Umami Recipes
Umami Recipes

Recipes for Tara

Chicken Alfredo

6 servings


15 minutes

active time

33 minutes

total time


16 ounces dry fettuccine pasta

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

3/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon butter

1/2 cup butter (, cut into large cubes or slices)

2 cups heavy whipping cream

1 clove garlic (, minced)

3/4 teaspoon garlic powder

3/4 teaspoon Italian Seasoning

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

2 cups freshly grated Parmesan cheese


Make the noodles: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the fettuccine and cook until al dente according to package directions, usually 10 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking water, then drain well. Set aside.

Make the chicken: Season chicken breasts with the Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Warm the olive oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Once it’s shimmering, swirl the pan to evenly distribute. Add the chicken and leave it undisturbed for 5-7 minutes, until the bottom is golden-brown. Flip over and add in 1 tablespoon of butter between them, picking up the pan to give it a gentle swirl to distribute. Continue cooking for another 5-7 minutes (or an internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.)

Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and let rest for 3 minutes. Cut into 1/2-inch-thick slices. Tent with foil while you prepare the sauce.

Make the Alfredo sauce: In the same pan, over medium-low heat, add the butter and cream; whisk until butter has melted.

Add in the minced garlic, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper; whisk until combined and smooth.

Bring to a gentle simmer (do not boil) and cook for 3-4 minutes, whisking constantly, until it starts to thicken.

Stir in the parmesan cheese just until melted and the sauce is smooth. (If the sauce ends up too thick, add some of the reserved pasta cooking water, a few tablespoons at a time, to thin it out.)

Assemble: Take sauce off the heat and immediately toss with the cooked fettuccine noodles.

Divide the pasta among serving bowls and top with a few slices of chicken. Garnish with parsley, more Parmesan, and black pepper if desired.


Serving Size



919 kcal

Total Fat

65 g

Saturated Fat

37 g

Unsaturated Fat


Trans Fat

1 g


280 mg


1179 mg

Total Carbohydrate

45 g

Dietary Fiber

2 g

Total Sugars

2 g


39 g

6 servings


15 minutes

active time

33 minutes

total time
Start Cooking