Bowtie Chicken Alfredo~Pioneer Woman and Rachael Ray Cookware~

I’m just so stinkin’ excited to share my latest bargain with y’all. I can hardly stand it. Last week I was minding my business, scrolling down my Facebook page when I saw a post from Laurie, The Passionate Penny Pincher. (she uses coupons and shops sale ads and passes on the information to help others to budget their money.) Anyway back to my cookware. It was for a 10 piece set by Rachael Ray and the price was…Wait for it…$28! (I KNOW!) The only stipulation was that you had to pick it up from Wal-Mart in their Site to Store department. I jumped right on that little deal, let me tell ya and I couldn’t be happier.

my brand new Rachael Ray Cookware Set

Isn’t it pretty? and such a steal. I LOVE IT!


I have been wanting to purchase a new set of cookware for some time now and although I’d have preferred to have them in RED! (Red is my signature color.) I am very excited about my purchase. I have Rachael’s 2-piece Everyday Pan Set that I bought around Christmas time on QVC (for way more than $28.) So I knew that it would be the best quality. Now to try these puppies out!

Today I’m sharing a Pioneer Woman ~ Ree Drummond recipe with you. It’s her Bowtie Chicken Alfredo recipe. Ree and Rachael are friends at The Food Network. I saw them together on the Thanksgiving Special last year. But that’s not why I am making this recipe. I’m making this recipe because I’ve tried it before and it’s divine and because Ree likes to cook with wine. She is from Oklahoma you know, and I used to live in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, so we were the same as neighbors. Oklahoma is OK, well except when OU plays against a Texas team in sports. Then I have to root for the Texas team. Because, you can take the girl out of Texas but you can’t take Texas out of the girl! Oh sorry, I started dancing around that bush again guess I need to get to the point and get to cookin’ LOL.

cooking with wine

Arbor Mist Pear Pinot Grigio

Grab a glass of your favorite wine and join me in the kitchen. My favorite right now is Arbor Mist White Pear Pinot Grigio. The little frozen cocktails are awesome. I cook with a box wine that is more suitable for cooking. I don’t like dry wines and I don’t think sweet wines would taste so good in my savory food.

This is how I made Bowtie Chicken Alfredo:

bowties boiling

I cooked the bowtie pasta in salted, boiling water according to package directions. Then drained it and set it to the side.

seasoned chicken

I seasoned the boneless, skinless chicken breasts liberally with my new go-to seasoning. KC Masterpiece BBQ Seasoning. But you use whatever you like. It’s your chicken. 🙂

melting margarine

I melted 2 T. margarine (you can use butter if you prefer) in a skillet over medium-high heat.

Chicken Browning

Then I placed the seasoned chicken in the skillet to brown.

chopped garlic

While the chicken was browning I minced a couple cloves of garlic. You could also use the stuff in the jar if you want. But, I have recently gotten pretty good at chopping (a good knife helps) and it’s therapeutic for me. 🙂

chicken browning 2

After the chicken was browned on the first side I turned it over to cook on the other side.

The other ingredients

While waiting on the chicken to finish browning I got the remaining ingredients ready to go. After the chicken browns the rest of the preparation goes pretty fast. I wanted to be prepared. 🙂

The Cheese

I used ordinary Grated Parmesan Cheese and mine turned out just fine. I have used the shredded kind before but I didn’t notice much difference in the outcome of the recipe so I opted for the least expensive.

garlic in the pan

After the chicken had finished browning I removed it from the skillet onto a plate to rest. Then added 2 T. of margarine to the skillet to melt and then added the garlic.

garlic browning

I stirred the garlic  around in the skillet until it just started turning a little brown.

In goes the wine

Then I poured in the wine and let it get all bubbly while I stirred it for a couple of minutes to give it time to reduce a little.

stir in the half n half and heavy cream

Then I stirred in the half ‘n half and the heavy cream and added a little salt and pepper. I let it cook for a few minutes stirring continuously until everything was combined and the sauce was thickened.

I stirred the sauce until it was thickened.

Then I removed the skillet from the heat and added in the Parmesan cheese, stirring until it was all happy and combined.

bowties in Alfredo sauce

I poured the Alfredo Sauce over the bowties and tossed it to make sure each little piece was well coated.

sliced chicken

I sliced the chicken against the grain into about 1/2 inch pieces

the finished product

Then I put some of the pasta in a bowl with the chicken on top and called it supper. Chicken with Bowtie Pasta in Alfredo Sauce. It doesn’t get much better in my opinion.

the plating

I hope you’ll try this recipe and let me know what you think of it. Come back to see me soon. Always,

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NOTES:This recipe makes about 6 very generous servings. I put the leftovers in my two Temp-Tations 1.25 qt. casserole dishes (I love my Temp-Tations. They have plastic covers and go from freezer to oven to table and are dishwasher safe and I’m not being compensated for saying these things. I just Love, Love, Love it.) and we had two more meals.
SOURCE: The Pioneer Woman~ Ree Drummond.You can find her recipe Here!

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12 thoughts on “Bowtie Chicken Alfredo~Pioneer Woman and Rachael Ray Cookware~

  1. That pasta looks so yummy! Red is my favorite color so, of course, I love, love, love your new set of pots and pans. And I, too, used to live in OK – Broken Arrow/Tulsa area. We were destined to be friends! 🙂

    • Tulsa probably would’ve been my pick of Oklahoma cities to live in but my children were in Tishomingo so I had to follow my heart. 🙂 I’m so happy you stopped by to visit me and I hope you’ll come again soon. always, Kim

  2. I bet those new pans cook like a dream. The recipe looks fabulous, too. one of my favorite dishes, so I am always looking for ways to dress it up a bit. Nice to see you at the Chef Next Door Link Party. Just popping by to say hi and see what you’re up to. I would love it if you would drop over for another visit at http://www.kneadedcreations.com Deb

    • Hey Deb,
      Thanks so much for stopping by. The new pans are awesome. I’ve been busy this weekend and haven’t been able to use them. I’m looking forward to getting back in the kitchen and whipping something up. I will stop in and say hey soon. ❤ Kim

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