Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

By Rena |

This Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is so creamy, luscious, and full of flavor. Loaded with chicken breast and the perfect healthy pasta dinner recipe the whole family will enjoy.

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Ingredients you will need

These are just a list of ingredients you will need to make this chicken Alfredo. The full measurements are listed further down below.

  • fettuccine pasta: GF if needed
  • chicken breast
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil
  • milk of choice
  • gluten-free flour or cornstarch
  • garlic cloves
  • cream cheese
  • chicken broth
  • parmesan cheese
  • fresh parsley to garnish
ingredients for chicken alfredo

How to make chicken fettuccine alfredo from scratch

  • Cook the pasta: Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, and cook the pasta according to package directions to al-dente.
  • Season and cook the chicken: Next, season the chicken breast with salt and pepper on both sides. Preheat a large frying pan over medium heat and add in the oil. Cook chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and internal temp reaches 165F.
  • Set aside and allow the chicken to rest until you make the sauce, then slice it.
  • Make the Alfredo sauce: In a small bowl whisk the milk and flour until no visible lumps. To the same skillet over medium heat, add garlic and cook for no more than 1 minute. Stir in the milk mixture together with cream cheese and broth. Whisk continuously until the sauce is smooth and bubbly, 2-3 minutes.
  • Combine everything and serve: Once the sauce has thickened stir in the sliced chicken, cooked pasta, parmesan, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat. Serve and enjoy.
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Recipe tips, notes, and substitutes

  • Pasta: we use fettuccine pasta, but you may use any pasta you have handy. want to make an even healthier chicken Alfredo? use lentil pasta or zoodles.
  • Chicken: chicken breasts are leaner and preferred in this recipe. you may sub it with boneless chicken thighs or use a completely different protein or try shrimp.
  • Milk: we used 2 % milk. You may use any milk on hand or even dairy-free milk.
  • Garlic: using fresh garlic is ideal, but you may sub it with 1 tablespoon garlic powder if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Cream cheese: use light cream cheese if possible.
  • Broth: you may use vegetable broth or if you don’t have any broth, use water.
  • Do not overcook the pasta and make sure they are al-dente. Do not rinse the pasta either. It will help with how thick and creamy the Alfredo come out.
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frequently asked questions

What goes with Chicken Alfredo?

Chicken alfredo is a complete meal on its own. But if you would like to pair it up with a side dish, it would be best to serve with some added veggies. Try it with this roasted parmesan asparagus or these honey glazed carrots. You may also serve with some soup like these Middle eastern red lentil soup or these Roasted tomato soup.

How to season chicken for Alfredo?

For this chicken Alfredo, we kept the seasoning simple. Just salt and pepper. You may take it a step further and add some oregano and basil, Italian seasoning, or some paprika.

Can you use milk instead of cream in Alfredo sauce?

Alfredo sauce is typically made with heavy cream. It’s been adapted from the original version using milk for a lighter Alfredo option. Using milk to make the sauce will be just as good but just lighter and with fewer calories.

How to store chicken Alfredo?

Place the leftover chicken Alfredo in an airtight container and store it in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave for 60-90 seconds when ready to serve.

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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Classic fettuccine Alfredo coated with a homemade sauce made cream cheese, parmesan cheese, milk, garlic, and then topped with sliced chicken.
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Gluten Free
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 600kcal
Author: Rena

Ingredients

  • 8 oz fettuccine pasta GF if needed
  • 2 chicken breasts cut in half lengthwise (6 oz each)
  • Kosher salt & ground pepper to taste
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 tbsp GF flour or cornstarch
  • 2 large cloves garlic minced
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened or at room temp
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • Fresh parsley chopped – to garnish

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil, and cook the pasta according to package directions to al-dente.
  • Season the chicken breast with salt and pepper on both sides.
  • Preheat a large frying pan over medium heat and add in the oil. Cook chicken for 6-8 minutes per side, or until cooked through and internal temp reaches 165F.
  • Set aside and allow the chicken to rest until you make the sauce, then slice it.
  • In a small bowl whisk the milk and flour until no visible lumps.
  • To the same skillet over medium heat, add garlic and cook for no more than 1 minute. Stir in the milk mixture together with cream cheese and broth. Whisk continuously until the sauce is smooth and bubbly, 2-3 minutes.
  • Once the sauce has thickened stir in the sliced chicken, cooked pasta, parmesan and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and remove from heat.

Notes

  • Pasta: we use fettuccine pasta, but you may use any pasta you have handy. want to make an even healthier chicken Alfredo? use lentil pasta or zoodles.
  • Chicken: chicken breasts are leaner and preferred in this recipe. you may sub it with boneless chicken thighs or use a completely different protein or try shrimp.
  • Milk: we used 2 % milk. You may use any milk on hand or even dairy-free milk.
  • Garlic: using fresh garlic is ideal, but you may sub it with 1 tablespoon garlic powder if that’s what you have on hand.
  • Cream cheese: use light cream cheese if possible.
  • Broth: you may use vegetable broth or if you don’t have any broth, use water.
  • Do not overcook the pasta and make sure they are al-dente. Do not rinse the pasta either. It will help with how thick and creamy the Alfredo come out.

Nutrition

Calories: 600kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 661mg | Potassium: 727mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 726IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 420mg | Iron: 2mg
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  1. LaToya says

    5 stars
    I made this Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine on yesterday 5/23/21. It was really easy to make. And it was absolutely delicious! Very tasty! I will definitely be serving this dish again. My family loved it! Thank you so much!

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