Monday, May 7, 2012

Skinny Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo

This is the perfect summer meal...light, low-fat and delicious. Just feels good on a hot day and doesn't leave you feeling too heavy...The whole family gave this meal a 'thumbs up!'

Skinny Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo
Courtney Horan

3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, grilled and cut into chunks (about 2 cups)
2 cups roasted broccoli florets (To oven roast broccoli, spread on a foil lined cookie sheet. Drizzle with olive oil. Using hands, toss the broccoli and oil to ensure an even coating. Sprinkle with kosher salt and ground pepper. Bake on 425 for 15-20 minutes.)
8 ounces 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

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.

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