This homemade chicken alfredo recipe is so simple to prepare and is perfect for feeding a crowd. Great for weeknights or weekend entertaining!
Course Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword chicken alfredo pasta, chicken alfredo pasta recipe
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 15minutes
Total Time 35minutes
Dutch Oven or large pot
Large Skillet/Fry Pan
Homemade Alfredo Sauce
1stick salted butter
4ouncescream cheesedon't use low-fat
2cupsheavy whipping cream
1cupfresh grated Parmesan Cheese
1teaspoonRanch Dressing Seasoning Mix
1/2teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
1cupfinely chopped white onion
3cupsshredded cooked chickenI used a rotisserie chicken
1/4cupfresh chopped cilantro
1cupquartered cherry tomatoes for garnish
2tablespoonsfinely chopped cilantro for garnish
Cook pasta according to package directions. I generally cook one minute less than package says so that my pasta stays al dente. Drain and set aside for a moment.
To prepare homemade alfredo sauce, place butter, cream cheese and heavy whipping cream into a large skillet or saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir and whisk until melted and combined. Whisk in Parmesan cheese, Ranch seasoning and black pepper. Reduce heat to low and stir until creamy and thickened.
Place olive oil into a large skillet over medium heat. When hot, saute onion for 5 minutes or until softened. Add chicken, stirring until hot. Transfer cooked pasta, onions and chicken to alfredo sauce, stirring to combine. Stir in ground cumin and cilantro. Garnish with cherry tomatoes and more chopped cilantro.