This better-for-you creamy, cheesy chicken fettuccine Alfredo isn't all that fancy, but it's incredibly comforting. You'll taste a nice pop of pepper and nutty notes from the whole-wheat pasta. Best part about this recipe? It's a one-pot meal, which means fewer dishes for you!

Robin Bashinsky
Source:, October 2019


Recipe Summary

25 mins
25 mins
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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook until browned on both sides, 7 to 8 minutes total. Remove from the pot and cut into 1-inch cubes.

  • Whisk together flour and 1/4 cup milk; set aside.

  • Add garlic to the pot; cook, stirring often, for 1 minute. Add water and the remaining 1 1/4 cups milk; cover and bring to a boil. Add pasta; cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes. Stir in the chicken and the milk-flour mixture; continue to cook until the pasta is al dente, about 3 minutes more.

  • Remove from heat; add Parmesan, cream cheese and pepper; stir until the cheese is melted. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

444 calories; protein 35g; carbohydrates 43g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 6g; fat 15g; saturated fat 6g; niacin equivalents 16.1mg; vitamin b6 0.5mg; sodium 483mg; calories from fat 135kcal.

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Rating: 5 stars
This was surprisingly good! Very simple; followed the recipe as written. The only change I made was chicken thighs vs breast cause I knew I'd have leftovers and I have a weird thing about reheated chicken breasts (they taste weird to me?). Sauce was a little on the soupy side but I didn't have a scale so just eye balled the pasta quantity. So that's probably my bad. Hubby went back for seconds so that's always a good sign. And I may or may not have licked the spatula as I was putting away the leftovers... Served with a side of sauted zucchini and onions and ended up kind of mixing veggies together with the pasta so would be easy/delicious to add more veggies. I'm thinking roasted red peppers next time!? Anyway I will definitely make it again and would encourage you to give it a try! Read More