One Pot Creamy Chicken Alfredo
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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?!
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.
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
- 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 ½ tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon dried basil
- ¾ cup low sodium chicken broth
- 2 cups half and half*
- ¾ cup freshly grated Parmesan
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
- In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
- 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.
- Melt butter in the stockpot. Add shallot, and cook, stirring frequently, until translucent, about 2 minutes. Stir in garlic until fragrant, about 1 minute.
- Whisk in flour and basil until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
- Stir in chicken broth, scraping any browned bits from the bottom of the pot.
- 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.
- Stir in pasta, chicken and parsley. If the mixture is too thick, add more chicken broth as needed.
- Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
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This is so simple and so delicious I make it all the time.
Love all your recipes so far and bought both your books! I’m just wondering how many calories you think this recipe is per serving? I’m trying to stick to a certain number of calories each day and my husband really wanted to try this so I’m trying to figure out what I should or shouldn’t eat before dinner. lol
Confused…is it 2 cups half and half or 3/4 cup? The text says 2 cups and the video shows 3/4c. I made it with 2 cups before I noticed and it was a little thin and the taste was very mild almost tasteless. Will try again with 3/4c.
Love this recipe! We’ve made it several times over the past few years ♥️ We add artichoke hearts and a little more garlic too… yum!!!
Sounds delicious, but wondering if I could add broccoli to this?
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 🙂
Made this tonight and it was so good!! Followed the recipe exactly and family all loved it!! Thanks so much!!
This recipe is perfect for easy meal but tasty enough to get rave reviews from dinner guests! Absolutely delectable!
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.
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 🙁
It’s still the same pot, no? 🙂
It is still the same pot, but it takes a LOT longer to have to wait for the pasta to boil before starting the rest of the dish, than if you made it extra saucy and cooked the pasta right in with everything else.
As you said – it’s still one pot! If the duration of the recipe is too long for you, there are other one pot recipes you can try instead. Not every recipe will be to your liking, JUNGLEWIFE, but isn’t that the beauty of home cooking? Picking and choosing what we want to make? 🙂
Did you make it or not… if not than why are you complaining? Either it was good or it wasn’t why are you giving this nice woman crap? You had to make food she made it easier …say thank you and go on with your day why take the time to be “disappointed “ make room for joy
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!
It was delicious -appealing to the adults and kid – and easy clean up. I switched chicken with shrimp and added some fresh basil and used your ideas from your shrimp Alfredo. Yum! Thank you Chungah!!
So happy to hear your whole family enjoyed it!
After u mix it all up, do u bake it???
Yummo! This will be bubbling away in my pot soon!
So into this kind of food ! Thank you !