Best Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Best Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Ready in 45 minutes

Great simple, basic, but very delicious dinner the whole family will love.

"This was awesome Alfredo! I added 3 cloves of garlic with the shallots and added garlic powder to the chicken and it was fabulous. The family loved it and the leftovers were tasty even."

- taniahooper

Top-ranked recipe named "Best Chicken Alfredo Recipe"

4.5 avg, 28 review(s) 82% would make again


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2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
1 pound dried Penne noodles; (fettuccine noodles also work well)
5 tablespoons Butter
1 shallot; finely minced
1 3/4 cup heavy cream
1 cup finely grated Parmesan Cheese
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Fresh parsley if desired for garnish

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Season chicken with salt and pepper and bake in oven about 30 minutes or until done (no longer pink and white all the way through). When chicken is cooked chop into small cubes or strips.

While the chicken is cooking cook the penne noodles in a pot of rapidly boiling salted water until al dente. Drain in a colander, reserving 1/2 cup of the pasta cooking liquid.

While the pasta is cooking, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add shallots and saute until tender. Add heavy cream and bring to a boil. Cook until sauce has reduced slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

Return the pot the pasta was cooked in to the stove and set over medium-high heat along with the reserved cooking liquid. Add the butter-cream mixture and 1 cup of the Parmesan and toss to combine thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Return the pasta to the pot and add cooked chicken. Sprinkle with remaining Parmesan and garnish with parsley, if desired. Serve immediately.


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"A variation on this recipe  If you and yours like Alfredo Sauce as much as I do, this is the recipe to try! Takes mere minutes to assemble and make; you will love the crispy seasoned chicken in this cheesy, creamy dish! " Firebyrd Firebyrd

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Super delicious! My family loved it
Mrsguerrero10 1 month ago
I've made this more than once and my family loves it every time.
Julie_3515 2 months ago
Very good, family loved it thanks!
Phureal7 6 months ago
marie0717 7 months ago
awesome!!!!! added broccoli, fresh garlic and also garlic powder.made 1 1/2 times the alfredo sauce :) delicious!!
heatherrichardson-ulicki 7 months ago
I just made this tonight and it was EASY and veryyy TASTY! THANK U FOR THIS RECIPE
apollard87 8 months ago
This turned out great, used the penne pasta and had grilled chicken in it and the family loved it!
chefdana34 9 months ago
jackie73 1 year ago
This was soooooooo good. Absolutely perfect! This ones a definite keeper, thanks for adding!!!!!
TRivers 1 year ago
It was fantastic! Definitely making this again soon! Although don't put too much Parmesan cheese in the Alfredo sauce :)
littleallred008 1 year ago
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