Chicken and Shrimp Pasta


Chicken and Shrimp Pasta

This Chicken and Shrimp Pasta is a delicious and hearty dish, combining tender chicken and succulent shrimp in a creamy, flavorful sauce. Perfect for a special dinner or a comforting meal.

Ingredients

  • Chicken and Shrimp:
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 1/2 pound (225g) large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Pasta:
  • 12 ounces (340g) fettuccine or your preferred pasta
  • Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional, for a bit of heat)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Garnish:
  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Additional grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Pasta:
  • Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  1. Cook the Chicken and Shrimp:
  • Season the chicken pieces with salt and pepper.
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the chicken pieces and cook until golden brown and cooked through, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • In the same skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Add the shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, about 2-3 minutes per side. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  1. Prepare the Sauce:
  • In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
  • Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute, until fragrant.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and chicken broth, stirring to combine.
  • Bring the mixture to a simmer, then reduce the heat to low.
  • Stir in the Parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes (if using). Continue to stir until the cheese is melted and the sauce is smooth.
  • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  1. Combine Everything:
  • Add the cooked pasta, chicken, and shrimp to the skillet with the sauce.
  • Toss everything together until well combined and heated through.
  1. Serve:
  • Divide the pasta among plates or bowls.
  • Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and additional grated Parmesan cheese.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

This recipe makes a delightful meal that’s sure to impress. Enjoy your Chicken and Shrimp Pasta!

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