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One Pot Creamy Chicken Alfredo

One Pot Creamy Chicken Alfredo - A super simple, easy peasy chicken alfredo dinner! Everything – the chicken and even the pasta – all gets cooked in ONE single pot. Hello? Easiest clean up ever, right?!

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A super simple, easy peasy chicken alfredo dinner! Everything – the chicken and even the pasta – all gets cooked in ONE single pot. Hello? Easiest clean up ever, right?!

One Pot Creamy Chicken Alfredo - A super simple, easy peasy chicken alfredo dinner! Everything – the chicken and even the pasta – all gets cooked in ONE single pot. Hello? Easiest clean up ever, right?!

Guys.

Say hello to the best chicken alfredo dinner ever.

The alfredo sauce is completely homemade – and it so perfectly rich and creamy using just a handful of pantry ingredients.

But what I really love about this recipe is that it comes together in one. single. pot.

One Pot Creamy Chicken Alfredo - A super simple, easy peasy chicken alfredo dinner! Everything – the chicken and even the pasta – all gets cooked in ONE single pot. Hello? Easiest clean up ever, right?!

You know what that means. It means that there’s basically no clean up here.

The chicken and even the pasta comes together in the same pot!

And with Sam’s Choice Italia, this dish is even better. The pasta is hand crafted in Italy and directly imported to the United States, and with the authentic bronze cut of the pasta, the sauce will stick even better!

See, I told you. It really is the best alfredo.

One Pot Creamy Chicken Alfredo - A super simple, easy peasy chicken alfredo dinner! Everything – the chicken and even the pasta – all gets cooked in ONE single pot. Hello? Easiest clean up ever, right?!

One Pot Creamy Chicken Alfredo

A super simple, easy peasy chicken alfredo dinner! Everything – the chicken and even the pasta – all gets cooked in ONE single pot. Hello? Easiest clean up ever, right?!

15 minutes25 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 (17.6-ounce) package Sam’s Choice Italia Fusilloni Pasta
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunks
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups half and half*
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper, to taste. Add chicken to the stockpot and cook until golden, about 2-3 minutes; set aside and keep warm.
  3. Melt butter in the stockpot. Add shallot, and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Whisk in flour and basil until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
  5. Stir in chicken broth, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
  6. Stir in half and half, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in Parmesan until melted, about 1 minute; season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  7. Stir in pasta, chicken and parsley. If the mixture is too thick, add more chicken broth as needed.
  8. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.

Notes:

*Half and half is equal parts of whole milk and cream. For 1 cup half and half, you can substitute 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream or 2/3 cup skim or low-fat milk + 1/3 cup heavy cream.

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24 comments

  1. Sounds delicious, but wondering if I could add broccoli to this? 

  2. Hi ! I have a question, can I just use 2% milk instead of half and half? If so then so I Just use equal amounts and substitute the half and half for milk. And also I’m not able to eat parmesan cheese what cheese can I use instead?  And can I use an onion instead of a shallot ? 

    Thank you so much !!! I’m new to cooking and btw can’t wait to try this 🙂 

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Made this tonight and it was so good!! Followed the recipe exactly and family all loved it!! Thanks so much!! 

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    This recipe is perfect for easy meal but tasty enough to get rave reviews from dinner guests! Absolutely delectable!

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Where is the other part of the butter going? This is a delicious recipe! I always look on your site before any others, I have printed out a lot of them for my go to dinners! Thank you for sharing fabulous dishes!

    • I’m so happy to hear that, Polly! All 3 tablespoons of the butter will be used in step 3.

      3. Melt butter in the stockpot. Add garlic and shallot, and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 2 minutes.

  6. I’ve had other recipes called one pot pasta before. The pasta cooks in the pot with all the other ingredients and you add extra liquid so that the pasta can cook with everything else. I was a bit disappointed to see that this recipe starts with “cook the pasta in a pot of boiling water”. So, that means I cook the pasta first, and then drain it, and then use the pot to make the rest of the meal? It’s a bit deceiving to call it a one pot meal 🙁

  7. Why do you say half and half is equal parts whole milk and cream but then you say to use 3/4 cup whole milk and 1/4 cup cream as a substitute?

    • Yes, half and half is equal parts whole milk and cream but I find that mixing 3/4 cup whole milk + 1/4 cup heavy cream is much creamier/heavier than half and half, adding more richness. Basically, I think more milk than heavy cream is a much more suitable substitute here!

  8. Any alfredo sauce should ONLY require the use of 1 pot…

    PS chicken stock and rue? Yikes!

  9. After u mix it all up, do u bake it???

  10. Yummo! This will be bubbling away in my pot soon!

  11. So into this kind of food ! Thank you !