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Easy Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Easy Chicken Alfredo Recipe

“As rich and buttery as traditional Alfredo sauce, this tasty version is lower in calories and takes just minutes to prepare,” notes TerryAnn Moore in Vineland, NJ
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3 ounces uncooked fettuccine
  • 1/2 cup 1% cottage cheese
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter-flavored sprinkles
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons chopped sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil)
  • 1 tablespoon sliced ripe olives


  • 1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a small food processor, combine the cottage cheese, milk, butter sprinkles and garlic; cover and process until smooth.
  • 2. Transfer to a microwave-safe bowl. Stir in the Parmesan cheese, parsley and pepper. Add the chicken, tomatoes and olives. Cover and microwave on high for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Drain fettuccine; serve with chicken mixture. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup pasta with 2/3 cup chicken mixture equals 343 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 54 mg cholesterol, 770 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2-1/2 starch.

Reviews for Easy Chicken Alfredo

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Reviewed Oct. 29, 2013

"This recipe works better with 1/2 c. cream cheese instead of the cottage cheese. I also substituted 1T real butter for butter sprinkles. I did like the addition of sun dried tomatoes and black olives. That was a nice twist!"

Reviewed Mar. 6, 2012

"Just loved this recipe!!"

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"Chicken Alfredo is a well known recipe in our home and we do it the way we want it to be. This recipe is interesting but slightly different from how we fix it."

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Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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