No Boil Chicken Alfredo Skillet

Here is another one-pot no boil dishes.  I am really into one-pot dishes right now. I love not having to boil the pasta and the easy clean up. I’ve made several and this one might be the best on yet! (Probably because it is the last one I’ve eaten.)
This is the best tasting Alfredo sauce I’ve ever made. It was creamy and lick-the-bowl delicious. I did show some restraint and didn’t actually lick my bowl. It was hard though!  
This was so simple and tasted amazing. It is almost as easy as opening a jar of Alfredo sauce, but it tastes a million times better.  We had enough for leftovers. It tasted just as good reheated the next day for lunch.

No Boil Chicken Alfredo Skillet
serves 4
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 ½ lb boneless chicken breasts
  • 1-2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 ¾ cups low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 ¼ cups heavy cream
  • 8 oz penne pasta
  • 2 cups grated parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Cut chicken into bite sized pieces. Pour olive oil into large skillet and add chicken. Cook chicken until browned, about 6 minutes. Add garlic. Cook 30 seconds, until fragrant.  Add pasta, chicken broth and heavy cream. Cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes, until pasta is tender.  Stir in parmesan cheese  (I used fresh grated, but the green can will work too), salt and pepper.

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  1. When you say simmer, can you clarify the temperature/level? I just ended up with a burned mess…all of the liquid evaporated out. Luckily I was able to salvage the chicken.

  2. OMG that was the best. My son and I have a code for food we really love. Don't eat it it's horrible, never make it again. This was one of those dished. Thank you so much for a great easy meal.

  3. Hi! I would love to try this it sounds so delicious.. I'm just wondering what is heavy cream? I don't know exactly what that means.. I'm beginning to learn how to cook so I'm fairly new to all this cooking vocabulary 🙂

  4. I made this last night and it was so good! I added broccoli and cauliflower to it but followed the rest of the recipe to the letter! AWESOME will be making this again!

  5. Kasey – not sure how it would work in the crock pot . It only takes 20 minutes on the stove, so I'm not sure how long to cook it in the crock pot. If you try it, let me know how it turns out!

  6. I made this last night for dinner and added in some broccoli. My husband LOVED it! This is definitely going to become a staple in our house!! 🙂

  7. As my chicken was thawing, I realized it wasn't good–oops. So I made it as a side dish without chicken, and it was so good! I will definitely try again, both with and without chicken, and maybe also adding in broccoli.

  8. Made a version of this with 1/2+1/2 instead of cream and low fat Parmesan cheese (only 1 cup). It turned out AWESOME! Tasty, great and EASY recipe. Thanks.

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