Dining on a Dime: Chicken Fettucine Alfredo For Four (Under $10)

by Sean Bryant on February 27, 2012

Dining on a Dime: Chicken Fettucine Alfredo For Four (Under $10)

Finding a dinner to feed a family of four on a budget can be kind of a feat at times, but this creamy, indulgent Chicken Fettucine Alfredo not only comes in within a $10 dinner budget, it’s also a favorite on our table.

For this recipe you’ll need:

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream ($1.00)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese ($1.00)
  • 1/4 cup butter ($0.75)
  • 16 ounces uncooked fettucine noodles ($1.25)
  • 2 uncooked chicken breasts – about a pound ($3.50)
  • 1 Tablespoon McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Chicken seasoning (I swear by this seasoning) ($2.00)
  • 1 Tablespoon dried Parsley

Bring a pot of water to a rolling boil and cook pasta according to directions on the box.

Combine your heavy whipping cream, parmesan cheese and butter in a saucepan.

Let these ingredients cook on medium heat, until boiling, about 8 minutes.

Once the ingredients come to a boil, remove from heat, and let sit to thicken for about five minutes.

Meanwhile, sprinkle the chicken breasts with McCormick Grill Mates Montreal Chicken seasoning. Tip: Sprinkle the George Foreman Grill with the seasonings prior to placing the meat on the grill to get the spices on both sides without having to flip the meat.

I prefer to use the George Foreman Grill to cook my chicken as it gives the chicken a grilled feel and taste, especially with the McCormick Montreal Chicken Grill Mates Seasoning. Bake or cook the chicken until juices run clear and the chicken is no longer pink inside.

Once chicken is cooked, slice against the grain into 1/2 inch slices.

Drain pasta, and lay in to a bowl or on a plate. Pour fettucine sauce over pasta and lay chicken slices over bed of pasta and sauce. Sprinkle with parsley. Enjoy your dinner!

Please note that while making this dinner, you’ll need to be on guard as there are about 10 minutes where everything starts to come together at once, but once it hits the table, you’ll have fans for life without breaking the bank!

Kate Sorensen of CouponCravings has been a devoted frugal shopper and frugal cook for years. She enjoys making dinners that please her family while also remaining on a minimal budget.

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