The key to a good chicken alfredo recipe is the alfredo sauce.
Without it, you would simply have chicken and noodles. So, what makes a good chicken alfredo sauce?
This post for Homemade Chicken Alfredo is sponsored by Parmigiano Reggiano. I have been compensated for my time, but all opinions are my own.
Best Parmesan cheese to make alfredo
Well, it's all about using freshly grated parmesan cheese! One of our favorites to use is Parmigiana Reggiano.
Their wedges of parmesan cheese are absolutely perfect for making the best chicken alfredo.
What kind of chicken to use
- boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 35-40 minutes)
- rotisserie chicken shredded (for added flavor)
- grilled chicken
How to make chicken Alfredo
- Start by baking your chicken or chopping your cooked chicken and then set aside.
- Then, make your alfredo sauce.
- Cook your noodles.
- Combine everything together and give it a good stir to coat all the noodles in this rich alfredo sauce.
Making Alfredo Sauce
When you have all of your ingredients measured out and ready, turn your stove on low.
Then, in a medium saucepan, add the milk butter and cream cheese, stirring frequently.
When the butter and cream cheese have mostly melted, you can then add in the garlic salt and minced garlic.
Give it a quick stir before adding in your parmesan cheese, then turn your heat to medium and begin stirring constantly until smooth.
What's the best kind of noodle to use?
- fettuccine noodles
- spaghetti noodles
- or your favorite spiral noodles
Cook the noodles until tender.
Finally, pour your alfredo sauce on top.
You can eat it like it is or mix well before serving yourself a huge plate of this decadent Chicken alfredo!
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Homemade Chicken Alfredo
There's nothing better than homemade chicken alfredo! It's the perfect meal that your whole family will love.
- 1 16 oz pckg fettucine noodles
- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts
- ½ teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon minced garlic
- 4 oz cream cheese
- ¼ cup salted butter
- ¾ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ tsp minced garlic
- ¾ cup Parmigiano Reggiano parmesan cheese
Sprinkle minced garlic and garlic salt onto chicken breasts and place on a rimmed cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 30-40 minutes or until a meat thermometer measures the chicken at 165 degrees.
When chicken is finished cooking, place the chicken breasts onto a cutting board to rest for about 5 minutes before cutting into pieces.
While the chicken is baking, you can then work on the sauce for the chicken alfredo. It is best to have your Parmigiano Reggiano parmesan cheese already grated and measured out so you don't need to waste time. When you have all of your ingredients measured out and ready, turn your stove on low.
Then, in a medium saucepan, add the milk butter and cream cheese, stirring frequently. When the butter and cream cheese have mostly melted, you can then add in the garlic salt and minced garlic.
Give it a quick stir before adding in your Parmigiano Reggiano parmesan cheese. Once you have added in all of the grated cheese, you can turn your heat up to medium, but make sure to start stirring constantly to prevent any burning of the sauce. Once all the chunks of cheese have melted and become smooth, you can remove the saucepan from the heat.
Finally, boil the noodles in a large quart pan until tender. Afterwards, you will assemble the chicken alfredo. Place the noodles in a large bowl or serving platter, followed by the chicken. Then, pour the alfredo sauce on top. You can eat it like it is or mix before serving.
My husband calls Fettucine Alfredo “adult Mac n cheese” lol. This looks very good. I usually add broccoli to mine too so I feel a bit healthier. Or at least pretend to hehe
Adult Mac n cheese, that is AWESOME!! I couldn't agree more! Broccoli would be a great addition to this meal.
Such a simple recipe and it looks delicious! I can't wait to try this at home.
It's really a tasty idea for dinner.
Jen @ Jenron Designs
Yum I love chicken Alfredo when we go out so now I can try to make it myself at home. Thanks!
You will LOVE this recipe!! Chicken alfredo made from the comfort of your own home, can't get any better. 🙂
I never heard of the Alfredo sauce... but sounds like just the sauce I'd enjoy, so defo gonna give it a try! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Alfredo is my all time FAVORITE sauce for pasta. Creamy and delicious!!
I love this recipe and have pinned for future use. I am such a cream and cheese lover, so Dutch! I don't eat much meat but for this I will make an exception. So yummy!
Thank you Marijke! Chicken alfredo really is a meal that you will want to have again and again.
Perfect. Now I’m craving this! So this is what’s for dinner tomorrow. Thanks so much Joanna for the awesome inspiration. I’m excited to try your recipe! ❤️
Thanks Jenna! Let me know how you like it... it was definitely a crowd-pleaser with my family. Even my pickiest daughter couldn't get enough of this chicken alfredo! 🙂
Omg. I've been craving for this! This looks so delicious. Will definitely make one one of these days!
Thanks Reika! Let me know how you like this chicken alfredo when you try it!! 🙂
Parmigiano Reggiano is always in my fridge, and although I've never tried Alfredo with cream cheese, this one looks extra creamy. Yum
Thanks Colleen! Parmigiano Reggiano truly makes an amazing parmesan cheese. I'm going to have to start keeping my fridge stocked with it too!!
My kids love when I make alfredo but I rarely put chicken in it. I need to do it more often!
The chicken really helps make it more filling so you don't have to eat as much, but alfredo anyway is always a winner!
Such great comfort food! Looks delish 🙂
Thank you Kelli!
Alina | Cooking Journey Blog
Love your cheesy alfredo sauce! So good combined with pasta and chicken, I would love to make it for dinner on the weekend.
Thanks Alina! There's nothing like a good chicken alfredo for dinner. 🙂
That's a whole lotta creaminess goin' on in there... and such a cold-weather classic!
Chicken alfredo really is perfect for this colder fall weather!
Yum! Alfredo is one of my favorites. Love all that garlic! Such a comforting meal.
Thank you Tara!! Chicken alfredo is probably one of my favorite dinners too. 🙂
We love pasta at home! But never tried a lo Alfredo with chicken, now I will try! It looks delicious
If you have had alfredo, you will really like chicken alfredo! Adds a little bit more flavor, but every bit as tasty. Let me know how you like it Fiorella!
Now this is what I call REAL Chicken Alfredo! Can't wait to cook this for my family!
Thank you Elicit! It's a great family-friendly dinner. 🙂
Lisa | Garlic & Zest
I never make chicken alfredo because it's a calorie indulgence, but this looks so good, I may need to have a cheat day. Love the cream cheese.
Thanks Lisa! Chicken alfredo is probably not something to eat all the time, but definitely worth a cheat day because the flavors are so amazing!!
I've never had pasta alfredo before, it sounds so comforting. Love that you've added chicken too!
You have to try this chicken alfredo Emily! It is the perfect dinner idea and you won't be disappointed. 🙂
We love alfredo in this house but I usually make it without cream cheese. I like this idea for a creamy dish. Looks wonderful.
Thanks Ali, it really does add a nice creamy texture to a regular chicken alfredo.
Any kind of creamy pasta is total comfort food. I love how easy this is too.
Thanks Danielle! I completely agree, chicken alfredo is my go-to comfort food.
My kids both love alfredo with chicken. I've not tried it with cream cheese in the sauce before. I bet that helps the sauce to "hold together" better.
The cream cheese really does help thicken the sauce and give it a creamy taste!