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chicken pasta Alfredo

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Make this creamy chicken fettuccine alfredo recipe for a quick and easy weeknight meal with the family or for a romantic dinner with your partner! Pair the pan-seared chicken breast with a creamy homemade alfredo sauce and you’ll have your dinner guests raving. 

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 people 1x


  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, plus a drizzle for cooking chicken
  • 1 lemon
  • garlic powder for seasoning chicken
  • salt for seasoning chicken
  • pepper for seasoning chicken
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, cut into small chunks
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan
  • ¾ lbs. dried fettuccine, cooked according to package
  • 1.52 pounds of chicken breasts, cooked and cut into small pieces

Seasonings for Sauce:

  • 2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. dried parsley
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once it starts boiling, add fettuccine to pot and cook according to package directions.
  2. Before draining the fettuccine, reserve ½ cup pasta cooking water, then drain. Keep empty pot handy for final step.
  3. While fettuccine is cooking, pat chicken dry with paper towels and season all over with salt, pepper, garlic powder and lemon juice.
  4. Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium-high heat.
  5. Add chicken and cook until browned and cooked through, 3-5 minutes per side.
  6. Turn off heat; transfer to a plate and cover with aluminum foil.
  7. In the same pan used for the chicken, add 2 Tbs. of olive oil and butter.
  8. When butter is partly melted, pour in cream and chicken broth.
  9. Bring to a boil, stirring continually. Let boil for 2-3 minutes allowing sauce to thicken some.
  10. Spoon in cream cheese cubes and whisk until smooth and creamy.
  11. Remove from heat.
  12. Stir in grated parmesan and seasonings: dried basil, dried parsley, garlic powder and salt and pepper.
  13. If sauce is too thick, stir in ¼ cup hot water from cooking pasta.
  14. Cut chicken in 1-inch cubes.
  15. Mix sauce, pasta and chicken together in large pot. Serve warm with toasted garlic bread.
  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: chicken dinner, pasta