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Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta

This indulgent Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta recipe is easy to put together for a quick weeknight meal or an irresistible date night meal! It’s the perfect combination of tender grilled chicken and velvety alfredo sauce that is super creamy. The result is a mouthwatering pasta you can have from start to finish in 30 minutes!

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This recipe is flavorful, from the perfectly seasoned and easy to grill chicken to the deliciously cheesy alfredo sauce. This pasta is versatile, add mushrooms or your favorite veggies for a nutrient boost with extra flavor. Simple but amazing weeknight dinner option of date night indulgence!

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If you’re looking for more yummy dinner idea give my Easy Spaghetti And Meatballs Recipe, Lemon Garlic Pan Seared Salmon or Chicken And Broccoli Stir-Fry recipes a go!

This Chicken Alfredo needs to be your next dinner!

  • Juicy grilled chicken! – the combo of simple mix of spices infuses the grilled chicken with mouthwatering flavors! It results in a juicy and mouthwatering chicken. I’ve got an entire blog post on how to grill chicken with all my tips and tricks, click here to grab it!
  • Luscious creamy sauce in a flash! – much to my surprise making the sauce for this recipe is done with a few simple ingredients! It comes out cheesy, silky and perfectly rich, thick and indulgent.
  • Make it your own! This recipe is versatile. Add your own veggies for a nutrient boost. I think this recipe pairs really well with some sautéed mushrooms.

Ingredients You Need To Make Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Note: the whole recipe, including the ingredient quantities, can be found at the bottom of this page – just scroll down to the bottom, or click the ‘Jump to Recipe’ button at the top of this post.

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Grilled Chicken

For more information on this recipe, check out my Grilled Chicken blog post!

  • Chicken – I used chicken breast. Buy it from a butcher for the freshest and tastiest chicken. I bought mine skinless and boneless.
  • Olive oil – I use extra virgin olive oil because I like the flavor.
  • Salt – I used fine salt.
  • Italian herb mix – I like using ready-made Italian herb mix because of it’s classic flavor combination.
  • Onion powder – Adds a delicious sweetness and flavor!
  • Garlic powder – I opt in for garlic powder instead of freshly minced garlic because it tends to burn on a grill.

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Alfredo Sauce

  • Salted Butter – I used salted butter for extra flavor. This is the main ingredient that helps the creamy sauce thicken.
  • Garlic – using freshly minced garlic helps add so much flavor!
  • Milk – I use a combo of cream and milk to make the sauce creamy but not overly thick.
  • Cream – I used thickened cream with 30% fat content. I wouldn’t try using low fat milk, the sauce won’t thicken.
  • Parmesan cheese – freshly grated! I cannot emphasize this enough how important that is because freshly grated gives you so much flavor!
  • Salt – I used fine salt.
  • Pepper – I used white pepper to keep the sauce nice and white.
  • Parsley – freshly chopped, adds some visual flair!

How to make the Best Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta!

Alfredo Chicken Pasta - steps 01

  1. Marinate your chicken in the fridge for at least 30 minutes
  2. Drizzle a hot skillet with oil
  3. Cook chicken on both sides for 6-7 minutes until it reaches an internal temperature of 75C / 165F.
  4. Allow to rest for 5 minutes before slicing. Set aside.

Alfredo Chicken Pasta - steps 02

  1. Add butter to a skillet on medium heat.
  2. Next, add garlic and sauté. Don’t let it brown.
  3. Add cream.
  4. Mix until it comes to a gentle boil

Alfredo Chicken Pasta - steps 03

  1. Pour in grated parmesan cheese
  2. Stir until melted and the sauce thickens.
  3. Add the cooked pasta
  4. Use tongs to coat.

Alfredo Chicken Pasta - steps 04

  1. Sprinkle with parsley
  2. Finish with Sliced chicken. Serve!

Tips and Tricks For Recipe Success!

For tips and tricks on the Grilled Chicken, visit the blog post I created!

  • Use good quality ingredients the best flavor outcome! Good quality butter and chicken from a butcher are two main ones I would recommend.
  • Use real cream with at least 30% fat content, not low-fat cream as it helps thicken the sauce.
  • Don’t let your garlic color or brown when sautéing to keep your sauce nice and white!
  • Make sure your chicken reaches a safe internal temperature of 75C / 165F. You can test this using a meat thermometer.
  • Let the chicken rest before slicing.
  • Grate fresh parmesan on top right before serving for an extra gourmet touch.
  • Serve as soon as it’s done for a silky-smooth alfredo sauce experience. The sauce thickens as it cools.
  • Make sure you use a deep sided frypan to make this. Once the pasta goes in, you need a good amount of space to mix everything. Talking from experience.

Frequently Asked Questions about Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta

How do I store this?

You can store this in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave or on the stove with a little extra milk.

Can I use chicken thigh?

Yes! Use chicken thigh if you want a fuller flavor. Just slice into bite sized pieces before cooking or slice after being cooked.

Can I substitute the parmesan cheese for another cheese?

Yes! You can experiment with other cheeses like Romano or Asiago for variations in taste. Grated cheddar or Gruyère would work too.

What can I serve as a side?

Steamed veggies like broccoli, garlic bread or a fresh green salad!

How can I make this recipe gluten free?

To make this recipe gluten free simply use gluten free pasta! All other ingredients should be gluten free but just double check the packaging to make sure.

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Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta

This creamy and indulgent and Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta recipe is easy to put together for a quick weeknight meal or an irresistible date night meal!

Serves 4

5 from 4 votes
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Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Calories: 2493kcal
Author: Nick Makrides

Ingredients

Pasta

  • 6 oz (200 g) fettuccini pasta, fresh is best or other pasta, cooked (use package instructions)

Grilled Chicken

  • 2 (600 g) boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

Alfredo Sauce

  • 1/4 cup (60 g) salted butter
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) whole milk (see notes)
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) heavy cream (see notes)
  • 1 cup (90 g) parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 4 tbsp parsley chopped


Instructions

Grilled Chicken

  • Add the chicken breasts to a mixing bowl along with the olive oil, salt, Italian seasoning, onion powder garlic powder. Mix to coat until even.
  • Bring a skillet to high medium heat and place the chicken on top. Cook on each side for 7-8 minutes or until the chicken reaches an internal temperature of 74C / 165F. Allow to chicken to rest on a chopping board covered with foil for 5 minutes. Slice. Cover and set aside.

Alfredo Sauce

  • Turn the heat down to medium and In the same frypan add the salted butter and oil along with the minced garlic. Stir using a wooden spoon taking care not to let the garlic brown, about 1 minute.
  • Add the milk, cream and cheese along with the salt and pepper and stir until everything is combined and the cheese has melted.
  • Add in the cooked pasta and half the parsley (use packaging instructions to boil). Stir until everything is combined and the pasta is coated. Serve immediately with the sliced chicken breast on top and finish with more parsley and freshly grated parmesan cheese.

Notes

Milk - I used cow’s milk in this recipe but plant-based milks like almond and oat will also work.
Cream - use regular cream for this recipe it will help thicken the sauce and help the cheese melt.
Storage - This recipe is best eaten when it’s made fresh but if you’re wanting to make it ahead of time and take it to work for example, store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Nutrition - is based on per serving. This recipe serves 2 and can be easily scaled to feel four by doubling the recipe.
A note on measurements - all ingredients in this recipe are offered in Australian cup measurements and weight measurements. Weight measurements are created by me, in my kitchen here in Melbourne Australia. The best way to get recipe success is to measure ingredients by weight, using kitchen scales.

Nutrition

Calories : 2493kcal
Carbonhydrates: 145g
Protein: 117g
Fat: 162g
Saturated Fat: 85g
Polyunsaturated Fat: 13g
Monounsaturated Fat : 52g
Trans Fat : 2g
Cholesterol: 627mg
Sodium: 3982mg
Potassium : 1561mg
Fiber: 9g
Sugar : 14g
Vitamin A: 5876IU
Vitamin C: 27mg
Calcium: 1648mg
Iron: 9mg
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Nick Makrides May 23, 2023 - 8:51 am

5 stars
Creamy, easy and a must-try tasty pasta recipe!

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