Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

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This is very creamy and tasty. You'll be surprised it's so low-fat. A filling dish, this recipe mixes tender chunks of chicken with peas, noodles and a smooth sauce. —LaDonna Reed, Ponca City, Oklahoma
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 6 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 425 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 577mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 36g protein.


  1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in
  2. a large skillet, saute chicken and onion in butter until chicken is no longer pink. Add the garlic, salt and cayenne; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in flour until blended.
  3. Gradually add the half-and-half, peas and cheese. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Drain fettuccine; toss with chicken mixture. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo in Taste of Home October/November 2008, p59

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.

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dschultz01 User ID: 1076910 243099
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2016

"If you're looking for a lower calorie version of chicken Alfredo, then this is a decent recipe. However, the sauce is a little bland, so I think I'll stick with the fatty version."

meliss.beyer User ID: 7101887 223972
Reviewed Apr. 1, 2015

"This recipe was very flavorful. I liked the addition of onion and peas. I switched out and used whole wheat pasta and omitted the chicken. It was very fast to make. Rich and creamy. I would make it again."

arthurb3 User ID: 90492 76683
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2014

"Yummy and quick!"

tkuehl User ID: 931784 150140
Reviewed Nov. 8, 2013

"My family really enjoyed this recipe. Who knew you could make Alfredo sauce from scratch...until this recipe (grin). I did knock down the cayenne from 1/8 teas to just a dash, and it was awesome. I've also prepared the recipe, but used rice in lieu of pasta for a it too. Thank you!"

SanityBreak202 User ID: 2886293 134961
Reviewed Feb. 22, 2012

"Overall the whole family liked this recipe. the 6 oz of noodles weren't near enough for 2 adults and 2 teenage boys though. And next time I will be adding a skinless, boneless chicken thigh as the meat didn't have enough flavor."

Katielabonte User ID: 4997099 84461
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2011

"this recipe is not good. The sauce wasn't creamy and it tasted boring."

smgris User ID: 4938784 151914
Reviewed May. 23, 2011

"This recipe is so easy to make, and quite delicious. It's hard to believe an alfredo dish could be this low in calories. I am adding this recipe to my list of easy, quick and delicious meals -"

PennyGraham User ID: 4262767 66107
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"I found this recipe in "The NEW Comfort Food Diet Cookbook". I made it substituting frozen broccoli and 1% milk for the peas and fat-free half-and-half. I actually got my butter a little brown and the dish turned out darker than a photo-quality alfredo, but it tasted great, reheated well and fit well into my healthy eating plan while tasting like I was treating myself. I will definitely make this recipe again."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 61603
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2011

"Great tasting! I only had regular half & half."

Candy Foulke User ID: 3639924 159937
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2010

"OK, I confess I didn't follow the recipe exactly - I substituted broccoli for the peas and used regular half and half instead of fat free. Other than that, I followed the recipe to a T and frankly I was disappointed on several levels. The taste was very bland and the sauce was not smooth - it was more "caked" onto the noodles. It was so bland that I would probably not make this one again - sorry - this is the first recipe I've made that I wish I hadn't."

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