Olive Garden Grilled Chicken and Alfredo Sauce

This classic Olive Garden Grilled Chicken and Alfredo Sauce recipe is made up of a creamy, rich sauce that is not only delicious but easy to make, taking only 30 minutes!  The creamy chicken alfredo sauce is one of the main reasons I started making copycat recipes!  And I’m glad I did!

Homemade copycat Olive Garden Grilled Chicken Alfredo Sauce with Pasta in a bowl next to a glass of red wine.


Why everyone loves the olive garden alfredo sauce

Going to the Olive Garden was always a treat for my family when I was growing up so I understood why so many people asked me to make a copycat recipe for the Olive Garden Grilled Chicken and Alfredo Sauce. This creamy chicken alfredo sauce is what put me on this journey.

I still find it one of my favorite recipes to make. The sauce is so creamy and rich and goes perfectly with the grilled chicken and pasta.  And did I mention how easy it is to make?  From start to finish, it takes only 30 minutes to make.

What is the difference between Alfredo and Carbonara sauce?

Both sauces are to die for but there is a slight difference in the two. Alfredo is a white sauce made with butter, parsley, heavy cream, and garlic. Carbonara, on the other hand, is made with pecorino romano, eggs, black pepper, and guanciale.

Guanciale is an Italian cured meat from a pig. You can substitute Pancetta for it. Alfredo sauce is usually combined with shrimp or chicken.

Ingredients

Olive Garden Grilled Chicken with Alfredo Sauce is the perfect meal.  Pair it with a salad or veggies to make it complete.

Here’s what you need:

  • Chicken Breast
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Fettuccine
  • Heavy Cream
  • Butter
  • Parmesan Cheese
  • Garlic Powder

Ingredients for making the copycat recipe for Olive Garden Grilled Chicken Alfredo.

How to Make Olive Garden Chicken Alfredo

Brush the chicken with olive oil and season with salt & pepper. Grill the chicken on each side until cooked through.

In the meantime, prepare the pasta according to the directions.

In a skillet, combine the heavy cream and butter. Heat until small bubbles form but do not let it boil. Whisk in the parmesan cheese and the garlic powder. The sauce will begin to thicken up. Remove from the heat and add the pasta.  Serve with the chicken on top.

Homemade copycat Olive Garden Grilled Chicken with Alfredo sauce and pasta in a bowl.cipe.

Recipe Notes

  • I use fettuccine but you can substitute with linguini or even spaghetti. This sauce would also be nice with a penne if you enjoy that pasta.
  • When cooking the chicken, I like to saute on the first side for about 5-7 minutes. Then flip it for an additional 3-4 minutes. Make sure it’s cooked through before serving.
  • If you want to save some of the sauce, take it out of the pan before adding the pasta. Store it in a separate container so you can use it again. Keep it refrigerated.

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Homemade copycat Olive Garden Grilled Chicken and Alfredo Sauce with Pasta in a bowl next to a glass of red wine.

Olive Garden Grilled Chicken and Alfredo Sauce

Enjoy Olive Garden Grilled Chicken Alfredo Sauce even more at home. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Olive Garden Recipes
Servings: 2
Calories: 2057kcal

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces chicken breast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoon olive oil
  • 8 ounces Fettuccine or other pasta
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder optional

Instructions

  • Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Brush with oil and then season the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Grill 5 to 7 minutes on the first side and then flip the chicken over and grill for another 3 to 4 minutes, or until cooked through. 
  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Prepare the Alfredo sauce by combining the cream and butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Do not let the mixture come to a boil, but heat until small bubbles begin to form. Add the Parmesan cheese and whisk quickly. Add the garlic powder and continue to whisk. 
  • The sauce will thicken after a minute or two. Cut the chicken breasts into strips. Serve by placing half the pasta on each plate, then top it with sauce and a sliced chicken breast.

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Recipe Tips for the Cook

  • I use fettuccine but you can substitute with linguini or even spaghetti. This sauce would also be nice with a penne if you enjoy that pasta.
  • When cooking the chicken, I like to saute on the first side for about 5-7 minutes. Then flip it for an additional 3-4 minutes. Make sure it's cooked through before serving.
  • If you want to save some of the sauce, take it out of the pan before adding the pasta. Store it in a separate container so you can use it again. Keep it refrigerated.

Nutrition

Calories: 2057kcal | Carbohydrates: 89g | Protein: 72g | Fat: 158g | Saturated Fat: 93g | Cholesterol: 685mg | Sodium: 1871mg | Potassium: 1131mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 5360IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 632mg | Iron: 3.1mg
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About Stephanie

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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