Easy 15-Minute Chicken Alfredo Gluten-Free Recipe (2024)

by TerriAnn

written by TerriAnn

Ever have one of those days when you just want to through a few jars in a pot and dinner’s done in under 15-20 minutes? Well, since going gluten-free, that’s an option we don’t usually have. However, I’ve recently found a few goodcommercially-available items to make a quick and easy gluten-free recipe for chicken alfredo with pasta.

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The pasta comes from Trader Joe’s but everything else can be found at almost any grocery store. If you don’t have a Trader Joe’s nearby, BarillaEasy 15-Minute Chicken Alfredo Gluten-Free Recipe (3) has a nice rice and corn pasta line that also has a more solid texture.

Prep time: 5 minutes. Cook time: 15 minutes. Servings Made: 4.

15-Minute Chicken Alfredo Gluten-Free Recipe



  1. Bring water to boil in a large pot. Add salt if desired. Pour in pasta and allow to cook for 7-10 minutes.
  2. Add cooking oil to pan and heat (I used olive oil). Cook chicken on one side for 7 minutes.
  3. Sprinkle salt, pepper, Italian seasoning (i.e. basil, oregano, rosemary, thyme) on chicken. Turn over for another 7 minutes.
  4. When done, drain pasta and set aside.
  5. Pour alfredo sauce into pot and heat. Add olive oil, garlic, and pesto. Mix and allow to simmer.
  6. Make sure chicken is cooked through (no pink) and put all ingredients on plate.
  7. Top with parmesan cheese and some seasoning to garnish.

If you really want to speed up the cooking time, use precooked chicken strips. For Celiac sufferers, it’s always a good idea to check labels to make sure it’s gluten-free.


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TerriAnn van Gosliga is the main writer at . Born & raised in the SF Bay Area but loves to travel. She's been married to her best friend for 20 years, used to homeschool her 19-year-old daughter before she started a public high school/college program, and has an accident-prone lab mix dog.

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JennJanuary 29, 2014 - 7:44 pm

Good luck on your journey! We are gluten and dairy free now due to Hubs issues. It’s hard at first but you get used to it.

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TammyJanuary 29, 2014 - 11:46 pm

This will be perfect to serve when my BFF comes to visit me, she eats gluten-free but we don’t so I’m starting to compile recipes now so I’m ready for when she arrives.

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LyndaSJanuary 30, 2014 - 6:44 am

I’d eat that. Just a couple of days ago I had some spaghetti/meat sauce with some Barilla GF Fusilli noodles. It is surprising that many dishes can be adapted to be gluten free.

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Anne - Mommy Has to WorkJanuary 30, 2014 - 8:17 am

This s one meal I know my family would enjoy! We love chicken!

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DonnaJanuary 31, 2014 - 7:51 pm

This sounds so good! I think I really need to try going gluten free. My husband and I both have a lot of stomach issues anymore.

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ColleenFebruary 1, 2014 - 8:13 am

Oh yum when we go to an Italian restaurant I often get alfredo it is my favorite pasta sauce.

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Robin Gagnon {Mom Foodie}February 1, 2014 - 5:05 pm

That looks pretty darn tasty. We aren’t gluten free, but my daughter is quite fond of rice noodles, I bet she would like this a lot.

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JulieFebruary 1, 2014 - 6:34 pm

This looks so yummy! We have a box of quinoa pasta in our pantry that this recipe would be perfect for.

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Shell FeisFebruary 1, 2014 - 7:45 pm

That sounds heavenly! I love alfredo and pesto both so this would be perfect for me.

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MickeyFebruary 1, 2014 - 10:07 pm

That looks so good! And not too difficult or time-consuming, so it’s perfect for crazy weeknights.

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LoloFebruary 1, 2014 - 11:43 pm

I have to try that Trader Joes pasta. I love their stuff!

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MellisaFebruary 2, 2014 - 8:10 pm

This is my kind of meal! Easy, fast and delicious.

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KathleenFebruary 2, 2014 - 8:53 pm

I am pretty sure I would love this! Going to give it a try for lunch next week.

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Ty @ Mama of 3 MunchkinsFebruary 2, 2014 - 9:21 pm

This looks very tasty! I’m definitely going to have to give this a try!

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AngelaFebruary 3, 2014 - 8:27 am

This looks so delish! I would have never guessed that it’s gluten free.

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Becca @ Mama BFebruary 3, 2014 - 10:09 am

Looks great! I haven’t had chicken alfredo in so long.

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Penelope Guzman (NYC Blogger)February 3, 2014 - 5:15 pm

Thank you for these, they look wonderful!

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CathyFebruary 20, 2014 - 9:46 pm

Just wanted to let you know I am sharing your wonderful recipe tomorrow in my Gluten-Free Recipe RoundUp with a link back to your original post!
Have a terrific weekend!
Cathy from APeekIntoMyParadise.com

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What is a substitute for flour in Alfredo sauce? ›

Use Cornstarch

To make a cornstarch slurry, whisk together equal parts of cornstarch and water—about 2 tablespoons of each. From there, add 1 to 2 teaspoons at a time. Start by whisking just 2 teaspoons of the slurry into the sauce, let it come to a boil, which will activate the starch, and then add more if needed.

What is a substitute for heavy cream in Alfredo sauce? ›

Here are a few options:
  1. Milk: You can use regular or non-dairy milk, such as almond milk, soy milk, or oat milk, as a substitute for heavy cream. ...
  2. Half-and-Half: Half-and-half is a mixture of equal parts whole milk and light cream. ...
  3. Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt can add.
Jun 30, 2023

What makes Alfredo sauce not gluten free? ›

Alfredo sauce should be all dairy with herbs and spices to flavor. There should be no flour and hence no gluten. But commercial products probably do have flour to thicken, so you should check the labels carefully. Better yet, make your own from scratch.

What can I use instead of fettuccine for chicken alfredo? ›

Fettuccine pasta: This long, thick noodle is classic shape for making the best fettuccine Alfredo, but any long pasta shape (fresh or dried) will work in this recipe. Instead of fettuccine noodles, try linguine, spaghetti, or pappardelle.

How to make an Alfredo sauce thicker without flour or cornstarch? ›

Dairy-Based Thickeners
  1. Egg Yolks. Egg yolks are a terrific thickener for many things and pasta sauce is one of them. ...
  2. Cream Cheese. Cream cheese is another method to add a creaminess to your sauce. ...
  3. Heavy Cream. ...
  4. Parmesan. ...
  5. Shredded Cheese. ...
  6. Butter. ...
  7. Plain Greek Yogurt.

How can I thicken Alfredo sauce without flour? ›

Another option is to add some cornstarch or arrowroot powder to your sauce. These starches will help to thicken it up without adding any flour. Finally, you can try adding some heavy cream or sour cream to your sauce. This will add some richness and body to the sauce without making it too thick.

What is a homemade substitute for heavy cream? ›

You can make a stand-in for the heavy cream called for in a recipe where it will be mixed with other ingredients. Melt 1/4 cup unsalted butter in a large glass bowl and gradually whisk in 3/4 cup whole milk or half and half. You'll end up with 1 cup of a cream substitute.

How do you thicken Alfredo sauce without cream cheese? ›

Very very simple:
  1. Cook and Drain noodles and return to pan.
  2. Throw in some butter to melt.
  3. Throw in some freshly grated parmesan.
  4. Add enough heavy cream to make you happy. Mix until the starch on the noodles thickens your "sauce". ...
  5. Serve immediately. This stuff does not keep, and does not reheat well.
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Can you use milk instead of heavy cream in pasta? ›

Whole milk is an excellent substitute for heavy cream. It adds richness to your pasta sauce without the excess fat. Simply simmer your favourite pasta sauce with whole milk until it thickens to your desired consistency. The result is a velvety and indulgent sauce that pairs beautifully with pasta.

Do you have to add flour to Alfredo sauce? ›

Homemade Alfredo Sauce Ingredients:

All-purpose flour: To help form a roux and thicken the sauce. If you are making gluten-free Alfredo sauce, however, you are welcome to omit the flour and have a slightly thinner sauce.

What can I use instead of flour to make a sauce? ›

Using cornstarch to thicken sauce is very similar to using flour, but you need different quantities:
  1. Use one tablespoon cornstarch mixed with one tablespoon cold water (aka a cornstarch slurry) for each cup of medium-thick sauce.
  2. Thoroughly mix the cornstarch and water together, then pour into your sauce.
Aug 28, 2023

What is the best flour substitute for sauces? ›

What are some substitutes for flour as a thickener in gravies and sauces? - Quora. For sauces that are served hot, any type of starch will work. The most commonly used one is cornstarch.

What can you substitute for flour in pasta? ›

Rice flour: Use rice flour for noodles, and to thicken soups and stews. It's also gluten-free and works well in delicate food products like cakes and pastries. Amaranth Flour: Use amaranth flour for pasta, baking, and as a thickener. Like rice flour, amaranth flour is gluten-free.

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