Best Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

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You just can’t beat a classic pasta dish like chicken fettuccine alfredo. This is an easy meal that comes together in less than 30 minutes, and is sure to please the whole family.
25 min Cook Time
  • Cook Time: 25 min
  • Servings: 4-6 servings

Servings: 4-6 servings


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) + 1 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1 pound boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 pound fettuccine pasta
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese, divided


Step 1

Preheat large skillet over medium high heat and add 1 tablespoon butter. Season chicken with salt and pepper and add to skillet. Cook chicken until golden brown, about 8 minutes. Flip and cook until other side is brown and chicken is cooked through, another 5-8 minutes. Remove chicken from pan and let cool slightly, then slice and set aside.

Step 2

Reduce heat to medium low and add remaining 1/2 cup butter and heavy cream, stirring to combine. Stir in 1 cup parmesan.

Step 3

Meanwhile, cook fettuccine in large pot of salted water until al dente. Drain, reserving 1 cup of cooking liquid.

Step 4

Add fettuccine and sliced chicken breast to skillet with remaining 1 cup parmesan. Toss until well coated with sauce. Add cooking liquid a little at a time if needed to loosen up the sauce. Serve immediately.