This creamy one pot chicken alfredo is a dish your whole family will love and you won’t mind cleaning up after.
We’re entrenched around these parts. The battlefield? The kitchen. The enemy? Dirty dishes. We had a little sink malfunction the other week that we’re currently in the midst of repairing which means one half of our double sink is out of commission. No big deal right? Wrong! Even though our dishwasher gets more action than Hallmark on Valentine’s Day our sink is always
overflowing filled with dirty dishes. And you’d never be able to guess what everyone in this family hates doing. Oh, hey…you guessed it! Dishes.
Some days I have a hankering to make a meal that uses 4 bowls, 3 plates, 2 spoons, 1 knife, and a partridge in a pear tree. But on those days when the sink is so full I have a serious internal debate with myself about the pros and cons of switching to paper plates and plastic forks I do not under any circumstances want to make even one quarter of an extra dish dirty if I don’t have to.
Enter this fabulously creamy one pot chicken alfredo. Everything cooks in just one pot, including the pasta! And all the liquid is absorbed until you’re left with this fantastically creamy sauce, perfectly tender pasta, and moist chunks of chicken. Think of it has a homemade hamburger helper. Except without all the sodium and other ingredients you can’t pronounce.
I’ll admit that I love this dish a little more than my one pot sausage pasta but you can take just about ANY combination of pasta, meat, and sauces and turn it a one pot meal by adding a little chicken broth. Don’t have chicken broth? I’ve totally cheated before and used salty water. Whatever. You cook the pasta in water don’t you?! Regardless your family will love you and request this over and over. I know because mine does!
Do you have any favorite one pot meals?
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 1 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 pound spaghetti, uncooked
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
- 3 cups chicken broth
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown chicken. Add garlic and sautee for one minute.
- Add chicken broth, heavy cream, and pasta and bring to a boil.
- Reduce to a simmer and let cook until pasta is tender.
- Let stand uncovered for about 5 minutes and sauce will thicken as it stands.
- Stir in parmesan cheese and enjoy!