Sadia Hussain

Fettuccine Alfredo With Chicken Recipe

I'm a pasta lover and my absolute favorite pasta is creamy, cheesy fettuccine Alfredo. Be warned...this is not a light and healthy recipe, but totally indulgent and swoon worthy 😋.

I always order this in restaurants and because it's so quick and easy to prepare, I make it at home too. I urge you to use only full fat, fresh ingredients and prepare right before serving.


Fettuccine Alfredo is not one of those dishes that you can make part of your weekly meal rotation because it's so rich. I recommend you make this recipe for a special occasion or when you crave something comforting, savory and cheesy. I have high hopes that you will love this dish as much as I do.

Fettuccine Alfredo With Chicken Recipe

Sadia Hussain

SERVES

4

TOTAL TIME

30 Minutes

INGREDIENTS

  • Olive oil

  •  2 tablespoon butter

  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 2  chicken breasts, cubed

  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper or to taste

  • A box of fettuccine, boiled according to directions (reserve 1 cup of pasta water)

  • 1 cup full fat cream cheese

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated

  • A handful of fresh parsley, finely chopped (optional)

METHOD

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter and sauté garlic for a few minutes.

  2. Add chicken breast, salt and black pepper and sauté for 15 minutes.

  3. Remove chicken from skillet, set aside on a plate.

  4. In the same skillet, add the cream cheese and melt on low heat, mix until smooth.

  5. Add cream and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.

  6. Add chicken and fettuccine and mix until combined.

  7. Take off heat, add Parmesan cheese and mix until combined.

  8. If it's too thick, thin out sauce with reserved pasta water.

  9. Sprinkle with parsley (optional).

Tips and Bits

You can add shrimp or mushrooms to this dish instead of chicken.


Alfredo sauce doesn't reheat well, so it's best to eat it right away. If you must reheat, it's best to do on the stove on low heat.


Make sure the Parmesan is finely grated to allow for quick, even melting. Add more Parmesan on top if you like.

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