Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

This Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe is packed with flavor and perfect for busy weeknights. Lighter than traditional alfredo recipes, this chicken alfredo uses a combination of greek yogurt and heavy cream for a deliciously creamy pasta dinner. 

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Easy to make, and always a hit with the family. Chicken fettuccine alfredo is one of our family favorites. I’m always looking for better, healthier versions of the recipe that doesn’t sacrifice flavor for fat and calories.

 

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Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Start by browning the chicken breasts in the pan to build a layer of flavor.

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Then make a creamy sauce by using garlic, low-sodium chicken broth, and a mix of whole milk greek yogurt and heavy cream.

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

Easy Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

If you are looking to cut carbs and calories, this is delicious served over zucchini noodles, spaghetti squash or broccoli. I’ve included the nutrition information for the recipe with pasta and without. I also like to lighten up my meal by serving the chicken alfredo over a half and half mixture of zucchini noodles and regular pasta.

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe 

 

 

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Dinner
Servings: 4
Calories: 419 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1.5 pounds chicken breasts sliced thin lengthwise
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 cup plain whole milk greek yogurt
  • 1 cup fine shredded parmesan cheese about 2 oz
  • 8 oz dry fettuccine noodles or any shape pasta
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • extra parmesan cheese for serving
  • fresh flat-leaf parsley chopped for garnish
Instructions
  1. Cook fettuccine pasta according to package directions.

  2. Pat thinly sliced chicken breasts dry, season with salt and pepper.

  3. Heat 1/2 tablespoon of olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat, brown chicken on both sides. Remove chicken from skillet and set aside.

  4. Reduce heat, add additional tablespoon of olive oil and garlic to pan. Sauté garlic for about one minute.

  5. Add chicken broth to pan, increase heat and scrape off browned bits from bottom of pan. 

  6. Whisk in heavy cream and greek yogurt.

  7. Return chicken to pan and let simmer until chicken is cooked through and sauce has reduced slightly. 

  8. Remove chicken breasts from pan, and set aside to be sliced for serving. 

  9. Remove pan from heat and stir in parmesan cheese until melted. Season with additional salt and pepper as needed. 

  10. Serve over chicken and fettuccine, sprinkle with additional parmesan cheese and fresh flat-leaf parsley. 

Recipe Notes

Full fat greek yogurt, heavy cream and freshly grated parmesan cheese should be used for best results. 

Per serving with pasta:

Calories: 419

Carbs: 44

Fat: 16

Protein: 24

Sodium: 296

Sugar: 4

 

Per serving without pasta:

Calories: 219

Carbs: 2

Fat: 15

Protein: 17

Sodium: 296

Sugar: 2

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo Recipe

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Comments

  1. Recipe instruction do not agree with the pictures. In a picture the chicken is fried as whole pieces but recipe calls for the chicken to be sliced before cooking. Also, a picture shows that the chicken is sliced horizontally where as the instructions says lengthwise. So, which instructions should be followed or does it really matter?

    • Melissa says:

      Sorry for the confusion! The raw chicken breasts should be sliced thinly to make 4 thin breasts. Then after cooking, they can be sliced for serving.

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