Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta

I’ve been on high spirits this week because my weigh-in this week was a success…2.5 pounds lost! (Happy dance time!) I was absolutely ecstatic about this weigh-in because I definitely can feel the difference and the scale definitely showed off my results. My clothes have been feeling loose and there’s a little more pep in my step. I’m already dreaming about clothes shopping but I still have a long road ahead of me because I’m hanging strong to my resolutions. One of the meals that I loved making this week was this creamy chicken Alfredo pasta. I love that I can still enjoy some of my favorite meals without having to sacrifice too much on flavor. With a couple simple substitutions using whole wheat noodles and a not so heavy hand on the Alfredo sauce, this made for a figure friendly meal. The addition of chicken broth helps stretch the thick Alfredo sauce and still gives a nice full rounded flavor. The broccoli was a great source of fiber and helps fill your stomach up, too. I paired this pasta with a slice of Ezekiel whole wheat bread with a little bit of garlic butter, and it was simply pasta-riffic! Enjoy!

Creamy Chicken Alfredo Pasta
Adapted from Belly Fat Cure
Printable Recipe
Ingredients: 6 ounce Whole Wheat Spaghetti, uncooked 1/2 cup Classico Creamy Alfredo Sauce 1/2 cup chicken broth 1 cup broccoli florets, chopped 2 chicken breasts, cooked and diced about 2 cups 1/4 cup basil, chiffonade 2 tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped finely 1/4 cup grated Parmesan 1/4 cup Italian parsley, chopped finely

Preparation:

Cook the pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside. In a medium saucepan, stir together the sauce and broth over medium heat until simmering. Add the chicken and cook until warmed through (approximately 5-7 minutes). Add the broccoli and cook for 2-3 minutes more. Add the sauce to the pasta. Toss the pasta with basil, oregano, and Parmesan. Garnish with parsley. Enjoy. Yield: 4 large servings (about 1 ½ cups) Nutritional Data: Calories: 324; Carbs: 28g; Sugar: 1g; Fiber: 6g

Review: The whole wheat noodles had a little bit of a nutty flavor but cooks up well and still tastes great. You’ll never know the difference and won’t miss the extra calories that you aren’t eating. A little bit of whole wheat grains never hurts. This creamy chicken alfredo pasta was definitely delicious.

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