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chicken Alfredo made healthier with less fat served with fettecine
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Healthier Chicken Alfredo Recipe (Lightened Up)

This Healthier 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.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Healthy Dinner, Pasta dinner recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 285kcal


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


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


Calories: 285kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 756mg | Potassium: 406mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1263IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 292mg | Iron: 1mg