Rating: 4.5 stars
130 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 94
  • 4 star values: 22
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 4

This version of chicken fettuccine alfredo is lightened by substituting some of the heavy cream with chicken broth.

Recipe Summary

cook:
45 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 10 mins
prep:
10 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine chicken breasts and chicken broth in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low; simmer for 5 minutes. Turn breasts, cover, and simmer another 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let sit with the cover on for 15 minutes.

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  • Remove chicken breasts from the broth and set aside to cool, reserving the broth in the saucepan. Once the chicken is cool enough to handle, cut into bite-size slices.

  • Return the chicken broth to medium heat and cook until reduced to 1 cup.

  • Stir garlic, black pepper, and heavy cream into the reduced broth; bring to a simmer and remove from heat.

  • Whisk egg yolks in a bowl until smooth. Beat 1 tablespoon of the warm cream mixture into the eggs until thoroughly incorporated; repeat until about 1/2 cup of the warm cream mixture is used.

  • Whisk the warm cream and egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining cream mixture. Cook over medium-low heat, whisking constantly, until the mixture almost comes to a simmer and thickens, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook fettuccine in boiling water, stirring occasionally, until nearly cooked through, about 7 minutes. Drain.

  • Stir parsley, 1 cup of Parmigiano-Reggiano, and cream mixture into the pasta. Remove from heat, cover, and let sit for a few minutes until thick.

  • Fold chicken and 1 cup Parmigiano-Reggiano into the pasta mixture to serve.

Nutrition Facts

759 calories; protein 37.8g; carbohydrates 59.6g; fat 41.8g; cholesterol 239.4mg; sodium 505.2mg. Full Nutrition
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