One Pot Bacon Chicken Pasta. Quick, Delicious Dinner, made in minutes!

Have you yet discovered One Pot Pastas? A brilliantly simple idea, simply toss everything into a pot and boil. 15 minutes later, you’ll have al dente pasta ready to eat, with a delicious makes-it’s-own-sauce. No straining, no draining. Just toss, boil and enjoy!

The most common style of One Pot meals is basic marinara. Tomatoes, garlic and basil become a fresh tasting spaghetti. But, we saw so many more options with this idea. So, whipped up a delicious Chicken Alfredo. 

With this insanely easy recipe, you don’t have to create a finicky roux for the sauce. You don’t have to stand over a pot, whisking constantly to keep clumps from forming. You simply toss, boil, stir several times, then grab a fork and enjoy! Check out just how easy it is to make this incredible recipe.

Ingredient Options

Though we used a 6 oz bag of precooked chicken for our batch, there are a variety of ingredient options and shortcuts you can use at home. 

  • Garlic. Fresh or canned. We went with canned garlic which was “minced in olive oil” for convenience, but fresh minced garlic works, as well. Alternately, 1/2 a chopped scallion also tastes great!
  • Pasta. Any style. We used fettuccine, but any shape of pasta works. Or, if your family prefers it, go gluten-free! Any kind of pasta that cooks in 12-15 minutes is fair game here.
  • Cheese. Parmesan, Italian, Romano. There’s a lot of wiggle room when it comes to the right cheeses to use in this recipe. Any kind of Italian cheese or Italian blend will taste great. Shredded fresh parmesan gives the most authentic flavor, but if you’re looking to save a few pennies, grated parmesan works, too. If using, half the amount of cheese called for in the recipe and stir it in just before serving for best flavor.
  • Chicken. Grilled, shredded or diced. Any kind of precooked chicken is perfect. Use leftover grilled chicken, repurpose a rotisserie, or cook up a batch of chicken in your skillet before tossing in the ingredients. Canned chicken can also work, but the flavor will be slightly different–a little more mild with a more hearty, shredded texture in each bite.
  • One Pot Bacon Chicken Pasta. Quick, Delicious Dinner, made in minutes!

The Perfect One Pot Pan

For this recipe, we used the Good Cook 11″ Deep Saute Pan with Lid. Wide enough to fit whole noodles without breaking, one batch of this pasta (which feeds four) cooked up perfectly in this pan. The liquids didn’t boil over the deep edges, the cover kept splatters from happening as the noodles cooked and the final cooked pasta filled the interior nicely. Sleek black, with simple lines, this pan also looks great on your table. Just pop a Pasta Fork in and serve straight from the pan.

One Pot Bacon Chicken Pasta. Quick, Delicious Dinner, made in minutes!

One Pot Chicken Bacon Alfredo Pasta
Serves 4
One Pot Alfredo! This creamy pasta is full of so many great flavors. Quick and simple, perfect for weeknight eating, serve this one for dinner anytime.
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
20 min
649 calories
47 g
139 g
33 g
39 g
19 g
332 g
1006 g
2 g
0 g
12 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
332g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 649
Calories from Fat 293
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g
51%
Saturated Fat 19g
95%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Cholesterol 139mg
46%
Sodium 1006mg
42%
Total Carbohydrates 47g
16%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 39g
Vitamin A
22%
Vitamin C
7%
Calcium
52%
Iron
12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 8 oz fettuccine
  2. 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, diced or cut into strips
  3. 1 tablespoon minced garlic (or 2-3 cloves fresh garlic, chopped)
  4. 1 cup parmesan cheese
  5. 1 cup cream
  6. 2 cups chicken broth
  7. 1/2 cup crumbled cooked bacon
  8. 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  9. salt and pepper
Instructions
  1. Place pasta, chicken, garlic, parmesan cheese, cream and broth in an 11" saute pan. Cover and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Cook for 12-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until pasta is tender. Salt and pepper to taste. Stir in bacon, garnish with parsley. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. If you prefer a more saucy pasta, add 1/2-1 cups more broth.
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18 responses to “One-Pot Chicken Bacon Alfredo Pasta”

  1. Sally says:

    What kind of cream…half and half or heavy?

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  5. Lesa says:

    Is that half sour cream and half milk? For the cream

    • admin admin says:

      This recipe was tested with heavy cream. If you try it with half sour cream and half milk, let us know how it goes!

  6. Brenda says:

    Delicious! Cooked this tonight. Perfect recipe; only needed to add an additional 1/2 cup of stock. Used lite thickened cream. Whole family enjoyed this 10/10! Thank you for an awesome recipe. Will be one of our favourites now. So easy and tasty.

  7. Kenneth says:

    Try this wife loved it could of put alittle more chicken broth to cook the noodles more but all in all this will be on my list of winter food

  8. Kenneth says:

    Mafe this the other day came out great my wife love Alfredo. Eat the whole pot…

  9. Dave says:

    Good recipe. For those saying their pasta was undercooked, use fresh pasta not dry. Not only does it turnout perfectly, it produces a much better dish

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  12. Kayla says:

    I made this last night for dinner, it was really good! I added mushrooms and chopped broccoli to the mixture, very good!! Very easy to make on a weeknight!

  13. kate says:

    I added a pack of frozen chopped spinach

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