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  1. Tuesday, March 15, 2011

    Blackened Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

    Before we get to today’s recipe (which is mighty tasty, by the way), I have to share something with you. If you just so happen to get this magazine in the mail or see it on the newsstand…

    …be sure to check out page 90.

    All I have to say is, “Woooooo Hoooooo!” I know. Very eloquent and oh so very Martha. But seriously, I still can’t believe my name, blog, photos and recipe are printed on the pages of a Martha Stewart Living magazine. I’m downright giddy.

    Okay, enough squealing from Jane. Thanks for indulging me. On to the real reason we’re here!

    In the not-so-distant past, I was pretty much scared of spicy food. I could barely handle medium salsa, folks. Yes, I was a wimp. Then Nate and I discovered a fabulous Caribbean take-out restaurant in Menlo Park with jerk chicken that is to die for. The chicken is coated in the most delicious but super spicy jerk sauce. The only way I could eat that chicken was if I got tough and faced the heat head on. And I did just that. Not only is that now one of my favorite dishes, but I am in love with spicy food. Bring it on!

    This year I have the opportunity to participate in a Newman’s Own “Own It” campaign with Martha’s Circle. The challenge is to take recipes and make them your own through simple flavor changes. For my first recipe, I was asked to incorporate one of the Newman’s Own sauces into my dish. I started browsing through their sauces and the Alfredo caught my eye. Alfredo is most often simply paired with fettuccine and, if things get really crazy, chicken. It’s a traditional favorite that seemed to be screaming for a new twist. With my newfound love of heat, I decided to kick up the spice factor a notch…or twenty.

    Blackened chicken seemed like a fun and unique twist to the classic Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. Can I say how glad I am I gave this a try? This recipe is a keeper! Nate and I both really enjoyed it. The spicy kick of the chicken was such a great counterpoint to the super mellow and rich Alfredo sauce. I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to go back to regular old chicken fettuccine alfredo again!

    Blackened Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
    Spicy, creamy, and delicious!
    Recipe type: Main Dish, Poultry, Pasta
    Cuisine: Italian
    Serves: 4
    • 9-oz package fresh fettuccine
    • 1 jar Newman’s Own Alfredo Pasta Sauce
    • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
    • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
    • ½ teaspoon dried thyme
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon pepper
    • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
    1. Lightly spray a 9×13 baking pan or dish with cooking oil. Set aside. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Pound the chicken breast until quite thin (around ¼”³ thick). Mix all of the spice ingredients together thoroughly. Coat both sides of the chicken breasts with the spices.
    3. Heat a non-stick grill pan or skillet over medium high heat. Place chicken breasts in pan and brown both sides, 45-60 seconds per side. Place chicken in prepared baking pan and bake in oven for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and slice chicken into strips.
    4. Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and return pasta to warm pot over medium-low heat. Pour in alfredo sauce and mix thoroughly.
    5. Serve pasta with sliced chicken served on top. Serves 4.

  2. Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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  3. Wednesday, January 31, 2007

    RECIPES: Main Dishes

    Hello! This page that you have just landed yourself on is how I used to organize recipes on the site. However, we now have a much more robust recipe index page with all the recipes on the site organized by all kinds of helpful categories. Click here to see the full, up-to-date recipe index!

    this week for dinner blog "main dishes" recipes from @janemaynard

    Aaron & Lindsay’s Chicken Tortilla Soup Extravaganza

    Adobo Chicken

    Almond Waffles

    Apple Ham Paninis

    Asian Chicken Noodle Soup (aka Homemade Ramen) (super easy)

    Asian Spinach Salad

    Asian-Style Orange Sauced Norwegian Salmon with Sesame Broccoli

    Baby Back Ribs (sauce and rub)

    Baked French Toast

    Baked Stuffed Winter Squash

    Baked Stuffing-Coated Chicken

    Barbecue Chicken Pizza

    Beef Stew

    Bertucci’s Tortellini

    Bistro Chicken

    Blackened Fettuccine Alfredo

    Bookclub Chicken Salad

    Boursin Turkey Baguette

    Broccoli Cheese Soup

    Bruschetta Chicken Skillet

    Butter Chicken (Indian dish, aka Murgh Makhani)

    Butternut Squash Cauliflower Leek Soup

    Butternut Squash Soup


    Caprese Paninis

    Carmelized Onion and Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

    Chicken and Butternut Squash Risotto

    Chicken and Dumplings

    Chicken A La King

    Chicken Caesar Wraps

    Chicken Croissants

    Chicken Fajita Marinade

    Chicken Fried Steak

    Chicken Marsala #1

    Chicken Parmesan

    Chicken Piccata

    Chicken Pot Pie with Biscuit Topping

    Chicken Salad

    Chicken Satay

    Chicken Soup with Rice

    Chicken Tostada Goop


    Chili Chicken Skewers

    Cilantro Sour Cream Enchiladas

    Coconut Chicken Curry Soup

    Corn Chowder

    Corned Beef (2 ways)

    Cream of Mushroom Soup

    Creamy Chicken Enchiladas

    Creamy Pesto Fettuccine with Mushrooms & Tomatoes

    Creamy Potato Leek Soup (without the cream!)

    Cucumber Sandwiches

    Curried Squash and Chicken Soup

    Debbie’s Easy Crockpot Chicken

    Easy Apricot Chicken

    Easiest Ever Chicken Pot Pie

    Easy Peasy Bean Tacos


    Gobi Matar Sabzi

    Grammy’s Orange Chicken

    Green Noodles (aka No. 3)

    Grilled Cheese

    Hawaiian Pizza (more of a secret tip than a recipe)

    Homemade Enchilada Sauce (Red)

    Homemade Tomato Sauce 

    Honey Goat Cheese Pizza with Caramelized Onions

    Hot BBQ Chicken Wings (or not hot, if you prefer)

    Hungarian Stuffed Peppers

    Indian Butter Chicken

    Island Pork with Sticky Coconut Rice

    Italian Chicken Panini Pizza

    Kitchen Sink Quesadillas

    Lasagna (Ina Garten’s)

    Lasagna-Baked Ziti

    Lemon Crusted Chicken

    Lentil Soup

    Lettuce Wraps

    Lime & Honey Glazed Salmon with Warm Black Bean & Corn Salad

    Malibu Melt Wraps

    Maple Balsamic Chicken

    Margherita Pizza

    No. 3, aka Green Noodles (this is a fantastic pasta dish hard to tell from the title)

    No-Cook Pizza Sauce

    Oriental Chicken Salad #1

    Oriental Chicken Salad #2

    Oven Barbecue Chicken

    Pasta with Arugula and White Beans

    Pasta Milano

    Pasta Primavera

    Pasta with Peas & Ricotta

    Pesto Chicken Salad Sandwiches

    Pesto Tortellini Soup

    Pollo Guisado (Chicken Stew) (great filling for tacos, fajitas, etc.)

    Pot Roast

    Pork Chops

    Pork Tenderloin with Heirloom Tomato Salad

    Texas Pulled Pork

    Jane’s Pulled Pork

    Puffed Oven Pancakes

    Pumpkin Pancakes (easy)

    Rachel Sandwich

    Real Simple Lasagna


    Rosemary Chicken with Artichokes & White Beans

    Santa Fe Salad

    Sausage, Pepper & Onion Sandwiches

    Sausage Potato Soup (with secret ingredients)

    Simple Cream Sauce for Pasta

    Simple Pork Chop

    Spaghetti and Meatballs

    Spaghetti Pomodoro

    Spicy Orange Chicken

    Spinach & Pancetta Stuffed Shells with Asiago Cream Sauce

    Spinach Mushroom Panini with Feta

    Steak (how to cook it perfectly!)

    Stefania’s Braised Chicken

    Stuffed Peppers

    Stuffed Shells (simple)

    Swedish Meatballs

    Swedish Pancakes

    Sweet Potato and Black Bean Burritos

    Teriyaki Chicken (crock pot)

    Thai Chicken Pizza

    Tomato Sauce

    Tre Formaggi Frittata with Sausage

    Tri Tip Roast

    Turkey Boursin Baguette

    Turkey Lasagna

    Turkey Sandwich with Cranberry and Cream Cheese

    Tuscan Tomato Soup

    Tuscan Bread Soup

    Uncle Tony’s Pizza Crust

    Vegetarian Chickpea Burgers

    Waffles (light and fluffy)

    Waffles (sweeter and not quite as fluffy, but just as delish)

    White Chicken Chili

    White Roux

    Whole Wheat Pancakes

    Year-Round Margherita Pizza

    Yorkshire Pudding