutely to die for! I will be using the chicken on salads and in tacos that is for sure! It is an added bonus that the chicken cooks from a frozen state so those nights that you don't think ahead you could make the chicken! Wonderful recipe! I will make this one again for sure! Thanks Zabrina~ Made for PAC Spring 08

QueenJellyBean April 06, 2008