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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo is a pasta dish that speaks for itself in terms of taste and popularity. What I’ve done with this Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is create a creamy yet colorful dish that is satisfying to the taste buds and the eyes! Chicken that has balanced seasonings and cooked just right, contrasted to a soft fettuccine in an aromatic and flavorful cream sauce that hits the spot!


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Chicken alfredo pasta recipe
A colorful take on a classic dish!

Do you ever ask yourself why pasta dishes are so popular?

I sometimes do, but of course, I know a lot of the main answers:

  • Easy and quick to prepare
  • Children love pasta more than their parents lol
  • Adults love pasta more than… (I’ll leave that up to you to complete)
  • There’s so much you can do with pasta in terms of sauces and seasonings
  • So many different ingredients can be added like your favorite veggies and proteins

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Broccoli…

Broccoli needs little to no introduction as a vegetable. It carries tons of health benefits including:

  • full of vitamin and nutrients
  • packed with bioactive compounds
  • has potent antioxidants
  • aids in blood sugar control
  • assists in healthy digestion
  • may slow aging process and support healthy brain function

I didn’t cook the broccoli with the dish. Meaning, I didn’t sauté the florets with the rest of the ingredients nor did I boil it in the sauce. I simply steamed them on their own and added them on top of the pan before serving. My family loves it this way, plus it’s a good way for picky eaters to be able to easily remove them. But, you could also cook them in the pan and that would also add some more delicious flavor to an already yummy recipe.


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Homemade Alfredo Sauce or Store-bought?

I would highly encourage you to make your own homemade Alfredo sauce. It’s easier than you think and it’s actually a versatile sauce. With minor adjustments, it’s really a base for many creamy sauces used in various pasta, chicken, meat, and seafood dishes. Think of it as an adding a new cooking skill to your already acquired skills. Furthermore, you know that you are eating a clean sauce, meaning no additives or preservatives.

If you really are still scared of trying to make it on your own, don’t be. Practice makes perfect and following the step-by-step instructions will be helpful. But, if you really can’t or are pressed for time, then use store-bought Alfredo either in packet form or in already made sauce form in a jar.


Chicken or Choice of Protein

I chose to use chicken because it is a popular protein choice in fettuccine dishes. Chicken is a great source of protein and a lighter option in terms of health benefits. It also marries well with so many different flavors and the creaminess of the Alfredo sauce.

I used Crescent Foods breast fillets in this dish and they turned out amazing. I love them because they are halal certified, hormone-free, no use of antibiotics, and raised cage-free. You can find your choice of Crescent Food products on their website. In addition, you can search to find a Crescent Foods carrier near you using their store locator.

You can also opt of chicken and use shrimp. Shrimp is similar to chicken in that it packs protein and marries so well with all the different flavors. Of course, it has a distinct taste and very different texture than chicken. I’ll leave that choice up to you!


chicken alfredo recipe also known as fettuccini
Fettucine Alfredo infused with delicious flavors and topped with chicken and broccoli!

Tips for the Perfect Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo:

  • It’s always tastier to sear your chicken to help trap flavors. If you worry about overcooking or undercooking, you can sear the chicken on high heat. Once it gets the desired color, move into an oven-safe pan, cover in foil, and cook it for about 20 to 25 minutes to ensure the center is fully cooked.
  • I pounded the chicken breast to tenderize it and thin it out which helps ensure it will cook through in the pan, so you may prefer to use this technique to save some time.
  • You can marinade the chicken breast ahead of time to ensure stronger flavors and shorter cooking time as well.
  • If you really like broccoli, sauté it in the pan after the chicken and cook it in the sauce for added flavor.

Frequently asked questions

How long should I sear chicken on each side when making chicken fettuccine alfredo?

It depends on how thick the chicken breast is. If you tenderize it and it’s a thinner cut, anywhere between 3 to 6 minutes on high heat on each side. If it’s thicker and not so tender, anywhere between 6 to 10 minutes on each side on medium to high heat.

Can I use a pasta different than fettuccine?

Sure, pretty much any pasta will work but fettucine has always gone hand-in-hand with alfredo sauce. You can use penne pasta which also pairs well with creamy sauces.

What can I use instead of chicken?

Shrimp is always a great option if you don’t like chicken or aren’t in the mood for it. You can leave out the chicken and shrimp altogether and maybe add some vegetables of your choice like carrots or mushrooms or a combination of your favorites.


Ingredients for Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

  • butter
  • chicken breast
  • fettuccine noodles
  • broccoli florets
  • bouillon cubes
  • garlic; minced
  • heavy cream
  • milk
  • white pepper
  • salt
  • grated Parmesan cheese

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How to Make Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Cook fettuccini noodles according to instructions on the box.

In a skilled sear the chicken breast, add salt and pepper on each side. (You can butterfly the chicken by cutting it in half vertically if you choose to make it thinner. I pounded the chicken so that it would tenderize but that is optional)

Melt the butter, Add garlic, sauté then add in the heavy cream, milk, pepper, bouillon cubes and salt. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 8 minutes.

Stir in the parmesan cheese and continue to simmer for another 2 minutes. 

Then, add the pasta to the skillet and mix in the sauce, gently. Add in steamed broccoli and lay your sliced chicken on top. Enjoy!!


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Chicken Fettucine Alfredo

By: Lama
A deliciously easy and colorful take on a classic favorite of Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo! Fettuccini pasta drenched in a garlicky creamy sauce and enjoyed with cooked chicken and broccoli. This dish will be a crowd pleaser!

Ingredients 

  • ¼ cup butter
  • ½ pound chicken breast
  • 1 package fettucine noodles
  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 2 bouillon cubes
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cups grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions 

  • Cook fettuccini noodles according to instructions on the box.
  • In a medium skilled sear the chicken breast until cooked, add salt and pepper on each side. (You can butterfly the chicken by cutting it in half vertically if you choose to make it thinner. I pounded the chicken so that it would tenderize but that is optional)
  • In a large sauce pan or skillet over medium heat melt the butter. Add garlic, sauté’ for about a minute then add in the heavy cream, milk, pepper, bouillon cubes and salt. Bring to a low boil and reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 8 minutes.
  • Add in the parmesan cheese and continue to simmer for another 2 minutes. 
  • Then, add in your strained pasta to the skillet and mix in the sauce, gently. Add in steamed broccoli and lay your sliced chicken on top. Enjoy!!
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9 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This Chicken and Broccoli Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is incredibly easy and super flavorful! I used shrimps instead of chicken and it turned out just perfect. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    That was the best thing i’ve ever tasted in my life! Thanks for this mouthwatering recipe and accurate ingredients ❤❤

  3. 5 stars
    I made this tonight. Couldn’t be any easier. It was the best chicken Alfredo I have ever had. My family loved it. Thank You.

  4. This is one of my favorite dishes. I always order it when I have dinner out. I made it last night and was super amazed by the taste. Soooo yummy