405 Calorie Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo with Broccoli



I've come across several different variations of healthy fettuccine alfredo recipes on the internet, but I haven't found one as good as this. I tweaked the original recipe ever so slightly, swapping cheeses and so forth as my limited pantry required. Since the creator of the original recipe provided no nutrition information to back up their skinny claim, I rounded up all the ingredients and sat down with a calculator, notepad, and pen until I figured it all up for myself. The details are listed at the bottom of the page, but I'll happily say upfront that a serving of this warm, creamy deliciousness is only 405 calories and 9 grams of fat. Heck yes. 


Ingredients

12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and chopped
1 cup broccoli florets, roasted
8 oz fettuccine, cooked and drained
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup fat free chicken broth
1/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1/4 cup 1% milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Pinch of nutmeg
1/3 cup shredded mozzarella
1/3 cup shredded Italian blend cheese
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet on medium heat. Add minced garlic and cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently.

Whisk in the flour, then gradually mix in the chicken broth, Greek yogurt, milk, pepper, and nutmeg. Bring to a low boil and stir constantly. Lower the heat and simmer, stirring gently, until the mixture thickens. Stir in cheeses.

Add cooked chicken and broccoli to sauce mixture, then the cooked pasta. Toss well and enjoy! Sprinkle on a little extra Parmesan if you want. Serves 4.

Nutrition Information per serving 

Calories: 405
Fat: 9 g
Fiber: 3 g
Carbs: 47 g
Sodium: 472 mg
Protein: 31 g
Weight Watchers Points: 8 

I just made this for dinner and it was awesome. Had a single slice of white-wheat toast with spray butter, garlic powder, and parsley to go with it. Nom nom.

1 comment

Jessica said...

405 calories of rich, creamy goodness! You would absolutely never know it's healthy!