August 24, 2015

Chicken Lazone

Before I became friends with Steph over at Plain Chicken, I was certain she would think I was a stalker if we ever met.

She and I have sooo many of the same or similar recipes! Because she has amazing taste. Obviously.

But seriously, sometimes I’d see something on Pinterest and be like Hey, I make that too! Then click over to the recipe and discover it lead me to Plain Chicken.

Then I was like I want to know her. So I drove to Alabama and hid in her neighbor’s hedgerow and watched her for three days before I made up some story about a flat tire and Can I use your phone and now we’re best friends!

Just kidding.

Sometimes I really just want to see if you’re paying attention.

There’s one recipe Steph has that I’d never heard of before and knew I wanted to try it because, I mean, LOOK at it!

This recipe couldn’t be any easier and the leftovers heat up like a dream! You just season up some chicken, pan fry it in a little butter, dump in some cream and voila!

Enjoy!

Chicken Lazone! Seasoned chicken pan-fried in butter with a super easy cream sauce served over pasta.


Chicken Lazone! Seasoned chicken pan-fried in butter with a super easy cream sauce served over pasta.

Chicken Lazone! Seasoned chicken pan-fried in butter with a super easy cream sauce served over pasta.
Chicken Lazone
2 pounds chicken breast tenderloins
2 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1/2 cup butter, divided
3 cups real, heavy cream (36% fat or higher)
10-12 oz. spaghetti, cooked

Combine garlic, salt, onion powder, chili powder, paprika and white pepper in a separate bowl then mix well. Reserve 1 teaspoon of spice mixture and set aside. Season chicken with remaining spice mixture. I mixed mine in a large bowl using my hands to ensure the chicken was evenly coated.

Heat 3 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium heat until sizzling. You can’t get the butter too hot or it will burn so keep your heat set at medium. Add half of the chicken pieces and cook until nicely browned. Add 1 more tablespoon butter then flip the chicken and brown on the other side. Once chicken is nicely browned on both sides, remove from pan. Repeat this process with the remaining chicken and butter.

Add cream and reserved spice mixture to skillet and heat over medium heat until simmering, slowly stirring. Once simmering, continue to cook over medium heat for approximately 10-15 minutes or until thick and creamy. Add additional salt and/or garlic powder to taste if desired.

Serve chicken and sauce over cooked spaghetti.

Makes approximately 6-8 servings.

Notes:
  • No, you can't make this in a crock pot.
  • I used 3 cups of cream (vs. the 2 in the original recipe) to ensure there was enough sauce for 6-8 servings.
  • You can substitute black pepper for white pepper but I'm telling ya, white pepper takes this to a whole other level of awesomeness.
  • Feel free to cut this recipe in half. I would suggest using 2 cups of cream, though, because wouldn't you rather have too much sauce than not enough??
  • Please don't blow up my inbox and comment section about how fattening this is. So is ice cream which is why no one eats it for breakfast every day. 
  • [NEW NOTE] There's been some discussion about the sauce not thickening and/or adding cornstarch and flour to the cream to make it thicken. If you use real, heavy cream (36% fat or higher) the sauce will thicken on its own beautifully. I have made this dozens of times and never ever never had any issues with the sauce thickening. Just simmer it (slow, small bubbles) until it's thick. 
Recipe adapted from Plain Chicken.

This recipe was featured at Meal Plan Monday!

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Chicken Lazone! Seasoned chicken pan-fried in butter with a super easy cream sauce served over pasta.


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94 comments:

  1. You had me...right up until I read 3 cups heavy cream. :(

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    1. You could *probably* substitute milk and flour instead of heavy cream. Use 1 T of flour for every cup of milk. Mix the flour with the butter/grease then add the milk. Stir until thickens.

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    2. Well a natural food like cream beats a fake food or a flour thickened paste. Cream is real food. - why are people afraid of it:?

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    3. Use FF evaporated milk. *I'm* not going to, but it's a good substitute if you're scared of the cream.

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    4. I'm going to try the FF evaporated milk. If it doesn't thicken, I'll use a little cornstarch and water to thicken it. Cornstarch is real, too, and it'll give it that thickened consistency, and I can enjoy it without worrying about calories. Those of us that have to (or want to) worry about calories like yummy food, too! ;)

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    5. Heavy Cream is real food Just as in the previous comments, it is a food the body knows what to do with...Animal fat or fats that come from animals WILL NEVER make you fat, nor cause heart issues... on the other hand FF (fat Free) think shit storm of chemicals... Portion control is the bigger culprit... This dish looks amazing and doesn't need a substitute, unless you're eating a pound of it

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    6. Agreed, I have made this numerous times, delicious!!

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  2. You still have me! Sounds delish, I'm definitely trying this! I'll just try with fettuccine noodles instead of spaghetti because that's all I have in my pantry. :-)

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  3. I've never heard of Chicken Lazone but I am loving it!! Looks simple and fast to make, perfect for a weeknight meal! Bring on the cream!! Pinned!

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  4. looks great! I will try this soon!

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  5. You are so funny! We are definitely destined to be besties! So glad you loved the Chicken Lazone as much as we did!

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  6. You can buy Land O Lakes fat free half and half to use in place of heavy cream and it is very good

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    1. That's right. I have used that product and it is surprisingly good. So, if someone absolutely MUST avoid calories - and for this recipee, I am NOT one of those people, despite the endorsement - it's a reasonable substitute. Just sayin'.

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    2. I trust cows much more than a chemical made by people in hair-nets. Just eat the cream. The thing that will make you fat in this recipe isnt the butter/cream...its the pasta.

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    3. second ingredient in LoL FF 1/2&1/2 is corn syrup . . . ends with added color.

      This is a once a quarter meal, not a suggestion to add to the weekly rotation.

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  7. LOL forget the stalker comment,I would just like to be there when Steph does her recipes!! (yep I subscribe to her blog).
    I was introduced to her by my grown daughter who loves her recipes. The daughter said her teenage kids love the recipes from there (yep I just dated myself !LOL) and they are picky eaters. So I thought hmmm .. I tried some and my picky eater hubs loves the recipes from her site and yours .. So its a win win for me, instead oh man that is gross-order some pizza
    Thanks to the both of you ladies for putting it out there in cyberland for us to gleam recipes from instead of pizza every night lol !!!!

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  8. This looks amazing and I will be making it soon. This recipe (minus the spaghetti) is completely low carb and will be legal on my low carb diet. I will substitute the pasta with spaghetti squash or zucchini noodles. I've lost over 50 pounds in 7 months eating food like this, so I'm not afraid of the butter or the cream...both of which are very low in carbs! Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. I was thinking the same thing! I'll use either spaghetti squash or zoodles, too!

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    2. Cindi, CONGRATS!!! Do YOU have a website or blog I could check out for your eating plan? Your numbers are off the chart, I would love to see just what you eat. THANK YOU!!

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  9. Love the ice-cream comment! I'm making this tomorrow for my office (25 people) so I'm assuming it translates pretty easily if I quadruple it! I'm not afraid of cream either ... sounds so yummy can't wait!!

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    1. Made it for the office and they LOVED it! Even finished leftovers the next day ... will definitely add it to meal rotation from now on thanks!!

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  10. I'm making this for dinner tonight. It looks delicious! Thanks :)

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  11. This recipe is right up my alley! Cream and all. We subscribe to a low carb diet so I'll be using zucchini noodles (Which my kids are loving...as if they have a choice:) BTW...your "Notes?" They tickle the crap out of me!!!

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  12. This looks delish. Will be cooking up soon.

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  13. Seriously wanted to ask you if I could make it in the crock pot ;)

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  14. I am loving your new "Notes" section :)

    Plain Chicken always has great recipes, AND, perhaps more importantly, she's a cat person ;)

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  15. What????? This looks incredible. I need this for lunch.

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  16. I can't wait to try this! It looks wonderful!

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  17. About to make this for a second time; absolutely wonderful. Love your site, and having a great time with your recipes. Keep it coming!!

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  18. just made this-- it was really great!! didn't have the white pepper, but still awesome!

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  19. Hahahaha, I LOVE your notes! Can't wait to try this!

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  20. I've been making this for a couple of years. Got the recipe from Plain Chicken. I've also used shrimp instead of chicken. That's good too!

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    1. that sounds amazing. maybe more so than the chicken

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  21. So going to try this sometime this week, constantly on the look out for new recipes to broaden my recipe book!! looks sooo yummy!!

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  22. I love this recipe and shared on FB. Although I'm retired, my still-working teacher friends will enjoy how quickly this comes together!

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  23. I made this last weekend. It was so easy and so delicious. At the end of cooking I did add some tiny frozen peas just for some added color. This stuff is delicious!

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  24. Delish. Made this tonight and it's worth every bit of the cream! :-) Would make again since my whole family loved it. I served with steamed broccoli and parmesan so we had something healthy (ha, ha!). I only had 2 c. of whipping cream so my third cup was half 'n half. Thanks for a great, simple recipe on a busy school / work day!

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  25. Omg! Love recipes like this that taste like I spent hours cooking but done in no time. I love serving my family delicious meals and because of health issues I can no longer stand at the stove for long. This recipe is perfect. Love that you increased the cream for more sauce. I always debate whether I can get away with doing that without changing the end results to much. And I for one am not worried about the cream, butter or pasta its not like we are eating like this every day of the month, I highly doubt that when I die the doctor says "that woman should not have eaten chicken lazone once every month or so".

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  26. I'm on a Keto diet ( no pasta) so I can have all the cream I want. This is perfect served over spaghetti squash ! Yummy !

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  27. This looks delicious! I think I'll make it & serve it w/ the corn casserole that I just found on this site, along w/ asparagus or brussels sprouts! My question, how do you think this would work w/ rice rather than the pasta?

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  28. Im just a bit confused as to why it looks like there is Sauce in the Recipe...I am assuming chili powder or is the Recipe missing something or am I????

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  29. Most delicious ever! Bring on the cream because that sauce is AMAZING.

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  30. I am trying this for sure, it looks delicious.

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  31. I simply love your recipes and have made several that my sweet southern family has devoured. I like to try new things so on this one I changed it up a little by adding about a cup and 1/2 of sweet peas and sauteed them in the chicken drippings for about 20 min with fresh garlic and some finely diced onion. Then I added the cream and some fresh parsley. Delicious!

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  32. I also love many of the recipes, but I do sometimes make a lighter version . The spaghetti squash will work great!

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  33. This looks absolutely amazing! I do not understand why people make a big deal over the fattening ingredients! LIVE LIFE PEOPLE! I am going to try this receipe this weekend for sure! Thank you for sharing a delicious recipe! ^_^

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  34. Tried this for the first time last night and I must tell you, we loved it !! It was so good my hubby wanted me to make it again tonight, which I did !! Thanks .... :)

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  35. Please note: I have never had this before.
    Made this tonight, have been wanting to for awhile now,even made a special trip to store just for the heavy cream, it was pretty good. With that being said and going by the directions exactly, is the sauce supposed to have more flavor or is it the chicken to be the flavor? I just feel like for all of the calories and hoopla the sauce fell a little flat. Did I do something wrong? And let the sauce simmer for like 20 minutes and was runny? Any advice would be appreciated. Thank you

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    1. I can't tell you why heavy cream wouldn't have thickened after simmering for 20 minutes (that blows my mind??) unless it was low or no fat. The 1 teaspoon of seasoning mixture plus additional salt and/or garlic powder to taste should have seasoned the sauce nicely. I'm sorry to hear you didn't have a good experience. My crew asks for this once a week!

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  36. I think I'm your new best friend. Can I stalk a stalker? Loved your notes; you should have added "if you feel guilty about making/eating this, just do it anyway and take a walk afterwards" :D Can't wait to try this - this is right up my alley - not a lot of ingredients and comfort food. A lot of people think they're eating healthy, but the fat-free, low-cal, "lite" stuff has more carbs, more sugar, more sodium than just making the real thing and eating sensibly. Portion size matters! Now, I'm off to look at the rest of your blog! :D

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    1. And more chemicals, more processing and more, more and even more of stuff you don't want. I've heard it said that if they take out something, they have to put something back and that something is rarely good for you!

      It's ALL about moderation and eating a variety of foods.

      Mandy--this is DELICIOUS. I made it tonight and used boneless skinless thighs. Used the 2 cups of cream since I don't have as many to feed as you. I left out the pasta and ate it plain, mainly cuz I was too lazy to cook the pasta. Happy New Year (long time no hear from ;) hope all is good with you.

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  37. Anytime I offer to make dinner, my boyfriend asks me to make this. Such a great dish. I recommend adding in sauteed mushrooms;) I always seem to have a hard time getting the sauce to thicken, so i've just ended up adding a little parmasean cheese....could do flour too but seems to take away from the flavor, and have to vigorously wisk to avoid clumps (no fun)

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  38. Wow, this was absolutely awesome. After reading others' comments about the sauce not thickening up, I made one tweak. After cooking all of the chicken, I added flour to the remaining butter in the skillet 1 teaspoon at a time until I felt it would thicken the cream, I ended up adding 3 teaspoons. I then added the cream and cooked over medium-high heat for about 10 minutes, whisking continuously. I then returned the chicken to the skillet and let it warm on low. It came out perfect! I am eating the leftovers for lunch right now and they are as nummy as ever! Great recipe!

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  39. I'm with you. So tired of seeing people review a recipe after they have changed half the ingredients or complain about fat or calories. If you don't want a heavy dish go to weight watchers site for your recipes. Love your site and have made lots of your recipes. Keep them coming. :)

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  40. Can I ask what people consider heavy cream? I am a bit confused by this, cause I take that as being whipping cream, but so unsure.... And just a little tidbit of info, if you don't want the clumps and the flour tasting, use cornstarch. So much better!!!

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    1. Any carton that says "heavy whipping cream" will do. I have made this twice now and the sauce thickened up beautifully without adjusting the recipe in any way. :)

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  41. I'm going to make this for Sunday dinner this week with all the fat and everything else that goes with it. People the website says South Your Mouth, good southern food is suppose to be fattening. If you don't like it Weight Watchers has a lovely website with healthy fat free dishes for your heart's desire. Mandy I started following your site the summer of 2015 and I've been addicted ever since. I even have a coworker using your site for recipe ideas. Hopefully the hubby will enjoy this recipe like the others I've made.

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  42. This is a new recipe for me, but form your photos, I want it now.

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  43. I have now made this dish several times. My Husband and family ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS. We even made it for a dear friend just returning from the hospital. It is amazing.

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  44. Made this for dinner tonight, was REALLY GOOD!!! Nice combination of flavors. my sauce was not thickening up, so I added a package of Knorr Alfredo mix... Was hoping I did not ruin the recipe, but still came out AWESOME!! Thank you..

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  45. I made this for my family and we all loved it!! Delicious! Thanks for sharing!

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  46. This recipe is SO delicious. I'm making it for the second time tonight. The great thing about using the recipe as written (with ALL the cream!) is that a normal-sized portion is very satisfying since it is rich. Everything in moderation...

    :) Kelly

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  47. Hi iam from Down Under in Aus and have made this receipe as is several times now and trust me its beautiful!!!

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  48. I made this last night and it was DELICIOUS !! My only change was that I did not have 3 cups of heavy cream, I only had 1 cup. So I used 1 cup of 2%milk and 1 cup of sour cream and it turned out great. But, I did use 1 tablespoon cornstarch in about 1 cup cold water to thicken the sauce. This is definitely a keeper !!!

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  49. Um...
    My 2 and 5 year old both ate this, without any complaints for any spitting food back out.
    Miracle dish.

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    1. complaints OR spitting food back out :)

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  50. I can't believe how flavorful this dish is. It is SO GOOD!!! I made it exactly as the recipe states and my whole family enjoyed it. Yay for quick, great tasting dinners!!

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  51. This was so yummy, I did 2 1/2 cups of cream cause I didn't buy enough so added chicken broth and a little wondra to thicken but the best part was I added sun-dried tomatoes. Super good

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  52. First time I've replied to something like this, but I've made this several times and EVERYONE loves it. I make it with rice.

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    1. I was thinking about trying it with rice too.

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  53. OMG This was FANTASTIC! Yes fattening but ohhhh soooooo good! We had no leftovers. I'm a little sad over the no leftovers but it was a huge hit. Will definitely make it again. I made it exactly as recipe states. Perfect!

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  54. One of our new favorites! Thank you!
    Quick question...Do you boil down your cream with the cooked chicken in the pan or boil down the cream THEN add the cooked chicken back in?

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  55. I made this for dinner last night and it was awesome! My husband loved it. I will make this many more times! :)

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  56. This was a huge hit at our table! We will definitely be making this again. I served it with angel hair but I think it would be good with mashed potatoes too. I didn't have heavy cream so substituted half and half and it came out great. I saw another reviewer mentioned adding sundried tomatoes...I agree that would be excellent! Delicious and very easy recipe.

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  57. This was delicious. My husband inhaled his dinner and then sharked my plate. I'll be making this again.

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  58. I used to make something like this with ham and egg noodles- I bet the chicken and spaghetti is awesome also. I love this kind of sauce. My Mom used to make potatoes and noodles with a heavy cream and butter sauce- she seasoned it with a little salt and pepper, just a little garlic and onion, and lots of crumbled bacon. I loved that stuff. Never used chili powder or paprika in the sauce though. She would slow cook it- and the sauce would be thick and delicious! Heaven in a bowl. :)Full of fat and down-home goodness! lol

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  59. Cyndi April 9, 2016
    Just happened upon this recipe and had cream in the fridge. This is AMAZING and so easy. My husband said, this is a restaurant quality meal! I will make this for company for sure, we served it with caesar salad (my husband's home made dressing) YUMMY!! Thanks so much!

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    1. LOL, please share your husbands recipe for Caesar salad dressing, I love salads too!

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  60. Oh my! This was heavenly!

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  61. this looks amazing! I can't wait to try it! Keep up the great cooking. My family and I are enjoying it!

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  62. I've NEVER posted on one of these blog posts that I find from Pinterest, but after making this 3 times, I feel like this recipe deserves a shout out from Idaho. This is easily one of my favorite pasta dishes and the flavor is divine! Do yourself a favor and make this. Right now. In fact, double the recipe and eat it again tomorrow. And then add it to the menu for next week as well. ;)

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  63. Great recipe! followed her steps and it came out perfect. Thanks Mandy :)

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  64. Cooked this dish this past weekend...AMAZING!! Followed the directions and it turned out perfect! This will be a 'go to' in our house from now on! Gonna put that Low Country Chicken Bog on the table this weekend! Love all of Mandy's recipes and the fact that she is a local Lexington County girl makes it all the better!

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  65. So... I know you can't make it in a crockpot (I love your note on this) but... can you make it in a pressure cooker?!?

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  66. I cook this all the time .. Family loves it in the monthly rotation :)

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  67. Mandy knows this, I have replied to this recipe before.1st time I made it, I thought, there is no way this will come together and taste good.Thought my twins were going to lick the pan after they ate it all. I make just the sauce all the time, I mix 1/2 the powdered mixture, reserve 1tsp for when I add cream. mix the butter and the rest of the powder and just lightly brown. It is so good on leftover grilled chicken, homemade chicken nuggets, shrimp, fish nuggets etc.I add mushrooms and sometimes peas and carrots.(also if you dont have heavy cream, 3/4cup milk, 1/2 stick of butter works, you do have stir more, but it works

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  68. I was wondering how much a difference it would make if I took out the chili powder. I can't really eat spicy stuff but if it isn't too spicy I don't want to risk ruining the dish. It looks amazing

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    1. I don't think it will be spicy! It just added a good flavor!

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  69. I would leave out the spaghetti and serve it with mashed potatoes and a veggie.

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  70. We made this and loved it!! My hubby added a little ghost pepper salt to his for an extra kick. SO good!! Definitely small portions though! It is rich, but YUM!

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  71. This looks SOO good. I am making this for dinner tonight, question though, when you cook the chicken and do you take the chicken out and then add the cream or do you add the cream with the chicken in the pan still?

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