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Loaded Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables Recipe

Looking for an easy Loaded Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables recipe? Learn how to make Loaded Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by lupeth

Makes 4 servings



Here's how restaurants make Alfredo: cream, butter, and cheese. We ditched the cream and made a basic bechamel sauce with flour, milk, butter, and Parmesan. We solved the other major shortcoming of pasta Alfredo (that is, a dearth of any true nutrition) by adding chicken, broccoli, mushrooms, and, for good measure, sundried tomatoes.

Recipe Ingredients for Loaded Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables

2 tbsp unsalted butter
3 tbsp flour
3 cups 2% milk
2 cloves garlic, chopped
2 tbsp grated Parmesan
1 Salt and black pepper to taste
1/2 tbsp olive oil
2 cups broccoli florets
8 oz cremini mushrooms, sliced
1/4 cup chopped sundried tomatoes
8 oz cooked chicken breast, thinly sliced (store-bought rotisserie chicken works well)
12 oz whole-wheat fettuccine

Recipe Directions for Loaded Alfredo with Chicken and Vegetables

  1. To make the bechamel, melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk in the flour. Cook for 1 minute. Slowly whisk in the milk to prevent any lumps from forming. Add the garlic and simmer, whisking often, for 10 to 15 minutes, or until nicely thickened. Stir in the Parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Keep warm.

  2. Heat the oil in a large skillet or saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the broccoli and cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Add the mushrooms and tomatoes. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the vegetables have lightly caramelized. Stir in the chicken. Season with salt and pepper.

  3. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to the package instructions. Drain, reserving 1 cup of the cooking water. Return the pasta to the pot, add the sauce and the chicken mixture, and toss to coat. If the sauce is too thick, add some of the pasta water to thin it. Serve immediately.

Categories

Pasta, Main Dish, American

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 447.5g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
608
Calories from Fat
141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
15.7g
24%
Saturated Fat
7.2g
36%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
300mg
13%
Potassium
946mg
27%
Total Carbohydrates
80.5g
27%
Dietary Fiber
11.1g
44%
Sugars
12.3g
Protein
41.9g
Vitamin A 17% Vitamin C 69%
Calcium 32% Iron 33%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
A-
  Good points
  • Low in sodium
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin C
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