Pasta Alfredo with Jack Daniels Chicken


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Three days without internet! Can you believe that? I couldn’t work on my blog, couldn’t visit my friend’s blogs and couldn’t send or receive e-mails. Now, if this had happened during the week, I would have no problem, since I have internet at my office, but during weekend, this sucks.

Anyway, internet was finally connected and I am back on the air again. I apologize to all my blog friends for not visiting, truly it was beyond my control, as Vicomte de Valmont or John Malkovitz used to say to Marquise de Merteuil or Glen Close, when he seduced and started a relationship with Madame de Tourvel or Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Liaisons, one of the best movies I have ever seen.

Back in the 1995 when I was studying in the States, I became familiar with TGI Friday’s. They had couple of dishes that I liked very much and they were so much different than what I was used to.

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When Friday’s opened their first brunch in Greece quite a few years ago, I started visiting it here in Athens too. From time to time, I and my husband go there and have lunch or dinner. Last time I went there-which I must say it is like 5 months ago-I ordered the Pasta Alfredo with Jack Daniels Chicken.

I loved every bit of it. I know it was loaded with fats and calories, but like every sinful thing in life it was so good.

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So, from the moment I came back home, I decided to try and copy the recipe in a more healthy and homey version. I searched the internet and I found couple of recipes that, after a few alterations, helped me to make my own version of this dish, which I will show to you straight away!

The original recipes can be found here and here and here!

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Pasta Alfredo with Jack Daniels Chicken

 

For the Jack Daniels Chicken

700 gr. /25 oz chicken breasts cut in cubes

2 tbsp olive oil

1 cup pineapple juice

1 tbsp pineapple puree

2/3 cup water

¼ cup teriyaki sauce

1 tbsp soy sauce

1 cup brown sugar

3 tbsp lemon juice

1 tbsp Jack Daniels bourbon

1 tbsp onion powder

2 tsp garlic powder

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For the Alfredo Sauce

200 gr. /4 oz. cream cheese

60 gr. /2 oz. butter

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup milk

Garlic to taste

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500 gr. /18 oz. any pasta you want. I used spaghetti

Assembly

150 gr. /5 oz. bacon cut in cubes

1 onion chopped

½ cup Marsala wine

8 cherry tomatoes cut in half

The Alfredo sauce

Salt and pepper to taste

 

Instructions

For the Jack Daniels Chicken

In a skillet pour the olive oil and sauté the chicken until it is almost done.

In the meantime, prepare the sauce by placing everything in a pot and bringing it to boil.

Let it cook in medium/low heat.

When the chicken is almost done, remove from skillet and place the pieces on the pot with the sauce.

Let it cook until it is completely done.

If the sauce is somewhat runny, thicken it with 1 tbsp. of corn flour dissolved in 1 tbsp of water.

Put it aside.

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For the Alfredo Sauce

Soften cream cheese and butter.

Add the cheese, the milk and the garlic over low heat.

When the batter starts to boil, remove from heat.

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Assembly

Boil pasta according to your liking.

Sauté the bacon bits and the onion in a sauté pan until bacon starts to loosen and the onion to become transparent.

Add the Marsala wine and let it boil until it will be reduced in half.

Add the Alfredo sauce.

Add the pasta and toss.

Stir in the cherry tomatoes and a dash cayenne pepper.

Serve the Alfredo Pasta and on top the Jack Daniels Chicken.

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5.0 from 9 reviews

Pasta Alfredo with Jack Daniels Chicken
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: American

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Jack Daniels Chicken
  • 700 gr. /25 oz chicken breasts cut in cubes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 tbsp pineapple puree
  • ⅔ cup water
  • ¼ cup teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Jack Daniels bourbon
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
For the Alfredo Sauce
  • 200gr. /4 oz. cream cheese
  • 60 gr. /2 oz. butter
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup milk
  • Garlic to taste
  • 500 gr. /18 oz. any pasta you want. I used spaghetti
Assembly
  • 150 gr. /5 oz. bacon cut in cubes
  • 1 onion chopped
  • ½ cup Marsala wine
  • 8 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • The Alfredo sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Jack Daniels Chicken
  1. In a skillet pour the olive oil and sauté the chicken until it is almost done.
  2. In the meantime, prepare the sauce by placing everything in a pot and bringing it to boil.
  3. Let it cook in medium/low heat.
  4. When the chicken is almost done, remove from skillet and place the pieces on the pot with the sauce.
  5. Let it cook until it is completely done.
  6. If the sauce is somewhat runny, thicken it with 1 tbsp. of corn flour dissolved in 1 tbsp of water.
  7. Put it aside.
For the Alfredo Sauce
  1. Soften cream cheese and butter.
  2. Add the cheese, the milk and the garlic over low heat.
  3. When the batter starts to boil, remove from heat.
Assembly
  1. Boil pasta according to your liking.
  2. Sauté the bacon bits and the onion in a sauté pan until bacon starts to loosen and the onion to become transparent.
  3. Add the Marsala wine and let it boil until it will be reduced in half.
  4. Add the Alfredo sauce.
  5. Add the pasta to the sauce and toss.
  6. Stir in the cherry tomatoes and a dash cayenne pepper.
  7. Serve the Alfredo Pasta and on top the Jack Daniels Chicken.

5.0 from 9 reviews

Πάστα Αλφρέντο με Κοτόπουλο Jack Daniels
 
Author/ Συγγραφέας:
Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Κυρίως Πιάτο
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Διεθνής

Ingredients/ Συστατικά
Για το Jack Daniels κοτόπουλο
  • 700 γρ. κοτόπουλο στήθος κομμένο σε κύβους
  • 2 κ.σ. ελαιόλαδο
  • 1 φλ. χυμό ανανά
  • 1 κ.σ. πολτό ανανά
  • ⅔ φλ. νερό
  • ¼ φλ. σάλτσα teriyaki
  • 1 κ.σ. σάλτσα σόγιας
  • 1 φλ. καφέ ζάχαρη
  • 3 κ.σ. χυμό λεμονιού
  • 1 κ.σ. Jack Daniels μπέρμπον
  • 1 κ.σ. κρεμμύδι σε σκόνη
  • 2 κ.γ. σκόνη σκόρδου
Για τη Σάλτσα Alfredo
  • 200 γρ. τυρί κρέμα
  • 60 γρ. Βούτυρο
  • ¼ φλ. τυρί παρμεζάνα
  • ¼ φλ. γάλα
  • Σκόρδο όσο θέλετε
  • 500 γρ. Ότι ζυμαρικό θέλετε. Εγώ χρησιμοποίησα μακαρόνια
Συναρμολόγηση
  • 150 γρ. μπέικον κομμένο σε κύβους
  • 1 κρεμμύδι ψιλοκομμένο
  • ½ φλ. κρασί Μαρσάλα
  • 8 ντοματίνια κομμένα στη μέση
  • Σάλτσα Αλφρέδο
  • Αλάτι και πιπέρι

Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
Για το Jack Daniels κοτόπουλο
  1. Σε μια κατσαρόλα ρίχνουμε το ελαιόλαδο και σοτάρουμε το κοτόπουλο μέχρι να ροδίσει.
  2. Εν τω μεταξύ, ετοιμάστε τη σάλτσα τοποθετώντας όλα τα υλικά σε μια κατσαρόλα και βράζοντάς τα.
  3. Χαμηλώστε τη φωτιά και αφήστε να σιγοβράσει.
  4. Όταν έχει μισοψηθεί το κοτόπουλο, βγάλτε το από το τηγάνι και τοποθετήστε τα κομμάτια στην κατσαρόλα με τη σάλτσα.
  5. Αφήστε το να μαγειρευτεί μέχρι να ψηθεί εντελώς.
  6. Αν η σάλτσα είναι κάπως αραιή, δέστε τη με 1 κουταλιά κορν φλάουρ διαλυμένο σε 1 κουταλιά της σούπας νερό.
  7. Βάλτε το στην άκρη.
Για τη Σάλτσα Alfredo
  1. Αφήστε να μαλακώσουν το τυρί κρέμα και το βούτυρο.
  2. Προσθέστε το τυρί, το γάλα και το σκόρδο σε μια κατσαρόλα σε χαμηλή φωτιά.
  3. Όταν αρχίσουν να βράζουν, αποσύρετε από τη φωτιά.
Συναρμολόγηση
  1. Βράστε τα ζυμαρικά σύμφωνα με τα γούστα σας.
  2. Σοτάρετε τα κομμάτια του μπέϊκον και το κρεμμύδι σε ένα τηγάνι μέχρι το μπέικον να βγάλει το λίπος του και το κρεμμύδι να γίνει διαφανές.
  3. Σβήστε με το κρασί Marsala και αφήστε να βράσουν μέχρι αυτό θα μειωθεί στο μισό.
  4. Προσθέστε τη σάλτσα Αλφρέντο.
  5. Ρίξτε τα μακαρόνια και ανακατέψτε.
  6. Ρίχνετε μέσα τα ντοματίνια και λίγο πιπέρι.
  7. Σερβίρετε τα ζυμαρικά Alfredo και από πάνω το Jack Daniels κοτόπουλο.

 

47 Responses to Pasta Alfredo with Jack Daniels Chicken

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  1. Aunt Bee says:

    This is such a gorgeous pasta dish! I love everything about it! Can’t wait to try this! <3

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  3. G’day! Great recipe! Love your step by step photos!
    Cheers! Joanne

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  5. Barbara says:

    Jack Daniel’s chicken? How divine. This recipe may be loaded with calories, but it’s a winner, Katerina. It’s not like we’re eating it every night! A splurge once in a while is a reward.

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  7. I am certain that TGI Friday’s got nothin on you Katerina! This looks and sounds marvelous. I love the addition of the marsala wine and the bacon. If you’re going to be bad, be bad to the bone-ha!! xxx000xxx

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  9. Magda says:

    I love that movie, Dangerous Liaisons, haven’t watched it in ages. Thanks for the reminder!

    What a lovely dish, summery and boozy. :)

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  11. Kristen says:

    What a fantastic meal! I love sweet sauces on meats.

    So sorry you were without internet on a weekend. We have had ours knocked out by storms…it’s so aggravating!!

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  13. Mary says:

    How strong is the Jack Daniels flavor? Can you actually taste or smell it?

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  15. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Katrina,
    What a fabulous dish, the Jack Daniels Chicken and the Pasta Alfredo would stand alone or paired together. A great combination of “Culinary Flavors”! Hope you have a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  17. Nadji says:

    Je note, je note.
    Un plat qui semble être des plus délicieux.
    J’aime.
    A bientôt.

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  19. foivi geller says:

    Καλά το πιάτο είναι θεϊκό… και η αλφρέντο που λατρεύω και to Jack Daniel κοτοπουλάκι…. Στα Must try οπωσδήποτε!

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  21. Wow look at that! What a delicious chicken pasta! I’ve never had chicken cooked with jack daniels. This pasta looks really good! About 3 days without internet… oh gosh, I’d go crazy! If I can still use iPhone, I *might* survive… but still, I know I’d struggle. Back in college, I used to be a nature-loving kind of girl enjoying camping and hiking. I hope I still can?! =P

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  23. Jack in a pasta sauce?!! Sign me up! :)

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  25. Cucina49 says:

    Ugh, I hate it when the internet goes down. This dish is such a fun twist on the usual chicken alfredo–much more interesting flavors.

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  27. Marion says:

    Φαίνονται λαχταριστά τα μακαρόνια με το κοτόπουλο και τη σάλτσα..
    Δεν έχω Jack Daniels..
    Αλλά όπως είπε και η Ξανθή, έχω ένα βαζάκι έτοιμη σάλτσα (Jack Daniels) οπότε θα ήταν μια καλή ευκαιρία να την δοκιμάσω..

    Φιλιά

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  29. OMG no internet for 3 days. I don’t have cable anymore I really on the internet…I would better have a lot of movies already downloaded.

    OK this is a very curious recipe. JD in a fancy dish? I have to say it looks really tasty though.

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  31. Joanne says:

    Oh boy, I can’t even imagine what that must have been like! Three days without internet…yikes. This looks like such a delicious pasta dish. I love that rich sauce.

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  33. love2dine says:

    Your pictures and recipes are mouth watering.

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  35. Asmita says:

    This looks absolutely incredible!

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  37. Sandi says:

    Preeee-ttyy, Katerina! :)

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  39. Faith says:

    So glad the internet is back for you — it is so frustrating when it goes down! Love how creamy and delicious this pasta is…sounds delicious paired with that flavorful chicken!

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  41. Sissi says:

    It looks like a very elaborate and delicious dish. I have always thought “Alfredo” was simply seasoned cream sauce.

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  43. bergamot says:

    Looks great, love the fusion of Chinese sauces for the chicken and the Italian pasta.

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  45. Julie M. says:

    That always sucks when you lose your internet! I’m glad you’re back online and, let me just say, you came back with a bang. This dish looks so richly decadent and fabulous!

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  47. Reeni says:

    Alfredo is my favorite thing to order when I go out! The chicken you made is incredible! So packed with flavor. I bet it’s better than the restaurant!

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  49. Love the Jack Daniels chicken!

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  51. Juliana says:

    I have seen this dish at the TGIF menu, but never had a chance to order it…now that you gave the recipe I would rather make it at home :)
    The chicken sounds delicious with all the ingredients in it…and over Alfredo pasta…yes, looks delicious, indeed very rich…but hey…life is here to be enjoyed ;-)
    Thanks for sharing this recipe and hope you are having a wonderful week Katerina…with internet hehehe!

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  53. Katerina, you’ve created a very delicious and light meal. I haven’t been to TGI fridays, not a big fan of it, but your’s I would definitely try.

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  55. LinsFood says:

    Jack Daniels chicken? Seriously?! This is awesome, it looks so so inviting, I’ve put it on my this week’s menu! Just got to get the JD now!

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  57. mm…those bourbon chicken bites sound so good tossed with pasta.

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  59. Μμμ… το κοτόπουλο πρέπει να είναι εξαιρετικό, μαγειρεμένο με αυτόν τον τρόπο!
    Το πιάτο φαίνεται απίστευτα λαχταριστό, χαλάλι οι θερμίδες του!
    Φιλιά!

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  61. CCU says:

    My father loves jack Daniels and chicken so this dish is fathers day material :D
    Lovely!

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  63. Kate says:

    Welcome back!

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  65. Alfredo pasta is my all-time favorite dish. So bad yet so good! I’ve must admit that I’ve never eaten at a TGIFriday’s but I am intrigued by the Jack Daniel’s Chicken. I can’t wait to try the combination. :)

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  67. omg !!!this dish looks amazing!!!absolutely loved the array of flavors used !!!!bookmarked !!!

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  69. Laurie says:

    This dish looks amazing. I need to try this recipe!

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  72. Susan says:

    This dish is loaded with wonderful flavors!

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  74. ΕΛΕΝΗ says:

    Κατερίνα μου δείχνει υπέροχο το πιάτο σου!Πολύ θα ήθελα να δοκιμάσω!!!
    Φιλιά πολλά!!!

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  76. mari says:

    Κατερίνα φαίνονται λαχταριστά!!δεν έχω δοκιμάσει ποτέ, θα ήθελα όμως!!
    Φιλιά πολλά.

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  78. MayMoh says:

    That looks like a killer pasta dish, Katerina! A friend of mine has been telling me so much about the Jack Daniel sauce at TGIF recently. I think I don’t need to go there to try but just to make your dish :D I ned tp bookmark this. Thanks very much for sharing. Hope you have a great start to the week.

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  80. Ξανθή says:

    Καλησπέρα Κατερίνα, είχα την τύχη να επισκευτώ τα TGI μαζί άλλους food bloggers και δοκιμάσαμε αρκετά πιάτα.
    Η σάλτσα αυτή που αναφέρεις δεν μπορώ να πω ότι με ενθουσίασε σε όλα τα πιάτα.Επειδή μας έδωσαν κι ένα βαζάκι περιμένω την ευκαιρία να τη δοκιμάσω. Ίσςω λοιπόν να δοκιμάσω το πιάτο σου.

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  82. That looks like a terrific dish of pasta.

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  84. Glad your internet is back up, I know how frustrating that can be!
    Your pasta dish here does look tasty and is well balanced. Also it looks fairly easy to prepare, I am saving this so I can enjoy soon. Love the flavors-yum!

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  86. Eliot says:

    Back in the day, I adored Friday. It was (as cheesie as it sounds) our go to place on Fridays after work. I loved their sour cream chicken enchiladas! Thanks for the memory and thanks for reminding about the great quote, “It is beyond my control.” How much better would our stress levels be if we all remembered this? Glad your internet is back up!

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  88. Beth says:

    This sounds so good! And three days without internet – how did you last?

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  90. Casey says:

    This has me craving pasta. You have made the ultimate comfort food, mixing two dishes when each would stand alone.

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  92. Ola says:

    I did not know it is made with pineapple!
    ps. I am also addicted to Internet:)

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