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Skinny Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Chicken Recipe

This recipe was originally published on July 20, 2014, and updated with new photos and content on January 14, 2018.

Skinny Chicken Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce: Creamy and delicious lightened up Chicken Fettuccine prepared with a lighter and flavorful Alfredo Sauce. 

Skinny Chicken, Fettuccine, pasta, Alfredo Sauce

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. 

Skinny Chicken Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce: Creamy and delicious lightened up Chicken Fettuccine prepared with a lighter and flavorful Alfredo Sauce. 

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. Totally unfair.

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

No, really. I use it in a LOT of recipes:

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 prepared with olive oil and plain yogurt instead of butter and cream, and the real kicker is that, it is still very creamy! By the way, you can also use 1% milk in place of the yogurt. 

Skinny Chicken Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce: Creamy and delicious lightened up Chicken Fettuccine prepared with a lighter and flavorful Alfredo Sauce. 

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, this alfredo sauce recipe is less than half of that! In fact, this entire meal is a little over 480 calories per serving. We ain’t callin’ it skinnier for nothing.

Skinny Chicken Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce: Creamy and delicious lightened up Chicken Fettuccine prepared with a lighter and flavorful Alfredo Sauce. 

All this is going to start with a pot filled with boiling water and 8 ounces of fettuccine pasta inside of it.

In the meantime, you’ll prepare the sauce:

  • Heat the olive oil in a skillet and add some garlic to it.
  • A whisk of flour will follow; please whisk it all into the liquid.
  • Continue to whisk in the chicken broth; the whisk is your bestie when it comes to this sauce! 
  • Once sauce starts to thicken, remove the skillet from heat and stir in the cheese and yogurt.
  • To help you with the rest of dinner, please hit print!

ENJOY!

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Skinny Chicken Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Skinny Chicken Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce - Creamy and delicious lightened up Chicken Fettuccine prepared with a lighter and flavorful Alfredo Sauce. 

Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 serves
Calories: 482 kcal
Ingredients
  • 3 to 4 prepared chicken breasts
  • 8- ounces whole wheat fettuccine pasta , cooked
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves , minced
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup fat free, low sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt (you can also use 1% milk in place of the yogurt)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • 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 the yogurt; whisk until combined.

  9. Season with dried parsley, salt and pepper.

  10. Sauce will continue to thicken as it stands. If sauce is too thick, add a little more milk.

  11. Pour sauce over cooked fettuccine; mix until combined.
  12. Transfer to plates and top with previously prepared chicken. 

  13. Garnish with basil ribbons and serve.
Recipe Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: DIETHOOD

WW SmartPoints: 12

Nutrition Facts
Skinny Chicken Fettuccine with Alfredo Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 550mg 23%
Potassium 546mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 50g 17%
Sugars 2g
Protein 33g 66%
Vitamin A 2.7%
Vitamin C 2.1%
Calcium 22.9%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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36 Responses
  1. Nathan

    I was wondering how much this recipe yeilds. Is it enough for two people? If not then I know to buy more ingredients. I am assuming it makes enough but I want to be sure.

  2. Erin

    Just came across this on Pintrest! I am in Canada and we don’t have Kefir….I see that you said you an use plain yogurt. But I’m wondering if plain Greek yogurt would also work?!

    1. Hi Erin! Because Greek yogurt has a strong sour flavor, I would only use it IF you were comfortable with a very sour taste. Thus, the sauce will turn out, but depending on your taste preference, I’d use it with a bit of caution. Thank you!!

  3. Mindy

    I don’t know if I prepared this dish incorrectly. For some reason it did not turn out well. It was kind of sour tasting and I used only fresh ingredients. Maybe I will try making it again and see if it turns out better.

  4. Leesie

    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!

  5. Melissa S

    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!

  6. 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. 😀 I seriously want to enjoy this meal without worrying about dieting. 🙂 Your pictures are very inviting!!!

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