Skinny Chicken Alfredo

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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 in a bowl next to a block of parmesan

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!

chicken alfredo sauce in a jar

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.

chicken alfredo in a bowl with sauce being added

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 Alfredo in a bowl next to a block of parmesan
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Skinny Chicken Alfredo

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
If you’ve wondered how to make Chicken Alfredo with less calories and loads of flavor, look no further. This Skinny Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo recipe cuts the calories by about 65% yet gets rave reviews every time!


  • 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 nutmeg
  • 12 ounces fresh fettuccine
  • fresh parsley to taste

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  • Over medium heat, put olive oil and garlic in a pan. Cook about 1 minute.
  • 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.
  • Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions. Toss pasta with sauce and top with parsley and additional cheese.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 290, Carbohydrates: 33g, Protein: 21g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 82mg, Sodium: 214mg, Potassium: 372mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 175IU, Vitamin C: 0.8mg, Calcium: 134mg, Iron: 1.1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Course Dinner
Cuisine American

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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  1. Good weekday meal. Easy to make, tasty and quick! My daughter gushed over it, so she would have given it 5 stars. I’ll have to try it again add some additional items to my own taste and include some of the suggestions, such as steamed asparagus or mushrooms. Will make again!3 stars

    1. Glad she enjoyed it, Michele! You will have to let us know how your additions turn out. It sounds like it will be delicious.

    1. The recipe serves 8. Each serving will be just over about a cup, depending on the size of your chicken. Enjoy!

  2. This literally could not have been easier. I had just grilled some chicken and was trying to figure out what to pair it with and whipped this alfredo up in 10 minutes. So yum! Thank you.5 stars

  3. I just fixed this for my family, including my mom and her friend. Rave reviews all around. I followed the recipe exactly – even doubled the recipe – it worked out perfectly. Two of us have never had Alfredo before and this was delicious. This recipe is definitely a keeper. Thank you for sharing!!!!5 stars

  4. My daughter loves alfredo sauce. All I have is the grated parmesan cheese in the canister.. Would that work in this recipe? Tia

    1. Hi Joanie, that should work in a pinch. It may cause your sauce to be on the salty side with a less of that cheesy texture.

  5. I’ve tried other homemade recipes but this one is AMAZING!! I used garlic salt instead of regular salt and it really added some extra flavor. This is a must try!!

  6. Absolutely delicious! Used 2% milk and 52g of light cream cheese. Next time will use whole milk or maybe a little less cream cheese!

  7. This recipe is FABULOUS!!!! I omit the Garlic as We aren’t Garlic Fans and it still tastes Awesome!!! Love that You don’t miss the Fat and Calories or Sodium.5 stars