Kids Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Yes, really, kids can make this! You see that picture above? My little 10-year-old Gabby made it. She prepped, cooked, plated, and garnished. All I did was supervise, watch and guide.
Gabby has developed a big interest in the kitchen and making yummy food. She took my recipe for my Creamy Garlic Alfredo Sauce and adapted it and added her own flair.
The thought of having my baby (yes, I see her as my baby still) handle sharp knives, my gas stove, boiling water, and frying pans frightened me.
I’m not going to lie.
But, seeing the accomplishment in her eyes and a sense of self-development and pride right before my eyes allowed me to feel more at ease and very proud.
Gabby loves my “Goodness Pasta”, which she calls it. It’s a creamy, garlicky Alfredo sauce with pasta. Since she is a meatatarian, she wanted her protein!
Make It Fresh
While Gabby is just a novice in the kitchen, she is getting better and better. She has a few signature recipes up her sleeve and she’s much more comfortable in the kitchen now.
With everything, practice makes perfect and she’s on her way. Of course, we all know the saying that you need to dress for the job you want right?
Stylin’ In the Kitchen
You will be surprised at what your kids can do if you let them spread their wings a little. With that said, I teach Gabby all I know in the kitchen and when you cook, you definitely need the right equipment.
That and a super ADORABLE and functional apron from Sugar Baby Aprons!
Gabby and I had the chance to try these out in the kitchen (YES, we totally match), and let me tell you, the boost of confidence this super fabulous apron gives you is out-of-bounds!
A super easy, kid-friendly recipe that is not only delicious but easy for kids to make. With supervision, a child can easily make this, and kids who are more advanced will find this super easy to do.
- 3 teaspoons of butter or margarine, divided
- 1 tablespoon, olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon oregano
- 1/4 teaspoon adobo
- 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons of flour
- 1 box of fettuccine pasta
- 1 cup of heavy cream
- salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 cube of bouillon
- 1/2 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
- Onion powder, to taste
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 4 chicken breasts
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1/4 cup of chicken broth
- 2 Frying Pans
- Large Knife
- Boil water, add salt, and 1 teaspoon of butter or margarine.
- Check your chicken breasts to see if they need to be trimmed of any fat, trim it, if needed you can use a mallet to even it out.
- In a bowl, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil, and season the chicken with spices.
- Add 2 tablespoons of margarine (or butter) to the frying pan on MED heat. Add fresh parsley, onion powder, and fresh garlic and sautee. Add flour and mix together quickly to create a roux.
- Add pasta to the water.
- Once the margarine is melted, add the heavy cream, add salt and pepper, and bouillon cube. Stir frequently and fold from the outside rim in.
- Once the sauce begins to thicken, add 1/2 cup of grated parmesan cheese. Stir until the cheese has fully melted, be sure to stir frequently so that it does not burn.
- Place the heat to LOW.
- Once the sauce has thickened, turn off the heat.
- Check your pasta for desired tenderness. Strain your pasta.
- In a pot, add pasta and your prepared sauce. Mix well.
- Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil to the frying pan and use MED heat. Add chicken breasts to the oil and begin to fry. Turn once on both sides. Chicken is done at 165°F, about 10-12 minutes on each side.
- Add 1/4 cup of chicken broth and turn to LOW heat and cover for 10 mins. Check periodically, turn if necessary.
- Check your chicken to see if it is cooked thoroughly. Take off the heat and let it rest for a few minutes.
- Plate your fettuccine alfredo.
- Cut your chicken into strips and top your pasta with the chicken.
- Top with garnish. (optional)
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Get Cookin’ in The Kitchen
And there you have it folks, a complete entrée cooked by my 10-year-old! Don’t be afraid to hop in the kitchen and guide your kids.
Not only are you showing them how to eat real and wholesome food but, you are teaching them skills they will use for the rest of their lives.
Though Gabby is a beginner, she is fearless and willing to try and try again! She is excited to show you guys more of her recipes soon, so keep an eye on our YouTube!
Plus, doesn’t she look FABULOUS in her Sugar Baby apron?
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- Simple White Bread Recipe
If you want one for you and your daughter, you can get the Mommy and Me Set for $80. They are so well-made, feminine, cute, and fun. Not to mention, functional. We love ours!
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Do you and your kids cook in the kitchen?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela and partner and best friend to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.