Chicken Alfredo

This simplified version of classic Chicken Alfredo is served over Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice for a quick, quality meal.

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Cooking time PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings SERVES 1
Ready in TOTAL TIME 5 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 3 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 2 mins
Servings
SERVES 1
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 5 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve White Rice
  • 1/2 cup diced cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup Alfredo sauce
  • 1/4 cup diced tomato
  • 1 tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Ready in just 5 minutes, our creamy Chicken Alfredo is a delicious dish that’s packed with irresistible Italian flavors.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions.

    Step 2

  • Combine chicken and sauce in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat on HIGH for 1 – 2 minutes.

    Step 3

  • Stir sauce and serve over rice. Top with tomato and cheese.

    Recipe Tip

    For a seafood version, swap out chicken for shrimp.

Easy Homemade Alfredo

If you don’t have a jar of Alfredo sauce 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 the sauce 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.

Choosing Chicken

When it comes to rice and chicken recipes, you have plenty of options:

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 chicken breasts for 15-18 minutes, until the internal temperature reads 165 degrees. Divvy up diced, shredded or whole chicken 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.

Other Meal Inspiration

If you’re looking for something with more of a Latin American flavor, take a look at this easy Mexican Rice Recipe.

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