Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe
Table of Contents for this Chicken Alfredo Pasta Recipe:
Easy Alfredo Chicken Pasta Recipe Overview
This Alfredo chicken pasta is incredibly easy to make, since it uses just one skillet, cooked pasta and simple ingredients. In terms of flavor profile, Alfredo sauce is a derivative of béchamel sauce – on of the 5 French mother sauces. The chicken is cooked over low heat for longer making it very juicy, and tender. Toss the chicken in with the perfect al-dente linguine, and you couldn’t ask for a better chicken Alfredo recipe lunch or dinner recipe.
Kitchen Tools For This Alfredo Chicken Pasta Recipe:
Pot to boil pasta
Wooden spoon or silicone spatula
Classic Alfredo Chicken Recipe Ingredients:
Chicken breast – 2 large cut into 1” cubes
Butter – 2 tablespoons
Oregano – ½ teaspoon dried
Basil – ½ teaspoon dried
Kosher Salt – ½ teaspoon
Black pepper – ½ teaspoon
Linguine Pasta – 16 oz
Parsley – ¼ cup fresh
Parmesan Cheese – ¼ cup freshly grated
Butter – 1/4 stick
Flour – 1 Tablespoon all purpose
Cream – 3/4 Cup heavy whipping cream
Garlic – 2 Teaspoons minced
Basil – 2 Teaspoons dried
Italian seasoning – 1 Teaspoon
Kosher salt – ½ Teaspoon
Black pepper – ¼ Teaspoon
Parmigiano-Reggiano – 2 Cups freshly grated. (American canned or pre grated parmesan not recommended)
Chicken Recipe Ingredients
Alfredo Sauce Recipe Ingredients
How To Cook Alfredo Chicken Recipe
Start by slicing your chicken into cubes and season.
In a pan over medium-high heat, melt butter to create your Alfredo chicken sauce. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil. Cook 8-10 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Remove from heat and set chicken aside.
In the same pan over medium heat, melt butter and then add the flour.
Cook while stirring until well blended and creamy but don’t let it start to brown. We want it to stay fairly light in color. Add the seasonings and stir again.
Pour in the cream a little bit at a time, stirring well as you go. It will look lumpy at first, but keep stirring and it will come together. Adjust thickness by adding a little more cream if it gets too thick.
Once all is blended and creamy, add parmesan cheese and stir until melted.
Add the pasta and cooked chicken into the skillet and toss until hot.
Cook the Chicken
Make the Alfredo Chicken Sauce in the same skillet
Common Questions About This Alfredo Chicken Recipe
How do you store this quick and easy Alfredo recipe? Store leftovers in an airtight container for 2-3 days. Reheat in a skillet or the microwave.