Creamy Chicken Alfredo Fettuccine Recipe + Video

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Our Creamy Chicken Alfredo recipe has a rich, velvety sauce, and everything cooks in one pot! Make this one pot chicken alfredo pasta for an easy Italian dinner in just 30 minutes. You’ll see why it’s a family favorite in my house! 

creamy chicken alfredo in a skillet


Although it’s simple, this dish does not lack in the flavor department! It’s literally the ultimate comfort food and so simple to make.

I think that it’s a restaurant quality dish – and I think you’re going to agree. 

The combination of tender fettucine, juicy bites of tender chicken, and a knock-out alfredo white wine sauce will surely become a favorite.

On top of that, this is a one pot Italian chicken alfredo recipe which means minimal clean-up — perfect for busy weeknights or packed weekends.

chicken fettuccine alfredo ingredients

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Recipe

If you love this one pot chicken alfredo, we think you’ll also love this creamy chicken tortellini20 minute tortellini alfredo, or my 30 minute chicken alfredo with broccoli

For a lighter sauce, try my Low Carb Alfredo Sauce!

Cheesy tortellini noodles tossed in a luscious and flavorful cheese coating? Say no more!

Or if you’re in the mood for some “south of the border” flavor, my taco spaghetti is another easy, tasty option with extra kick of flavor.

pouring white wine into skillet with diced pieces of white meat

One Pot Chicken Alfredo Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Want a thinner sauce? If the consistency is too thick for your liking, stir in a splash of wine or broth to loosen it up a bit.
  • Use a wine you love. We always recommend cooking with a wine you would drink on its own. 

    This is especially true for this alfredo white wine sauce, where the flavor really comes through.
  • Alcohol-free substitute: White grape juice or extra broth can be used as a substitute for wine if needed. 

    However, I highly recommend using Chardonnay if you can.
  • Want extra sauce? The fettuccine soaks up a lot, so reduce the amount of noodles if you want your dish to be saucier. 

    This won’t change the flavor or quality, just the consistency! Or, make a tortellini alfredo or use penne instead.
homemade chicken alfredo in a stainless steel skillet

Serving Suggestions

You can serve the one pot chicken alfredo with a side of vegetables or garlic knots to round out the plate.

Sides or no sides, I can almost assure you that everyone will be scrambling to get their hands on a second plate, leaving you with no creamy chicken alfredo leftovers!

Chicken Fettucine Alfredo Recipe FAQ

How do I thicken up homemade alfredo white wine sauce?

It will naturally thicken as it cools. If it is still not the consistency you want it to be, adding more cheese or heavy cream should do the trick.

How do I keep the sauce from separating? 

First, allow the cream to come to room temperature before adding it to the pan. Measure it out and let it sit on the counter before starting the recipe.

Once the mixture comes to a boil, reduce the heat so it stays at a simmer and stir frequently to prevent any scorching.

How long does creamy chicken alfredo last in the refrigerator?

Once cooled, transfer leftovers to an airtight container and refrigerate for 3 to 5 days. Reheat on the stove over low heat, adding a splash of wine or broth as needed to thin the sauce.

What’s the difference between chicken fettuccine and chicken Alfredo?

Many people think that they’re the same, but there is a difference. Fettucine is a creamy pasta made with a white sauce. Alfredo is also a pasta dish, but it can be made with any type of rich sauce that you’re craving. 

What toppings go well with this fettuccine pasta recipe? 

The great thing about making this easy recipe is that you can add quite a few things on top of the pasta. Fresh parsley is one of my favorites, but if you’re a fan of heat, adding red pepper flakes works out pretty well, too. 

The first time that you make this creamy chicken alfredo pasta follow the steps in the recipe card below. It’s a great recipe, as written, and then the next time that you make it, you can change it up! 

Don’t forget that one of the main toppings to add to the top of the cream sauce is parmesan cheese! A little bit of black pepper and Italian seasoning goes far, too. 

What pairs well with this easy chicken alfredo recipe?

Most people will pair this delicious recipe with garlic bread – and I agree! The homemade sauce and the perfectly cooked pasta were made to pair with more carbs. 

The creamy alfredo sauce also goes well with a simple salad as well. Be sure to pair it with something that the entire family will love so that you’re not wasting food. 

Can I pair the delicious Alfredo sauce with other types of pasta?  

You can. Use your favorite pasta and make this simple dish. Angel hair pasta, penne pasta, or any pasta of choice will work. Cook what you want to make this classic chicken alfredo recipe and enjoy every bite! 

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creamy chicken alfredo twirled on fork

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Creamy Chicken Alfredo + Video

Donna Elick
My Creamy Chicken Alfredo recipe creates a scrumptious Italian meal and everything cooks together! This alfredo pasta cooks in 30 minutes!
5 stars from 2 reviews
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main
Cuisine Italian
Method Stovetop
Servings 4


  • large skillet To help everything cook evenly, a wide skillet works best. Ideally it should be more than 12 inches in diameter.
  • heat-resistant silicone spatula Perfect for cooking, stirring, and serving.
  • box grater Fresh cheese makes this recipe even better! Skip the bagged shreds and buy a block to grate yourself.


  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup Chardonnay (white wine)
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine pasta, or whatever pasta you prefer
  • 4 ounces fresh grated Parmesan cheese, about 2 cups
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • optional chopped fresh parsley to garnish


  • Warm a large skillet over medium-high heat, add butter. Once butter is melted add chicken and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cook until browned, about 10 minutes. Add wine to skillet, use a rubber spatula to scrape the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet. Add broth and cream. Stir to combine.
  • Add uncooked pasta to skillet. Stir to combine and coat pasta in the sauce (the pasta will cook right in the sauce absorbing the sauce and becoming incredibly flavorful). Bring to a boil.
  • Once boiling, cover and cook 7-9 minutes until pasta is cooked al dente (with a bite to it). If you are using long pasta (spaghetti, fettuccine, etc) you will need to stir every minute or so after 7 minutes to make sure the pasta is combined and cooking in the sauce.
  • Once pasta is cooked al dente, remove from heat. Stir in Parmesan cheese and nutmeg. If necessary, add salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with fresh parsley (or basil would be good too).
  • Serve and enjoy!


Donna’s Notes

The sauce will thicken as it cools. If sauce gets too thick, you can add a splash of wine or chicken broth and give it a stir. It will loosen the sauce up.
If you are sensitive to alcohol, you can substitute white grape juice or chicken stock. But, I highly recommend using entwine Chardonnay.


Serving: 1 | Calories: 791cal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 41g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 229mg | Sodium: 1036mg | Sugar: 4g | Fiber: 2g | Calcium: 326mg | Iron: 2mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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Originally published December 2015. Updated and republished January 2024

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    1. I am so happy to hear that helps, Anna. One of my dear friends makes it all the time and prefers not to use wine. She swears it is amazing! Enjoy dinner and let us know how it goes.

  1. Great recipe! I, however would take the chicken out of the pan after the initial cooking. That is only because I dislike overlooked or dry chicken. Your thoughts please.

    1. I traditionally do the same. I chose to follow this verbatim. Keeping in mind it would continue to cook while browning. It really enhanced the flavor of the chicken and noodles. I have been pretty attached to the same alfredo receipe for twenty years. I REALLY LOVED this spin and the simplicity!!

  2. Are you suggesting that 3 cups of liquid would cook dried fettuccine? Or are you referring to the soft fettuccine found in the cold case????

  3. Yo, can I just say my Italian husband loved, loved, loved this alfredo! First time I've done it with chardonnay and bonus got to drink the rest of the bottle!

  4. 5 stars
    This is one of the best Alfredo recipes i’ve tried! I like to make my own homemade pasta to go with it too, can’t go wrong with nice comforting pasta and cheese

  5. 5 stars
    I made the recipe as written, except I didn’t have white wine, so I so I used one cup each of cream, broth, and water. It was easy to make and turned out delicious! The chicken was tender, sauce was tasty, and noodles cooked perfectly. My son loves Alfredo sauce, and this is a good version. For a easy weeknight dinner I give it five stars!

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