2medium-largeboneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced in half lengthwise
1cuppacked baby spinach leaves, roughly chopped
1/2red bell pepper,diced
8ouncesdry fettuccine noodles
2 1/2cupshalf & half,(heavy cream or milk can be substituted)
1/4cupshredded parmesan cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Cook your fettuccine noodles according to package instructions (boil til tender), drain, and set aside. (see note)
Whisk together the 1/4 cup flour, garlic powder, and salt and pepper. Dredge chicken in the flour mixture, being sure to coat all sides.
Drizzle a large skillet with a little bit of oil (a couple of teaspoons will work) and allow to come to temperature over medium heat. Lay chicken in the pan, cover, and cook for 3-5 minutes, then flip the chicken and cook another 3-4 minutes until browned on the outside and white though the middle. Transfer chicken to a plate and set aside while you make the sauce.
Wipe out your skillet with a dry paper towel. Add butter and saute over medium heat til melted. Add garlic and saute another minute or so til fragrant. Sprinkle with flour and stir til mixture clumps to gather.
Gradually whisk half and half into the pan until completely combined. Add spinach and red peppers and cook another 2-3 minutes until spinach is wilted. Add parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper and stir until melted and sauce is thickened.
Top fettuccine noodles with chicken (sliced or whole), and pour the sauce over the top. Enjoy!
After cooking and draining noodles, I like to toss them with a couple of teaspoons of olive oil so they don't stick together.