Skinny Chicken Alfredo Recipe

This Skinny Chicken Alfredo made with a simple homemade alfredo sauce is so delicious that you won't even miss all the fat and calories of traditional chicken alfredo. Even though this healthier chicken alfredo is low on calories, it is still full of flavor.

chicken Alfredo made healthier with less fat served with fettecine

Calling all pasta lovers! Now you can have your alfredo sauce and not feel guilty eating it! This recipe has become a family favorite.

the best homemade alfredo sauce- made healthier!

Our secret to the best homemade alfredo sauce is using cream cheese and parmesan cheese.

Even though this is a healthier version of chicken alfredo, this alfredo sauce is so creamy and flavorful that you won’t even know you are saving yourself some extra calories.

So many other alfredo sauces are filled with heavy cream and tons of butter.  This healthier chicken alfredo sauce only has 1 tablespoon of butter!

The flavor in this Skinny Alfredo Sauce comes from sautéing a little butter and garlic together before adding a cheese and milk mixture.

how to make healthy chicken alfredo

My husband and I have been trying to eat healthier and love pasta.

Rather than sacrificing flavor, I lightened up our family’s favorite chicken alfredo recipe to make a homemade alfredo sauce that was lower in fat and calories.

My husband said it was the best homemade chicken alfredo I have ever made!

I started by placing milk, low fat cream cheese, flour and salt in a blender and blended it until it was completely smooth.

Meanwhile, in a skillet over medium heat, I melted a tablespoon of butter and some garlic for a minute then whisked in the blended milk mixture, stirring constantly for 3-5 minutes.

Continue stirring the sauce over heat until it reaches your desired thickness, then mix in some parmesan cheese and cooked chicken and toss it all together.

I served this Skinny Chicken Alfredo Sauce over fettuccine noodles, topped with some fresh parsley and served. Quick, easy and delicious!

Other chicken alfredo ingredients:

Try tossing some of these ingredients in your chicken alfredo before serving for some more flavor and texture!  I love adding vegetables to our Skinny Chicken Alfredo to help my kids eat a little better.

  • steamed broccoli
  • cooked asparagus
  • roasted red peppers
  • sun-dried tomatoes
  • spinach
  • cooked peas

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Serves: 6

Skinny Chicken Alfredo Recipe

This Skinny Chicken Alfredo made with a simple homemade alfredo sauce is so delicious that you won't even miss all the fat and calories of traditional chicken alfredo.

10 minPrep Time

15 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 2 1/2 cups low fat milk
  • 4 ounces low fat cream cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 boneless skinless chicken breasts (cooked and sliced)
  • 8 ounces fettuccine pasta (cooked)
  • 1 bunch fresh parsley (for garnish)


  1. Place milk, cream cheese, flour and salt in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, melt butter and saute garlic for 1 minute.
  3. Add milk mixture to the pan and stir constantly for 3-5 minutes or until it begins to simmer.
  4. Continue stirring over heat for a few minutes until sauce reaches desired thickness.
  5. Add cheese and cooked chicken and toss together.
  6. Pour over prepared pasta and serve.
  7. Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.



3100 cal


78 g


454 g


181 g
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51 Responses to “Skinny Chicken Alfredo Recipe”

    • Sauce taste great even by using almond milk and using low fat cream cheese and almond flour as subtitutes, but the sauce didn't thicken as much maybe is because of the almond milk not sure but taste as if it was made with all its fat
  1. Our new sister blog will have all of that information. It will also include Weight Watcher Points for those interested. We are just kicking it off now, so that information will be out very soon. Some of our recipes from older posts already have that info. -The Six Sisters
  2. Nicole
    I don't usually comment on recipes no matter how much I like them but oh my Lord this is amazing! I'm literally eating my first bowl right now and you would never know it was healthy! And so easy to make, too. Definitely a new favorite! Thanks!
  3. This is great! Me and my boyfriend were looking for some good and healthy recipes, because we eat the same food all the time and we absolutely love this! Just tried it out and oh my god... we could eat it every day. Thank you for posting it and thank you for posting it on Pinterest - or whoever did it ;)
  4. Kimberly
    Hi Six Sisters! I just wanted to say that I love all your recipes. Every single one I've tried is amazing! Quick question, I don't have a blender. Could I use my Kitchen Aid stand mixer? Also I used grated parmesan topping in my first run of this recipe, like the kind you put on top of pasta. Was I supposed to use shredded parmesan cheese? Thanks!! :)
  5. I made this tonight, it was good, but i would suggest using a little less parm cheese. Mine was very thick so I would suggest using more milk, and less cheese. It was still good, but I'd like it to be a lot less thick. It was really good though.
  6. Rose Mellow
    Reading this recipe I thought there was an insane amount of milk in it. Now I don't know if it's because I didn't use cow's milk or what, but the Alfredo sauce was so liquidy, I even added more cream cheese, simmered it for a while, didn't matter, it was so wet. Next time I'll just wing it instead of following recipe
    • Step number 4 in the directions is the point where you will know if you need to thicken it up a little more. If your heat is not high enough, it will not thicken either. We have always used cows milk in this recipe. So I'm not sure if that was part of the problem or not. You can always add a little more flour to the mixture. We have not had a problem with this recipe getting thick.

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