Have you ever made alfredo sauce from scratch? Have you ever had alfredo sauce made from scratch? Well, it is amazing in this delicious Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo!
Aunt Lou here.
I have this friend. Her name is Joy. She would never admit it, she is way too sarcastic for that, but she lives up to her name in every way for me. Being around her always brings me such Joy. (I can see her rolling her eyes at me right now!) But I mean it. She is awesome.
I thought I knew how awesome she was, but then I tried her cooking! Oh my! She is half Italian. Her mama was born and raised in Italy and taught Miss Joy (aka Joyful) how to cook. I had her homemade alfredo sauce once and knew I wanted to know how to make it. I was afraid it was a family secret or something…it was that good. Although Joy had teased that she would have to kill me if she told me the recipe, she did relent…because she loves me that much.
CROCK POT CHICKEN ALFREDO
Now here’s the thing. Parmesan is a hard cheese, so when a recipe says “grated” it means grate the cheese! Shredded just doesn’t work the same! I know we had been living in our new house for a few months when I made this, but there are still things that have not made it over to our new house yet. My cheese grater is one of them. I just don’t use it that often. So I tried shredding the cheese in my food processor. While the taste was still ah-mazing, the texture was off and just wasn’t as good as Joy’s. So, learn from my mistakes people…grate your cheese!
I ended up making this twice just so the pictures wouldn’t have the leftover shreds of cheese in them. It was a sacrifice I was willing to make for ya’ll! It turned out SO much better when I grated the cheese. The few leftovers that we had were fought over because they were so good!
Also, use fresh parmesan. Your favorite grocery store should have a nice little 8 oz wedge of it just waiting for you to grate (not shred!). I asked Joyful a question that I already knew the answer to, but I knew someone would ask if I didn’t. Does it need to be fresh grated parmesan? She informed me that I could use the stuff in the green can if I had to, but that it was a sin. Just one of the many reasons I love Miss Joyful!
Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo
- 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts
- ½ quart heavy cream
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- 1 cup of Parmesan cheese grated
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 box of your favorite pasta cooked
- Optional: extra grated Parmesan cheese
- Spray your crock pot with cooking spray
- Place your chicken in your crock pot
- In a pan on the stove, heat your cream through and reduce
- Add butter and cheese and stir until melted
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Pour your alfredo sauce over your chicken
- Cover and cook on low for 4-6 hours
- Serve over cooked pasta with fresh grated Parmesan cheese
Slow Cooker Recommendation
For this yummy Crock Pot Chicken Alfredo, I used my 3 qt crock pot. Since this is a smaller recipe, my 3qt was perfect for the job!