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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo from Scratch

Updated on June 13, 2013

Jars of Alfredo sauce available from the grocery store are pretty traditional because they are so simple and easy, but after using a jar in my meal the other day - I wasn’t too impressed, as it didn’t hit the spot as much as I would have liked. Therefore, the other night I set out to create my own Alfredo sauce from scratch.

Like I usually do, I’ve tweaked the recipe slightly for health reasons – simple modifications such as reducing the butter – well, in this case, reducing it to zero- as well as adding a few complementary additions which you’ll find listed at the end of this hub. I hope you enjoy reading about this Gourmet Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo from scratch as much as I enjoyed eating it – Here’s to you!

Chicken and oil frying up in the pan.
Chicken and oil frying up in the pan.
The end result -- Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, salad, garlic bread and a glass of wine.
The end result -- Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo, salad, garlic bread and a glass of wine.


6 T butter (low fat version is omit the butter and substitute with a good olive oil – very delicious and I might add that I have ONLY tried this recipe with zero butter- your choice though!)

1 onion, diced

1/3 cup flour

1 teaspoon salt

¾ teaspoon pepper

3 cups milk

1 cup half and half

8 ounces cheese

½ cup sour cream

4 cloves garlic

1 pound chicken cut into small pieces

1 pound Fettuccine pasta

Parsley for garnishing

Yield: 8 servings

A Nice Variation of this Recipe is Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo


In skillet combine chicken, 2 tablespoons butter or oil and 2 cloves garlic; remove from skillet after chicken is cooked. (Alternative- use refrigerated chicken previously cooked – I used chicken grilled the night before – makes this recipe must easier and quicker to make)

Melt 4 tablespoons butter or olive oil in skillet and sauté onion and 2 cloves garlic until onions are transparent. Stir in flour, salt and pepper. Cook 2 minutes.

Slowly add milk and half and half. Stir until smooth and creamy.**

Stir in cheese until melted. Stir in chicken mixture, sour cream and pasta. Mix together well. Wait a few minutes and then serve. Voila!

** If Alfredo sauce is milky and lacks substance, this is typically do to not adding enough cheese or sour cream. Simply compensate by adding a bit more of either or both of these items, slowly.

A good glass of wine complements this meal.
A good glass of wine complements this meal.


Get a good wine. The wine I had was no good- I was drunk off one sip. This is not cool; I like to finish my glass! It was like two sips and I’m tipsy, stumbling over my feet and spilling éclair filling onto my comfy slippers. Totally un-cool. Get a good wine and it will complement this meal delightfully.

Garlic bread can be added to this dish by mincing up a few cloves of garlic, mixing in some olive oil in a small bowl and using this mixture to spread across a few pieces of bread, cut into halves or quarters. Bake for 5-10 mins depending on preference.

Some vegetables help offset the not-so-healthy main course! Whip up a salad of romaine lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers and a nice dressing and you’ve got yourself a full-blown meal.

All good things must come to an end…but not yet!

*If you’re wondering what is for desert, I think I spoiled the surprise back in the wine section with the éclair filling mishap. Frozen éclairs are delicious (take a few out of the fridge prior to beginning preparation for the meal as to let them fully thaw out) and they are a great end to a perfect meal.

This is my 2nd hub in the 30 hubs in 30 days challenge.

Hub #2 in the 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge.
Hub #2 in the 30 Hubs in 30 Days Challenge.


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    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 6 years ago from North Carolina

      Nice hub. I'm not too fond of alfredo sauce, but you did a great job pulling the recipe and info with videos together.

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      emilybee 6 years ago

      Go for it Dolores! You can actually leave the chicken in simple slices which is quicker, and then lie the pieces afterwards on top of the pasta. Either way it is delicious tho - thanks for stopping by and commenting!

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      Dolores Monet 6 years ago from East Coast, United States

      Hmm, I've got some chicken breasts in the fridge and was wondering what to do with them for dinner. Thanks for the recipe!

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      emilybee 6 years ago

      Mmmhmm indeed yummy! Let me know how it is and thanks for the comment Doug!

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      Doug 6 years ago

      This looks very yummy! I will have to make this sometime!

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      emilybee 6 years ago

      :) Thanks for stopping by mindyjgirl.

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      Mindy 6 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

      I am droolin!! :)Awesome

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      emilybee 6 years ago

      It's so good! Thanks for the comment and stopping by!

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      DIYweddingplanner 6 years ago from South Carolina, USA

      Love it, gonna whip some up tomorrow!