Blackened Chicken Alfredo w/ Zucchini Noodles
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Blackened Chicken Alfredo with Zucchini Noodles

Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 2 people
Author omgfood

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast butterflied and halved
  • 1-2 teaspoons blackened seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 zucchinis julienned
  • kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon organic grass fed butter, unsalted
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup organic grass fed heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano loosely packed

Instructions

  • Add zucchini to a colander and toss with a generous amount of salt until the strands are lightly coated. Set aside to sweat for thirty minutes.
  • In the meantime, prep your chicken and sprinkle generously with the spice blend. Set aside.
  • After thirty minutes, rinse the zucchini well and gently squeeze dry with some paper towels. They won't be bone-dry, but you at least want most of the liquid removed.
  • Add olive oil to a skillet over medium-high heat and cook chicken six minutes per side or until cooked through.
  • While the chicken is cooking, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and saute until fragrant; about thirty seconds to one minute.
  • Add cream and stir. Once the sauce comes to a soft boil, add the cheese and set the heat to low. Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken, stirring occasionally; about five to ten minutes.
  • Add zucchini noodles to another, large skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally until tender; about five minutes.
  • Plate the zucchini and top with chicken and sauce.
  • Buon appetito.

Notes

When having to cook multiple things on the stove at once, I multi-task and time it so that everything will finish at the same time. Here's what I do for this meal:
1. I preheat the skillet for the chicken and saucepan for the alfredo sauce at the same time. The chicken doesn't need any attention except for flipping after six minutes.
2. When making the alfredo, it only takes a minute or so for the cream to reach a soft-boiling point and thickens shortly after adding the cheese, so I set the heat to the lowest setting at that point to keep warm while everything else continues to cook.
3. I preheat the skillet for the zucchini noodles when I'm ready to flip the chicken.
That's it! Easy peasy.