Easy and Delicious Fettuccine Alfredo with Chicken and Mushrooms Recipe

Updated on May 31, 2016

Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo

Serve with bread, salad and, perhaps, a nice Pinot.
Serve with bread, salad and, perhaps, a nice Pinot. | Source

The Recipe:

This is a super quick and easy recipe that I make with left over roasted or rotisserie chicken. The ingredients are rich and the result is a meal that everyone in my family enjoys. I, for one, am always looking for ways to use left-over chicken or turkey, but it is not necessary to use left-overs.

If you are starting with raw chicken, I recommend marinating the meat in Italian dressing for at least 20 minutes before cooking, Sauté chicken until tender. Remove the chicken from your skillet before starting the Alfredo sauce. From this point, follow the recipe below. (More details on cooking the chicken at the end of this page.)

Serving Fettuccine Alfredo on a warm plate keeps the cheese from becoming overly thick and is an elegant touch. Warm or toasted bread, a salad and a glass of Pinot or Riesling make lovely accompaniments for this decadent (but easy) recipe for Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.

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The Ingredients

  • 3 cups of cooked chicken, cubed or pulled
  • 16 oz. packaged dry fettuccine pasta
  • 4 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 medium sweet onion
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 8 ounces of fresh white mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups of milk
  • 1 cup of half and half
  • 1½-2 cups of shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 4 ounces of sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 fresh Roma tomatoes, diced


Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, sauté onion and garlic in butter for 3-5 minutes.

Alfredo Sauce Recipe

Saute onions and garlic for 3-5 minutes.
Saute onions and garlic for 3-5 minutes.

Add mushrooms and continue to cook over medium heat until tender. Gradually sprinkle flour into the vegetable mixture, stirring the whole time.

Add mushrooms, milk and half-and-half.
Add mushrooms, milk and half-and-half.

Add milk and half-and-half. Mix thoroughly.

Add sour cream and Parmesan cheese.
Add sour cream and Parmesan cheese.

Add sour cream, mix well. Add Parmesan cheese, cook and stir until cheese is completely melted and sauce is thick and creamy. Add salt and pepper to your liking.

Add chicken, then toss noodles in sauce to serve.
Add chicken, then toss noodles in sauce to serve.

Finally, add cooked chicken and serve as soon as the chicken is hot. To serve, toss cooked fettuccine in sauce and top with fresh diced tomato. Enjoy!

Garnish with fresh diced tomatoes.
Garnish with fresh diced tomatoes.
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If you need to make the chicken first...
If you need to make the chicken first...

...or cook the chicken just before starting the Alfredo Sauce.

Of course, you don't have to start with left-over chicken to make this recipe. To make the chicken before hand, start with 3 cubed, boneless chicken breasts. Marinade them in Italian dressing for at least 20 minutes, but up to 8 hours. Sauté chicken in skillet until juices run clear. Remove chicken from pan while making the sauce, then add it back into the mix just before serving. Delicious!

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        Mrs. Menagerie 5 years ago from The Zoo

        I'm so glad you've enjoyed it Flightkeeper!

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        Flightkeeper 5 years ago from The East Coast

        Tried this recipe. It's so delicious and rich. It also makes a ton of sauce!

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        Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

        Great info! Thanks!

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        alfredo e ines di lelio 6 years ago


        With reference to “fettuccine all'Alfredo” we have the pleasure to tell you the history of our grandfather Alfredo Di Lelio, creator of this recipe in the world known.

        Alfredo di Lelio opened the restaurant "Alfredo" in Rome nel 1914, after leaving his first restaurant run by his mother Angelina Rose Square (Piazza disappeared in 1910 following the construction of the Galleria Colonna / Sordi). In this local spread the fame, first to Rome and then in the world, of "fettuccine all'Alfredo". In 1943, during the war, Di Lelio gave the local to his collaborators.

        In 1950 Alfredo Di Lelio decided to reopen with his son Armando (Alfredo II) his restaurant in Piazza Augusto Imperatore n.30 "Il Vero Alfredo", which is now managed by his nephews Alfredo (same name of grandfather) and Ines (the same name of his grandmother, wife of Alfredo Di Lelio, who were dedicated to the noodles).

        In conclusion, the local Piazza Augusto Imperatore is following the family tradition of Alfredo Di Lelio and his notes noodles (see also the site of “Il Vero Alfredo” http://www.alfredo-roma.it/)

        Best regards Alfredo e Ines Di Lelio

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        Mike 6 years ago

        Congrats on hub for the day. I make Fettuccine and will try your version as well. If you can do a hub on Fettuccine florentine, it will be nice. http://www.micoequipment.com/

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        Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

        Thanks so much...I hope you all enjoy this recipe!

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        Stephanie Hicks 6 years ago from Bend, Oregon

        Delicious looking photographs! No wonder its Hub of the Day! Bookmarking for my pasta-loving family. Rated up! Cheers, Steph

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        vespawoolf 6 years ago from Peru, South America

        I love fettuccini alfredo! Thank you for the recipe and congratulations on Hub of the Day.

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        exporterproducts 6 years ago

        Wow,it seems very delicious,i like it!Thanks!

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        Ruchira 6 years ago from United States

        wow...such delicious pictures and recipe.

        voted up indeed.

        Congrats on winning the hub of the day :) Cheers!

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        Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

        Wow everyone! I just got a break from work and discovered everyone's kind comments and the hub-o-the-day award! Thanks!

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        Gypsy48 6 years ago

        Beautiful hub! Looks delicious, can't wait to try the recipe, thanks!

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        Milli 6 years ago from USA

        This is really a great way to use leftovers. Sounds Yumm. Bookmarked and voted up!

        Cngratulations on the Hub of the day award!

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        sunbun143 6 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

        Congrats on Hub of the Day! Great pics ... I will try it soon, since pasta noodles and cheesy sauce are two hits with my picky toddler.

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        Sinea Pies 6 years ago from Northeastern United States

        This looks so delicious. I love alfredo anything...it's such a wonderful flavor. Your photos make this look extra special. Congrats on being Hub of the Day. Voted up and beautiful.

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        Stclairjack 6 years ago from middle of freekin nowhere,... the sticks

        so nice to see the world still cooks, from scratch, with real ingredients.... no cans, no jars, no bags o frozen what ever,.... very refreshing and the pictures are wonderful,... voted WAY up

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        Marina 6 years ago from San Francisco, CA

        I love pasta and a rich alfredo/mushroom combination, so I can't wait to try this out. Your perfectly organized Hub makes it look so easy and delicious!

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        Patricia Scott 6 years ago from sunny Florida

        Yummmmm ....my mouth is watering. This is one of my favorite dishes and you have made it look divine!! My daughter espcially likes this dish...orders it often when we dine out...so I will surprise her with your version. Thank you for sharing and Congratulations on hub of the day!

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        KDF 6 years ago from Central Illinois

        Man this looks good, thanks for sharing and congrats on hub of the day! You've earned it!

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        Isabel Melville 6 years ago from Planet Earth

        This looks wonderful and I have got to try this recipe! I am always looking for new ways to use cooked chicken and this is great! Thanks for sharing :)

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        Juan Carlos 6 years ago from Quetzaltenango, Guatemala

        Wow i just woke up to the hub of the day and got really hungry. Congrats and will try it for sure!

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        Prasanna Marlin 6 years ago from Sri lanka

        Oh mmm, I will try this soon & great recipe

        Congrats on getting Hub of the Day.

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        cathylynn99 6 years ago from northeastern US

        heart attack in a dish. may try it anyway. just souds too good not to.

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        Rose Clearfield 6 years ago from Milwaukee, Wisconsin

        This sounds delicious and is a perfect way to use up leftover chicken! Congrats on getting Hub of the Day.

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        Deborah Brooks Langford 6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

        wow my favorite and the wine mmmmm love this hub.. I am book marking it


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        Olive Ellis 6 years ago

        Thank you for sharing this delicious looking meal. I have bookmarked this recipe, as I know my kids( and myself alhough I should be watching my figure) will enjoy it. I can see why you got hub of the week. Congrats and all the best to you.

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        lila 6 years ago

        that looks not only delicious, it also tastes fantastic

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        Amber Dahnke 6 years ago from New Glarus, WI

        I have been looking for an easy alfredo recipe and your pictures are great too! I will try this soon! Thank you and SHARED!

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        Susan Ng Yu 6 years ago

        I'd really like to try making this. It looks so yummy. :)

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        Mrs. Menagerie 6 years ago from The Zoo

        Thanks Tom...I hope you enjoy!

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        Thomas Silvia 6 years ago from Massachusetts

        Thanks so much for sharing this great recipe, sounds delicious, will have to try it !

        Vote up !!!

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        Healing Herbalist 6 years ago from The Hamlet of Effingham

        Oh, this looks so good. Thank you for posting it. I think I shall have to try it. I'm hungry now.

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        rjsadowski 6 years ago

        A fine looking recipe and a good way to use leftovers.

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        Megh Brandel 6 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

        The recipe seems like a really tasty one and sounds like it would be really easy to replicate. I will try in this weekend :) Thanks for sharing.

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        Julianna 6 years ago from SomeWhere Out There

        Oh my goodness ! What a recipe and looks delicious too! Bookmarked! Thank you and thumbs up! :)