Saturday, January 23, 2010

Light Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

I love fettuccine alfredo but the sauce always seems to be high in fat and calories, but sooo good. So I did a little homework and found this recipe. It is out of this world! There is no way anyone would be able to tell a difference! We had it 2 nights ago when we had company over and it disappeared in no time! Give it a try! Fast and easy, my favorite :)


1 lb. uncooked pasta (I use short pastas because they are easier for the kids to eat, but fettuccine is obviously perfect for this dish)
2 cups low-fat milk
1 tablespoon flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
dash pepper
2 tablespoons butter
2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2 oz. low fat cream cheese
2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese ( I went all out and bought fresh but in a shaker would work great)
2 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
3-4 chicken breasts, thawed

1. Get a big pot of water boiling, add a bit of salt and pasta to water. Cook pasta for directed time on box (about 10 min)

2. While pasta is cooking you are going to cook your chicken and sauce. Season your chicken with garlic powder, salt, pepper and Italian seasoning. Cook your chicken on medium heat in a non stick skillet about 5-6 minutes per side. After cooked through let rest in a bowl or on a plate until you plate everything up at the end.

3. Ok, while the chicken and pasta is cooking, mix milk,flour, salt, and pepper in a bowl with a wire whisk until smooth. In a 2 quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add garlic; cook 1 minutes stirring constantly. You don't want to burn your garlic because it will taste bitter. With your wire whisk, stir milk mixture into butter mixture in pan. Cook over medium heat 6-8 minutes or until mixture thickens and boils.

4. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Stir in Parmesan cheese until melted. Drain off your noodles and return to pot. Slice your chicken. Pour sauce over noodles and toss to coat. Dish up your pasta and top with parsley and chicken. Enjoy!

* I serve this with garlic bread or toasted ciabatta bread and butter. Add steamed broccoli or a green salad and you are ready to eat!

Babies like it too for lunch the next day!

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