"This version of chicken fettuccine alfredo is lightened by substituting some of the heavy cream with chicken broth." — Chef John
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boneless skinless chicken breasts
low-sodium chicken broth
ground black pepper to taste
salt to taste
chopped fresh parsley
freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
Hmmm, looks interesting. I wonder if it would work to use fat free half and half? Or just regular half and half? I've used fat free in clam chowder in past and was a real hit... I may have to try!
This was a tasty dish. However, I can't reconcile the calories and fat with my current dietary requirements of a low fat diet, so I will not make it again.
Excellent recipe Chef John! Made this for dinner and my spouse loved it. Thanks for sharing.
Once more, I'm totally impressed with Chef John's recipe. Reducing the stock by half took longer than expected, but that is normal for me. I can pretty much expect that I need to add 30 minuets to the "ready in" time to any recipe. This time it was reducing the stock, took me longer than expected. Everyone loved this, including me. Very flavorful and I'll most certainly make it again.
With a little bit of good luck being blessed with a good genes, a high metabolism and the will to workout 3-4 days a week, I can eat my favorite dish "Fettuccine Alfredo" at least 3 times a month. However, I thought I'd try this lower fat/calorie version and boy was I impressed! This was delicious and I'll definitely be making this again. Thanks!
Yummy. Easy to make and very delicious. Thanks for sharing.
I have tried my share of "lighter" alfredos and this one definitely takes the cake! I had my reservations about chicken broth, no butter, and egg yolks (?!) but gave it a try anyway. I'm so glad I did. I used half and half instead of heavy cream because it's what I had on hand (and it makes me feel slightly less guilty in the fat content dept.) My only complaint is that it is thin, although half and half probably contributed to this. Even still it was absolutely delicious and will make again and again!
For some reason, the sauce came out very runny when I made this (I'm sure it was just MY problem and had nothing to do with the recipe!!!) but the leftovers are just DELICIOUS!!! Thank you for a great recipe - Loved it!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Lighter Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 378
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