Chicken Alfredo is an easy dinner to do- especially easy if you already have chicken laid out/defrosted and ready to go. You can make this dish with easy pieces of chicken like pre-cut tenderloins, chicken breasts or even chicken thighs. You can add a variety of things to the pasta, chicken and sauce recipe and you can even turn it into a casserole dish sprinkled with parmesan cheese and breadcrumbs and baked! Here is the $5 recipe that complete with “fixings” (i.e oven roasted or stovetop veggies).

Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pkg Chicken Tenderloins
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Pasta
  • Onion
  • Garlic salt, pepper and Italian Seasoning
  • Optional Ad-on: Bacon and peas
  • Olive oil

Instructions

  • Chop onion, mince garlic and season the chicken strips
  • Drizzle olive oil on a hot, large pan and place the entire package of chicken strips (use half for leftover meals)
  • Turn the heat down and cover the pan, frequently check the chicken and flip the strips over to cook on both sides
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and then add the fettuccini pasta, drain when pasta is tender
  • Add Alfredo sauce to the now empty pot and heat
  • Remove chicken strips and let rest. After a couple minutes, chop into bite size pieces
  • Optional Steps- heat peas and/or cook bacon and set to the side
  • Mix all the ingredients together with the sauce
  • Optional: Make oven roasted vegetables- bake 4 chopped carrots with the usual garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and paprika seasoning

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Pre-cut Chicken Tenderloins

Cost at a Glance for Chicken Alfredo

This will make more than 1 night’s dinner- estimate 3-4 meals? Ingredients cost $10 for 4 servings: so totally a $5 Dinner

  1. Chicken Tenderloins 1 “package” $6 estimate- used half for dinner $3
  2. Alfredo Sauce (half jar) $1
  3. Bag of frozen peas $0.48 
  4. Pasta $2 (already had it)
  5. Onion $0.50 (guess-stimate)
  6. Garlic, salt, pepper and Italian Seasoning 
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Chicken Alfredo

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This chicken Alfredo recipe is easy and versatile. Read on if you're looking for affordable dishes.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 pkg Chicken Tenderloins
  • Alfredo Sauce
  • Pasta
  • Onion
  • Garlic salt, pepper and Italian Seasoning
  • Optional Ad-on: Bacon and peas
  • Olive oil

Instructions
 

  • Chop onion, mince garlic and season the chicken strips
  • Drizzle olive oil on a hot, large pan and place the entire package of chicken strips (use half for leftover meals)
  • Turn the heat down and cover the pan, frequently check the chicken and flip the strips over to cook on both sides
  • Bring a pot of water to boil and then add the fettuccini pasta, drain when pasta is tender
  • Add Alfredo sauce to the now empty pot and heat
  • Remove chicken strips and let rest. After a couple minutes, chop into bite size pieces
  • Optional Steps- heat peas and/or cook bacon and set to the side
  • Mix all the ingredients together with the sauce
  • Optional: Make oven roasted vegetables- bake 4 chopped carrots with the usual garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and paprika seasoning

Notes

Cost at a Glance 
  1. Chicken Tenderloins 1 “package” $6 estimate- used half for dinner $3
  2. Alfredo Sauce (half jar) $1
  3. Bag of frozen peas $0.48 
  4. Pasta $2 (already had it)
  5. Onion $0.50 (guess-stimate)
  6. Garlic, salt, pepper and Italian Seasoning 
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