One Pot Easy Chicken Alfredo
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Creamy and cheesy, this One Pot Easy Chicken Alfredo recipe will be a breeze for your whole family. Best of all, it’s entirely gluten free! Add a dash of nutmeg and black pepper for the perfect seasoning, and top with chopped basil for a seriously fresh flavor. This really is the easiest 30-minute chicken alfredo recipe you’ll ever make!
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I can’t believe how close it is to Christmas already. Two weeks, can you believe it? Does anybody else feel like they have a giant to-do list this month? When I feel like there’s a lot to get done, the first thing I turn to is fast, easy recipes.
It doesn’t get much faster or easier than this One Pot Easy Chicken Alfredo. The best part about this recipe, besides for easy cleanup (one dish!) is that it’s also gluten free!
Easy and gluten free? Sign me up!
For me, finding a place I can safely eat out is really hit-or-miss. As a celiac, I’m constantly worried about who is working in the kitchen that night, and if they’ll cross contaminate my food. The last thing I need is to have zero energy on the holidays, especially with all there is to do. But as a busy, working person, sometimes all I want is convenience.
Hey, who doesn’t every now and then?
That’s where EASY and FAST recipes come in! It’s not quite as fast as fast-food, but you really can’t complain about 30-minute Italian comfort food. Especially when it involves pasta. And cheese. And basil. And all of the other insanely delicious things happening in this dutch oven over here.
For me, the best I have found so far has been this Barilla gluten free pasta (made with corn and rice – all non-gmo!). I honestly have been using this product since it came out. You may remember my One Pot Chicken Penne with Tomato and Basil recipe, where I totally used Barilla gluten free penne in the photos.
The thing with this is, you have to follow the directions on the box (or in a recipe) when it says to only cook it for about 10 minutes to get the perfect consistency. This pasta has a delicious taste and texture, to me it tastes just like regular pasta.
Best of all? Barilla Gluten Free Pasta is CERTIFIED Gluten Free, and made on dedication gluten free production lines. Hooray!
I stocked up on this pasta at BJ’s Wholesale Club, a warehouse store in my area. They sell the pasta in 4-packs, at a cheaper price than what you’ll find in the grocery store. In fact, I’ve been told that you can visit BJ’s Wholesale Clubs on December 22nd and 23rd to see an in-store Barilla Gluten Free pasta demo at select clubs. So, if you’re still not convinced, you’ll get a chance to sample the pasta first!
All right! Enough talking, let’s get to the recipe…
First, melt your butter and olive oil together over medium heat. It’ll melt fast, so keep an eye on it.
Then add your chicken. Cook it, stirring occasionally, until it’s cooked through and delicious-looking.
Next, pour your broth right in.
And your cream.
Then decoratively pour in your black pepper and nutmeg.
Or just pour it in there. I’m just in a decorative mood.
Make sure you give it a stir to mix everything together.
Next, add your Barilla Gluten Free Penne.
Just pour that whole box right in there, and give it a stir. Bring it to a simmer.
Once it’s simmering, lower the heat a little and put the lid on. Let it cook for 8-10 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente.
While you’re waiting, feel free to stand back and admire your pretty red dutch oven. We all have one, right?
Seriously people, this is where the magic happens.
Once it’s al dente, remove the lid.
And get ready for this…
Sprinkle that parmesan right in there. You can use grated or shredded, it doesn’t matter.
It’s all going to melt and just be heavenly.
Then top with your chopped basil, and serve!
One Pot Easy Chicken Alfredo. It really is that easy.
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One Pot Easy Chicken Alfredo
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp butter, unsalted
- 1 lb chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 1 1/2 cups vegetable or chicken stock
- 1 1/2 cups half and half
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 12 oz gluten free penne pasta
- 2 cups parmesan cheese, shredded or grated
- 8-10 basil leaves, chopped (for garnish)
- Dutch oven
- In a large pot or dutch oven over medium heat, add garlic, olive oil, and butter.
- Add chicken and cook until just done.
- Pour stock and half and half over chicken. Add nutmeg and black pepper and stir.
- Add penne to pot and stir all ingredients together. Bring to a simmer, and then lower heat slightly.
- Cover pot and cook for 8-10 minutes, or until pasta is cooked al dente. Remove from heat.
- Add parmesan cheese and stir until cheese is melted. Top with basil and serve.
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How funny, I just broke into my Barilla stash tonight and made homemade alfredo in the crock pot, it’s delicious! Whenever I am rushed on time I like to make a hearty home style pasta dish like this!
This is perfect for when you’re rushed but still love hot food at night. In the crock pot? I LOVE that idea! I’ve only every done crock pot mac & cheese. I’d love to see a recipe so I can try it at home 🙂
Chicken alfredo is one of our favorites. We eat it all the time in our house.
Us, too! It’s so easy but so fancy at the same time.
Oh this looks so delicious. I love one pot meals. They are seriously the best, and I would love to make chicken alfredo. This looks so good.
Thank you! One pot meals really are the best. Less cleanup, and less work overall. I think my dutch oven is pretty much the best thing I own.
It does not get any easier (or better) thank this! I am making this over the weekend.
Thank you! Let me know how it goes, I love hearing feedback. 🙂
This looks SO good! We are trying to figure out what is for dinner. This might just hit the spot!
Thanks! This is definitely an easy weeknight dinner. My family didn’t even have leftovers!
I have to try this! My family loves chicken alfredo and this looks so easy.
Let me know how it goes! This is the easiest chicken alfredo you’ll ever make, I think. 🙂
That looks absolutely wonderful. I alternate between chicken and shrimp alfredo, so this recipe will get a lot of action.
Oh, shrimp alfredo sounds delicious! Make me some!
Yum! Alfredo is one of my go to meals, so I can’t wait to give this recipe a try. Thanks so much for sharing. One pot is always a winner!
Thanks! Let me know what you think if you make it. I love hearing feedback!
You just made me want to ad Chicken Alfredo back onto our menu! My teen daughter is going to love it!
I used to LOVE dishes like this growing up. It’s also a great meal to make once she’s off to college, so easy for a student and simple ingredients!
I could go for some of this right about now! I love a good chicken Alfredo recipe on a cold day!
I wish I had leftovers right about now! lol.
This looks delicious! I had to go gluten free and have been missing pasta dishes this sounds amazing~
Give Barilla Gluten Free pasta a try. It’s really good – just make sure you time the cooking. Gluten free pasta gets overcooked easier than the regular stuff.
I love making one pot meals. This looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try ti on the weekend.
One pot meals are the best! The easier a recipe is, the better, in my opinion. Let me know what you think after you make it! 🙂
This looks amazing. I love how easy one-pot-meals are. We have soccer and cheer almost every night, so one-pot-meals are such a time saver. Thanks for this delicious recipe.
I totally understand a busy schedule. This is definitely one you should try! It was really quick to make. My fiance turned around when I called everyone over for dinner and was like… Already? That was fast! lol
I love one pot meals and this looks absolutely delicious. Definitely want to make this for my family soon. I think they’d all gobble it right up.
I highly recommend this dish, my family loved it! One pot is always a winner 🙂
It looks so cheesey and delicious. I’m going to need to make it.
Thanks! It’s definitely cheesy. SUPER cheesy, even.
Thanks for a delicious looking post. You make this look so easy with all the step by step instructions and photos.
Thanks for checking it out! This is the first step-by-step photo post I’ve tried, so it’s great to hear feedback on how everyone like it. I might have to do some more!
My Lodge Dutch oven is red too. It must be true, we all have one!
It is true! lol! I love my lodge, everything I cook in it is so good. I think it’s magic.
yep. this is on the must try list. it looks tasty and simple just like i love. thanks for the share.
Thanks! I highly recommend it. Very tasty, and very simple, and best of all it’s quick!
This sounds like a great dinner idea! I need to get some cheese, and basil to make it happen tomorrow night! I know my kids would enjoy it too!
I love a good cheesy pasta dish! It’s something the whole family can enjoy!