Chicken and Vegetable Penne Alfredo

There’s a secret ingredient in this Chicken Alfredo. Seconds? I think so!! One of my readers (Yana) wrote in with this Chicken and Vegetable Penne Alfredo recipe.

Its the same Yana who shared her famous recipe for bird’s milk jello. She got this pasta recipe from her friend Viva. See there’s some history here! 😉 Thank you ladies and you were right this recipe is delicious, quick and easy!

Ingredients For Chicken Alfredo Pasta:

3/4 lb Penne Pasta (boiled according to package instructions with 1/2 Tbsp salt)
1 1/2 Tbsp butter
1 Sweet Bell Pepper, sliced
1/2 to 3/4 lb Button Mushrooms
1 small onion
1 Tbsp Butter + 1 Tbsp Olive oil
1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper and 1/2 tsp salt for the veggies
1 lb chicken breast or chicken thigh
Salt, Pepper and Your favorite seasoning to sprinkle over the chicken (I love the Garlic Mrs. Dash)
1/2  cup sun-dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped into small pieces
2 cups heavy whipping cream
3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
1/2 cup Sweet Chili Sauce, optional if you want a spicy kick (We used Mae Ploy Brand from Cash & Carry)

Chicken and Vegetable Penne Alfredo

How to Make Chicken Alfredo Pasta:

1. Boil pasta according to package instructions (except I only used 1/2 Tbsp salt) I also like my noodles to be squishier and so does my son so we fully cook them. No aldente for us ;). Drain cooked pasta and mix in 1 1/2 Tbsp butter so the noodles don’t stick to each other.

2. Season chicken with salt, pepper and your favorite seasoning such as Mrs. Dash. Grill or saute your seasoned chicken (we grilled because we were desperate to use the grill). Let it rest to cool down slightly, then slice it against the grain.

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3. Heat a deep/large skillet over medium/high heat. Toss in 1 Tbsp butter and a couple Tbsp olive oil. Sautee sliced bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and finely diced onions until soft (about 8 min).

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4. Once the veggies are cooked, stir in the pasta, chopped sun-dried tomatoes and cooked chicken and mix well. Pour in 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce (if using) and 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. Set the pan back over the heat and heat everything thoroughly stirring several times until the sauce is creamy and cheese is melted.

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Chicken and Vegetable Penne Alfredo

5 from 24 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Medium/ Easy
Cost to Make: $12-$14
Servings: 6 -8

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb Penne Pasta boiled according to package instructions with 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Sweet Bell Pepper sliced
  • 1/2 to 3/4 lb Button Mushrooms
  • 1 small onion
  • 1 Tbsp Butter + 1 Tbsp Olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper and 1/2 tsp salt for the veggies
  • 1 lb chicken breast or chicken thigh
  • Salt Pepper and Your favorite seasoning to sprinkle on the chicken (i.e. Garlic Mrs. Dash)
  • 1/2 cup Sundried tomatoes coarsely chopped into small pieces
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Sweet Chili Sauce optional; if you want a spicy kick (We used Mae Ploy Brand from Cash & Carry)

Instructions

  1. Boil pasta according to package instructions (except I only used 1/2 Tbsp salt). Drain cooked pasta and mix in 1 1/2 tbsp butter so the noodles don't stick to each other.
  2. Season chicken with salt, pepper and your favorite seasoning such as Mrs. Dash. Grill or saute your seasoned chicken until fully cooked. Let it rest to cool down slightly, then slice it against the grain.
  3. Heat a deep/large skillet over medium/high heat. Toss in 1 Tbsp butter and a couple Tbsp olive oil. Sautee sliced bell peppers, sliced mushrooms and finely diced onions until soft (about 8 min).
  4. Once the veggies are cooked, stir in the pasta, chopped sun-dried tomatoes and cooked chicken and mix well. Pour in 2 cups heavy whipping cream, 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce (if using) and 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese. Stir to combine. Set the pan back over the heat and heat everything thoroughly stirring several times until the sauce is creamy and cheese is melted.

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  • Ed Smith
    July 22, 2018

    My goal was to lose 30 pounds this year. Then I started following your FB page and changed my goal to not gain 30 pounds. I made this for my family tonight. Everyone loved it. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      July 23, 2018

      Both are great goals! Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • B
    October 20, 2017

    Just made them last night. My bf loves it. Thanks for a good recipe. Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      October 20, 2017

      Awesome, I’m glad to hear that! Thanks for sharing! Reply

  • Vera
    September 9, 2017

    I absolutely love this recipe, it has all my favorite indigence. I always make my main dish every time my family comes over (either they like it or not haha). Это мое коронное блюдо! Thank you Natasha Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 9, 2017

      I’m so glad to hear this has become a favorite for you!! Thank you Vera 🙂 Reply

  • Debra J Covic
    March 15, 2017

    Hi Natasha,

    I made this for dinner last night and my husband loved it so much, he ate 3 servings!!! Thank you so much for your excellent blog. Keep the recipes coming! Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      March 15, 2017

      You’re welcome Debra! I’m glad you both enjoyed it 😀 Reply

  • YULIYA ZHUK
    November 22, 2016

    My husband can eat this everyday. Its so good. Thani you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      November 22, 2016

      You are very welcome Yuliya and thank you for sharing that with us 😁. Reply

  • Wai-Sim
    September 16, 2016

    It looks delicious. This will be something to try. Who thought that Sweet Thai chili sauce would go with an Italian dish? I usually use this chili sauce with fried chicken, spring rolls, etc. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 16, 2016

      Yes, I was surprised as well but it works! 🙂 Reply

  • Kim
    July 15, 2016

    Quick, easy and yummy one-dish meal. My family loved it. Thanks for making delicious food so simple. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 15, 2016

      Kim, thank you for the nice review and you are welcome 😀. Reply

  • Zoe
    June 20, 2016

    You never fail to disappoint, Natasha!! I made this pasta for the first time for a dinner party and after tasting, everyone has this jaw dropping look, then all the pasta were gone!!! You rock, and thank you for sharing your amazing recipes Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 20, 2016

      That’s so awesome!! Thanks for sharing that with me 🙂 Reply

  • Lyudmila
    June 3, 2016

    By far my favorite recipe!! I absolutely love this for my guest, quick and easy and never disappoints! Thanks so much for all your crafty recipes:) always look forward to seeing new things on your site!

    Best Regards, Lyudmila Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 3, 2016

      Lyudmila, I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Diana
    February 24, 2016

    This was AMAZING! Your recipes never fail, Natasha. Thank you so much for the hard work you put into this blog 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 25, 2016

      I’m so happy you liked it. Thank you for the awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Diana
    February 5, 2016

    Just made this it’s yummy. The only thing I did different is I make my Alfredo sauce with equal portions of milk and heavy cream. Other than that I followed the recipe with a little less sweet chili sauce. It’s amazing. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful recipes. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 6, 2016

      Diana, thank you for the nice review and you are welcome 😁. Reply

  • Tania
    December 29, 2015

    Families favorite dish!
    I also always make it when I get guest, and EVERYONE would ask me how to make it and tell me how GOOD it is!!!!
    just love it! and we grill our chicken on the grill. gives a WAY better taste to the dish!
    thank you so so much for the recipe! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      December 30, 2015

      Thank you so much for sharing your awesome review! 🙂 Reply

  • Olga
    October 21, 2015

    Made this dish twice in the last 2 weeks…. mmmmm!!!!! It is so delisious!!! Thank you so much for your blog! All your recipies are always a hit in our house! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 21, 2015

      Olga, thank you for such a great review, it means so much to me :). Reply

  • Gosia S
    October 15, 2014

    This is hands down THE BEST Alfredo pasta I have ever cooked or tried. I once did your Mom’s Alfredo Chicken recipe and unfortunately it did not work for us. This recipe is absolutely amazing. I prefer chicken thighs vs. breasts. I used only 1/4 cup of Sweet Chili Sauce not to make it too spicy for my 5 year old – do not skip this ingredient, just use less if you need to control the heat!
    You cannot mess up this recipe! This is a MUST in every family’s cookbook! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      October 15, 2014

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the recipe Gosia :). I agree; my son doesn’t have much of a love for spicy foods either 🙂 Reply

  • Yelena Kay
    February 23, 2014

    I made this first time last night when my family visited. I used mozzarella cheese because I didn’t have Parmesan, I also didnt have any chicken or hot sauce but it still turned out great and everyone loved it. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      February 23, 2014

      Oooh I bet the mozzarella was wonderful too! I’m so glad you liked it. 🙂 Reply

      • Yelena Kay
        February 24, 2014

        The funny thing is that it was just then that I realized I had bought mozzarella cheese instead of Parmesan. and I kept wondering why my alfredo sauce tasted so differently than before. :-/ Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          February 24, 2014

          That’ll do it! 🙂 Although I love mozzarella and frequently satisfy cravings for big slabs of it melted in the microwave (I probably shouldn’t tell people that). 😉 Reply

  • olga
    January 26, 2014

    Is this dish freezer friendly? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 27, 2014

      I think it might be. I haven’t tried to be very honest with you but it’s definitely worth experimenting if you have alot left over. 🙂 Reply

  • Inga
    January 6, 2014

    Just wondering if the sun dried tomatoes were packed in a liquid or if they were just dry and you had to soak them. I have used just dry ones before and they are really tough if not soaked first. Will be trying this tonight. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      January 6, 2014

      The were packed without liquid in a little baggy but they were still pretty moist. Maybe it was just a certain brand that was dry, but you can use the ones packed in liquid if you want 🙂 Reply

  • Yelena
    November 16, 2013

    What kind of salad do you usually serve this Alfredo dish with? Reply

  • Ana
    September 24, 2013

    Will it work with heavy cream? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 25, 2013

      Yes Ana, that will work as well :). Reply

  • Nataliya
    September 3, 2013

    penne pasta eto makaronu tak nazuvayt’sya? thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      September 3, 2013

      Yes 🙂 It’s sold right next to the macaroni. Reply

  • Irene
    August 30, 2013

    Love Love Love this soooo much! Thanks Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 30, 2013

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you enjoyed It 🙂 Reply

  • Nataliya
    August 27, 2013

    Penne pasta eto poroshok razvodit’sya?,ili wudkost’? gde v winco foods ego mowno kypit’, vse oboshla i nenashla ,bol’shoe spasibo Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      August 27, 2013

      Penne pasta is a pasta. It should be right next to the macaroni 🙂 Reply

  • Victoria
    July 29, 2013

    Natasha,
    I made this yesterday and the taste was amazing!!!! Thank you. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 29, 2013

      Anytime 🙂 Reply

  • Angie
    July 17, 2013

    I just had to leave a comment! This is a MUST try for pasta lovers. Definitely a keeper recipe 🙂 so delicious!!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 17, 2013

      Thank you Angie for that great review! 🙂 Reply

  • Tanush
    July 12, 2013

    This was absolutely amazing!! Thank you again for another great recipe!! :)) Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 12, 2013

      You’re welcome; glad you enjoyed it! 🙂 Reply

  • olga
    July 11, 2013

    hey where can i get sun dried tomatoes? do they come in a can? what section in the store? thx! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 12, 2013

      You can get either the dry version or the canned ones in oil. In Winco they were next to the canned garlic (if that helps :)) Reply

  • Irene
    July 11, 2013

    Thank you soooo very much! I just made this for dinner along w/ another salad of yours. yummmm yumm! Next time though i need to remember to use a bigger skillet 🙂 Thanks again for your blog, and continue doing what you’re doing. Every time I get into a cooking conversation w/ somebody, I always mention and recommend your blog 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 11, 2013

      Thank you Irene! I really appreciate your sharing my blog with the people you love 🙂 I’m so glad you like the recipes! Reply

  • Matthew
    July 10, 2013

    This was sooo good! I made it the other night. My kids loved it as well. I just bought ingredients to make it again so I can take it to work and share. Thanks Natasha!!! I never doubt your recipes;) I’ll be looking forward to the next one! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 10, 2013

      Awesome :), thank you Matthew for the good report. Reply

  • Viktoriya
    July 6, 2013

    This recipe was delicious! By far my favorite chicken recipe. A little spiciness to it was perfect! Thank you so much for sharing 🙂 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 6, 2013

      Great, I’m glad you enjoyed it Viktoria :). Reply

  • inna
    July 2, 2013

    eto tot chornuj paketik kotoruj na foto? Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 2, 2013

      black bag in the photo is filled with sun-dried tomatoes. Reply

  • inna
    July 2, 2013

    a chto eto takoe Penne Pasta? thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      July 2, 2013

      Penne pasta is a tube-shaped pasta that’s usually about the length and width of a pinkie finger. Reply

  • June 24, 2013

    Thanks for mentioning Mrs. Dash! We’re so glad you like the Garlic & Herb seasoning. You also might like the Tomato, Basil Garlic one for pasta. Whichever you choose, be sure to go to our website and download coupons before you buy: http://www.mrsdash.com/coupons Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 24, 2013

      Ooh I’m honored that Mrs. Dash visited my blog 🙂 I always use Mrs. Dash. It’s a way healthier alternative than loads of added salt. I’m also a nurse and we recommend Mrs. Dash and even serve it in our hospital to all of our patients!! Reply

      • June 28, 2013

        Thanks so much, Natasha! We’re so happy to hear that you always use Mrs. Dash and that your hospital does too–that means a lot coming from a nurse like you. Your blog is fantastic, so we’re glad we found you too! Keep up the great work! Reply

  • olessa
    June 17, 2013

    mmmmmmmm, yummy. This was and is Delicious!!!! made it for dinner this evening. added dill for some greenery. lol. Simply delicious and very easy and fast!!! thank you! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 17, 2013

      I love dill on everything too! 🙂 I’m so glad you liked it 🙂 Reply

  • June 17, 2013

    This recipe sounds amazing!I always love a good pasta dish and you nailed it!! Must try ASAP…

    -Shannon Reply

  • This looks fantastic – I’m sitting here, at almost 2am, and my tummy’s grumbling; you’re definitely not helping me fight these urges to get up off my comfy bed and eat! haha Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 14, 2013

      yeah, sorry about that. That happens to me all the time. I’m alway staring at delicious food. I’m I’m thankful for a fast metabolism; lol Reply

  • Svetlana
    June 13, 2013

    My mouth yearn s for this delight Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2013

      We will invite you next time we make them. They are a staple at our house now! Reply

  • Lena
    June 13, 2013

    Turned out delicious!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 13, 2013

      Woohoo! That’s awesome. I’m so glad you liked it! Reply

  • Natalie
    June 11, 2013

    This dish exceeded my taste buds expectation, definitely a keeper 🙂 I kept the sauce separate, just brought it to a boil and it thickened up nicely. Love the idea of adding the sweet chili sauce, it’s our favorite spring roll dipping sauce. thanks for posting Natasha! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 11, 2013

      oooh that would be amazing with springrolls! Do you make your own or is there a brand you can recommend for the springrolls? Reply

      • Natalie
        June 11, 2013

        Natasha,
        I’ve been making my own and trying to experiment with different fillings. they are very easy to make and kids love them. The actual spring pastry brand that I use is “Spring Home” “TYJ Spring Roll Pastry” and I buy it at the Asian store. 🙂 Reply

  • June 10, 2013

    This looks super delicious :). I am always looking for new recipes to make for my family. Love bell pepper addition to the dish. I can’t wait to try this!!! Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 10, 2013

      Definitely add some nice color and flavor to the dish. Don’t skip the sundried tomatoes; they add some amazing flavor too! Reply

  • Sundried tomatoes and chili sauce sound perfect! I love to have little kicks 😉 Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 10, 2013

      I agree Inessa :). Reply

  • June 10, 2013

    Grilled chicken, mushrooms, and that sauce… The recipe looks amazing. I have to try it when I get a chance. Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 10, 2013

      I would love to hear from you once you make it :). Reply

      • June 14, 2013

        Made this last night. I used canned chicken for convenience and used one pound of pasta. That way I used up the whole box. It was really good. I would even substitute bacon for the chicken if I didn’t have it. Reply

        • Natasha
          natashaskitchen
          June 14, 2013

          I’m so glad you liked it! Your etsy shop is great by the way!! 🙂 Reply

  • Luba
    June 10, 2013

    YUM! I was looking for a great penne alfredo pasta recipe, must give this a try! Sounds Delish! Thank you for posting! :p Reply

    • Natasha
      natashaskitchen
      June 10, 2013

      You are welcome Luba, let me know how it turns out :). Reply

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