This time of year is perfect for creamy, decadent, and comforting foods. But healthy too? This Fettuccini Alfredo Recipe With Chicken & Broccoli achieves all of that and more.
Watch how easy this recipe is to make in this how-to video.
I received a free sample of Kikkoman soy sauce mentioned in this post. This recipe is part of a recipe contest sponsored by Kikkoman, but I am not being compensated for my time. Thanks for supporting brands that keep Create Kids Club up and running!
The first time I tasted Fettuccini Alfredo I thought I was in heaven. It quickly became my go to dish when dining out. Then I found out how many calories were in that heaven on a plate.
Olive Garden’s website states their recipe contains 1,010 calories and 56 grams of fat. This meets 69% calories and 90% fat for the DAY based on an average woman’s suggested intake. Yikes.
My son discovered this favorite Italian dish at a restaurant not long ago. I knew I needed to develop a lighter version to help keep our calories in check.Skinny Fettuccini Alfredo - full of flavor, light on fat.Click To Tweet
The Challenge? Take a favorite dish that your family loves (…Fettuccini….) and swap soy sauce for salt, reducing the sodium by up to 50% in the recipe.
Soy sauce is often associated with being high in sodium, but culinary research indicates it’s an ingredient that can actually help reduce sodium in recipes.
How? Soy sauce is rich in umami, a savory taste that helps round out the overall flavor of a dish and enhances the palatability of a wide variety of foods. In fact, a study published in the Journal of Food Science revealed that swapping soy sauce for salt reduces the sodium by up to 50% without decreasing consumer acceptance.
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I admit, I never would have thought to use soy sauce as a salt replacement… but I am so glad I did. Not only did Kikkoman Soy Sauce add the right amount of salt to the dish, but it added another flavor element that salt could not.
I loved the flavor that soy sauce added so much, I tried it in a crock pot potato soup as well. Guess what? It was delish – and I reduced my families sodium intake which is alway a win.
Back to the fettuccini.
- 2 Tbsp olive oil, divided
- 1 lb. chicken tenders (or rotisserie chicken)
- 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
- 3 Tbsp. flour
- 1 cup chicken stock
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 1 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 3/4 cup Parmesan cheese, divided
- 4 cups broccoli, steamed
- 8 oz. fettuccini noodles, prepared per box instructions
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil in large sauté pan, add chicken tenders (skip this step if using rotisserie chicken)
- Cook chicken until internal temperature is 165 degrees (about 10 minutes)
- Remove chicken from sauté pan
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon olive oil into the same pan, add garlic
- Whisk in flour, one tablespoon at a time
- Slowly whisk chicken stock into flour mixture, blending until smooth
- Stir in Greek Yogurt, 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, soy sauce, and pepper
- Remove from heat
- Toss Alfredo sauce with fettuccini noodles, steamed broccoli, and chicken
- Serve topped with remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- To easily steam broccoli, place in microwave safe dish with water covering bottom. Cover. Heat for 5-6 minutes or until broccoli is fork tender.
While this is the perfect weeknight meal, it is also a dish that looks beautiful to serve. Try it at your next dinner party or serve it this Valentine’s Day.
Are you a Chicken Fettuccini die hard? I’d love to hear about your memories of this amazing meal. And let me know if you try this twist on the classic dish!
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