Makeover Bacon Chicken Alfredo
Total TimePrep: 30 min. Cook: 15 min.
- 1 package (16 ounces) whole wheat fettuccine
- 8 bacon strips, chopped
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 3 cups 2% milk
- 1 cup half-and-half cream
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Cook fettuccine according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
- Sprinkle chicken with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cook chicken and garlic in butter over medium heat for 4-6 minutes or until meat is no longer pink; remove and keep warm.
- Combine cornstarch and milk until smooth; stir into skillet. Add cream and remaining salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Add the spinach, chicken, 3/4 cup cheese, Italian seasoning and half of the bacon; cook and stir until cheese is melted.
- Drain fettuccine; add to chicken mixture. Cook and stir until heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cheese and bacon.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 465 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 72mg cholesterol, 584mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 7g fiber), 32g protein.
Feb 5, 2015
Too bland for our taste. Like the bacon though.
Aug 2, 2013
Love this recipe... I do substitute the 2% milk and the half and half for 1% or skim milk and instead of regular bacon I use turkey bacon... so it's relatively easy to cut down the additional salt and fat. Every member of my family loves it
Aug 2, 2013
I make this recipe all the time for my family and it is simply delicious.
May 12, 2013
This was rather boring...really not very flavorful.
Dec 26, 2012
I used leftover rotisserie chicken. It was great.
Sep 18, 2012
465 calories, 14 g fat, and over 500 mg sodium?! I thought this was supposed to be HEALTHY! You know what, I'll just make it myself. I bet fat free milk, low fat half-and-half, reduced sodium bacon, and skipping the cornstarch would make it edible. Seriously, who's gonna get full on just 1 cup? I was gonna make this for a friend of mine with Gout, but no way now. WAY too much salt!
Jul 25, 2012
This is misleading!This should NOT be in the healthycategory!!!! The key word in the write up is it is a HEALTHIER, not healthy, version.(I can just imagine the fat/calorie/sodium content in the original recipe!)I bet it is yummy, but it is not a healthy choice.
Jul 25, 2012
This is misleading!This should NOT be in the healthycategory!!!! The key word in the write up is it is a HEALTHIER, not healthy, version.(I can the fat/calorie/sodium content in the original recipe!)I bet it is yummy, but it is not a healthy choice.
Jun 5, 2012
I don't know anyone who only eats 1 cup of any kind of pasta!! That's a lot of calories for such a small portion.
Mar 15, 2012
We love garlic so, a double up on the garlic. I substitued with Asagio and Parmesan
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