Easy Weekday Dinner: Oregano Chicken Fettuccine w/ White Wine Alfredo Sauce

I make this regularly for my household, and it's always a hit. I took a classic Italian dinner, using some store bought products and some fresh ingredients to create a quick and easy weekday meal. This recipe is very easy and can be altered to feed just a couple or an entire family.

Cara's Easy Oregano Chicken Fettuccine with White Wine Alfredo Sauce.

For Chicken:
- Chicken Tenders (about 3 per person, chicken breasts work as well)
- Salt & Pepper
- Garlic Powder
- Dried Oregano
- Onion Powder
- 2 tablespoons Olive Oil

For Pasta:
- 1 pkg. Barilla brand Fettuccine Pasta (I use 1/2 the package for hearty portions for 2)
- 1, 16oz jar of generic Alfredo Sauce (I usually use the Classico brand)
- 1/4 cup White Wine
- 1/2 teaspoon Pepper
- pinch of Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 1 and 1/2 tablespoons Dried Basil
- 1/4 teaspoon Nutmeg

Garnish (optional)
- 1-2 Roma Tomatoes, diced
- Green Onions, chopped

Cook pasta according to package instructions. Heat olive oil in frying pan to medium high. Season chicken tenders by dusting the meat evenly with salt, pepper, onion powder, garlic powder and oregano on both sides. Cook chicken tenders for 4 minutes on each side (maybe 5 minutes if you use chicken breasts). Set cooked chicken aside and let rest for a few minutes. In another skillet, combine all ingredients for alfredo sauce listed above and heat over medium low heat, stirring occasionally. Drain cookied pasta and dump into pan of alfredo sauce, and toss to coat. Serve chicken tenders on a bed of fettuccine alfredo. Top with optional garnishes.

...If you make the pasta, sauce, and chicken simultaneously, you'll have a meal on the table in about 20 minutes!

Tips: If you like your pasta really saucy, use all of the sauce with 1/2 of the pasta package- I personally love really saucy pasta, and that's how I make it. My secret ingredient is out of the bag...I love to use nutmeg in my alfredo sauces! It puts an interesting twist of flavor in it, which completes the sauce. I also find that many store bought sauces are underseasoned in order to market to all palettes and diets, so i always try to find ways to jazz them up. I encourage everyone to find ways to improvise on some store bought foods with a few handy herbs, spices, and infusions.

FYI: You could always impress your moms with this dish for Mother's Day...it's coming up on May 10th! Happy Eating!


  1. WOW!!! This looks so awesome its making me hungry again and I just ate. Nice work, perhaps you may open up a restaurant one day ;)

  2. Looks like a good combination. Using prepared foods in recipes is all about picking the right ones and adding in fresh as you note. In general I find Italian sauces to be tasty enough for weekday meals and good time savers. Nice recipe. Thanks.