Restaurant Chicken Alfredo

I’ve gotten some requests for recipes to make Olive Garden dishes at home.  So when my hubby took me there for my birthday (I know, livin’ the life of glamour : ), I took mental notes and then tried my hand at making some “copycat” versions at home.  First I made some notes, then looked online for others ideas too.  First up was the Alfredo recipe, which it seems ALOT of people want that recipe!  There were many different ideas, the most common of which was to use cream cheese, like my usual recipe.  The Olive Garden website actually had an alfredo recipe on it using eggs in the sauce.  I’m pretty positive they are both imposters.  The only way in my opinion to get the same flavor is to use both parmesan and romano cheeses, FRESHLY GRATED, and let it cook for a bit to thicken naturally.  I was really surprised at how closely this dish resembled theirs.  
Keep checkin back all week for more copycat olive garden recipes!
P.S. This also is great for dipping breadsticks!

RESTAURANT ALFREDO
Recipe by My Stained Apron
3 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 cup unsalted butter
1/4 cup milk
2 cups cream
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (about 4 oz)
1 cup grated Romano cheese (about 4 oz)
salt and pepper, to taste
8 to 12 oz fettuccine noodles (use the lower amount if you want it really saucy)
fresh parsley, for serving
extra grated Parmesan, for serving
Melt butter in a saucepan and add garlic.  Saute for a couple of minutes over medium heat.
Add milk and cream, bring to a simmer.
Add cheeses, mix well. 
Let simmer, uncovered, for about 10 to 15 minutes, until slightly thickened.
Add salt and pepper, to taste.
Cook noodles and toss together.  Sprinkle with parsley and cheese.
To serve with Chicken:
2 chicken breasts
olive oil
salt and pepper
Brush grill or pan with olive oil, season chicken with salt and pepper and either grill or saute on both sides.  (I use my indoor grill pan).  Cut into strips when done.
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