One Pan Chicken Alfredo Pasta [Video]

One Pan Chicken Alfredo Pasta is an easy chicken dinner dish that is ready in about 30 minutes. This recipe is perfect for busy weeknights, and one of the best comfort foods that can quickly be made at home!

I love making quick and easy dishes for the whole family to enjoy. If you are looking for other delicious one-pan recipes, check out Cheesy Chorizo Pasta, Chicken Ranch and Bacon Pasta, and Lemon Garlic Scallops.

One Pan Chicken Alfredo is an easy chicken dinner dish that is ready in about 30 minutes. #chickenfoodrecipes #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #alfredosauce #pastarecipes

The Best Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe

One Pan Chicken Alfredo is one of the easiest chicken recipes because of how quick it is to prepare. It is the perfect recipe for busy weekdays, that is ready in no time.

First, you simply brown the meat, then toss the rest of the ingredients in one pan, and you end up with one of the best comfort foods out there. Also, it is so rich, creamy, and flavorful, that you are guaranteed to come back for more!

This recipe will beat any restaurant dish out there. I used to enjoy the Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo, but this recipe tastes so much better! Also, it is cheaper, healthier, and you can make a larger batch to enjoy the next day. You just can’t beat that!

We love serving this alongside a simple salad, and kids love it just as much as adults. All in all, this is a must-try dish, that is also super easy to prepare and clean up!

One Pan Chicken Alfredo is an easy chicken dinner dish that is ready in about 30 minutes. #chickenfoodrecipes #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #alfredosauce #pastarecipes

How To Make One Pan Chicken Alfredo?

For exact steps and measures, please see the recipe card below. Also, watch the short step by step video tutorial attached, and see how easy and simple this recipe is!

  1. Prepare and brown the meat: Start by cutting the breasts into about 1-inch pieces. Then, lightly season with some salt and pepper. Then, pour some olive oil in a pan, and brown the chicken over medium-high heat. Ensure to brown the meat on both side, but do not cook it all the way through, as it will continue cooking with the cream.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients: Once the chicken is browned, add the minced garlic, and saute for about one minute. Next, add chicken broth, cream, and uncooked pasta to pan.
  3. Simmer: Turn up the heat until the mixture starts to simmer. Then cover the pan and turn the heat back to a simmer for about 15-20 minutes, or until pasta is ready to serve.
  4. Serve: Enjoy it warm as is, or add some shredded cheese on top.

One Pan Chicken Alfredo is an easy chicken dinner dish that is ready in about 30 minutes. #chickenfoodrecipes #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #alfredosauce #pastarecipes

What Type of Pasta is Best to Use?

This is a very versatile dish and can be made with any type of pasta. Just use whatever kind you like. A long, flat noodle-like fettuccine is a common type to use. I like using shell pasta, as it absorbs the sauce best, and it gives this dish a creamy texture.

Can I substitute Half and Half?

Although this recipe calls for half and half, as it is rich and creamy, you can substitute it with milk and heavy whipping cream. The reason I use half and half is that it thickens when it simmers, and it coats the pasts perfectly. However, heavy whipped cream works just as well, and it will give a nice creamy texture to it.  

How do You Thicken Alfredo Sauce?

The sauce thickens as it simmers, therefore you do not need to add anything else to it.

One Pan Chicken Alfredo is an easy chicken dinner dish that is ready in about 30 minutes. #chickenfoodrecipes #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #alfredosauce #pastarecipes

Recipe Tips:

  1. As stated above, feel free to substitute the half and half with heavy cream or milk.
  2. Also, this recipe works with darker meat. Instead of using breasts, feel free to use thighs. Just ensure to cook them through, as the thighs take a little longer time to cook in the pan.
  3. You can also add other ingredients to it, like some veggies, such as spinach, or some shredded parmesan cheese. Or, you can top it with some crunchy bacon!
  4. It is important not to overcook the pasta. Therefore, try to turn the heat off just when it is al dente, as it will still cook a bit even when removed from the heat.

5 from 4 votes
One Pan Chicken Alfredo is an easy chicken dinner dish that is ready in about 30 minutes. #chickenfoodrecipes #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #alfredosauce #pastarecipes

One Pan Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
34 mins
 

One Pan Chicken Alfredo Pasta is an easy chicken dinner dish that is ready in about 30 minutes.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: One Pan Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 1082 kcal
Author: Catalina Castravet

Ingredients

  • 4 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 2 pounds chicken breast cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 5 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 quart chicken broth low sodium
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pound medium shell pasta
  • 4 cups parmesan cheese freshly shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon parsley chopped

Instructions

  1. Cut chicken breasts into 1-inch pieces. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Place a large pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and brown the chicken. If needed, brown it in batches to prevent overcrowding.
  3. Once the chicken is browned, add two more tablespoons of olive oil and minced garlic, stir and saute for about one minute.
  4. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and uncooked pasta, stir to combine.
  5. Once the mixture starts to boil, cover and reduce heat to a simmer.
  6. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender, stir occasionally.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in 3 cups of shredded parmesan cheese. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper.
  8. Serve sprinkled with fresh parsley and remaining cheese.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts

One Pan Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1082 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Fat 61g94%
Saturated Fat 32g200%
Cholesterol 251mg84%
Sodium 2050mg89%
Potassium 985mg28%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 68g136%
Vitamin A 1788IU36%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 878mg88%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

One Pan Chicken Alfredo is an easy chicken dinner dish that is ready in about 30 minutes. #chickenfoodrecipes #chickenrecipes #30minutemeals #alfredosauce #pastarecipes

6 Comments

Leave a Comment

Recipe Rating




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

220 Shares
Pin215
Share5
Tweet