Skinny Chicken Alfredo

If you’ve wondered how to make Chicken Alfredo with less calories and loads of flavor, look no further.  This recipe cuts the calories by about 65% yet gets rave reviews every time!

Skinny Chicken Alfredo! Skinny Chicken Alfredo is a rich, creamy & delicious pasta lightened up! Perfect with leftover baked or grilled chicken! We love to add our favorite veggies too; broccoli or mushrooms are perfect with this dish!

How to Make Skinny Chicken Alfredo

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Chicken Alfredo.. delish!  Seriously this is so good!

Did you know when  you order Chicken Alfredo at your average restaurant,  you are ordering a whopping 1200 – 1547 calories and up to 97 grams of fat!  CRAZY huh?

This recipe has just a fraction of the fat and calories with all of the flavor and only about 425 calories and 11 grams of fat.  Much better!

Skinny Chicken Alfredo! Skinny Chicken Alfredo is a rich, creamy & delicious pasta lightened up! Perfect with leftover baked or grilled chicken! We love to add our favorite veggies too; broccoli or mushrooms are perfect with this dish!

Alfredo is an absolute favorite of both of my girls, I think they would eat it every single day if they could.  I decided it was time figure out how to make Chicken Fettuccine healthier for them and guess what…  the results were AMAZING!  Honestly, this recipe will knock your socks off .. rich, creamy and oh so delicious!!  This has all of the flavor without all of the fat!

I sometimes add in steamed broccoli, asparagus or mushrooms to get some extra veggies in.  You can also use whole wheat noodles or even zucchini noodles if you have a spiralizer.

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Skinny Chicken Alfredo! Skinny Chicken Alfredo is a rich, creamy & delicious pasta lightened up! Perfect with leftover baked or grilled chicken! We love to add our favorite veggies too; broccoli or mushrooms are perfect with this dish!

As I learned at our local culinary school, nutmeg is an ingredient that is commonly added to white sauces.  You need just a small little pinch to add flavor to the sauce.

This recipe calls for 2 cups of cooked chicken.  You can either cook the chicken with a little bit of non-stick spray in a frying pan, use a store bought rotisserie chicken or (my favorite) grill it!

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Skinny Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

If you’ve wondered how to make Chicken Alfredo with less calories and loads of flavor, look no further.  This recipe cuts the calories by about 65% yet gets rave reviews every time!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 chicken breasts , cooked and chopped
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 3 tablespoons light cream cheese (not fat free)
  • ½ cup fresh parmesan cheese , shredded
  • salt to taste
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 12 oz . fresh fettuccine
  • fresh parsley to taste

Directions:

  1. Over medium heat, put olive oil and garlic in a pan. Cook about 1 minute.
  2. Add flour to cold milk until dissolved and add to pan. Cook over medium heat while stirring constantly. Once thickened, turn heat off stir in cream cheese, salt & nutmeg until melted. Add parmesan and chicken.
  3. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Toss pasta with sauce and top with parsley and additional cheese.

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Note:  The actual nutritional information on this recipe will vary based on ingredients used.  With 2% milk, this recipe using the brands I used made 4 servings at approximately 423 calories and 11g fat per serving. You can enter your information here to calculate your nutrition based on the ingredients and brands you’ve used. Information provided on this page is for informational purposes only.

Adapted from
Food Network Magazine

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Skinny Chicken Alfredo! Skinny Chicken Alfredo is a rich, creamy & delicious pasta lightened up! Perfect with leftover baked or grilled chicken! We love to add our favorite veggies too; broccoli or mushrooms are perfect with this dish!
Skinny Chicken Alfredo! Skinny Chicken Alfredo is a rich, creamy & delicious pasta lightened up! Perfect with leftover baked or grilled chicken! We love to add our favorite veggies too; broccoli or mushrooms are perfect with this dish!

Holly Nilsson

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

44 comments on “Skinny Chicken Alfredo”

  1. Thank you for the nice recipes and have a good weekend.

  2. Any idea how many WW points this is?

  3. I made this for dinner tonight, and it was fantastic! Honestly, I wasn’t expecting it to be good, because I am a huge alfredo fan. From now on, this is the way I’ll fix it! No guilt, and it really is delicious! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. I’m a fan and have printed/tried a few of your recipes and follow you on FB. I saved some of your recipes you shared on FB and just reviewed what I have saved. I love, love, love chicken fettiuccine alfredo and jumped at the chance to make a “skinnier” version of this favorite. However, I’m hoping you can answer a question I’ve asked of people I know who are good and very experienced cooks but could not get an answer that helped me. It’s just me and my hubby and he does not like garlic. I can’t use garlic powder because it triggers a nasty bout of GERD. I can eat garlic from cloves or minced and sold in jars as long as a recipe doesn’t require a lot of it and doesn’t overpower the recipe as a whole. Because of my hubby’s dislike of garlic, if I buy a garlic bulb most of it goes to waste. Since discovering minced garlic, I don’t have that problem any more. Okay, now that I have given you all that background info here’s my question: Your recipe for this type fettiucinne calls for 1 garlic clove. Is there any way to convert a clove of garlic to a measured amount of pre-minced? Hope you can help!

    • Depending on the brand it can be anywhere from 1/4 tsp to 1/2 tsp of jarred garlic to equal 1 clove of fresh garlic. There is often a conversion written on the jar so you might like to check there. I would suggest starting with 1/4 teaspoon for your first time trying the recipe and you can adjust after that. I’d love to hear how it works out for you!

    • I use McCormick minced garlic and 1/4 teas is equal to 1 garlic clove in the directions

  5. I was wondering if I could make this without the nutmeg? What does nutmeg do for this recipe? Thank you for the “Skinny” recipes!!!

  6. Can you share the the nutrition info on this skinny version? It looks fabulous, but I’m putting together >500 cal dinner menu and would love the details. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Hi,

    Thanks for a great recipe! My son is allergic to dairy so I had to sub some things:
    Soy Milky (still 1 cup)
    Nutritional Yeast (only 1/4 cup)
    Tufutti cream cheese (4tbs)

    It still turned out awesome and he is loving it, as are we. Haven’t had a creamy sauce in forever.

    Thanks again, did I say it was delicious and yummy and delicious ;)

  8. Could Greek plain yogurt be subbed for the cream cheese? I’m not a cooked cream cheese fan…and would the measurement with the yogurt be the same as the cream cheese?

  9. Great diet recipes thanks

  10. Sounds so good. Can’t wait to try. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you and yours.

  11. you should give ingredient and finished product info. Calories sodium. Not convinced some of these are actually skinny

  12. It would be very helpful if you would also print the nutritionAl information along with the recipe. I am diabetic and this recipe is useless for me (and many others) without this information. We have lots of aging baby boomers in this country, many with health issues.

  13. Thanks for the recipe..started my diet a for this year and need such recipes that my husband can have too,without feeling like he is being deprived. He doesn’t have a weight problem.. Looks very good too.. Thanks

  14. I printed out some of the recipes! Can’t wait to try them!

  15. I love this recipe! Could I use shrimp instead of chicken for a different meal and would the ingredients be the same other than of course substituting shrimp for chicken? Thank you for the yummy recipe!

  16. Can the skinny chicken Alfredo be frozen?

  17. I really like the recipes. Please give us more.

  18. Can you use canned milk. I often use this to make gravy.

  19. Sounds so good. Will definitely try it. Would like to have a portable induction cooker. Really could use one. Any suggestions?

  20. My wife is lactose intolerant, would this recipe still work with lactose free milk?

  21. Sounds yummy!! Do you think this recipe would work well with almond milk substituted for regular milk?

  22. Can I substitute something else beside flour, like Veloutine, or corn starch?

    • I have only tried this as written. I’m sure you could use cornstarch. As a general rule, you’ll need half the amount of cornstarch as you would flour. Please let us know how it works out for you.

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