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Chicken alfredo in saute pan.

Chicken Alfredo

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This homemade Chicken Alfredo recipe is easy to make and it’s so delicious! Enjoy this easy pasta dinner recipe from the comfort of your own home. We think it’s even better than Olive Garden’s Chicken Alfredo!


2 chicken breast halves, sliced horizontally (4 equal pieces, each about 1/2″ thick)

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.

Cooking spray (or brush on olive oil)

Pasta & Sauce

1 (9-ounce) package of fresh or dry fettuccine pasta

3 Tablespoons butter

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 shallot, finely shopped

2 Tablespoons fresh basil (about 10 leaves), chopped

2 Tablespoons sherry

2 cups heavy cream

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

A few dashes nutmeg


1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Place chicken on a plate and lay flat. Spray or brush with cooking oil, then season with salt, black pepper and dried basil.
  2. Place chicken on a hot grill or large skillet and cook until juices run clear. 
  3. While the chicken cooks, add the butter to a separate large saute pan and cook over medium-high heat. Add in the minced garlic and shallots and saute for one minute or until lightly-browned.

  4. Dice the fresh basil by rolling the ten leaves together and cutting to a uniform size; add it to the garlic and shallots and saute for 30 seconds. 

  5. Deglaze with sherry (chicken stock or vegetable stock) and reduce for 30 seconds. 

  6. Add in the heavy cream and simmer until reduced to desired thickness.

  7. Meanwhile, as the sauce reduces, following package directions, add the fettuccini to boiling water and cook until al dente. Drain the pasta.
  8. Add the cooked pasta to the sauce and toss gently to coat with sauce.
  9. Slice the chicken and top the fettuccini alfredo with sliced chicken. 
  10. Garnish with additional parmesan cheese and season with salt & pepper, if desired and enjoy!



You can substitute chicken or vegetable broth for the sherry

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American-Italian


  • Serving Size: 1 helping
  • Calories: 419
  • Sugar: 3.2 g
  • Sodium: 1321.1 mg
  • Fat: 32.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 20.4 g
  • Trans Fat: 0.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 21.6 g
  • Fiber: 1.1 g
  • Protein: 10.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 104.6 mg