One Pan Pasta – Chicken Alfredo

Are you looking for one pan meal that is easy to prepare, tastes great, and is ready in just a few minutes? Sound impossible? It isn’t. With Barilla® Pronto™ Pasta you can make this happen. Let me show you how.

Make this quick and easy Chicken Alfredo in one pan.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Barilla®. The opinions and text are all mine.

Ingredients for Barilla Pasta Pronto Quick and Easy Alfredo Pasta
Ingredients for Barilla Pasta Pronto Quick and Easy Alfredo Pasta

Maybe like you I work during the day, coming home and spending a long time cooking dinner for me is difficult and something that I don’t want to do. After all day at work, a long commute home, I want dinner done in a flash. I hate putting food in the microwave and simply reheating it. I would like to create a new fresh meal every night if I could. I don’t want to spend too long doing it. Barilla® Pronto™ Pasta is an excellent pasta, it cooks in minutes, and you don’t even need to drain the pasta. What does this mean? It means dinner is ready in a flash. I bought my Barilla® Pronto™ Pasta at Kroger. You can get a coupon for Barilla® Pronto™ Pasta on Kroger’s website.

I love alfredo sauce and pasta, so I am going to show you how to make this in just minutes, and it won’t be hard for you to do at all. I love this recipe because we are starting out with leftover chicken. If you don’t have any leftover chicken, you can buy some chicken breasts, or thighs cook them in seasoned water. If you don’t have chicken, you really could use any cooked meat you have on hand, we want to make this easy on you.

Barilla Pronto Pasta Cooking in a Skillet

Barilla Pronto Pasta Cooking in a Skillet

For this recipe, I am also using heavy cream, garlic salt, some chopped chives to garnish, and a handful of mozzarella cheese I happened to have on hand. I am also going to saute one shallot in butter for this recipe. If you don’t have a shallot you could use garlic. You could also completely omit this if you like.

To help save time, I grabbed my largest skillet, I sauteed my shallot in about 1 tablespoon of butter. When it was softened I removed it from the pan, and I wiped it out with a paper towel. I then added my pasta, and 3 cups of water and cooked it on high for about 10 minutes. I then added my chicken, and remaining ingredients and stirred them into the pasta. This whole dinner took me less than 20 minutes from start to finish.

I think the possibilities with this pasta are endless. I think you could easily do a really nice stroganoff in minutes, or even a nice pasta and meat sauce. I loved that I only used one pan. and it was quick and easy to prepare. I hope you give this recipe a try.

Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo with Barilla Pasta Pronto

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Make this quick and easy Chicken Alfredo in one pan.

One Pan Pasta - Chicken Alfredo

You are going to love this easy to make one pot pasta. 
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Alfredo, One Pan Pasta - Chicken Alfredo
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 574kcal


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon garlic chopped, you can use shallots
  • 16 ounces pasta I like Barilla® Pronto™ Pasta
  • 3 cups cold water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cyos chicken cooked
  • salt to taste
  • chopped chives if desired
  • Mozzarella cheese (optional)


  • In a large skillet saute minced shallots in 1 tablespoon of butter. Saute over medium heat until the shallots are tender. Wipe out skillet with a paper towel. Pour box of pasta in the skillet. Add three cups of cold water. Turn the heat on high and cook for about 10 minutes add 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  •  After about 10 minutes, the pasta will be cooked, and the water will be absorbed in the pasta. Stir in heavy cream, Parmesan cheese, chicken cooked shallots. Blend until the cheese has melted. Season to taste with salt and pepper if desired. Sprinkle with chives and add mozzarella cheese if desired. You can pop the skillet into your oven set on broil if you want to brown the added mozzarella cheese for an added effect.


Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 86g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 49mg | Sodium: 518mg | Potassium: 286mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 197mg | Iron: 1.6mg

About Stephanie Manley

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's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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Reader Interactions


  1. Montana Cavazos

    Is this just a random recipe or a copy cat of red barons pan pasta??? They discontinued it years ago and I’ve been dying to eat it again.

  2. Mayank Tomar

    5 stars
    I love pasta and always love to experiment while cooking it. Lately, I read your blog and tried Gustora’s fusilli pasta and it was simply amazing.

  3. Margaret Scarrozzo

    Follow the directions. Used shallots and added a little garlic powder when I mixed in the rest of the ingredients. Pleasantly surprised. Will make again. Thank you for the recipe

  4. Amanda

    My friends and I were just talking about how hard finding a good alfredo recipe can be. I still haven’t found one I love, so you better believe this will be the next one I try!

  5. Star Traci

    Okay, I am seriously happy about this recipe. We love chicken alfredo and I am thrilled for a quick way to make it, especially when I am tired. Awesome. I am pinning this!

  6. Alida

    This looks quick and easy enough that I could make it with my little ones running around underfoot….plus it looks so tasty! Can’t wait to make it!

  7. Debra Rutt

    I love this – so easy to make a yummy and homemade meal in no time. This would definitely be a crowd-pleaser in my home!

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