Easy Chicken Fettucine Alfredo

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I’ve talked about this recipe often on my cleaning podcast, and I’ll tell you how to make it in this post. I do need to explain a few things first.

When making the sauce, do not attempt to use the kind of dry parmesan cheese that you shake over spaghetti. That stuff is fine as a topping, but it will take too long to dissolve into your sauce, making it difficult to achieve the desired consistency.

That said, I’m not saying you have to use the super-expensive stuff, either.

The happy medium is buying fresh pre-shredded parmesan that comes in a bag. Kraft is one example of a brand I use. Sargento is another.

If you have company, and they’ll be watching you prepare the sauce, go ahead and use a more bougie brand and grate it yourself.

But the Kraft or Sargento cheese works fine for a weeknight meal that doesn’t break the bank. I had been buying the expensive stuff until I found a recipe on this website that uses Kraft.

You can also cook your own chicken, but I’ve found that people are impressed enough that I make my own sauce. And the John Soules precooked chicken strips are delicious!

The Recipe

Here are the ingredients and instructions: 


  • 6 to 8 ounces precooked chicken strips
  •  1 stick butter (8 Tablespoons)
  •  1 cup heavy whipping cream
  •  1 cup fresh shredded parmesan cheese
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  1 teaspoon garlic powder (jarred minced garlic or freshly minced garlic can also be used)
  •  1/4 teaspoon white pepper (optional)
  •  12-16 oz uncooked fettuccine


  • Slowly melt butter in a medium saucepan over low heat.
  •  Meanwhile, bring some water to a boil in a pasta pot and cook the fettuccine according to the package instructions/until al dente.
  •  Add heavy whipping cream, garlic, and salt. Then increase the heat to medium.
  •  Add parmesan cheese, and stir almost constantly until it melts in.
  •  Meanwhile, heat up some precooked chicken strips either in a skillet or the oven.
  •  When the sauce is done, gently combine it with your freshly cooked and drained fettuccine noodles or other pasta (I sometimes use bowties).
  •  Plate your pasta, topping each serving with a few chicken strips.

Obviously, you can double this recipe for a large family. But the pasta is so rich; you don’t need much. Also, your fettuccine will be saucier if you only use 12 oz of pasta instead of 16.

Serving suggestion: Fettucine alfredo with chicken goes great with freshly baked bread and steamed broccoli.

If you liked this recipe, you can thank me by listening to the Clean With Me Podcast.

5 responses to “Easy Chicken Fettucine Alfredo”

  1. Thank you so much for this recipe. I have heard you mention it in the podcast and am so happy to try it. I love your podcast and always look forward to new episodes, but I also enjoy the older ones also.

    1. Thanks for listening and reading! I hope you enjoy the Fettucine Alfredo as much as I do 😋

  2. Hi Raani! I am a new listener and have started back at your very firat episode. I am about 20-25 episodes in. You talk a lot about your Spanish rice video being on Youtube and your homeschooling videos but I haven’t been able to find them. On the episode I listened to today, it said there would be links to Youtube videos on your website but I don’t see them. Back in your early episodes you talk a lot about your Spanish rice and even Olga Ortiz agreed that it was good. I would live to be able to fins that video. Can you please provide some links? Thanks! And thanks for having a great podcast. It is very inspirational and motivating!

    1. Hi! Thanks for listening. That must have been an old episode. I used to link to my YouTube channel on this site but redesigned the site. My kids are in private school now, but the Spanish Rice video is still there: https://youtu.be/YQrEpXPUDoU. Have a great weekend!

      1. Thanks so much! Looks great! Not sure how I can adapt this to a regular pot on top of the stove but I might try. I didn’t know you made the rice in an Instant Pot (which I don’t have). Thanks again for replying and for your podcast. I can’t wait to listen to the next one!!

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