A good Alfredo sauce is hard to find and a good Alfredo sauce that is gluten-free is more rare than a real-life sighting of Cupid on Valentine's Day. However, do not fear, Classico Alfredo Sauce is here. One pitfall of having Celiac's Disease is the time put into preparing safe meals. Before I was diagnosed with gluten sensitivity, my ingredients often came straight from a can. Now, cooking quickly is not an option. Canned soups, sauces, and mixes all have to be prepared from scratch in order to avoid contact with gluten, which is added to many items as filler. One dish that is sure to wow your Valentine is Cupid's Garlic Chicken Alfredo. Instead of sitting in a crowded restaurant lobby on Valentine's Day with buzzer in hand, think about dining in and preparing this special dish for your special someone. One piece of advice, bring along some gluten-free gum for the after dinner kiss!
1 - Whole cut up chicken
1 - Head of Garlic
1 - Jar Classico Alfredo Sauce (Gluten Free)
1- 12 oz. package Schar Penne Pasta
Spices: Salt, pepper, and garlic salt
In a roaster or large baking dish, set temperature to 350 degrees. Coat bottom of the roaster with Olive Oil. Wash chicken and place in dish. Flip chicken, coating each side evenly with the oil. Season chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic salt according to preference. Take the garlic and cut the stem off so that the individual cloves are exposed. Turn garlic head upside down into the olive oil and leave face down to cook with the chicken. Cover the chicken and let roast until cooked thoroughly. Cook time is approximately 1 1/2 hours. Fill another medium pot with water and bring to a boil. Once boiling, add pasta. With gluten-free pasta, the water needs to truly be boiling so that the noodles do not stick together. When the pasta is tender, drain, but do not rinse. In a large bowl, immediately combine noodles with Classico Alfredo Sauce. Once chicken is ready, debone and cut into small pieces. Add to the pasta and stir. Finally, remove roasted garlic (which will be tender) and squeeze garlic into the dish. Stir garlic into pasta evenly. Enjoy!