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This easy chicken Alfredo recipe has a lemon, garlic, and parmesan cream sauce. It is so quick and simple to make cheesy homemade Alfredo sauce from scratch! Total comfort food. Serve with fettuccine or any kind of pasta.

Lemon Parmesan Chicken Alfredo Recipe

This lemon parmesan chicken Alfredo recipe is a delicious and decadent way to enjoy pasta! The sauce is irresistibly creamy with plenty of lemon and garlic!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian American
Keyword lemon chicken Alfredo, parmesan chicken Alfredo recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Salt & Lavender

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked fettuccine pasta
  • 2 chicken breasts cut into bite-size pieces
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • Flour for dredging
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth (or use dry white wine)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 3 large cloves garlic minced
  • 2 dashes Italian seasoning
  • 1 cup heavy/whipping cream 
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • Fresh parsley chopped, to taste

Instructions

  1. Boil a large, salted pot of water for the pasta, and cook according to package directions.
  2. Prep your chicken and sprinkle it with salt & pepper. Dredge each piece in the flour.
  3. Add the butter to a skillet over medium-high heat. 
  4. Once the butter is melted and hot, add the chicken to the pan. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove chicken from pan.
  5. Add the chicken broth, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, garlic, and Italian seasoning to the pan. Give it a good stir. 
  6. Add the cream and parmesan cheese to the pan. Let it bubble for a minute or so. 
  7. Add the chicken back into the pan and let it simmer for 4-5 minutes or until the chicken has cooked and the sauce has further reduced. You may need to turn the heat down if it's bubbling furiously. 
  8. Give the sauce a taste, and if it doesn't have enough lemon juice, add a bit more in. Season with salt & pepper as needed and sprinkle fresh parsley on top. 
  9. Drain pasta and toss with the chicken Alfredo sauce (add in some pasta water prior to draining the pasta if the sauce needs to be thinned a bit). 

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