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Skinny Chicken Linguine Alfredo

skinny chicken linguine alfredo Entree Italian
Skinny Chicken Linguine Alfredo
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 6

Alfredo is a classically high-fat and calorie dish. This lovely linguine, a great 30-minute rush hour dinner, has much less fat and calories than the traditional version.

Updated September 20, 2016

Ingredients

  • 8
    oz whole grain uncooked linguine
  • 2
    teaspoons butter
  • 2
    tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 1
    clove garlic, finely chopped
  • 1
    pint (2 cups) fat-free half-and-half
  • 3
    tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2
    cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 1/4
    cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2
    teaspoon salt
  • 1/8
    teaspoon white pepper
  • 1
    lb chicken breast strips for stir-fry
  • 1
    jar (7 oz) roasted red bell peppers, drained, thinly sliced
  • 1/3
    cup shredded fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 2
    tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Steps

  • 1
    In 4-quart Dutch oven, cook linguine as directed on package. Drain; rinse with hot water. Return to Dutch oven to keep warm.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. In medium bowl, beat half-and-half and flour with wire whisk; add to saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring frequently. Beat in sour cream with wire whisk. Reduce heat to low; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until heated. Remove from heat; stir in 1/4 cup cheese, the salt and pepper.
  • 3
    Heat 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken; cook about 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until no longer pink in center.
  • 4
    Add chicken, bell peppers and sauce to linguine; stir to mix. Cook over low heat until thoroughly heated. Garnish each serving with cheese and parsley.

  • Follow the basics of healthy eating: Balance the amount of food you eat with the amount of activity you get each day. On days when you are less active, eat less. Eat a variety of foods, and keep portion sizes moderate.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
100
% Daily Value
Total Fat
11g
17%
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Potassium
440mg
13%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
13%
Sugars
8g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
30%
30%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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