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One Pan Chicken Alfredo Recipe

An easy, One Pan Chicken Alfredo Pasta dish.
Course Dinner
Cuisine American
Keyword Alfredo, One Pot
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 1056 kcal
Author Melissa


  • 4 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken breast diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 quart low sodium chicken broth
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 pound penne pasta
  • 4 cups parmesan cheese freshly shredded with microplane
  • Salt and pepper
  • parsley


  1. Start by cutting chicken breasts into 1 inch pieces. Season with 1/2 a teaspoon of kosher salt and a few turns of pepper.
  2. Brown chicken in 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium high heat, depending on how big your pan is you may need to brown in two batches to prevent over crowding.

  3. It does not need to be cooked through at this point, it will continue cooking as it simmers.
  4. Once chicken is browned, add two more tablespoons of olive oil and minced garlic and saute for about one minute.

  5. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, and 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, and uncooked pasta to pan and stir.

  6. Once micture starts to bubble, cover and reduce to a simmer.

  7. Simmer for 15-20 minutes or until pasta is tender.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in shredded parmesan cheese.
  9. Season with additional salt and pepper as needed and sprinkle with fresh parsley.

Recipe Notes

Note: Keep pan covered while pasta and chicken simmer. This recipe has been recently updated to cook a full pound of pasta. If you are looking for the previous recipe, just divide the ingredient in half and use 1 pound of chicken. Cooking times remain the same. 


Sauce will thicken as it cools and the pasta releases more starch. 


Make sure to use heavy whipping cream. 

Nutrition Facts
One Pan Chicken Alfredo Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1056 Calories from Fat 549
% Daily Value*
Fat 61g94%
Saturated Fat 32g200%
Cholesterol 227mg76%
Sodium 1282mg56%
Potassium 853mg24%
Carbohydrates 63g21%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 63g126%
Vitamin A 1720IU34%
Vitamin C 2.5mg3%
Calcium 872mg87%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.