Creamy Chicken and Shrimp Alfredo


You'll love my twist on this creamy Alfredo. It's a little heavy on the hips, but worth every bite. A perfect match with a nice green salad, and you must have garlic bread to sop up this creamy sauce.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
12 servings


  • 1 (16 ounce) package trotolle dry pasta

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided

  • 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 pounds chicken breast, cut into strips

  • 1 stick butter

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, cut into small pieces

  • 2 cups milk, or more as needed

  • 2 cups heavy cream

  • 3 cups shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese

  • 3 tablespoons pesto

  • 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil, drained and chopped

  • ½ pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil; add 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add trottole and cook at a boil until tender yet firm to the bite, about 8 minutes; drain.

  2. Heat remaining olive oil in a large skillet and add garlic, basil, red pepper flakes, and black pepper. Add chicken; cook and stir until browned, about 10 minutes.

  3. Melt butter over medium heat in the large pot used to make the pasta. Add cream cheese and stir until creamy, about 1 minute. Add 2 cups milk and heavy cream, stirring until warm, about 5 minutes. Add Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and continue stirring. Add more milk to thin sauce, if needed. Add pesto and sun-dried tomatoes.

  4. Stir cooked chicken and pasta into the sauce. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp turns orange, 6 to 8 minutes more.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

681 Calories
45g Fat
34g Carbs
36g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 681
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 45g 57%
Saturated Fat 24g 120%
Cholesterol 189mg 63%
Sodium 555mg 24%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 36g
Vitamin C 3mg 16%
Calcium 370mg 28%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 435mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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