Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Creamy chicken Alfredo Pasta

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta is a wonderful meal when you want to indulge in homely, comfort food. The satisfaction of having this delicious meal is like no other. This dish can be quite rich and most folks are calorie conscious these days. So indulging once in a while with portion control in mind may be preferable. We love pasta at home and it is usually a choice for kid’s lunch boxes and weekend dinners. It is a wholesome meal as it is rich in carbohydrates, fiber, protein, and vitamins. Add steamed vegetables like broccoli to enhance the nutritional value of the dish.

How I made Creamy chicken Alfredo pasta :

You can use Penne, Farfalle, Fettuccine, or any other similar pasta of your choice for this recipe. As for cooking pasta as always boiling with saltwater and a drop of oil is preferable. Cook it al-dente as in the instructions of the packet, which is usually 10 to 12 minutes. Rinse it in cold water so it stops cooking after that. To make the Alfredo sauce quickly, add all-purpose flour, butter, and milk. Cook it till it thickens. However, to make it rich, add heavy whipping cream and cream cheese. The sauce can also be flavored with chopped garlic, garlic powder, pepper, and dried oregano.

Chicken preparation for Creamy chicken Alfredo pasta :

The boneless chicken breast is a good choice for this dish. Place it in a ziplock bag and pound it well to flatten it up. This helps in even and easy cooking. Later rub the chicken fillet with black pepper powder, garlic powder, chili flakes, and salt. Keep it refrigerated for about an hour for marination back in the plastic bag.

For the details in preparation, please proceed to the recipe card. Hope you enjoy making and having this awesome dish.

If you are a pasta lover, do check out some of the wonderful pasta recipes on a fellow-bloggers site I came across recently. You will be amazed and inspired to try out the various varieties.

5 from 5 votes
Creamy chicken Alfredo Pasta
Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
 

A rich and delicious pasta in creamy Alfredo sauce with grilled chicken on the side and served with garlic bread which makes a nice comforting meal.

Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Creamy chicken Alfredo pasta, white pasta
Ingredients
Pasta
  • 5 cups Penne pasta
  • 10 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oil
Alfredo sauce
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tbsp cream cheese
  • 2 tsp chopped garlic
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tbsp mozzarella cheese
Grilled chicken
  • 1 boneless chicken breast
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tbsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
Garlic bread
  • 1 French bread or Ciabatta bread
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 3-4 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 tbsp minced parsley
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt optional
  • 1/2 tsp salt or as desired
Instructions
To make Pasta
  1. Bring water to boil in a large pan with a little salt and few drops of oil.

  2. Add Pasta and cook till it is al-dente.

  3. Drain into a colander and run it in cold water to stop cooking process and keep aside.

To make Alfredo sauce
  1. In a pan heat up the butter fry chopped garlic and keep aside .

  2. Add about 3 tbsp of all-purpose flour to the butter and saute well.

  3. Add the remaining all-purpose flour to 1/4 cup of cold milk and stir well so it is lump free.

  4. Pour the milk mixture into the pan along with rest of the milk and bring it to a boil till it thickens.

  5. Add whipping cream, cream cheese and sauteed garlic, black pepper, oregano and salt and cook well

  6. Once it is cooked well and of the right consistency you like , add the cooked pasta .

  7. Add shredded mozzarella cheese just before switching off the heat .

  8. Garnish with shredded parmesan cheese.

  9. Serve with grilled chicken, garlic bread or a salad.

To make grilled chicken
  1. In a heavy cast iron skillet or deep bottomed pan heat up some oil.

  2. Add the chicken breast and cook on both sides till it is well done.

  3. Later cut it up into small pieces and serve along side the pasta or mix it in the alfredo sauce .

To make garlic bread
  1. Add melted butter, chopped garlic, parsley and garlic salt in a small bowl and mix well.

  2. Lather this mixture onto the bread generously .

  3. Heat up the oven to 350 deg F.

  4. Bake for about 8 to 10 minutes .You can broil for 2 minutes to get a nice browned top.

  5. Serve the Pasta with chicken and garlic bread on the side .

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42 Comments

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    January 30, 2021 at 6:07 pm

    5 stars
    Awesome!

  • Reply
    Anonymous
    January 30, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    Excellent Presentation Nisha.

  • Reply
    Swarnali
    January 30, 2021 at 7:10 pm

    Looking so yummy Nisha.. I will definitely try this.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      January 31, 2021 at 12:53 am

      Thank you Swarnali, great to hear that ! Enjoy.

  • Reply
    Nisha Sharma
    January 31, 2021 at 2:19 am

    That pasta looks super creamy, woww

  • Reply
    Michael
    January 31, 2021 at 3:03 am

    made me hungry right now lol. that creamy sauce’s texture is tempting me! Well done!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      January 31, 2021 at 5:34 pm

      Thank you Michael for the wonderful comment!

  • Reply
    Suni Santhosh
    January 31, 2021 at 12:20 pm

    It is delicious 😋 😍

  • Reply
    Lori Bosworth
    January 31, 2021 at 9:36 pm

    5 stars
    This pasta dish looks like delicious comfort food. I agree that with rich foods like this, portion control is the key.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 1, 2021 at 2:57 am

      Thank you, Lori! portion control for such delicious meals is the key indeed.

  • Reply
    Diane
    January 31, 2021 at 10:04 pm

    That is creamy heaven right there!!!! What a great meal!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 1, 2021 at 2:55 am

      Thank you, Diane! couldn’t agree more it is pure bliss and irresistible 🙂

  • Reply
    deeksha pathak
    February 1, 2021 at 12:02 pm

    5 stars
    Beautiful presentation Nisha and Alfredo sauce recipe is a keeper!!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 1, 2021 at 2:05 pm

      Thank you Deeksha, yes it sure is !

  • Reply
    Aarthi
    February 1, 2021 at 4:50 pm

    I love everything about this recipe , looks creamy – white sauce – “grilled” chicken and of course with my favorite garlic bread. You’ve made it look like I need to scoop in right away, alfredo sauce is one of our family favorites, thanks for the recipe, Nisha!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 1, 2021 at 6:47 pm

      Thank you so much Aarthi! Exactly right this recipe is a favorite of many of us. Sure be my guest you are very welcome any time 🙂 My pleasure to share the recipe.

  • Reply
    Komal
    February 1, 2021 at 5:36 pm

    Chicken Alfredo is one of my favorite go to meals at home. So quick and easy to make and so yummy !

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 1, 2021 at 6:49 pm

      Thank you so much Komal, totally agree it is so easy to make and delicious as well. Glad to hear you love it at your home as well.

  • Reply
    Di Hickman
    February 1, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    Oh I haven’t had alfredo in a long time! Need to get back to menu planning so your recipes are great inspiration, thanks!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 1, 2021 at 9:09 pm

      Glad to hear this post inspires you to get back to menu planning. Enjoy! Thank you for the comments.

  • Reply
    Nkem
    February 2, 2021 at 9:05 am

    5 stars
    Mmm, I am so hungry reading this and looking at your photos. Well done! I’ll have to try it some day.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 2, 2021 at 7:59 pm

      Thank you so much, this dish is very tempting indeed.

  • Reply
    Melanie williams
    February 2, 2021 at 10:46 am

    Ooo we do love a good bowl of pasta in our house, so this looks great! May have to try this out at the weekend x

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 2, 2021 at 8:00 pm

      Hope you love it as much as we do. Thank you so much for the comments!

  • Reply
    Viano
    February 2, 2021 at 11:38 am

    Oh wow! I’ve never tried this dish but it really looks delicious and well presented. Nice one.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 2, 2021 at 8:01 pm

      It is indeed super delicious .Thank you so much for the wonderful comment!

  • Reply
    Clarice
    February 2, 2021 at 5:01 pm

    Wow! This looks delicious. I have been meaning to cook pasta with white sauce and this is just perfect. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 2, 2021 at 8:01 pm

      Thank you so much , glad you liked this recipe.

  • Reply
    Christy B
    February 3, 2021 at 10:38 pm

    Comforting meals like this one are terrific in winter 😋!

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 4, 2021 at 2:37 pm

      Absolutely right Christy, a nice comforting meal for the cold winters indeed. Thank you so much for the wonderful comment!

  • Reply
    The Karavali Wok
    February 5, 2021 at 6:33 am

    Looks and Sounds Exotic Nisha 😋😋 Bookmarking it !

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 5, 2021 at 4:02 pm

      Thank you so much Smitha, lovely to hear from you!

  • Reply
    Lyosha
    February 5, 2021 at 12:16 pm

    5 stars
    I like pasta! this one looks pretty nice! and you made lovely photos

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 5, 2021 at 4:04 pm

      Thank you so much Lyosha, so happy to hear you liked the photos.

  • Reply
    Danika
    February 5, 2021 at 7:00 pm

    Oh my goodness, I can not tell you how much I love alfredo pasta. This looks heavenly! I’ve saved the recipe & I can not wait to try it. ♡

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 6, 2021 at 2:51 am

      Thank you so much Danika, hope you love it as much as we did!

  • Reply
    Holly
    February 5, 2021 at 9:55 pm

    Now Nisha, this one isn’t fair! Chicken alfredo pasta is my all-time favorite comfort food and you have knocked this recipe out of the park. YUM!! There is something so cozy and inviting about enjoying dishes like these when the weather cools down. I love what you said about placing the chicken in a zip-loc bag to tenderize and flatten it for even cooking. That’s a great tip!

    When you talked about seasoning the sauce with chopped garlic, garlic powder, pepper, and dried oregano, you really had me sold! 😀 I also love the idea of adding broccoli (another favorite here) to up the nutritional content.

    Thanks for another amazing dish. You are the absolute best! I’ve pinned and tweeted so others can enjoy. As always, I am sending you my heartfelt love and friendship in hopes that you and your loved ones are well ♥

    • Reply
      InspiresNish
      February 6, 2021 at 2:59 am

      Thank you so much for the kind comments, Holly! This dish is certainly a favorite of so many of us for sure. The cold weather makes it even more inviting. I got that tip of flattening the chicken in a Ziploc bag from a TV cooking show and have been following it since then. It really helps with cooking the chicken evenly. Many thanks for sharing this recipe with your audience, truly appreciate it. Hope you and your family are doing fine. Have a wonderful weekend my friend!

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