This simplified version of classic Chicken Alfredo is ready in 5 minutes and served over Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice for a quick quality meal.
Ready in just 5 minutes, our creamy Chicken Alfredo is a delicious dish that’s packed with irresistible Italian flavors.
Heat rice according to package directions.
Combine chicken and sauce in a microwave safe bowl. Heat on HIGH for 1 – 2 minutes.
Stir after heating. Serve over rice. Top with tomato and cheese.
For a seafood version, swap out chicken for shrimp.
If you don’t have a jar of Alfredo on-hand you can whip up a batch in a matter of minutes. The best part? This creamy sauce consists of ingredients you most likely already have – Parmesan cheese, butter, garlic, Italian seasoning and your choice of dairy. The thicker the dairy, the creamier your sauce will be, so many opt for heavy cream or half and half but whole milk will do the trick.
Constantly whisk everything but the Parmesan at a medium-low heat for about 3 or 4 minutes, without letting the mixture boil. When it starts to thicken, fold in the Parmesan until it’s melted and the sauce is smooth. It’s just that easy!
You can store homemade sauce in the fridge for up to 4 days, so why not use leftovers for other quick and easy meals? Grab a rotisserie chicken on your way home and in 5 minutes flat you’ll be enjoying a protein-packed Alfredo Chicken and Rice.
When it comes to chicken, you have plenty of possibilities:
– Pre-Cooked: Grab a bag or two of fully cooked chicken breast strips from the refrigerated section of your favorite grocery store so you always have a protein mix-in handy.
– Rotisserie: Whether you have some leftovers or pick up a bird on your way home, rotisserie chicken is a hassle-free option that promises a ton of flavor.
– Baked: Of course, buying and baking raw chicken will increase the cook time, unless you’re prepared! Meal prepping chicken breast is not only economical, it’s easier than you think — really – and is a great option when you’re making Meals For One.
Bake breasts for 15-18 minutes until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees. Divvy up diced, shredded or whole breasts portions. When cooked, chicken can be stored in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 days.
For long-term meal prep, cooked chicken can stay in the freezer for up to 3 months and still maintain optimal flavor and texture. When you need to replenish your refrigerated protein stash simply transfer the amount you need from the freezer — ideally allowing the chicken to defrost overnight.