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Thursday, June 28, 2012

I LOVE Skinny Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

I found this recipe on Pinterest and immediately knew I had to try it. I made it for dinner last night and Michael and I both LOVED it. Not only is it simple to make but it is also much better for you than regular Alfredo. Let me know if you try it!

Skinny Chicken Broccoli Alfredo

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and cut into chunks (about 2 cups)
2 cups roasted* broccoli florets
8 ounces whole wheat fettuccine
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons flour
1 cup fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup plain FAGE Total 0% greek yogurt
1/4 cup skim milk
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pinch ground nutmeg
3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

*Heat oven to 425. Cover the top of a cookie sheet with aluminum foil. Place broccoli heads into a large bowl and drizzle with Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, and pepper to your liking. Mix together and place mixture onto cookie sheet. Cook for 9 minutes. 

In a pot of boiling, salted water, cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.

In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil over medium-low heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until the garlic is golden, 1 to 2 minutes.

Whisk in the flour until smooth, about 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the chicken broth, Greek yogurt, milk, pepper and nutmeg. Bring to a low boil, stirring constantly. 

Lower the heat and simmer, stirring gently, until the mixture thickens, about 3 minutes. Stir in 3/4 cup Parmesan.

Add cooked chicken and broccoli to sauce mixture, followed by the cooked pasta. Toss to combine and serve with more Parmesan, if desired.

I used a rotisserie chicken instead of grilling my own to save time, although, next time I will grill my own so that it will have chunks of chicken instead of thin strips. Don't get me wrong - it was still delicious! I also added more broccoli than the recipe requires because Michael and I both LOVE broccoli. Also, I didn't have nutmeg so I substituted with cinnamon and I don't think it made a difference. 

hummmm....what Pinterest recipe can I make tonight?? Any suggestions??
LOVE, sje

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