Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta made with garlic and Parmesan cheese that’s creamy, delicious and tastes just like the original  with all the flavors of your favorite restaurant dish.

Lightened up Chicken Alfredo Skinny Chicken Alfredo

Chicken Alfredo has always been one of the my favorite pasta dishes to order out at restaurants and with good reason. The creamy, rich garlicky Parmesan sauce with fettuccine noodles has always been an indulgent choice until now!

The average chicken alfredo pasta dish at restaurants clock in at over 50 points per serving! This dish comes in considerably lower at just 7 smart points per serving thanks to some easy and still delicious ingredient swaps.

So why are the points so high still? Well, I love fettuccine noodles. We can make all the swaps we want but if you don’t get that same flavor you’re craving and love then this isn’t a satisfying recipe. This is a healthy alfredo sauce with greek yogurt but it still tastes like an indulgence.

Skinny Chicken Alfredo

Want to lighten up the points?

  • Use skinnier pasta, a thin spaghetti will make the serving feel larger.
  • Use half zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash in addition to or in place of half the pasta and you can save 3 points per serving.
  • Add broccoli or spinach to bulk up the recipe.

How to make Alfredo Sauce:

Alfredo sauce has a béchamel sauce base with garlic and Parmesan cheese mixed in classically. This recipe replaces the cream with greek yogurt to make it healthier while still being creamy.

Skinny Chicken Alfredo

Tools used in the making of this Skinny Chicken Alfredo:
Cast Iron Skillet: I use this to cook in as cast iron is naturally non stick and you can cook over high heat without worrying about any non stick coatings releasing gases.

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Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Skinny Chicken Alfredo Pasta made with garlic and Parmesan cheese that's creamy, delicious and tastes just like the original with all the flavors of your favorite restaurant dish.
Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Author Sabrina Snyder
Lightened up Chicken Alfredo

Ingredients
 

  • 10 ounces fettuccine pasta
  • 2 cups chicken breast cooked and cubed
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup pasta water
  • 1 cup fat free greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese
  • parsley for garnish optional

Instructions

  • Cook the pasta one minute shy of the directions on the box.
  • Reserve one cup of the pasta water and drain (but do not rinse the pasta).
  • To a cast iron skillet add the butter and garlic, cooking on medium heat until you can just smell the garlic.
  • Add in the salt, pepper and flour and whisk well until the flour is fully combined.
  • Add in the pasta water slowly while whisking.
  • Add in the greek yogurt slowly while whisking.
  • Add in the chicken and stir well until coated then add in half of the Parmesan Cheese, whisking until combined.
  • Add in the pasta and toss it together well with the rest of the ingredients before serving.
  • Garnish with remaining Parmesan cheese and parsley if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1/6th recipe | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.1g | Protein: 14.6g | Fat: 8.9g | Saturated Fat: 4.2g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 488mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 1.9g
Skinny Chicken Alfredo
Healthier Chicken Alfredo Pasta

About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a trained professional chef who has cooked for private clients for over a dozen years. Experienced in handling dietary restrictions, allergies and picky kid eaters, she's well versed in coming up with healthy, yet flavorful recipes.

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Comments

    1. Thanks, Amanda! I couldn’t live without alfredo pasta so I had to find one that worked with Weight Watchers!

  1. 5 stars
    Alfredo is one of my favorite dishes! I can’t wait to make this skinny version. So delicious!

    1. You have to reheat alfredo sauce gently or the sauce will separate. Try reheating in a warm pan and adding a little milk.

  2. 5 stars
    Just found your site through SkinnyTaste. I love trying different recipes for me and my husband while sticking to my WW plan. Thank you!

    1. Thanks, Patricia! I really strive to make dishes that are delicious enough for non-WW people to eat too!

    1. About that, yes. With WW I tend to weigh everything out to be sure so I hesitate on serving sizes because people will cook differently.

    1. Sorry about that, somehow the last three bullets got cut off, I updated it. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    I was a little skeptical about no cream or cream cheese. I’m one week in on weight watchers so I’m trying new things. It was very good! Husband and kid approved. It’s our new Alfredo recipe. Thanks so much