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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

This chicken fettuccine Alfredo 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


  • 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


  • Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 425 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 75mg cholesterol, 577mg sodium, 49g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 4g fiber), 36g protein.

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  • David
    Dec 20, 2017

    very good, my wife and I agreed on this and does not happen often

  • dschultz01
    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
    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
    Jan 25, 2014

    Yummy and quick!

  • tkuehl
    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
    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
    Jun 14, 2011

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

  • smgris
    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
    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
    Feb 4, 2011

    Great tasting! I only had regular half & half.