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Pizza Hut Tuscani Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta

By Todd Wilbur


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Menu Description: “Grilled chicken breast strips and rotini pasta oven baked in a creamy Alfredo sauce with a layer of melted cheese.”

Pizza Hut announced its new pasta dishes in 2008 with an email campaign claiming the company was changing its name to “Pasta Hut.” The date was April 1st, and the blast was an April Fool’s publicity stunt that helped make the chain’s new Tuscani pastas one of the company’s most popular new product launches. Each of the three varieties of pasta are covered with cheese and baked until light brown on top. The Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta garnered the most hacking requests here, all pleading to know how to duplicate the delicious alfredo sauce. I burned through several pounds of pasta and many quarts of cream, but finally landed on this top secret formula. Now make this delicious dish in your own kitchen. No foolin'.

Source: Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3 by Todd Wilbur.

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Chicken
  • 2 skinless chicken breast fillets
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon extra light olive oil
Alfredo Sauce
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
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  • 1 pound uncooked rotini pasta
  • 2 cups finely shredded mozzarella cheese
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    • Restaurant/Brand
      Pizza Hut
    • Instructions
      1. Cover the chicken breasts with plastic wrap and pound them to about 1/2-inch thick with a kitchen mallet. Dissolve the salt in the water, add the chicken, then cover and chill for exactly 1 hour. When the chicken is done marinating, remove it from the brine, rinse it off, and blot it dry. Heat up 1 tablespoon of oil in a medium saute pan over medium/high heat and cook the chicken in the pan for 3 to 5 minutes per side, or until it's cooked through. Cool and chop the chicken into bite-sized chunks.

      2. Make the alfredo sauce by melting the butter in a medium saucepan over medium/low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the remaining ingredients and increase the heat to medium. When the sauce begins to boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 12 minutes, or until thickened.

      3. Cook the pasta in 3 to 4 quarts of boiling water for 8 minutes, or until tender. Drain.

      4. Preheat the broiler to high.

      5. Pour the pasta into a 9x13-inch baking pan. Pour the Alfredo sauce over the pasta and toss to coat all of the pasta. Sprinkle the chicken over the top of the pasta, then cover with shredded cheese.

      6. Broil 2 to 3 minutes, or until the cheese begins to brown. Prepare to accept kudos.

      Serves 6.
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Larry
Jul 8, 2016, 22:00

Great rendition! Mine came up skimpy on the Alfredo sauce, but that was my error --- simmered much longer than 12 minutes trying to get it to thicken. Totally loved it!

Jessica
Jun 24, 2016, 22:00

Thank you for all your awesome recipes that you share with us! Another awesome one! To Judy, it's probably the herb Thyme your missing.. about 1/8 - 1/4 tsp will make the difference!

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