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Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo Recipe (Easy, One Pot Meal!)

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Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Alfredo, Cheese, Chicken Breast, Dairy, Noodles, Pasta
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 2 TB butter
  • 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1.5 cups whole milk
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2-3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 8 oz fettuccine or spaghetti
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese (freshly grated is best!)
  • 1/2 cup Romano cheese (freshly grated is best here too!)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • chopped parsley (garnish)
  • salt
  • black pepper


  • Warm a large pan over medium heat. After the pan is warm, add the butter and tilt the pan so that the butter is distributed all over the bottom of the pan.
  • Add your chicken breasts. Season the top of the chicken with salt and pepper. If you have thick pieces of chicken breast, put a lid on the pan to help the middle get cooked through. Cook the chicken for 8 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  • Remove the cooked chicken breast from the pan. Place the chicken on a cutting board, so that you can slice it after it has rested for 10 minutes.
  • Add the garlic to the skillet for around 30 seconds. You want the garlic to be light brown in color but not burn!
  • Pour the whole milk and chicken broth into the pan. Season with salt and pepper, based on your preference. Let the sauce warm up to a simmer.
  • Add the spaghetti or fettuccine to your pan, and continue stirring until it is al dente (around 10-11 minutes, depending on the type of pasta.)
  • If your sauce is still thin at this point, remove the pasta with cooking tongs. That way the sauce can continue to thicken and cook down, without your pasta getting overcooked!
  • Once the sauce has thickened a little (about 3-5 minutes usually), add in your heavy cream. Continue to simmer until the sauce has thickened again (another 5 minutes or so).
  • Add in the Parmesan cheese and cook it over medium-low heat just until the cheese is melted. Do not overcook it!
  • Toss the pasta back into the pan and mix it with the sauce. Add your sliced chicken on top.
  • Garnish by sprinkling chopped parsley on top and serve!