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95% would make again

Healthier Chicken Alfredo Pasta

Tasty Team

Ingredients

for 4 servings

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth (240 mL)
  • 1 cup skim milk (240 mL), or milk of choice
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups spinach (80 g)
  • 2 cups whole grain penne pasta (400 g), cooked
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese (30 g), optional

Nutrition Info

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    Calories 532
    Fat 10g
    Carbs 68g
    Fiber 2g
    Sugar 5g
    Protein 38g

Estimated values based on one serving size.

Preparation

  1. Heat the olive oil over a skillet and add chicken. Season with salt and pepper, and cook 5-8 minutes, or until no longer pink.
  2. Remove the chicken from the pan and set aside.
  3. In the same pan, add the garlic and sauté for one minute over medium heat.
  4. Sprinkle the flour over the garlic and slowly add in the chicken stock.
  5. Quickly stir to avoid lumps.
  6. Add in the skim milk, stir ,and allow to reach a boil to thicken sauce. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Once the sauce is thickened, add in the spinach and stir until wilted.
  8. Remove from heat and add in the cooked penne, chicken, and parmesan. Stir to coat.
  9. Top with fresh parmesan.
  10. Enjoy!
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