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One Pot Creamy Chicken Alfredo

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This creamy one pot chicken alfredo is a dish your whole family will love and you won’t mind cleaning up after.

One pot pasta recipes are some of my favorite simple recipes. This creamy, cheesy delicious chicken alfredo will be your new go to pasta recipe for busy weeknights!

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. 

One pot pasta recipes are some of my favorite simple recipes. This creamy, cheesy delicious chicken alfredo will be your new go to pasta recipe for busy weeknights!

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.

One pot pasta recipes are some of my favorite simple recipes. This creamy, cheesy delicious chicken alfredo will be your new go to pasta recipe for busy weeknights!

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.

One pot pasta recipes are some of my favorite simple recipes. This creamy, cheesy delicious chicken alfredo will be your new go to pasta recipe for busy weeknights!

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?

Meaghan

One pot pasta recipes are some of my favorite simple recipes. This creamy, cheesy delicious chicken alfredo will be your new go to pasta recipe for busy weeknights!

One Pot Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

This creamy, cheesy delicious chicken alfredo will be your new go to pasta recipe for busy weeknights!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 pound spaghetti, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and brown chicken. Add garlic and sautee for one minute.
  2. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, and pasta and bring to a boil.
  3. Reduce to a simmer and let cook until pasta is tender.
  4. Let stand uncovered for about 5 minutes and sauce will thicken as it stands.
  5. Stir in parmesan cheese and enjoy!

 

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Whitney @ That Square Plate

Friday 1st of January 2016

How easy is this!? I'm not a fan of doing dishes either (luckily I'm caught up now for once), but I love a good, simple, mess-free dinner, and this looks super tasty! Can't go wrong with chicken & noodles!! :)

Meaghan

Saturday 2nd of January 2016

Our dishes get out of control at least three times a week! I think this'll be going on the menu this week :)

~Meaghan

Paige

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

We had a dishwasher melt-down a few months ago at my house...so I know that dirty dish pain! I love these one-pot dishes -- so perfect for busy weeknights when you don't have much time to cook after work! Looks delicious Meaghan!

Meaghan

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

I made this all. the. time. when I was working outside the home because it came together so fast. Bonus if I somehow had leftover chicken because then I just needed to boil up the pasta and creamy delicious sauce :) Here's hoping your dishwasher is back in working order!

~Meaghan

Brian Jones

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

Pahhaaaa, with you on the doing dishes thing... We have an 'arrangement' that whoever does the cooking does not do the dishes and if we fight about anything it is who is going to cook. Primarily because I am the sort of cook that uses EVERYTHING in the kitchen to make dinner :D

Lovely sounding dish too!

Meaghan

Wednesday 30th of December 2015

Oh my GOODNESS. So does my sister and it drives me batty because I'm that person who will use one spoon/fork/knife whatever the entire time I'm cooking and just wash it between each individual job that utensil needs to do. I don't know why this seems like less work than just washing 3 forks one time vs. 1 fork 3 times, but it works for me ;)

~Meaghan

Whitney

Tuesday 29th of December 2015

I made a one pot meal last night with noodles. It's ridiculous how easy they can be. And yay for hardly any cleaning up! I also made alfredo the other night, but it was not very good. Oopsy.

Meaghan

Tuesday 29th of December 2015

You'll have to give alfredo another try! I just can't get enough of it some days :)

~Meaghan

Byron Thomas

Sunday 27th of December 2015

Do you know what I love about this dish? It's all natural, and I can easily make it vegetarian by switching out the chicken and adding a bright and colourful veggie like broccoli. Oh, and I feel you with the dish thing. I love cooking, but I hate the cleaning part. ;)

Meaghan

Sunday 27th of December 2015

My roommate tries to sneak in some peas whenever I make this so y'all would probably get along great ;) I love that this dish has no cream of junk in it, too! Plus I'm a happy camper with fewer dishes to clean.

~Meaghan