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One-Pan Chicken Alfredo


Recipe Notes

  • Use whole wheat pasta instead to increase fiber and make this a whole grain meal.


1 large chicken breast, cubed (about one cup)
2 tablespoons oil
2 tablespoons flour
1 ¾ cups chicken broth
1 ¾ cups nonfat or 1% milk
1 teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon dried basil
3 cups dry penne pasta
2 cups broccoli, chopped (fresh or frozen)
1 cup grated parmesan cheese


1. In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown chicken in oil.
2. Add flour, broth, milk, spices and pasta to skillet and stir well.
3. Bring to a boil; cover; reduce heat; simmer until pasta is almost tender, stirring occasionally.
4. Add broccoli, cover, and cook until broccoli is tender.
5. Remove from heat and stir in cheese.
6. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Use whole wheat pasta instead to increase fiber and make this a whole grain meal.
Photo of One-Pan Chicken Alfredo
Prep time: 30 minutes
Cook time: 30 minutes
Makes: 7 Cups
Nutrition Facts: View Label


I used to make chicken alfredo with the alfredo sauce in a can. But this tastes so much better - fresh and more flavor. AND healthier!

My kids love this recipe.  My oldest daugher has lactose intolerance so I use lactose free milk and set aside a portion for her before I add the cheese. I do like to dice a small onion and brown it with the chicken.

I recently recommeded it to my sister for an event where she taught 35 high school cross country runners how to prepare healthy foods.  She reported that they loved it; no leftovers could be found!

Such a good and easy recipe. Oh yeah and healthier! Every other recipe I see for alfredo sauce includes butter so I'm glad this one didn't. I'm more of an inexperienced cooker so I first I was worried why the consistency was a bit watery but if you let it cook that goes away.

Hi my name is Sydeny, I made this recipe in the video above.This is a really yummy recipe and fun to make. My brother and cousin loved eating it!