Easy Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Welcome to a creamy and indulgent Italian classic, Chicken Alfredo. This dish is the epitome of comfort food, combining tender pieces of chicken with rich, velvety Alfredo sauce, and serving it all over a bed of perfectly cooked pasta. It’s a crowd-pleaser and a perfect choice for a special dinner with friends and family. In this recipe, we’ll show you how to create a restaurant-quality Chicken Alfredo that serves four, bringing a taste of Italy right to your dining table.

Table of Contents


For the Chicken:

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

For the Alfredo Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and white pepper to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg (optional)

For the Pasta:

  • 12 ounces fettuccine pasta

For Garnish:

  • Fresh parsley, chopped
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
chicken alfredo
chicken alfredo


  1. Cook the Pasta:
    • In a large pot, bring water to a boil, season generously with salt.
    • Cook the fettuccine pasta according to the package instructions until al dente.
    • Drain and set aside.
  2. Prepare the Chicken:
    • Season the chicken pieces with salt and black pepper.
    • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
    • Add the chicken pieces and cook until they’re no longer pink in the center, about 5-7 minutes.
    • Stir in minced garlic and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes. Remove from the skillet and keep warm.
  3. Make the Alfredo Sauce:
    • In the same skillet, melt the butter over medium heat.
    • Pour in the heavy cream and bring it to a gentle simmer, stirring constantly.
    • Reduce heat and whisk in the grated Parmesan cheese until the sauce thickens, about 2-3 minutes.
    • Season with salt, white pepper, and nutmeg (if using).
  4. Combine and Serve:
    • Add the cooked pasta to the Alfredo sauce, tossing to coat the pasta evenly.
    • Gently fold in the cooked chicken and garlic.
    • Let the dish simmer for a couple of minutes to heat through.
    • Garnish with chopped fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese.

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