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Skinny Chicken Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce: Thick and delicious, lightened up Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo made with a lighter Alfredo Sauce using Lifeway Kefir Cultured Milk Smoothie.

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Hi YA! Happy Sunday, my lovelies! Wanna talk chicken?? 

Weeeeell okay. I mean, if we muuuust talk about chicken today then so be it. It IS Sunday, after all. BUT, HELLLOOOOO we’re talking about CHICKEN FETTUCCINE ALFREDO! SKINNIFIED! (making-up words is a thing nowadays…) And sorry about the screams – I just want you to hear me. 

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Back in the day, when my bod didn’t recognize calories, I would go into Olive Garden and inhale a large plate of their Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo. Then I’d sop up the remaining of the sauce with my breadsticks – I made sure to lick that plate clean. Now, I can’t even smell that beautiful alfredo sauce without gaining a few elbees. Un.Fair!

Thus, what started out as an innocent effort to make a healthier sauce, turned into a full grown, must-have, can’t live without Kefir Alfredo Sauce!

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Also? Isn’t it funny how all these adjectives, such as, “skinny”, “healthy”, “good for you”, are totally subjective? I mean, we make one little swap in a recipe and it’s completely cool to just dub it as healthy. However, and here comes the big BUT …  buuuuuut, this really, truly, 100-percently is “skinnier”.

The alfredo sauce is made with none other than Kefir!

Never mind that it’s only 90 calories per cup, but Kefir is packed with all great things that your healthy body needs; provides 11 grams of high-quality protein, it’s rich in calcium, and rich in those tummy-friendly probiotics. Plus, it’s 99% lactose-free! 

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Did you know that there’s about 500+ calories per serving in a good, old fashioned alfredo sauce? That’s JUST the sauce! Eeek! Can’t buhlieve I was able to eat that and not gain an ounce.

Lucky for me, and you, my Kefir-creation is less than half of that! In fact, this entire meal is about 500 calories per serving. We ain’t callin’ it “skinny” for nothing.

Also? At about 170 calories per serving, this creamy sauce is not just lighter, but it’s good for you, too!

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And, while we’re at it – you know what else is good for you? Saving money! To help you with that, please hop over to Kefir and sign up for coupons!

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ENJOY!

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Thick and delicious, lightened up Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo made with a lighter Alfredo Sauce using Lifeway Kefir Cultured Milk Smoothie.
Serves: Serves 4
Ingredients
  • 2 grilled chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 8-ounces fettuccine pasta, cooked
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup plain, nonfat Kefir
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • basil ribbons, for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook pasta according to the directions on the box; set aside.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute or until fragrant.
  4. Stir in flour; stir until combined.
  5. Slowly whisk in chicken broth.
  6. Cook and stir until mixture boils and thickens; remove from heat.
  7. Stir in parmesan cheese; stir until melted.
  8. Whisk in Kefir; whisk until combined.
  9. Season with salt and pepper.
  10. Sauce will continue to thicken as it stands. If sauce is too thick, add a little Kefir.
  11. Pour sauce over cooked fettuccine; mix until combined.
  12. Transfer to plates and top with previously prepared chicken strips.
  13. Garnish with basil ribbons and serve.
Notes
RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD

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19 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Leesie August 5, 2014 at 10:00 PM - Reply

    Although the probiotic benefits of Kefir are destroyed when it is heated, it is still a great idea to help lighten up this classic dish!

  2. Melissa S July 27, 2014 at 9:48 PM - Reply

    Would you mind sharing what the nutritional facts are for this? Looks SUPER yummy. My husband and I are using a calorie counting site so it would be helpful to know. Thanks!

    • Katerina Petrovska July 27, 2014 at 9:54 PM - Reply

      Hi Melissa!

      I shared the nutritional info within the post. If you scroll up, above the recipe card, you will see where I discuss that this is around 500 calories per serving. I hope that helps!

  3. Mandi July 25, 2014 at 7:24 AM - Reply

    Well frankly, this is just ridiculously delicious looking. Can’t wait to try this with loads and loads of fresh herbs on top.

  4. Nami | Just One Cookbook July 21, 2014 at 10:37 PM - Reply

    I like that you used kefir so that I can actually use regular amount of Fettuccine Alfredo sauce not cut in half portion due to the calorie. :D I seriously want to enjoy this meal without worrying about dieting. :) Your pictures are very inviting!!!

  5. Megan {Country Cleaver} July 21, 2014 at 10:11 PM - Reply

    Alfredo is hands down my favorite pasta!! I just can’t handle all the guilt that goes with it – but this looks divine!!

  6. Jennifer Farley July 21, 2014 at 5:24 PM - Reply

    I love that you’ve used kefir in this recipe! What a brilliant idea.

  7. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain July 21, 2014 at 4:42 PM - Reply

    I want to swim in this sauce!! looks delicious!!

  8. Ciara (@My Fussy Eater) July 21, 2014 at 2:48 PM - Reply

    This looks so good. It doesn’t look “skinny” at all!

  9. Jessica @ Portuguese Girl Cooks July 21, 2014 at 11:14 AM - Reply

    OMG I need this right now!

  10. Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) July 21, 2014 at 7:54 AM - Reply

    Oh wow this looks so delicious and not skinny at all, just how I like it! Filled with flavor.

  11. Matt Robinson July 21, 2014 at 12:34 AM - Reply

    One of my favorite meals, this one looks incredible, as always. And somehow I always smile while I read your blog, cracks me up:)

  12. Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 20, 2014 at 6:48 PM - Reply

    Oh yes, I need this fettuccine in my life, especially since I can eat it guilt free!

  13. A_Boleyn July 20, 2014 at 1:47 PM - Reply

    Alfredo Chicken … delicious. I haven’t had pasta in a while and now you’ve given me a craving. :)

  14. Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet July 20, 2014 at 12:15 PM - Reply

    One of our favorites! LOVE!

  15. sue/the view from great island July 20, 2014 at 10:58 AM - Reply

    This is just stunning, Kate, and I can’t believe it’s ‘skinnified’!!

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