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Chicken Alfredo Wine Pairing and Recipe

by | Dec 23, 2023 | Food & Drink

chicken alfredo wine pairing

When it comes to classic Italian comfort food, chicken alfredo is a favorite for many. The creamy, indulgent sauce paired with tender chicken and perfectly cooked pasta is a winning combination. But have you ever wondered what wine goes best with this delectable dish? In this blog, we’ll not only share a mouthwatering chicken alfredo recipe but also explore some fantastic wine pairing options to elevate your dining experience.

Tasty Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 20 minutes | Serves: 4


  • 1 pound fettuccine pasta
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1.5 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • Fresh parsley, chopped, for garnish (optional)


  1. Cook the Pasta

Begin by cooking the fettuccine pasta according to the package instructions. Drain and set aside.

  1. Sauté the Chicken

In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken pieces and season with salt and black pepper. Cook until the chicken is golden brown and cooked through, about 5-6 minutes. Remove the chicken from the skillet and set it aside.

  1. Prepare the Sauce

In the same skillet, add minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant. Pour in the heavy cream and chicken broth, stirring constantly. Bring the mixture to a gentle simmer.

  1. Add Parmesan Cheese

Gradually add the grated Parmesan cheese to the simmering sauce, stirring continuously until the cheese has melted and the sauce has thickened. This should take about 2-3 minutes. Be sure to keep the heat low to prevent the sauce from curdling.

  1. Combine Chicken and Pasta

Return the cooked chicken to the skillet with the creamy sauce. Stir to combine and let it simmer together for a couple of minutes until the chicken is heated through.

  1. Final Touch

Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning with salt and black pepper, if needed. If the sauce seems too thick, you can add a little extra chicken broth to achieve your desired consistency.

  1. Serve

To serve, place a portion of the cooked fettuccine pasta on each plate and spoon the creamy chicken Alfredo sauce over the pasta. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley for a burst of color and flavor.

Now that we have our scrumptious dish ready, let’s delve into the world of wine and discover the perfect pairing.

What Wine Goes with Chicken Alfredo?

  1. Pinot Grigio

A light and crisp white wine like Pinot Grigio is an excellent choice for chicken alfredo. Its acidity and citrusy notes cut through the richness of the sauce, providing a refreshing contrast. The subtle fruity undertones also harmonize beautifully with the dish.

  1. Chardonnay

Chardonnay, particularly the unoaked variety, is another fantastic white wine option. Its buttery texture and hints of vanilla and oak complement a white sauce superbly. Its balanced acidity ensures a pleasant pairing that won’t overpower the dish.

  1. Pinot Noir

If you prefer red wine, opt for a light-bodied Pinot Noir. This red wine offers a delicate fruitiness and gentle tannins, making it a versatile choice for pasta dishes. Red berry flavors and earthy notes add depth to your meal without overwhelming it.

  1. Barbera

For those who enjoy a fuller-bodied red wine, Barbera is an Italian varietal that can work wonders with chicken alfredo. Its bright acidity and dark berry flavors provide a vibrant counterpoint to the rich sauce. Barbera’s versatility allows it to stand up to the dish’s complexity.

Now that you have some wine pairing options in mind, consider the flavors you enjoy most when deciding which one to choose. Personal preference plays a significant role in the wine pairing experience, so feel free to experiment until you find your perfect match.

Looking for the Perfect Wine Pairing? Visit Curious Cork Wine & Provisions

With an extensive selection of wines from around the world, Curious Cork’s knowledgeable staff can help you find the perfect bottle to complement your meal. Whether you prefer a crisp white, a smooth red, or something entirely different, we’re your destination for wine exploration.

So, next time you prepare this Italian classic, don’t forget to uncork one of our bottles of wine to elevate your meal to a whole new level of deliciousness. Bon appétit!