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Chicken Alfredo – (Best) Alfredo Pasta

Chicken Alfredo – This easy chicken alfredo pasta with juicy tender chicken breasts and noodles in a creamy sauce made in less than 30 minutes.

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo – Tips

  • Don’t overcrowd the pan! Cook the chicken in batches to ensure it browns evenly and cooks through quickly.
  • Use freshly grated cheese! Pre-shredded cheese often contains anti-caking agents that can prevent a smooth sauce.
  • Reserve some pasta water! The starchy pasta water is magic for thickening your sauce if it gets too thin.
Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine

Recipe Variations

  • Add your favorite chopped vegetables like broccoli, mushrooms, or peas to the pan with the garlic.
  • Swap the chicken for cooked shrimp and add a splash of lemon juice for a lighter, seafood twist.
  • Add a pinch of red pepper flakes to the sauce.
Creamy Chicken Alfredo

How to Serve This Best Chicken Alfredo Pasta?

  • Serve over cooked fettuccine pasta and garnish with fresh parsley and a sprinkle of additional Parmesan cheese.
  • No Chicken Alfredo meal is complete without some crusty garlic bread for dipping!
  • Balance out the richness of the dish with a simple green salad with a light vinaigrette.
Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Chicken Alfredo – FAQs

Can I use chicken thighs instead of breasts?

Absolutely! Chicken thighs are naturally more flavorful and juicy, so they’re a great substitute.

What if I don’t have heavy cream?

You can use a mixture of milk and cream cheese for a slightly lighter sauce. Just whisk together 1 cup of milk with 4 ounces of softened cream cheese until smooth.

Is this gluten-free?

No, not traditionally. However, you can easily use gluten-free pasta to make this dish gluten-friendly.

Yield: 4

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo - This easy chicken alfredo pasta with juicy tender chicken breasts and noodles in a creamy sauce made in less than 30 minutes.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cooked and cubed
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces dry fettuccine pasta
  • 2 small zucchini, julienned
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2 cups chopped fresh broccoli


  1. In a large pot boil water (lightly salted). Add pasta, and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, and drain.
  2. In a skillet, over low heat melt butter and cream cheese while pasta is cooking. Stir until smooth.
  3. Stir in milk, and season with salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Simmer until thickened, for 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
  4. Mix in chicken, zucchini, broccoli, and red pepper. Over medium heat, Cook for 3 minutes and then simmer for 5 more minutes until vegetables are tender.
  5. Serve over fettuccine.

Nutrition Information

Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 448Total Fat 29gSaturated Fat 16gCholesterol 119mgSodium 1517mgCarbohydrates 23gSugar 6gProtein 23g

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