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Chicken Alfredo Penne

Chicken penne pasta is a quick and easy dinner that is delicious, creamy, and flavorful. Perfectly seared chicken is sliced and tossed into a creamy white sauce that with penne pasta in under 30 minutes. This creamy chicken pasta is a simple and classic Italian dinner idea and family favorite, and leftovers are great for lunch the next day.

Chicken Alfredo Penne is a classic Italian-American pasta dish that typically consists of penne pasta tossed in a creamy Alfredo sauce, with the addition of sautéed chicken breast.

To make the dish, the chicken is typically seasoned with salt and pepper and then sautéed in butter or oil until cooked through. Then, the cooked penne pasta is added to the pan along with the Alfredo sauce and sautéed chicken. The pasta is then tossed together until the sauce coats the pasta and chicken.

Alfredo sauce is traditionally made from butter, cream, and Parmesan cheese, although there are variations that use other types of cheese or even sour cream. Some variations also add ingredients such as garlic, herbs, or vegetables.

Once the pasta is ready, the dish is often garnished with additional Parmesan cheese and parsley, and served immediately while it is still warm. It is a rich, creamy and comforting dish that can be a great meal for dinner.

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo Penne


Total Time

33 minutes

Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

18 minutes


for 6 servings

  • 1 ½ lb chicken breast(680 g), cubed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 16 oz penne pasta(455 g), cooked
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley(10 g)
  • ¼ cup shredded parmesan cheese(25 g)


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 cups milk(480 mL)
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese(55 g)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper


  1. In a pan over medium-high heat, melt butter, then add the chicken breast.
  2. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil. Cook 8-10 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Remove from heat and set chicken aside.
  3. In the same pan over medium heat, melt butter and add the garlic. Cook until the garlic begins to soften.
  4. Add half of the flour to the garlic and butter, stirring until incorporated. Then add the rest of the flour and stir.
  5. Pour in the milk a little bit at a time, stirring well in between, until fully incorporated and sauce begins to thicken.
  6. Season with salt, pepper, oregano, and basil, and stir well to incorporate.
  7. Add parmesan cheese and stir until melted.
  8. Pour the sauce over cooked penne pasta, add the chicken and mix well.
  9. Add parsley and extra parmesan. Mix well.
  10. Enjoy!

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Chicken Alfredo is a dish that consists of chicken and pasta tossed in an Alfredo sauce. The Alfredo sauce is a classic cream-based sauce that is traditionally made from butter, cream, and Parmesan cheese. The sauce is typically thickened by the starch in the pasta water, and the cheese is melted into the sauce to make it creamy and flavorful. The dish is usually served with fettuccine, but other pasta types can also be used, such as penne, linguine or spaghetti.

To make the dish, chicken is typically cut into bite-sized pieces and seasoned with salt, pepper, and any other herbs or spices you like. Then, the chicken is sautéed or grilled until cooked through. Then pasta is cooked separately and drained, reserving some pasta cooking water. The Alfredo sauce is made by melting butter in a pan and then whisking in cream and grated Parmesan cheese, cooking the sauce until thickened, then adding the pasta and chicken, and tossed together until the sauce coats everything evenly.

It is often garnished with freshly chopped parsley and additional Parmesan cheese on top before serving. Chicken Alfredo can be a rich and satisfying dish, but it also high in calorie and fat content, so it’s best enjoyed in moderation.