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Healthier Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Whip up a guilt-free version of your favorite comfort food with this Healthier Chicken Alfredo Pasta recipe. Savor the creamy, garlicky goodness without sacrificing flavor, while enjoying a lighter take on a classic dish.

Tasty Team
96% would make again

Under 30 minutes

Healthier Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Under 30 minutes


for 4 servings

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth (240 mL)
  • 1 cup skim milk (240 mL), or milk of choice
  • 2 cups spinach (80 g)
  • 2 cups whole grain penne pasta (400 g), cooked
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese (30 g), optional

Nutrition Info

  • Calories 334
  • Fat 9g
  • Carbs 35g
  • Fiber 13g
  • Sugar 4g
  • Protein 27g

Estimated values based on one serving size.


  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat and add the chicken. Season with 1 teaspoon salt and ½ teaspoon black pepper, then cook for 5-8 minutes, or until no longer pink. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, sauté the garlic 1 minute, until fragrant. Sprinkle the flour over the garlic, then slowly pour in the chicken stock, stirring to prevent lumps from forming.
  3. Add the skim milk, stir, and bring to a boil. Season with the remaining ½ teaspoon of salt and ¼ teaspoon of black pepper. Cook until the sauce thickens.
  4. Add the spinach and stir until wilted.
  5. Remove the pan from the heat and add the cooked penne, chicken, and Parmesan, if using. Stir to combine.
  6. Serve the pasta with more Parmesan.
  7. Enjoy!
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Healthier Chicken Alfredo Pasta