Monday, December 20, 2010

Chicken Fettucini Alfredo

This is by no means the healthiest thing out there...not even a close second! But it does beat the 1500ish calories this dish will cost you at a restaurant. My husband loves this dish so I went on a mission to make it healthier...and easy of course! I don't have pics, so use your imagination!

First things first, get out your slow cooker and handy crock pot bags.

Things you will need:

About a pound of frozen chicken breasts
1-2 jars of light alfredo sauce
About 2-3 cups of fresh or frozen chopped veggies (whatever you have around will work, I usually use squash, zucchini, carrots and/or broccoli)
Whole wheat pasta

Place the chicken breasts from the freezer into the crock pot. Pour the sauce over the top of the chicken, enough to totally cover them - usually between 1-2 jars. 

This is the kind i usually get - it only has 5 grams of fat per 1/4 cup versus 10 grams of fat in the regular sauce. 


Cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours - it may be done faster, but I usually just leave it in all day while I am at work.  Before serving, you will need to steam your chopped veggies.  You can either boil them on the stove for a few minutes or do it in the microwave.  Stir the veggies into crock pot with the chicken, the chicken will basically just fall apart.

Serve over whole wheat pasta. DONE!

You can always add more sauce if you like it saucier or add more veggies if you like it healthier!

ENJOY!

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