Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Chicken Alfredo with Pasta

Once again, dinner from a packet. Do I not like to make homemade? No, it's just that sometimes, I need dinner on the table fast, like before my smallest darlings die of starvation. So this is what I turn to.
I called McCormick about this one. Once again I got the "If it doesn't state gluten on the package, it has no gluten in it" answer that I always get from them. Basically it means, always read the back, because you never know if it might say wheat on it.
See, no wheat. But always check, because one time one package did say wheat, and I was sad. By the way, I always use 2 packages, but that's cuz I like things saucy. Ask anyone.

Gluten Free Chicken Alfredo with Pasta

1 package McCormick Creamy Garlic Alfredo packet
3 Tbsp butter or margarine
1 cup milk
2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
1/2 package gluten free pasta, cooked

In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add the milk and the Alfredo packet and whisk. Cook over medium low heat until boiling. Simmer for 2 minutes and remove from heat.
Layer pasta, chicken and sauce on a plate. Enjoy the fact that you have successfully made dinner in about 20 minutes.

So for the pasta, I used Mrs. Leepers corn spirals, because that's what I had. Feel free to use a more traditional fettuccine type. Also, I tried both layering on the plate and tossing the sauce with the pasta and I must endorse, layering on the plate. The pasta just absorbs all the sauce when tossed together, and we all know I like my food to be saucy.


liz said...

yay! good discovery, I love packaged anything. makes life so much easier.

I used to make stuff like this all the time before we knew mike was celiac.

Sea said...

Heya! Have you tried Mayacamas gluten free sauce packages? They are sold in many mainstream grocery stores and have all kinds of exciting flavors. Darn it, I sound like an icky ad. Well, scratch that. But I was jumping up and down in the aisles of this GF store when I saw all their mixes, including alfredo sauce and a clam sauce. Very yummy, especially when traveling. Anyway, thought you might enjoy, and less stress than checking labels and calling companies. (Although of course I read the label compulsively anyway)


Melony said...

Sea- I am totally going to order some! They look delicious and they are cost effective, for being gluten free. How fabulous to have something in your cupboard ready to make on a minutes notice. Thanks for the tip.

Sea said...

You are very welcome! I think they sell some varieties on Amazon- I got their clam sauce one online last time I ordered. :)