AD: One Pan Chicken Alfredo, an Easy Week Night Meal

September 16, 2015Holly Sosa

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This recipe for One Pan Chicken Alfredo is melty, cheesy, creamy, and is cooked (from start to finish) in just one pan. Which is basically the formula for a perfect dinner, am I right, pasta-loving-dish-washing-hating friends? This meal is on regular rotation in my home because my kids love it and it’s an effortless weeknight dinner for me to make.

My boys have karate three nights a week and I much prefer to have an easy, simple meal that doesn’t take up too much time or effort to put together. This meal offers exactly that and especially when you use my helpful shortcut and use Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips. Since these strips are already cooked, all you need to do is heat them up and get your creamy Alfredo sauce simmering away.

To start, you’ll warm up the chicken strips in a large skillet as per the instructions on the bag of your Tyson’s Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips.

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One they’re completely cooked and cooled enough to handle, cut them into one inch pieces.

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In the same skillet over medium high heat, add a little olive oil, the chicken, and some garlic. Allow it to simmer for a minute or two until you can smell the garlic in the air.

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Next you’ll add some chicken broth, heavy cream, and chicken bouillon.

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Add in some pasta and stir it all together. For this recipe, I’m using Barilla Pronto pasta, a one pot, no boil, no drain pasta that cooks in under 10 minutes.

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Now add in some chicken bouillon and mix it all up and let everything come together to a slight boil.

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Turn the heat down, cover the skillet, and let the pasta simmer until it’s cooked through (about 15-20 minutes).

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Once the pasta is completely cooked, remove the skillet from the heat and add in parmesan cheese.

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Add some parsley for color. No meal is complete without a little color to liven your plate.

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Serve it immediately while it’s nice and hot for optimum pasta enjoyment! My favorite veggie to pair this dish with is steamed broccoli because I just love dunking it in some of the cheesy sauce that falls from my pasta. Mmmmm, so good!

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You can get everything you need to whip up this easy peasy dish, including the Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips and Barilla Pronto Pasta (penne), at your local Walmart. With these two products combined, you’ll get a homemade dish with less effort so you can enjoy more time watching kung fu kicks and less time watching water boil.

One Pan Chicken Alfredo
Author: Holly
  • one tablespoon olive oil
  • two pounds Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips
  • two cloves of garlic, minced
  • two cups chicken broth
  • one cup of heavy cream
  • half a pound Barilla Pronto pasta, penne
  • one tablespoon chicken bouillon
  • two cups shredded parmesan
  • parsley (garnish)
  1. Prepare Tyson Grilled & Ready Chicken Strips according to instructions on bag and chop into one inch pieces.
  2. In a large skillet over medium high heat, add olive oil, chicken, and garlic. Allow to simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  3. Add chicken broth, heavy cream, bouillon, and uncooked pasta to skillet and stir.
  4. Bring contents to a boil, reduce heat, and cover.
  5. Allow to simmer until pasta is cooked (15-20 minutes).
  6. Remove from heat and immediately add parmesan.
  7. Garnish with parsley and serve.
Recipe adapted from [url href=”” target=”_blank”]Number 2 Pencil[/url]

For another simple dinner idea, check out this Fast Forward Chicken Parmesan recipe shown in the video below.

For more #EverydayEffortless meal ideas and pairings with these ingredients, check out the Pinterest board with loads of inspiration for your busy nights.

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  • Abbie

    September 16, 2015 at 5:03 PM

    This literally looks SO yummy!! I wish they made a gluten free pasta that could be cooked like that, but I still think this recipe could be made with regularly cooked pasta as well. Thanks for this!!

    1. Holly Sosa

      September 17, 2015 at 9:32 AM

      Hi Abbie, yes this recipe works for regular pasta as well! Enjoy!

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