Easy one pan chicken alfredo

Who doesn’t love a one pan meal? It means less washing up, less mess and more time with the family

Who doesn’t love a one pan meal? It means less washing up, less mess and more time with the family or friends who you are cooking this for. Alfredo is the term used for the preparation of pasta cooked in butter and parmesan cheese. It is one of the most traditional ways to prepare pasta and earned its name after Alfredo Di Lelio who was a restauranteur in Italy throughout the early to mid 20th century.


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 700grams of boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 can chicken stock (Approximately 415ml)
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 230grams of penne pasta uncooked
  • 2 cups parmesan cheese shredded
  • 1 dash salt and pepper


  1. Slice chicken breasts into 2.5cm pieces and season with 1/2 a teaspoon of salt and pepper. Then brown chicken off in a pan with olive oil over a medium high heat. The chicken does not need to be cooked 100% as it will overcook during the simmering process.
  2. Once the chicken is browned off, add in the minced garlic and fry for about 1 minute. Then pour in the chicken broth, cream and the pasta (uncooked) then stir.
  3. Bring the pasta to boil and then cover and reduce to a simmer for about 15-20 minutes or until the pasta is tender.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the parmesan cheese that has been shredded. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Make sure the pan is covered while the pasta and chicken are simmering.

This delicious and simple pasta dish is a great meal to share for dinner.

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  1. Will definitely try, perhaps with bacon rather than the chicken. The one pan does appeal.

  2. Mike here-I’ve just clicked onto those Lean Cuisine, Healthy Choice, Weight Watchers meals, for no other reasons than :- they are tasty.
    they are reasonably cheap.
    out of freezer, into microwave, 8 minutes

  3. Or just buy the frozen version – no pans and about 5 minutes in a microwave. My kind of cooking!

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