Monday, March 5, 2012

Light Chicken-Zucchini Alfredo

Light Chicken-Zucchini Alfredo


Ingredients: 

  • 16 oz thin skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 12 oz fettuccine
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 zucchini, thinly sliced into half-moons
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 cup cold milk
  • 1/2 cup evaporated nonfat milk
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ground pepper
  • salt


Directions:
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 1 clove garlic and cook 30-40 seconds. Add the zucchini, cover and cook until tender, stirring. Transfer to a bowl.
  2. Heat another tablespoon oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  3. Heat another tablespoon oil in the skillet over medium-high heat. Season the chicken with salt and pepper and cook through, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate.
  4. Meanwhile, whisk the flour and milk in a bowl. Place the remaining 1 clove garlic and 1 tablespoon oil in the skillet and cook over medium-high heat, 30-40 seconds. Add the flour-milk mixture and bring to a boil while stirring. Reduce the heat to low and cook and don’t stop stirring for about 2 minutes. Add the evaporated milk, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the parmesan cheese. Keep stirring until cheese has melted.
  5. Cut the chicken into strips. Toss with the pasta, sauce, zucchini and parsley, adding the reserved pasta water to loosen.

27 comments:

  1. Hi Martin! This looks amazing. I now want fettuccine for breakfast! Lol) I have to be honest I've never made my own sauce from scratch, but I may try this out! Thanks so much for joining Finagle a Foto, I look forward to getting to know ya!

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  2. Nice to meet you too. I would say sauce from scratch(and mostly everything else) is way more delicious. Give it a try :)

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  3. SusieQTpies ScrapsMarch 5, 2012 at 12:57 PM

    Yum! Thanks for stopping in and sharing this recipe with my Menu Plan Monday! It looks great. Stop in anytime. I'm following you via GFC and just gave your recipe a pin on Pinterest! Have a super week! 

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  4. This looks great! I'm always looking for new chicken recipes, and for lighter pasta dishes! I like that you incorporated zucchini into the dish too, I think it's such an unappreciated vegetable!

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  5. Savannah McQueenMarch 5, 2012 at 8:24 PM

    Hi, I found you through the Jam Hands blog hop.  I would love it if you would link this recipe up at my pasta blog hop.  Here is the link - http://www.hammocktracks.com/2012/03/savannahs-savory-bites-cajun-pork.html

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  6. I love that is light!   Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday and I hope you'll stop back soon :)

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  7. Yummy.. I wish your recipes came with scratch and sniffs.. I love this.. Thanks SO much for sharing via Finagle A Foto.. Wishing you a lovely week.. ~M

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  8. Kristin@Gratefulbellly.comMarch 7, 2012 at 12:58 AM

    This looks really yummy!  I'm a new follower and hope you'll stop by my brand new blog if you have a minute.  I'd love to have you follow me, too:)  Thanks!

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  9. Pinned this as a recipe to try, looks great!

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  10. i'm usually not one for "lighter" type foods simply because they creep me out. if the fat has been removed what the crap did they replace it with??!! that being said, your recipe looks totally doable :) i'm always up for pasta! hello deliciousness goodbye pants!

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  11. What a tasty looking dish! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I shall have to try it sometime!

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  12. This looks absolutely delish! Thanks so much for linking up to Toot Your Horn Tuesday. I love your site and the fact that you're a Dad blogger. How cool is that? I will look forward to your posts. I so need to learn how to use my camera and Photoshop Elements 10. 

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  13. Thank you so much! Well I am sure if you spend a day playing with Photoshop Elements you will get to know it OK so you can edit your pictures.
    Thanks for stopping by!

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  14. This looks yummy! I'll have to keep it in mind when I start getting tons of zucchini from our garden this summer. Thanks for sharing at Terrific Tuesdays.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  15. Cathy@My 1929 CharmerMarch 8, 2012 at 4:33 PM

    I love love alfredo, but never eat because it is so High in calories and fat. This recipe sounds so good!  I will definitely going to try this.   Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best. PS - I pinned this!

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  16. Erin @ How to Nest for LessMarch 8, 2012 at 11:21 PM

    This looks absolutely delicious! I might have to try it without the chicken for Lent tomorrow night! Thanks for linking up this week :)

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  17. Yay! Congratulations Martin! Can't wait to see your hunt shots. 

    P/S your pics makes me want pasta for breakfast. Again! 

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  18. That looks delicious. I love Alfredo!

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  19. Paula-Riverton HousewivesMarch 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM

    Since I am dieting and love Chicken Alfredo...I can't wait to try this!  We'd love for you to link this recipe to our recipe party!  
    http://housewivesofriverton.blogspot.com/2012/03/recipe-round-up-7.html

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  20. Mmmmmm! I love love chicken and zucchini!
    Stopping by from Mouthwatering Monday

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  21. Alfredo is my husband's favorite! Thanks for sharing this lighter version at Wake Up Wednesdays! Pinning!

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  22. Wonderful Recipe~ I love Alfredo~ Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesday~ Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  23. I saw light and had to click! This looks so lean and luscious! Love it!

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  24. Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater!September 26, 2013 at 2:35 PM

    Mmm!!! This sounds like something I would love to eat for dinner! Thanks for sharing at Sweet & Savory Saturdays #31.


    ~Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater.com

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  25. This sounds delicious, thanks for sharing the recipe.

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