Le Marriage, Alfredo Algerie

Corey Habbas 1

"This unique contemporary North African pasta dish combines Algerian, French, and Italian culinary sensibilities into one beautiful pasta featuring a white sauce with bite-sized chicken pieces. Serve over bow-tie, rotini, cheese ravioli, or tortellini pasta."


1 h 20 m servings 886 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 886 kcal
  • 44%
  • Fat:
  • 89.3 g
  • 137%
  • Carbs:
  • 6.6g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 17.7 g
  • 35%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 272 mg
  • 91%
  • Sodium:
  • 833 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Warm olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place the chicken pieces in hot oil; cook, turning, until browned on both sides. Stir in cayenne, white pepper, and garlic. Pour in water, and cook until the chicken is done and the water has evaporated, about 30 minutes.
  2. Stir in butter and saffron threads; cook for 10 minutes. Add cream cheese, stirring until melted and smooth. Gradually whisk in cream, smoothing out any lumps. Stir in Parmesan, and cook until the sauce reaches the consistency you like. If it becomes too thick, stir in a small amount of milk.
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  1. 26 Ratings


This was one of the best recipies I have ever made. My husband thought it tasted like a "dairy farm" but agreed that it was exceptional. And yes, it is extremely fattening (although this really...

This was amazing! I just couldn't bring myself to add 1/2 cup of butter though, so I only added 1/4 cup. I also couldn't bring myself to add 1 1/2 cups of cream. Instead, I used 1/2 cup of cream...

Although this recipe has enough calories to feed a small village for a week, it was delectable!!!! I used another half of chicken breast for more 'substance'and added a bit more saffron and spri...

This was so-so. The flavor was strongly overpowered by the cream cheese. As another reviewer put it, "not worth the fat." And don't be fooled by the pretentious title and description. Algeri...

will continue my search for another recipe like this, followed recipe to a T.

After reading all the reviews, I made the following revisions: 3 chicken breast halves, 1/4 c butter, light cream cheese, 1 c fat free half and half and a half cup evaporated milk, and Kraft pa...

The flavor of this is wonderful. I even had all the ingredients available (due to a prior investment in the costly saffron threads!) This dish is tasty as long as you can overlook an obscene amo...

i used neufchatel cheese instead of cream cheese, and evaporated skim milk instead of cream to cut down on the fat content of this dish. i also skipped the step of adding the water and cooking f...

This was very good. I liked the addition of saffron (to the look and taste). I may try this next time with some shrimp - although I'll definitely reduce the initial cooking time.