Everyday Meals

Chicken and Asparagus Fettuccine


  • 12 ounces dry fettuccini pasta
  • 2 cups 1 inch pieces fresh asparagus
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper
  • ¾ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ pound cooked chicken breasts – cut into bite size pieces
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Add the asparagus during the last 3 to 5 minutes of cooking. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.


  • Step 2

    In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and half-and-half. Cook until thick and bubbly. Season with garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir in Parmesan cheese and chicken, and heat through.

  • Step 3

    Pour sauce over pasta and asparagus, and toss to coat.

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