A close-up view of the finished chicken alfredo and pasta.
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Homemade Chicken Alfredo Recipe

A simple homemade chicken alfredo recipe in just seven easy steps! Tender grilled chicken atop a bed of fettuccine pasta, covered in cheesy Alfredo sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American, French, Italian
Keyword: chicken alfredo, alfredo recipes, chicken recipes. pasta recipes, pasta sauce recipes
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 771kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 16 Ounces Chicken Breast (raw)
  • 1 Tablespoon Italian Seasonings
  • 8 Ounces Fettuccine Noodles (dry)
  • 6 Tablespoons Unsalted Butter
  • 2.5 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Tablespoon Fresh Garlic (minced)
  • 12 Ounces Half-Half
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 5 Ounces Fresh Parmesan (grated or shredded)
  • Salt to Taste
  • Fresh Parsley Garnish

Instructions

Grilled Chicken and Pasta Noodles

  • Preheat a saute pan or griddle over medium heat and sprinkle the Italian seasonings on both sides of the chicken (optional: add a pinch of salt to each side as well).
  • On the hot griddle, grill your chicken 10-15 minutes on each side (depending on thickness). Once done, remove from heat and cover while they rest.
  • After that, cook the pasta in salted water until it is al dente (almost done). Drain it and rinse the noodles under cold water. Cover it in about an inch of warm tap water and set it aside.

Alfredo Sauce

  • In a large saucepan or stock pot over medium-low heat, melt the butter and then stir in the flour. Let the mixture cook for 4-6 minutes (blond roux), add the garlic. Stir everything again and let it cook for another 60-90 seconds.
  • Now, pour in the half and half and increase the heat to medium. Toss in the nutmeg and pepper and give it a quick stir. 
  • Let it cook until the liquid starts to steam. (Cook time varies 10-20 minutes depending on gas vs. electric stove top.) Once it steams, reduce the heat to low and stir in the grated Parmesan. Add a handful at a time, constantly stirring until the cheese is melted.
  • When the cheese is gone, do a taste test and add salt if needed. Remove the sauce from the heat and drain your pasta. Toss the noodles with the sauce, plate, and top with chicken and garnish.

Notes

The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of four (4) ounces of chicken, two (2) ounces of pasta, and about four (4) ounces of Alfredo sauce. Actual calories will vary. The chicken Alfredo can be stored in your fridge, in a sealed container, for up to three (3) days. When it comes to reheating this recipe, I recommend using your stove-top and not a microwave (microwave heating can break the sauce).

Nutrition

Serving: 4Ounces (see notes) | Calories: 771kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 48g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 24g | Cholesterol: 220mg | Sodium: 896mg | Potassium: 716mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1195IU | Vitamin C: 2.7mg | Calcium: 563mg | Iron: 2.5mg
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