Wow this was freaking awesome! I looooove fettucine alfredo and the asparagus in it was just perfect. It got rave reviews all around so I'll definitely have this on my list to make again!
Chicken and Asparagus Fettuccine
12 ounces dry fettuccini pasta
1 inch pieces fresh asparagus
1/2 cup butter
2 cups half-and-half cream
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pinch cayenne pepper
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 pound cooked chicken breasts - cut into bite size pieces
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Add the asparagus during the last 3 to 5 minutes of cooking. Drain, and transfer to a large bowl.
In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and half-and-half. Cook until thick and bubbly. Season with garlic powder, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Stir in Parmesan cheese and chicken, and heat through.
Pour sauce over pasta and asparagus, and toss to coat.