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Copycat Olive Garden™ Chicken Alfredo

Copycat Olive Garden™ Chicken Alfredo
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 4

Get your pasta bowls ready, because this copycat recipe tastes just like your favorite restaurant Chicken Alfredo. A big pot of creamy fettuccine—enough to serve the whole family—made for a smidgen of the price of one plate? Consider this a keeper. ...MORE+ LESS-

Cheeky Kitchen Cheeky Kitchen
April 19, 2017


oz fettuccine pasta
tablespoons olive oil
cup + 2 tablespoons butter
boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2
teaspoons salt, divided
1 1/2
teaspoon fresh ground pepper, divided
cloves garlic, very finely chopped
1 1/2
tablespoons flour
cups heavy cream
cup grated Parmesan, plus more for topping if desired
tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)


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  • 1
    Cook and drain pasta according to package directions.
  • 2
    Add olive oil to a cast-iron grill pan over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter to hot pan, then quickly add chicken breasts to the pan, seasoning with 1 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Cook chicken breasts until golden on first side, then flip over. Cover the pan and reduce heat to medium, cooking until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5 to 7 minutes on the second side. Place on a plate and cover with foil until cool enough to slice into strips.
  • 4
    In a large, deep-sided skillet, melt remaining 1/2 cup butter over medium heat. Add garlic to pan, cooking until aromatic, about 30 seconds. Reduce heat to medium-low. Season with remaining salt and pepper.
  • 5
    Whisk flour into butter, stirring until no chunks remain. Slowly whisk in cream.
  • 6
    Continue to cook just until sauce is steaming and slightly thickened. Whisk 1/2 cup Parmesan into sauce, stirring until smooth. Remove pan from heat and cover until ready to serve.
  • 7
    To serve, place pasta in a serving bowl or on plates. Top with sliced chicken and drizzle with sauce. Garnish with parsley and top with additional Parmesan, if desired.

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More About This Recipe
  • If Olive Garden™ Chicken Alfredo is the kind of dish that you dream about, then this Copycat Olive Garden™ Chicken Alfredo is the kind of DIY dinner that will make your life. An absolutely dead-on duplicate of the classic restaurant dish, I served this up to three kids and one adult, all of whom only ever order Chicken Alfredo when we go out to eat, all of whom devoured giant bowls of this dish. Never once questioning whether or not it was the real thing. Success! When making this at home, pay special attention to the temperature of the stove, which has been written into the instructions. For a truly silken sauce, you’ll want to keep the heat low and slow. But even with the reduced temperature for the last half of the sauce making, you’ll find this dish comes together in about 20 minutes, just the time it takes to prep a pot of boiling water, cook the pasta, and call the kids down to a delicious copycat dinner.
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