Weeknight Wonder: Creamy Chicken Alfredo in 30 Minutes (or Less!)

Chicken alfredo is a beloved Italian-American dish known for its creamy texture and delightful flavours. The combination of tender chicken, creamy sauce, and pasta creates a delicious meal that's hard to resist.

If you have been thinking of making it at home, we are here to share not one, but two simple chicken alfredo recipes with you. So, put on your apron and learn with us how to whip up this weeknight favourite in 30 minutes or less!

How Does One-Pot Chicken Alfredo Differ from Chicken Alfredo Dish?

While both dishes share the same delicious base of creamy alfredo sauce and tender chicken, the difference lies in the cooking method.

Traditional chicken alfredo typically involves cooking the chicken separately and then combining it with cooked pasta and alfredo sauce.

One-pot chicken alfredo simplifies cooking by combining all ingredients in a single pot. This method produces a dish that's just as tasty but requires less cleanup afterwards.

2 Easy Chicken Alfredo Recipes

Whether you like the classic or one-pot version of chicken alfredo, we have you covered! Find the ingredients and easy steps below to make these tasty dishes at home.

Classic Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients:

  • 250g fettuccine pasta
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped (for garnish)

Instructions:

  • In a large pot, bring salted water to a boil and cook the fettuccine according to package instructions until firm. Drain and set aside.
  • In the same pot, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  • Add the sliced chicken breasts to the pot and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the chicken is no longer pink, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Pour in the heavy cream and grated Parmesan cheese, stirring constantly until the sauce is smooth and creamy.
  • Add the cooked fettuccine to the pot and toss until the pasta is evenly coated with the alfredo sauce.
  • Serve hot, garnished with chopped fresh parsley.

One-Pot Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients:

  • 250g penne pasta
  • 2 Chicken Thigh Boneless, diced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh basil leaves, torn (for garnish)

Instructions:

  • In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and diced chicken thighs, and cook until the chicken is browned on all sides.
  • Add the penne pasta to the skillet, followed by the chicken broth and heavy cream. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat to low and simmer until the pasta is cooked through and the sauce has thickened. Stir occasionally, about 10-12 minutes.
  • Once the pasta is cooked, stir in the grated Parmesan cheese until melted and creamy.
  • Remove from heat and let it sit for a few minutes to allow the sauce to thicken further.
  • Serve hot, garnished with torn fresh basil leaves.

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Chicken alfredo is a dish that never fails to impress! And with these easy recipes, you can enjoy its creamy goodness any night of the week.

Whether you opt for the classic version or the convenient one-pot variation, you'll be treated to a mouthwatering meal that's ready in 30 minutes or less.

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