chicken alfredo

Perfect for Weeknights! 1-Pot, 30-Minute Chicken Alfredo Spaghetti

You all know me! If it’s a one dish meal, I’m happy. If it’s a 1 pot meal, I’m happy. If it’s both?? I’m in love! Easy clean up! Not hard to do, and they’re usually QUICK. All of those boxes have been checked for busy, busy nights.

I don’t think we did a 1 pot meal in cooking club this last term. That will definitely have to be something that we look at for this upcoming term. These are definitely skills and knowledge that kids should learn. Besides that! They love cream sauces and pasta. There’s no way to miss with this chicken alfredo.

This is an easy, family-friendly meal. I feel like even the pickiest of eaters will enjoy this. Besides that, it’s quick!! 

If you really want to kick this up a little, you can make some bacon to crumble on top. Yum! I know that doesn’t necessarily sound good to everyone, nor does it fit in everyone’s budget. If it does sounds good to you, and you do want to do that, you should! I mean, it will no longer be a 1 pot meal, but I think bacon crumbles are with the extra pan.

Thanks to Ashley at Kitchen Meets Girl for this terrific recipe!


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1¼ pounds of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, diced into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • salt, pepper, and garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth
  • 1 cup half and half (I used fat-free) or heavy cream
  • ½ pound spaghetti or fettuccine noodles, uncooked
  • 2 cups Parmesan cheese, grated (fresh is best)
  • for garnish: parsley and/or bacon crumbles
  1. Warm olive oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet or pot. Season chicken pieces with salt, pepper, and a sprinkling of garlic powder, and add to warmed oil to brown, about 6 minutes.
  2. Add garlic and cook for another 30 seconds. Add pasta, chicken broth and half-and-half. Bring the mixture to a boil; then cover pan and allow the mixture to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes, or until the pasta is tender. If the mixture is too thick, add more half-and-half as needed until desired consistency is reached.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle with parsley and bacon crumbles, if desired.

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