Easy Chicken Alfredo With Store-bought Sauce

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This easy chicken fettuccini Alfredo with store-bought sauce is one of my favorite recipes to make when I am short on time. I am a busy mama of four girls, and I do in-home daycare, so I am always in a hurry! 

You can make this recipe in under 25 minutes, the ingredients are so affordable, and the kids love it. I serve this chicken fettuccine alfredo to my daycare kids a lot, and they always ask for more because it is delicious.

If you are trying to save money on groceries, this recipe is perfect for you. You can make this recipe for under $5, which is so amazing.

a plate of chicken fettucine alfredo pasta with cheese and garlic

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TIPS FOR MAKING STORE-BOUGHT ALFREDO SAUCE BETTER

There are so many brands of alfredo sauce at the store. All of them taste good, but if you want to elevate your dish to a whole new level, you need to follow these tips to get the best flavors out of your food.

 

Here are my tips: 

 

Add extra grated cheese: No matter what types of jarred alfredo sauce you bought, adding extra grated cheese will elevate your dish and give it additional flavors. The best cheese to use is grated Parmesan cheese. Our favorite is this grated Parmesan and Romano cheese.  They taste so good, and they go very well with other recipes also.

 

Add more cream: We use heavy cream. It elevates the sauce and makes it thicker, creamier, and won’t dry the pasta. Using the cream is optional, but if you want your dish to be creamier and better, we recommend using it. If you don’t have cream, you can substitute it with milk and a little bit of butter.

 If you want healthier options, an Alfredo sauce is already high in fat and calories, so read the nutrition labels to find healthier alternatives. There are many kinds of light Alfredo sauce options out there. 

The cream will increase the calories for sure, but you can add some veggies to this dish to make the dish healthier.

 

Use fresh garlic: Many jarred Alfredo sauce already has garlic in it because of its health benefits and tastes but don’t stop there; use extra garlic. It adds more flavors to the dish.

 

Season with black pepper: The spiciness of the black pepper enhances the flavor of the Alfredo sauce. 

 

 

Mix the cooked pasta directly into the sauce, not the sauce on top of the pasta: If you mix the cooked pasta inside the sauce, the pasta will better absorb the sauce, and the pasta won’t dry, so combine them.

Ingredients for easy chicken fettuccine alfredo pasta recipe: chicken, heavy cream, garlic, black pepper, parmesan cheese, parsley and milk

WHAT IS THE BEST TASTING STORE-BOUGHT ALFREDO SAUCE?

There are many store-bought Alfredo sauces of good quality and excellent flavors at the store. But there’s no guarantee that all of them will suit your needs. They all vary in price, taste and have different ingredients, so it can be hard to pick the right one – especially if there are so many options to chose from.

For you to find what you really like, you will have to choose it out for yourself because everyone has their own tastes, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t give you some pointers and recommendations.

Buying guide

Choose the ones with real ingredients, including cream, butter, and cheese. The ones that have a blend of Parmesan and Romano cheese are the best. 

Our favorite is the Classico roasted garlic Alfredo sauce; it has fresh cream, Ricotta cheese blended with aged Parmesan, Romano, and Asiago cheese to create a wonderfully rich and flavorful sauce. We also love this Classico roasted garlic Alfredo sauce; it’s very affordable and delicious. That sauce does not have Romano cheese in it, but it is still excellent. Alfredo sauce is also very versatile, so you can use them for other dishes, as well. We also love Newman’s Own Alfredo sauce. Those are the brands that I use often.

 

Feel free to try any of the different brands; now that you know how to elevate a jarred Alfredo sauce’s flavor, you shouldn’t be worried about which one is the best one to pick anymore.

 

Now that we’ve covered all of those subjects, let’s go ahead and make our chicken fettuccini Alfredo.

HOW TO MAKE CHICKEN FETTUCCINI ALFREDO WITH JARRED ALFREDO SAUCE

1- Cook pasta according to the directions written on the package.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the skillet on medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Then sauté the minced garlic for about one minute.

2- Next, add the chicken breast. Cook until the meat is done and there is no more water.

3- Now, add pour in the Alfredo sauce, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. Then season with black pepper and let simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.

4- Lastly, add cooked pasta, mix well and remove from the stove. Garnish with chopped fresh Italian parsley and more shredded parmesan cheese.

Serve and Bon Appetit!

Are you looking for more easy pasta recipes, check out our Creamy Shrimp Pasta Without Wine recipe.

a green plate full of chicken alfredo pasta with a fork, parsley and cheese

Easy Chicken Fettuccini Alfredo with Store-bought Sauce

Colette Z
This easy chicken fettuccini Alfredo with store-bought sauce is one of my favorite recipes to make when I am short on time. You can make this recipe in under 25 minutes, the ingredients are so affordable, and kids love it. If you are trying to save money on groceries, this recipe is perfect for you. You can make this recipe for under $5, which is so amazing.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dinner party, Dinner., Lunch, Main Course, Special occasions
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 People

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lbs Fettuccini pasta Any of your favorite brand
  • 1 lbs Chicken breast Thinly sliced
  • 1 Jar Alfredo sauce Any of your favorite brand
  • 1/2 Cup Heavy vream Optional
  • 2 Garlic Cloves Minced
  • 1 Tbsp Olive oil Can be substituted with butter
  • 1/4 Cup Grated Parmasen cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Italian parsley Optional. Chopped

Instructions
 

  • 1- Cook pasta according to the directions written on the package.
    While the pasta is cooking, heat the skillet on medium-high heat. Add olive oil. Then sauté the minced garlic for about one minute.
    2- Next, add the chicken breast. Cook until the meat is done and there is no more water.
    3- Now, add pour in the Alfredo sauce, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. Then season with black pepper and let simmer on low heat for about 5 minutes.
    4- Lastly, add cooked pasta, mix well and remove from the stove. Garnish with chopped fresh Italian parsley and more shredded parmesan cheese.
    Serve and Bon Appetit!

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Notes

Feel free to add any of your favorite vegetables to the recipe. You can also substitute the chicken breast with rotisserie chicken or any other meat. Shrimp goes very well with this recipe.
Tips for making store-bought alfredo sauce better
There are so many brands of alfredo sauce at the store. All of them taste good, but if you want to elevate your dish to a whole new level, you need to follow these tips to get the best flavors out of your food.
Here are my tips for making this easy chicken fettuccine Alfredo with store-bought sauce:
Add extra grated cheese: No matter what types of jarred alfredo sauce you bought, adding extra grated cheese will elevate your dish and give it additional flavors. The best cheese to use is grated Parmesan cheese. Our favorite is this grated Parmesan and Romano cheese.  They taste so good, and they go very well with other recipes also.
Add more cream: We use heavy cream. It elevates the sauce and makes it thicker, creamier, and won't dry the pasta. Using the cream is optional, but if you want your dish to be creamier and better, we recommend using it. If you don't have cream, you can substitute it with milk and a little bit of butter.
 If you want healthier options, Alfredo sauces are already high in fat and calories, so read the nutrition labels to find healthier alternatives. There all kinds of light Alfredo sauce options out there. The cream will increase the calories for sure, but you can add some veggies to this dish to make the dish healthier.
Use fresh garlic:  Many jarred Alfredo sauce already has garlic in it because of its health benefits and tastes but don't stop there; use extra garlic. It adds more flavors to the dish.
Season with black pepper: The spiciness of the black pepper enhances the flavor of the Alfredo sauce. 
Mix the cooked pasta directly into the sauce, not the sauce on top of the pasta: If you mix the cooked pasta inside the sauce, the pasta will better absorb the sauce, and the pasta won't dry, so combine them together.
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Sierra Rae Koon

This looks absolutely delicious and not super complicated either! Can’t wait to try it!

Kimberlie

I love how you elevated this chicken Alfredo recipe with garlic and heavy cream. I can’t wait to try it with your spin.

Courtney

Yum! This sounds like such a good and easy dinner option. I’ll reference this recipe in the future!

Arica

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I love your tips! I like to do things a lot that make store bought better too. This dish looks delicious and I’m pretty sure my family and I would love it!

Jericka A

The Classico sauce is amazing! Thanks for the added tips on how to add it in.

Binet

This looks really good. Will have to try it soon!

Rachel Childers

Looks and sounds amazing. Tempted to try it.

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