One Pot Chicken Alfredo is comfort food at its finest, and this recipe is the easiest, creamiest, most comforting version out there.

Two plates of chicken alfredo.
Table of Contents
  1. Ingredient notes
  2. Step-by-step instructions
  3. Recipe tips and variations
  4. One Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Ingredient notes

  • Chicken breast: If your chicken breasts are extremely thick, slice them in half lengthwise to ensure the chicken is cooked through in the allotted time.
  • Fettuccine: Or substitute another long pasta such as linguine or spaghetti.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Season chicken to taste on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until shimmering. Add chicken and cook, without moving, until browned on one side, about 2 to 3 minutes. Flip and continue to cook until browned on the other side, about 2 to 3 minutes longer.
Chicken breast cooking in a skillet.
  1. Reduce heat, add 2 tablespoons water to the skillet, and cover. Cook until the chicken registers 165 degrees on an internal thermometer, about 4 to 5 minutes longer. Remove from pan and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice thinly.
Cooked chicken breast sliced on a cutting board.
  1. Meanwhile, add milk, broth, and garlic to skillet and bring to simmer. Add fettuccine and stir frequently for 3 minutes. Cook until al dente, about 9 minutes longer.
Chicken alfredo in a silver skillet with a spoon and fork.
  1. Stir in heavy cream and parmesan until smooth. Simmer until sauce thickens, about 1 to 2 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then remove from heat and stir in sliced chicken. Garnish with parsley.
Chicken alfredo in a silver skillet with a spoon and fork.

Recipe tips and variations

  • Yield: This recipe makes 4 servings of Chicken Alfredo.
  • Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Make ahead: The chicken can be cooked and sliced 1 day in advance.
  • Leftover protein: Instead of cooking chicken breast, add chopped or shredded rotisserie chicken or turkey.
  • Mix up your mix-ins: When you stir in the pasta, try adding blanched broccoli florets, cooked bacon, sliced mushrooms, raw shrimp, a handful of fresh spinach, or some chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
  • Cajun Chicken Alfredo: If you like a little extra spice in what you eat, sprinkle some cajun seasoning into the cream and let the spices simmer.
Two plates of chicken alfredo.

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Two plates of chicken alfredo.

One Pot Chicken Alfredo

One Pot Chicken Alfredo is comfort food at its finest, and this recipe is the easiest, creamiest, most comforting version out there.
5 from 2 votes
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 4 servings
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Italian
Calories 672

Ingredients 

  • 2 boneless, skinless, chicken breasts (about 1 pound, see note 1)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 8 ounces fettuccine (see note 2)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese freshly grated (about 4 ounces)
  • Fresh parsley minced, for garnish

Instructions 

  • Season chicken to taste on both sides with salt and pepper. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil until shimmering. Add chicken and cook, without moving, until browned on one side, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Flip and continue to cook until browned on the other side, about 2 to 3 minutes longer. Reduce heat, add 2 tablespoons water to the skillet, and cover. 
  • Cook until the chicken registers 165 degrees on an internal thermometer, about 4 to 5 minutes longer. Remove from pan and let rest for 10 minutes. Slice thinly.
  • Meanwhile, add milk, broth, and garlic to skillet and bring to simmer. Add fettuccine and stir frequently for 3 minutes. Cook until al dente, about 9 minutes longer.
  • Stir in heavy cream and parmesan until smooth. Simmer until sauce thickens, about 1 to 2 minutes longer. Season to taste with salt and pepper, then remove from heat and stir in sliced chicken. Garnish with parsley.

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Notes

  1. Chicken breast: If your chicken breasts are extremely thick, slice them in half lengthwise to ensure the chicken is cooked through in the allotted time.
  2. Fettuccine: Or substitute another long pasta such as linguine or spaghetti.
  3. Yield: This recipe makes 4 servings of Chicken Alfredo.
  4. Storage: Store leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  5. Make ahead: The chicken can be cooked and sliced 1 day in advance.
  6. Leftover protein: Instead of cooking chicken breast, add chopped or shredded rotisserie chicken or turkey.
  7. Mix up your mix-ins: When you stir in the pasta, try adding blanched broccoli florets, cooked bacon, sliced mushrooms, raw shrimp, a handful of fresh spinach, or some chopped sun-dried tomatoes.
  8. Cajun Chicken Alfredo: If you like a little extra spice in what you eat, sprinkle some cajun seasoning into the cream and let the spices simmer.

Nutrition

Calories: 672kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 45gFat: 33gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 187mgSodium: 918mgPotassium: 801mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 852IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 452mgIron: 2mg
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