Five Minute Alfredo Sauce for Chicken via Cocina Marie

5-Minute Creamy Alfredo Sauce for Chicken

Rotisserie chicken is always good for dinner in a pinch!

And by “in a pinch” I mean like twice a week (womp, womp).

Maybe that’s why our family is so tired of spit-roasted birds. Do y’all have the same problem? If so, how do you make chicken more exciting?


This is my latest solution: 5-Minute Creamy Alfredo Sauce.

Creamy Alfredo Sauce for Chicken

I should warn you . . . it does require a very complicated cooking technique that my mom taught me (she perfected it over years of practice) . . . it’s called “dump everything into a pan and stir.” That’s right: No chopping, no straining, no waiting. Amen.

Easy Alfredo Sauce for Chicken

We served the creamy cheesy garlicky goodness over chicken breasts … and it was uh-mazing. You could also serve it with any number of veggie sides … roasted cauliflower, sautéed spinach, steamed broccoli. You could also eat it right out of the pan with a spoon. (Not that we do that in our house.)

Easy Alfredo Sauce via Cocina Marie

Five-Minute Creamy Alfredo Sauce for Chicken

Makes about 2/3 cup (enough to top 2 or 3 chicken breasts)

Is there any dish more indulgent than Fettuccine Alfredo? Alfredo sauce is typically made with heavy cream, butter, and parmesan. (Stop my arteries are hurting!) For my riff on the classic, I substitute Greek yogurt for some of the butter, and add a smashed clove of garlic for extra flavor. Even with the substitutions, the sauce is still rich, so you don’t need a lot . . . or if you do, just double the recipe! 


1/4 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup Greek Yogurt

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 Tablespoon unsalted butter

1 clove garlic, smashed

Ground pepper, for seasoning


Place all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir until ingredients are combined and butter is melted. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 2-3 minutes. Discard the garlic. Remove sauce from heat and serve immediately.

Make-Ahead Tip: The sauce will thicken as it cools. Reheat just before serving.

Five Minute Alfredo Sauce for Chicken via Cocina Marie


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3 Responses to 5-Minute Creamy Alfredo Sauce for Chicken

  1. Susy August 4, 2013 at 9:20 pm #

    This is brilliant. My kids eat veggies but this makes it over the top and we all need that once in a while. Thanks for an easy recipe.:)

    • Marie Saba
      Marie Saba August 5, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

      Hi Susy! Thanks for the note! It’s the same at our house — we like our veggies but sometimes you just need a little something extra! How are the three kiddos? I don’t know how you do it … our two keep me so busy! What are you looking forward to cooking this fall? Best, Marie


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