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Tongs scooping up chicken Alfredo pasta.

Chicken Alfredo with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

  • Author: Maggie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Saute, cook
  • Cuisine: Italian

Description

This chicken alfredo with sun-dried tomatoes is a new twist on a classic dish! It’s a healthier alternative to the classic, using greek yogurt instead of butter and cream. Make it vegetarian by forgetting the chicken and adding a high protein pasta!


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Ingredients

  • 4 oz dry pasta (I used linguine)
  • 2 large chicken breasts
  • 2 tbsp cooking oil (I used avocado)
  • 1 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup reserved pasta water
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan
  • 4 tbsp greek yogurt, plain & nonfat
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/23/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • fresh black pepper
  • 1 big handful of spinach

Garnish: parmesan cheese, pine nuts (optional), basil, parsley


Instructions

  1. Prepare salted water to cook pasta in a large pot. At boiling, add pasta and cook per package instructions. Make sure to reserve 1/2 cup pasta water after the pasta has finished cooking. 
  2. Cook chicken breasts in 2 tbsp cooking oil over medium high heat in a deep saucepan. Place lid on and make sure chicken gets cooked through. Once finished, remove from heat and set them aside. 
  3. Using the same pan, add milk and cornstarch. Whisk until combined over medium heat making sure the liquid mixture doesn’t boil. It should begin to thicken. 
  4. Whisk in the chicken broth, grated parmesan, reserved pasta water and greek yogurt. 
  5. Add in garlic powder and black pepper. Whisk until the sauce is smooth and thick.
  6. Add cooked noodles, sun-dried tomatoes and handful of fresh spinach. Use tongs to fold pasta and ingredients until sauce coats everything. Continue to fold the pasta until the spinach cooks down. 
  7. Option to cut chicken and add it back into the pasta and alfredo or serve it on top. 
  8. Garnish with parsley, basil and more parmesan as you wish!

Notes

I haven’t tried using skim milk instead of 2%, but it should be ok.

I used 0% fat greek yogurt, but 2% or higher will work. 

Chickpea, soy or black bean noodles could replace regular pasta – just make sure to still reserve the pasta water!

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