creamy chicken and shrimp alfredo

creamy chicken and shrimp alfredo
  • 1 (16 ounce) package trotolle dry pasta
  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 pounds chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into small pieces
  • 2 cups milk, or more as needed
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 3 cups shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • 3 tablespoons pesto
  • 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped
  • 1/2 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add trottole and cook at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.
  2. Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet and add garlic, basil, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Add chicken; cook and stir until browned, about 10 minutes.
  3. Melt butter over medium heat in the large pot used to make the pasta. Add cream cheese and stir until creamy, about 1 minute. Add 2 cups milk and heavy cream, stirring until warm, about 5 minutes. Add Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and continue stirring. Add more milk to thin sauce, if needed. Add pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.
  4. Stir cooked chicken and pasta into the sauce. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turns orange, 6 to 8 minutes more.

07/17/2019
creamy chicken and shrimp alfredo, recipe PT15M PT1H 5 455 calories

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