Copycat Olive Garden™ Chicken Alfredo

Get your pasta bowls ready, because this copycat recipe tastes just like your favorite restaurant Chicken Alfredo. A big pot of creamy fettuccine—enough to serve the whole family—made for a smidgen of…

12 oz fettuccine pasta
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons butter
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, divided
3 cloves garlic, very finely chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons flour
2 cups heavy cream
3/4 cup grated Parmesan, plus more for topping if desired
2 tablespoons chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)

1 Cook and drain pasta according to package directions.
2 Add olive oil to a cast-iron grill pan over high heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter to hot pan, then quickly add chicken breasts to the pan, seasoning with 1 teaspoon each of the salt and pepper.