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Makeover Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Makeover Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

This dish is very creamy and rich and one you'll be proud to serve to guests. It also comes together quickly, so it's bound to be a weeknight favorite. —Healthy Cooking Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min. YIELD:9 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (16 ounces) fettuccine
  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced, divided
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, divided
  • 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cups fat-free milk
  • 1 cup half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Colby-Monterey Jack cheese
  • 3 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese, divided

Directions

  • 1. Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet over medium heat, cook the chicken, Italian seasoning and 2 garlic cloves in 1 tablespoon butter until chicken is no longer pink; remove and keep warm.
  • 2. In the same skillet, saute mushrooms and onion in remaining butter until tender. Add remaining garlic; saute 1-2 minutes longer. Stir in the flour, salt and pepper until blended; gradually add milk and cream.
  • 3. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Add the Colby-Monterey Jack cheese, tomatoes, sour cream, 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese and reserved chicken; cook and stir until heated through.
  • 4. Drain fettuccine; serve with sauce. Sprinkle each serving with 1 teaspoon of remaining Parmesan cheese. Yield: 9 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Land O'Lakes light stick butter.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup fettuccine with 1 cup sauce equals 462 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 79 mg cholesterol, 766 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 35 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

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