Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

A simple and quick Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe – Fettuccine pasta loaded with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy and irresistibly delicious homemade Alfredo sauce.  

If you like this recipe, try our Mushroom Chicken Alfredo Casserole.

Chicken fettuccine Alfredo in a bowl with mushroom and fresh chopped herbs.

what is fettuccine alfredo-

The traditional Italian version of Fettuccine Alfredo originates from Rome. The fettuccine is served with butter, Parmesan and black pepper. Though the classic version is wonderful, adding cream and garlic to the sauce makes the recipe even better. The sauce is rich, creamy and adds so much flavor to the pasta.

chicken fettuccine alfredo-

Chicken breast is seasoned and cooked until it’s crispy on the outside while juicy and tender on the inside. The mushrooms are sauteed. The chicken and mushrooms are added to the creamy homemade Alfredo sauce along with the fettuccine pasta and everything is combined.  This recipe is a comfort food at its finest and you’ll never want to order Alfredo at a restaurant again. 🙂

Fettuccine Alfredo in a skillet with chicken and mushrooms, topped with fresh pepper and Parmesan cheese.

how to make chicken fettuccine alfredo-

  • Cook pasta per instructions, al dente. Drain and cover to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for chicken seasoning in a small bowl.
  • Lightly beat chicken breast with a meat mallet so the breasts are even in thickness. Season chicken breasts on both sides.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil. Add chicken and sear until crispy. Turn down heat to low, cover skillet and cook until chicken is tender.
  • Transfer chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm. Once chicken cools a bit, slice into thin strands or cube.

How to cook and cut chicken this fettuccine Alfredo recipe.

how to make the alfredo sauce-

  • In the same skillet, over med/high heat, sauté sliced mushroom.
  • Once mushrooms are cooked add chopped onion and sauté until onions are tender.
  • Add in the garlic, butter and cook for another minute.
  • Add flour, milk, heavy whipping cream and parmesan cheese.
  • Stir until well incorporated and cook until the sauce thickens.
  • Add chicken and cooked pasta to skillet, cook another minute.
  • ENJOY, friends!

How to cook chicken Alfredo with fettuccine pasta, mushrooms and chicken.

can chicken alfredo be prepared in advance?

Yes! This recipe is great to prep in advance. Cook and cut chicken. Sautee mushrooms and prepare the Alfredo sauce. Cook pasta. Keep everything separated and refrigerated until ready to serve. Then, combine and heat everything on low heat.

Chicken alfredo pasta recipe in a skillet with mushrooms and chicken.

Can I use different pasta?

Yes, you can substitute the fettuccine pasta for your favorite pasta.

Can I add vegetables to Chicken Alfredo?

Yes, vegetables may be added to the Alfredo. Broccoli, peas, green beans or asparagus are all great options to add.

Can I grill the Chicken?

Yes, grilled chicken is my favorite way to prepare chicken for Fettuccini Alfredo. The crispy chicken adds so much flavor to the dish. To grill the chicken, rub the chicken with 2 teaspoons oil before seasoning the chicken.

Chicken fettuccine alfredo in a skillet, with fresh parmesan cheese, pepper and greens.

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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe - Fettuccine pasta loaded with chicken and mushrooms in a creamy and irresistibly delicious homemade Alfredo sauce.  
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: fettuccine alfredo
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 593kcal
Author: Valentina's Corner

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts
  • 2 Tbsp Olive oil (or Canola), divided
  • 12 oz mushrooms, sliced
  • ½ medium onion, chopped
  • 8 oz fettuccine pasta, uncooked
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper, to taste

chicken seasoning:

Instructions

  • Cook pasta per instructions, al dente. Drain and cover to keep warm.
  • Meanwhile, combine the ingredients for chicken seasoning in a small bowl.
  • Lightly beat chicken breast with a meat mallet so the breasts are even in thickness. Season chicken breasts on both sides.
  • In a large skillet, over high heat, heat 1 Tbsp oil. Once hot, add chicken and sear 2 minutes per side, until crispy. Turn down heat to low, cover skillet and cook another 5 minutes. The chicken will become tender.
  • Transfer chicken to a plate and cover to keep warm. Once chicken cools a bit, slice into thin strands or cube.
  • In the same skillet, over med/high heat, sauté sliced mushroom with 1 tsp oil, lightly season with salt and pepper.
  • Once mushrooms are cooked, add chopped onion and 2 tsp oil. Sauté over medium heat until onions are tender, stirring as needed.
  • Add garlic, 2 Tbsp butter, cook for another minute. Add the flour and stir vigorously. 
  • Add the milk, heavy whipping cream and parmesan cheese. Mix until well combined. Cook over medium heat until sauce thickens, stirring as needed.
  • Add chicken and cooked pasta to skillet, mix and bring to a simmer, cook another minute.
  • Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 593 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 19g119%
Cholesterol 182mg61%
Sodium 718mg31%
Potassium 653mg19%
Carbohydrates 33g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 1215IU24%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 238mg24%
Iron 1.5mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • Giselle Lobo 08/21/2019, 6:39 am Link Reply

    Hi Valentina. I was craving a fettucine alfredo and I’m so glad I came across this recipe. It tasted amazing and my sister and brother-in-law would vouch for that. Thank you 🙂

    • Valentina's Corner 08/21/2019, 11:22 am Link Reply

      Giselle, thank you for giving our recipe a try! I am glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

  • Janice 03/04/2019, 8:54 am Link Reply

    This was absolutely delicious. I made this using gluten free pasta & flour to thicken the sauce. The seasoning on the chicken was deliciousj. My husband was stealing pieces of chicken after it was cooked & sliced. I didn’t feel guilty using cream & loads of butter…using the milk was perfect. This recipe is a keeper. Thank you for sharing it…

    • Valentina's Corner 03/04/2019, 2:06 pm Link Reply

      That’s wonderful, Janice. Yes, I agree, the milk makes the chicken alfredo feel a little lighter and oh so perfect. Thanks for visiting our online home. Do stop back and visit. 🙂

  • Denise 01/16/2019, 11:07 pm Link Reply

    This turned out great! Kids loved it! Question though, step#5, is that 2 TBs of oil mixed with the butter?

    • Valentina's Corner 01/18/2019, 7:16 pm Link Reply

      Hi, Denise. Sorry for the confusion, I’ll clarify the instructions. 🙂 I’m so glad you liked the Fettuccine Alfredo! 🙂

  • Yvette Marchetti 10/04/2018, 6:50 pm Link Reply

    Just made this using leftover diced chicken thighs and can i say….AWESOME!! Thank you for an easy and amazing quick dinner!

    • Valentina's Corner 10/04/2018, 7:39 pm Link Reply

      Thanks for trying our recipe, Yvette. So glad to hear you enjoyed it. Please visit our online home again. 🙂

  • Cynthia Lantz 07/18/2018, 6:17 pm Link Reply

    So I pretty much followed the recipe; added fresh parsley and instead of noodles, I put the sauce of spinach/ricotta ravioli. Not sure how to add the picture but it’s awesome!!! I’m keeping this recipe..AWESOME!!

    • Cynthia Lantz 07/18/2018, 6:19 pm Link Reply

      Sorry, typos! I hope ya’ll can read code.. 😀

    • admin 07/19/2018, 10:28 am Link Reply

      Thanks so much, Cynthia. So glad to hear you enjoyed the recipe and I love your personal additions – yumm!!

  • Kay 03/23/2017, 1:33 am Link Reply

    Just made this and it was delicious! I added dried oregano, doll, basil and ground fennel to the mushrooms, omitted garlic (for acid reflux purposes) and used regular parm (bc it’s cheaper). Went the farmers market this morning and bought freshly made spinach fettuccini and cream from a local farm. Using fresh ingredients made it all the better. Thank you for such a great recipe! Won’t be needing another fettuccine alfredo recipe!

    • admin 03/23/2017, 1:50 am Link Reply

      I am absolutely loving your version, Kay. Thank you so much for sharing! 🙂 And thank you for visiting our online kitchen.

  • Lena 11/02/2016, 12:41 pm Link Reply

    That casserole is next on my list to try 😉 will make before the end of the week to use up remaining mushrooms before they get a chance to go bad:)) thank you!

    • admin 11/02/2016, 9:12 pm Link Reply

      You’re in for a treat, Lena?.. Or at least I think so.. Enjoy.

  • Lena 11/01/2016, 9:27 pm Link Reply

    Definitely the best Alfredo pasta dish I tried! and I’ve tried many)) thank you very much for such a simple and yummy recipe! 🙂

    • admin 11/01/2016, 11:07 pm Link Reply

      Lena,
      What a lovely comment. I am going to blush, take that as a compliment and say THANK YOU! 🙂 So glad you tried it and approve. Have you had a chance to try the Chicken and Mushroom Casserole? It was inspired by this recipe and is very g.o.o.d! 🙂

  • Eddie Robles 09/09/2016, 4:39 am Link Reply

    I’ve made a lasagna with the same sauce and added spinach, turned out great. Is it possible to make this recipe with duck meat? Or puffin?

    • admin 09/11/2016, 12:41 am Link Reply

      Hello Eddie.. Honestly, not having tested with neither duck or puffin with these ingredients, I cannot be sure how the results will be. Sorry, that wasn’t very helpful.?

  • admin 08/31/2016, 7:43 pm Link Reply

    Ooops, I had someone help me do the print version.. 3/4 cups:).. Thanks for catching that..

  • admin 08/31/2016, 7:43 pm Link Reply

    Hi VJ, you most definitely may substitute for broccoli, or completely leave them out, mushrooms do add taste so maybe a little more seasoning will be needed:). If you do like mushrooms though, just half them and pick them out for the kiddos.. :O)..

  • Jewels 08/31/2016, 7:27 pm Link Reply

    I wanted to make chicken Alfredo for the first time so I googled it and came across your recipe. Thank you! It turned out delicious!

    • admin 08/31/2016, 11:53 pm Link Reply

      Jewels, Thanks for stopping by, I’m so glad you approve. 🙂 I hope you visit again, welcome.

  • admin 03/23/2016, 12:55 pm Link Reply

    Hi there Carolyn, I have never tried to but you could try. (1/3 cup melted butter whipped with 3/4 cup milk is about the proportion for the substitute). For this recipe I’d say do 5 Tbsp butter (instead of the 2) and 3-4 Tbsp flour (instead of the 1) so it thickens and isn’t watery. If you give it a try, I’d love the feedback. Thank you:)..

  • Erica Sams 04/12/2015, 10:25 am Link Reply

    Truly the BEST Alfredo I have ever Tried. Thank you so much for this recipe.

    • admin 04/12/2015, 11:59 pm Link Reply

      Erica, So happy you liked it. 🙂 🙂

  • Ivanka 10/08/2013, 5:52 pm Link Reply

    I tried this recipe and loved it!:) Thanks Valya for all you amazing recipes!:)

    • admin 10/09/2013, 12:42 pm Link Reply

      Ivanka,
      Thanks much for stopping by and trying, ME happy YOU like!!!=)

  • admin 08/05/2013, 12:45 pm Link Reply

    Glad you liked it!!..

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