Bow Tie Chicken Alfredo


My obsession with the Pioneer Woman began a few years ago.  Her recipes were accessible and tasty, and most importantly…my kids ate the food!

One of my favorite meals of hers is Bowtie Chicken Alfredo.  This meal is so delicious, can easily be deconstructed for your family members likes/dislikes, and most of the ingredients are things I keep on hand.

*Pretend you see the chicken broth here.*


  • 1 box Bowtie Pasta (farfalle)
  • 4 tbsp. Butter
  • 2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • Salt And Pepper, to taste
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
  • 3/4 c. Dry White Wine (may Substitute Low-sodium Chicken Broth)
  • 1/2 c. Half-and-half
  • 3 tbsp. Heavy Cream
  • 3/4 c. Parmesan Shavings Or Grated Parmesan
  • 2 tbsp. Fresh Parsley, Minced


  1.  Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Salt and pepper both sides of the chicken breasts. Heat 2 tablespoons of butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken breasts and cook until deep golden brown on both sides and done in the middle. Remove from the skillet, slice into thin strips, and set aside.
  3. Add an additional 2 tablespoons of butter to the skillet, followed by the minced garlic. Stir the garlic around the pan to avoid burning, and cook for 1 minute. Pour in wine (or broth), then let it bubble up and reduce for 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Add half-and-half, cream, and extra salt and pepper, whisking constantly until it’s all combined. Allow liquid to heat up and thicken for a few minutes. If it gets too thick, you may thin it with a little chicken broth.
  4. When the sauce looks good, remove it from the heat. Add Parmesan to the pan, then throw the hot pasta right on top of it. Toss it a bit. Add the chicken and continue tossing until it’s all combined. Again, if it gets too gloopy, splash in a little broth (you may return the pan to low heat if it needs it.)
  5. Taste it, adjust seasonings, and top with minced parsley and extra Parmesan. Serve immediately!




  • I like to dice my chicken before cooking it.
  • You can cook extra pasta for anyone who may want to have plain noodles, or a different sauce.
  • Keep the chicken separate for those who don’t like the added protein.
  • Throw in some broccoli or veggies to plump up this tasty meal.
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Ellen Kehs
Ellen Kehs was born and raised in Evanston, Illinois where she met and later married her high school sweetheart, Mason. Together they’ve traveled the world, most recently touching down in Florida in June 2022. She’s a mom to three little boys, Theodore (eleven), Woodrow (nine) and Maximus (six). Life is never boring with her boys! Ellen loves being a military spouse and she embodies the “bloom where you are planted” mentality. In addition to soaking up whatever current city she’s living in, she is passionate about reading and getting books in the hands of children, as well as helping other mamas connect with each other. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary English education, a master’s degree in adolescent literacy and technology, and she teaches full-time online, in addition to being a stay-at-home mom. Her hobbies include, exploring, reading, swimming, napping, snapping pictures, playing games, baking, and loving on the little men in her life.


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