One-Pot Chicken Alfredo

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings 1x
  • Category: Entrée
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This Chicken Alfredo pasta recipe combines everything all in one pot for an easy comfort food meal. The pasta cooks right in the sauce.


  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed
  • 4 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • ½ onion, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 and ½ cups heavy whipping cream
  • 12 oz. linguini
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Place a large stock pot or a Dutch oven over medium heat and heat the olive oil until hot, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add the chicken breast and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes. Remove the chicken and set it aside on a plate.
  3. Add the butter directly into the pot, scraping the bits of cooked chicken off the bottom of the pot.
  4. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the salt and pepper and stir.
  5. Add the water, heavy cream, and pasta and stir.
  6. Allow this to cook, stirring frequently for 9 minutes, or until the pasta is al dente.
  7. Stir in the cooked chicken and Parmesan.
  8. Serve immediately.