Chicken Alfredo is the ultimate comfort food that tastes like in an amazing restaurant, but is so easy to make. Everything comes together in under 30 minutes and once you try it you know this Chicken Alfredo recipe is a keeper that everyone can’t get enough of.
With this Chicken Alfredo Pasta I don’t reinvent anything new as there are tons of recipes on the internet that you can find.
But I tell you after tasting in and out, there is one thing that makes everything standout from any Chicken Alfredo sauce: dairy free cream cheese. Yes, it truly makes the richest, creamiest and most satisfying sauce that you can ask for like I always do in my Creamy Mac and Cheese.
Of course you can use non dairy heavy cream which will lead to a rich result, but it won’t be as rich and thick as with cream cheese.
Pasta for Chicken Alfredo
I like to stick to the classic which is of course fettucini pasta, yet you can also use spaghetti or penne.
Reasons to love this Chicken Alfredo
These are the key points:
- Tastes like in an amazing restaurant, but comes together in under 30 minutes.
- You will love the use of dairy free cream cheese, because this means you don’t have to make a Mornay Sauce or white sauce. Also it makes the sauce so delectable, thicker, rich and amazing.
- Instead of heavy cream which is great, but maybe it will make the sauce thin, you have to thicken up which cornstarch or flour.
- Have a look at my step by step pictures and see how everything comes together easily.
What you need for this Chicken Alfredo recipe
Pasta: fettucine is what I used, because this pasta has a lager surface which is great to take in more sauce in each and every bite. Spaghetti or linguine can be an amazing alternative to use.
Olive oil and dairy free butter: Yes I use them both and I don’t compromise on flavor. This is big time savory, rich and full of buttery flavors. So delicious.
Smoked paprika and oregano which I use to sear my vegan chicken, but of course it works perfectly with any chicken you like and want. Use filets cut in strips or chicken bites are also great – less work for you.
What is alfredo sauce without garlic? Truly it is like bread without butter it belongs together in and out.
Non dairy cream cheese and oat milk: cream cheese is our star ingredient for a rich and creamy sauce and I use oat milk to thin out the sauce. It is so easy, no flour or cornstarch required.
Vegan parmesan and parsley: parmesan goes into the sauce to enhance a more cheesy flavor and parsley to finish everything up, so good.
How to make Chicken Alfredo
Note if you have bigger chicken filets, start by cutting them lengthwise in half. For me my filets were thin so I let them the way they were.
Into a small bowl, combine oregano, smoked paprika and a pinch salt and pepper, mix.
Pat your chicken with kitchen towels so it will be really dry on both sides. This will make sure the seasoning can really stick to the chicken for a better flavor. Rub the seasoning in on both sides, so it is evenly distributed.
To a pan add 1 Tbs of olive oil and 1 Tbs of butter. Cook chicken for around 3 minutes on each side. Use a fork or tongs for flipping the chicken.
Remove chicken from pan. To keep it warm you can use a casserole or prepared baking sheet and heat up oven to 80 F.
Continue by cooking fettuccine according to the package directions.
Prepare the sauce
Into the pan in which you cooked the chicken before, melt remaining 3 Tbs of butter. Cook garlic for around 2 minutes. Next add in cream cheese, milk, parmesan and finally a pinch of salt and pepper.
Finally add cooked pasta to the sauce, cut chicken into strips or pieces. This is just a matter of preference.
Sprinkle with parsley and serve in bowls or on plates, enjoy.
Tips and tricks
Chicken Alfredo will be great for around 5 days in the fridge. Freezing is not recommend, because the sauce will be separate and that will truly affect the creamy texture.
For reheating, use your microwave or put it on medium heat on the stove.
Use as much parmesan as you like. Make my homemade Vegan Parmesan Cheese (3 ingredients, 1 min) or your favorite.
If you miss a little kick, sprinkle some chili flakes on top, friends.
Other weeknight recipes to try
These recipes are ready in 30 minutes or less:
- Sausage Pizza
- Tuna Pasta
- Broccoli Cheddar Soup
- Red Beans and Rice
- Japanese Curry
- Avocado Salad
- Dumpling Soup
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Chicken Alfredo is the ultimate comfort food that tastes like in an amazing restaurant, but is so easy to make. Everything comes together in under 30 minutes and once you try it you know this Chicken Alfredo recipe is a keeper that everyone can't get enough of.
- 8 oz fettuccine
- 1 Tbs olive oil
- 4 Tbs dairy free butter, divided
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 7 oz non dairy cream cheese
- 1/4 cup oat milk
- 6 oz vegan chicken
- 5 cloves garlic, pressed
- 1/2 cup vegan parmesan
- 2 Tbs parsley
- salt, pepper to taste
- Searing chicken:
To mix the seasoning, combine oregano, smoked paprika and a pinch of salt and pepper in a bowl. Then mix.
- Pat your chicken dry with kitchen towels on both sides. Add seasoning to the chicken on each side add seasoning and rub it in so it is evenly distributed.
- Cook chicken:
Use a pan and heat 1 Tbs of olive oil and 1 Tbs of butter. Cook chicken for around 3 minutes each side. Use a fork or tongs for flipping the chicken.
- Remove chicken from pan. To keep chicken warm, use a casserole or prepared baking sheet and heat up oven to 80 F and place chicken into the oven.
- Cook pasta:
Prepare fettuccine according to the package directions.
- Make sauce:
In the same pan in which you cooked the chicken before melt, remaining butter and add garlic. Cook garlic for around 2 minutes. Next add in cream cheese, milk, parmesan and finally a pinch salt and pepper.
- Add pasta and chicken:
Stir in pasta and chicken to the sauce. Sprinkle finally with parsley and serve on in bowls or on plates, enjoy.
- You can cut up chicken into stripes or pieces.
- Storing Chicken Alfredo in the fridge is great for 5 days. Freezing is not recommend, because the sauce will separate.
- Reheating: Use your microwave or pout it on medium heat on the stove.
- For a little kick, sprinkle some chili flakes on top, so good.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 2 cups
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 555Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 654mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 20g