Parmesan Garlic Crusted Chicken with Garlic Alfredo Shells

The most creamy and delicious homemade garlic alfredo shells topped with crispy parmesan garlic chicken.  This is an absolutely fantastic meal that will instantly become a family favorite!


There are some recipes that I get so excited about sharing with you.  This recipe is one of them!  I took some of my favorite things from some of my best recipes on the blog.  I combined it in this dish and the result was incredible.

First I started with my favorite alfredo sauce base.  It is the creamiest most delicious homemade alfredo sauce that you will make.  I added some minced garlic which added some garlic flavor to it.   It tasted just like it came out of a restaurant.  Creamy and delicious.  It was so easy and so good!

I chose pasta shells because my kids love them.  And the garlic alfredo sauce coated them perfectly.  Oh my goodness.  These were so yummy!

But then it gets even better.   The crispy parmesan garlic chicken on top is phenomenal.  The chicken gets dipped in a buttery garlic and then coated in a crispy parmesan garlic coating.  Doesn’t that sound amazing?!


The crispy coating on the outside goes so perfectly with these garlic alfredo shells.  The crispy outside flaked over the shells and added such AMAZING flavor!   As soon as my family had the first bite they couldn’t believe how good it was!

I know that you are going to love this meal as much as we did!  It is truly a 5 star meal that you can make right at home and the family will devour it.  Put it on the menu for this week.  You won’t regret it!


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Parmesan Garlic Crusted Chicken with Garlic Alfredo Shells
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The most creamy and delicious homemade garlic alfredo shells topped with crispy parmesan garlic chicken. This is an absolutely fantastic meal that will instantly become a family favorite!
Serves: 4
  • Crispy Parmesan Garlic Chicken:
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, or 6 chicken tender strips (I used tenders)
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon parsley
  • Creamy Garlic Alfredo Shells:
  • ½ pound pasta shells
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a shallow bowl combine melted butter and garlic powder. In another shallow bowl combine bread crumbs, shredded parmesan cheese, oregano, and parsley. Dip the chicken into the melted butter and then coat in the bread crumb mixture. Place on a greased baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until chicken is cooked throughout and no longer pink.
  2. Meanwhile, cook the pasta shells until al dente. In a large saucepan cook the heavy cream and cream cheese together until smooth and cream cheese has melted. Add garlic powder, minced garlic, pepper, and salt. Lastly, whisk in the parmesan cheese. Continue to cook over medium heat until heated throughout. Add the cooked pasta shells and toss until coated.
  3. Serve immediately with parmesan garlic chicken chopped on top. Garnish with fresh parsley.


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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. I’m literally sitting here, swooning over these pictures! This needs to go on our menu plan ASAP!

  2. Now THIS is comfort! Yum!

  3. I would love to try a big plate of this Alyssa with extra pasta please ! 🙂 You probably made this perfectly tasty

  4. Christina says:

    This looks delicious.

  5. This dish looks delicious! Just a couple of questions – Could you tell me approximately how much of the boneless skinless chicken breasts (in lbs.) to use – it seems that 4 of these breasts would yield more that 6 chicken tenders? Also, the shredded parmesan cheese that is used for the chicken coating – is that the fresh kind sold in a block? and the grated Parmesan cheese that is used in the Alfredo sauce – is that the Kraft kind in the green canister or the fresh kind? Thank you!

  6. Rachael says:

    We tried this the other night and absolutely loved it!! So much flavor in so little ingredients. It was also so easy. It’s become our favorite!

  7. Michelle Findley says:

    I plan to make it this week. Just one question… you use fresh or dried herbs for the chicken coating?

  8. This recipe was absolutely amazing.
    I had to double the recipe to feed a family of six. I used a block of parmesan cheese and I shredded it for the breading and then I use the grated Parmesan cheese for the sauce.
    I would not recommend cooking this at 425 I cook my chicken at 375 for 45 minutes and then another 15 minutes at 350 to prevent burning the top.
    It’s pretty easy and tastes delish. Two thumbs up from my picky eater who is 7. Make and enjoy! 🍴🍴🍴

  9. I used two chicken breasts, cut them into tenders, and increased the pasta and sauce by 30%. IMO I think the pasta & sauce could be doubled for this recipe. The sauce tastes great for how simple it is to make. The chicken though was really soggy on the bottom, and I even used a rack on my baking sheet. I think I would prefer the traditional Kellogg’s cornflake recipe for coating the chicken, and will do that next time. Overall, a quick weeknight meal!

  10. I am planning to make this for a potluck for lots of ppl on Saturday, which obviously means I’ll need to multiply each of the ingredients by quite a bit. is there any reason why this dish wouldn’t translate well with increasing the amount of the ingredients?

  11. Samantha says:

    Very very good! Thanks for sharing! I even grabbed a garlic and herb bread crumb. So yummy!

  12. So delish! This is now a favorite in my house! I’ve made it exactly by the recipe about 4 times now! Once again tonight! 🙂

  13. Seriously the best alfredo sauce ever! My husband asked me to make this every week forever, and he’s not even a pasta lover! I can’t wait to make it again tonight.

  14. Alyssa,
    I combined this wonderful chicken recipe with your recipe for “the best homemade alfredo sauce ever” and fettuccini; it was OUT OF THIS WORLD PHENOMENAL!! Thank you so much for a couple wonderful recipes that my boyfriend really loved! It will now be a part of my recipe rotation. So glad to have found your site!

  15. Alyssa –

    This was absolutely delicious! Definitely the best alfredo I’ve had. This dish is on my list of favorite meals. Thanks so much!

  16. We all thought the sauce was really thick and heavy, and too cream cheesy. Loved the chicken dipped in butter and breaded! It turned out great in 18 minutes at 425.

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