I learned how to make creamy chicken Alfredo from my dad who has always been an incredible cook and amazing teacher. Chicken Alfredo was always my favorite. A lot of the recipes I see that are worthwhile are too much work because you have to make your own sauce, and those that don't have you make your own have no flavor. This recipe shows you how to take plain, bland, store-made sauce and make it more than restaurant-worthy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
25 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink in the centers and juices run clear, 7 to 10 minutes.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook thin spaghetti in the boiling water, stirring occasionally, until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, add Alfredo sauce to the chicken along with Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion, basil, salt, black pepper, onion powder, and cayenne. Bring to a slight boil; stir in Parmesan cheese. Cook mixture until cheese is melted and you are able to lift a spoon out of the sauce without cheese hanging onto it, 3 to 5 minutes.

  • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan and fill with water to just below the bottom of the steamer. Bring water to a boil. Add broccoli, cover, and steam until tender, 2 to 6 minutes. Add broccoli to sauce.

  • Drain cooked pasta. Scoop into individual serving bowls and pour sauce on top.

Cook's Notes:

You can replace fresh onion with more onion powder, if preferred.

Season chicken as desired. The seasonings are more of an estimate, you can use as much or as little as you want, as well as the Parmesan cheese. I suggest buying 2 different flavors of Alfredo. I usually use the Classico(R) brand and buy 2 jars of the sun-dried tomato flavor and 2 jars of a more spicy flavor, which is also why I add the Parmesan, as it offsets some of the heat.

Nutrition Facts

833 calories; protein 37.1g; carbohydrates 66.9g; fat 47.1g; cholesterol 107.5mg; sodium 2767.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2020
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Rating: 2 stars
06/28/2020
Way too salty. I only added about half the amount of salt and pepper in the recipe and it was still too salty for us. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/27/2020
Real good flavor Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/28/2020
Way too salty. I only added about half the amount of salt and pepper in the recipe and it was still too salty for us. Read More
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