Easy & Frugal Chicken Linguine Alfredo Recipe – $1.30 per plate

Add this easy and frugal chicken linguine alfredo recipe for only $1.30 per plate to your meal plan. It serves 4-6 people and is a great cheap dinner idea for families.

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I love reducing our grocery bill and recently managed to spend only $38 on groceries for one week! There are a lot of ways to save money on groceries. These are my top tips:

  • filter your own water with a water filtration pitcher (with this system we spend only $4 for the whole month on drinking water for the whole family)
  • cut the required amount of meat for your recipe in half (or cook every other meal meatless)
  • really compare prices between grocery stores and make it a habit to shop at the cheapest (ALDI is definitely our top pick)

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Cost of the Frugal Chicken Linguine Alfredo Recipe

1 chicken breast ($1.30)

garlic/seasoning/flour/butter ($0.40)

3 cups milk ($0.33)

1 bag broccoli fresh ($1.99)

8 oz. shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese ($1.66)

1/2 cup heavy cream ($0.40)

1/2 cup parmesan shredded ($0.40)

linguine organic ($1.19)

The meal costs around $7.67, which equals $1.28 if you serve 6 normal sized plates or $1.92 for 4 large sized servings.

How to prepare the Frugal Chicken Linguine Alfredo Recipe

I am using 1 chicken breast for the recipe and usually there are 3 chicken breasts in one pack. You can freeze the rest to use later. You can cook the rest of the chicken, shred it and add it to this Burrito Bowl Recipe, the Chicken Enchilada Recipe or substitute the ground beef with shredded chicken in this simple Spaghetti Recipe.

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Frugal Chicken Linguine Alfredo

Yields 4-6

30 minPrep Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 lb. linguine pasta
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 4 T butter
  • 4 T flour
  • 1 chicken breast cut into chunks
  • 2 t Italian seasoning / Italian herbs
  • 1 bag fresh broccoli
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 t salt
  • 8 oz shredded Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 parmesan shredded


  1. Cut broccoli florets off the stem and steam until soft.
  2. Cook the Pasta according to the package (mine said 9 minutes) in a pot.
  3. Add 4T butter to a pan and cook garlic and then chicken. When chicken is not pink anymore sprinkle flour over it.
  4. Stir in milk and heavy cream step by step. Keep stirring and let thicken after each step.
  5. Toss in all the cheese, salt and herbs and serve over the linguine!

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