Easy Chicken Alfredo Recipe + Video
Cheesy Chicken Alfredo Pasta is dinner at our house. The creamy sauce is mixed with fettuccine and fried chicken. A one pot meal the whole family will enjoy!
Alfredo is a classic dinner recipe the whole family loves. Whether you’re serving it with chicken or the simpler fettuccine Alfredo, or even a casserole, this pasta dish is a great option – especially since it’s all made in one pot!
Favorite Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
We have Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo almost every week in our house. My kids always ask if we can have it for dinner. Fettuccine is the ultimate comfort food, it’s so creamy and cheesy. Add chicken and you’ve got the best dinner ever.
Don’t be intimidated by homemade Alfredo sauce – it’s super easy to make! What’s better than cream, butter and cheese? It tastes ten times better than any store-bought sauce.
Did I mention this is a one pot meal? Give me all my one pot meals. Nothing appeals to me more than a simple dinner cleanup. I know your family will love this recipe as much as we do!
How to Make Chicken Alfredo
Chick. The first step is to season the chicken with salt and pepper. Heat oil on a frying pan over medium-high heat. Cook chicken until browned on each side. About 7-8 minutes on each side.
Let the chicken rest on the plate for 10 minutes. Slice chicken and set aside while making pasta and sauces.
Alfredo sauce and noodles. Using the same pan, add the milk, broth and garlic. Add salt and pepper and bring to a simmer. Add dry pasta and stir for 3 minutes. Continue to cook the noodles for 8 minutes.
Add heavy cream and Parmesan cheese and mix well. Simmer until sauce thickens (a few minutes).
Decorate. Stir in chicken and serve! Garnish with a little fresh parsley and (of course!!) more parmesan. Your Alfredo sauce will never have too much cheese.
You can also use different kinds of pasta. If you want small bites, try a bow tie or macaroni. I also like to use angel hair pasta. No matter how you make this dish, I know it will be one of your favorites too!
Can I add vegetables to this alfredo? When I want to enhance the dish, I add some vegetables.
Broccoli or asparagus are good options and both taste great. Really, anything goes great with these cheesy creamy sauces on top.
Need to feed a group of people?
How Much Chicken Alfredo for a Holiday Meal? Chicken Alfredo is a must-have dish for the holidays or a company visit. This is a classic comfort meal that everyone loves.
This recipe makes about 4-5 servings. If you want to make this recipe for about 10 people, be sure to double it. You can even triple or quadruple it if you need larger groups. Be sure to use a very large pot if you’re making it for a large group. Here’s a quick guide to help:
- 1 batch = 4-5 people
- Double batch = 8-10 people
- Three batches = 12-15 people
- Four batches = 16-20 people
Alfredo recipe tips:
Can you freeze chicken alfredo? I do not recommend freezing Fettuccine Alfredo. If you try to reheat it will get mushy and the sauce may separate. But you can keep it in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 2-4 days. Reheat in the microwave for a minute or two until heated through.
What to Serve with Chicken Alfredo? We always serve some kind of bread next to our Chicken Alfredo Pasta. You need something to soak up the extra sauce! Here are some of our favorites:
If you’re considering a lighter option, try the Crispy Caesar Salad! Or some of our favorite vegetables include roasted asparagus or roasted broccoli.
You really can’t go wrong with this recipe – a classic and loved by all! !
For more Alfredo recipes, try:
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total time 40 minutes
Serving Size 4
Calories 671 kcal
by Lil’ Luna
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
- salt and pepper
- 1 1/2 cups whole milk
- 1 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken stock
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 8-12 oz.fettuccine
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- parsley for garnish, optional
Add oil to a large frying pan and heat over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook on skillet until done (about 7-8 minutes per side).
Let the chicken rest for about 10 minutes, then slice – set aside.
Make Alfredo sauce by adding milk, broth, and garlic to a frying pan. Add salt and pepper and bring to a simmer.
Add the dry fettuccine to the sauce, making sure to stir frequently for about 3 minutes. Cook the noodles for an additional 8 minutes.
Add the heavy cream and Parmesan cheese to the sauce and whisk until combined. Simmer for a few more minutes until the sauce thickens.
Stir in chicken and serve or place noodles on a plate and top with sliced chicken. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and/or extra Parmesan cheese.