Spicy Creamy Chicken Alfredo

Spicy Creamy Chicken Alfredo

The added bonus of seasoned chicken, sweet peppers, fresh garlic and spice makes this Alfredo pasta dish full of delicious flavor! I came up with this recipe years ago and it’s been a tried and true family favorite ever since.

Prep: 10 min


  • ¾ lb. fresh boneless, skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 each (medium size) – red, orange and yellow bell pepper (thinly sliced)
  • 5 cloves of garlic (minced) + 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 ½ cups freshly shredded parmesan cheese (*see note below)
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter (1 ½ sticks)
  • freshly cracked black pepper (preferred) (can use ground black pepper)
  • ⅛ tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. red pepper flakes (or more to taste)
  • parsley (optional) fresh or dried
  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1lb. pasta of your choice (I use fettuccine)

Cook: 20 min

Makes: 4-6 servings


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium/high heat, melt butter.
  2. Add 2 cloves minced garlic, stir.
  3. Add heavy cream and stir with whisk. Watch carefully, once sauce comes to a soft boil, reduce temperature to medium/low. Whisk frequently and watch to make sure the sauce doesn’t overflow. Cook for approximately 15 minutes, or until sauce has slightly thickened (sauce will thicken more when cheese is added).
  4. While the sauce is thickening, boil water for pasta. Cook pasta according to directions.
  5. Pepper chicken generously (both sides).
  6. Heat a large frying pan over medium/high heat.
  7. Add 2 tbsp. olive oil (swirl oil in pan to ensure even coverage).
  8. Brown and cook chicken thoroughly.
  9. Add peppers, 5 cloves minced garlic and red pepper flakes to chicken and stir frequently until peppers are slightly softened.
  10. Remove pan from heat and discard any liquid that may be in the pan.
  11. When Alfredo sauce has thickened, remove pan from heat.
  12. Add shredded parmesan cheese and stir continuously with whisk until smooth.
  13. Add nutmeg and stir.
  14. Plate desired amount of pasta and spoon Alfredo sauce on top.
  15. Spoon chicken, peppers and garlic mixture on top.
  16. Garnish with parsley (optional).

*Note – Do not use bottled grated parmesan cheese. It does not melt smoothly and gives a gritty texture to the sauce.

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