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Easy Fettuccine Alfredo With Chicken Recipe

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This Easy Fettuccine Alfredo recipe is a perfect weeknight or weekend dinner. Made lighter with just a few ingredient substitutions and so delicious! I added chicken to this recipe, but you can just make the pasta and sauce if you wish.

This comes together quickly with a simple lighter homemade Alfredo sauce. Be sure to check out our time-saving tips following the recipe.

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Hi Friends! During this time of year, I strive to lighten up recipes here and there. I am a dessert and ice cream lover and one of the ways I can offset those treats is to make recipes that contain fewer carbs and less fat. I did this the other day when I made 

I don’t want to give up pasta, but I found that by making a few substitutions, I can have a lighter, healthier version without compromising on taste. This is especially helpful during those times when I find the beach calling my name! I add chicken to this recipe for a great dinner.

Ingredients for this Recipe

Chicken – I always use boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces for this recipe.

Greek Yogurt – Any brand of Greek Yogurt works well with this.

Whipping Cream – I often use the generic brand or whatever is on sale. 

Parmesan Cheese – This is the best part about this dish. Because this lighter version has no butter or heavy cream, the richness of the dish comes from the cheese. 

Noodles

Fettuccini Noodles

 I calculated the freestyle weight watcher points and it came out to about 11 points for a serving. Perfect for a dinner option and so much better than trying to eat those frozen dinners.

How to make fettuccine alfredo

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How to make fettuccine alfredo
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Fettuccine Alfredo

Easy Fettuccini Alfredo recipe
Course pasta
Cuisine Italian
Keyword dinner, dinner idea, fettuccine, pasta, weeknight dinner
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings -15

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2-3 boneless chicken breasts
  • 8 oz fettuccine noodles
  • 1 clove crushed garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup low-fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried or fresh chopped parsley

Instructions

  • Over medium heat, season chicken breasts with salt, pepper and garlic and cook for about 8-10 minutes (depending on thickness)
  • Flip chicken and cook until chicken is browned on both sides and internal temperature reaches 165°F.
  •  Let cool a bit and dice the chicken.
  • While chicken is cooking, prepare fettuccine pasta as directed on package. Drain.
  • In a bowl, mix greek yogurt, ¼ cup parmesan cheese and heavy whipping cream.
  • Combine chicken, cooked fettuccine and gently toss with yogurt mixture.
  • Top with a little pinch of cheese and parsley.

Really tasty light Fettuccini recipe. You will not even know that it has been lightened. Only 11 WW points.

timesaving tips to streamline recipes

 

  • You can use rotisserie chicken or cooked chicken to save about 10 minutes.
  • Prepared crushed garlic in jars in the grocery section works well to save some time.
  • You can add butter and cream if you want to make this recipe richer in flavor.
  • You can use a pre-shredded Parmesan or Parmesan-Romano blend cheese to save time.

 

 

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I LOVE alfredo sauce and pasta, but really need healthier options so thanks for the lightened version.

Raquel

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So do I Emily! I hope you enjoy this lighter version!