June 05, 2012

Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo

Weeknights sometimes just have to be easy.  Sometimes I don't have a clue what I'm doing for dinner until I actually get home from work.  The night I made this was one of those nights in particular.  My day was so busy that I didn't have time to think about dinner until I was driving home.  Fortunately I had some chicken cutlets thawed in the refrigerator, so I at least knew I would be doing something with chicken.  I started to think about what I could do when I remembered I had some fat free half and half in the fridge too.  Hence, quick and easy Chicken Alfredo became our dinner that evening!

 I am submitting this post to this week's Presto Pasta Nights.  This week the host will be by the founder of Presto Pasta Nights, Ruth of  Once Upon a Feast.  You can join in by sending your submission to Ruth.  You can find the guidelines on the PPN website.  Ruth is also looking for some future hosts.  Let her know if you would like to participate and host a week of PPN!  If you love pasta as much as I do (and several other's who participate) you don't want to miss out!

Quick and Easy Chicken Alfredo

A low fat, quick and easy alfredo recipe for those busy weeknights!
  • 1 lb Chicken Cutlets, diced
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/4 cup fat free half and half
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup grated parmsean cheese
Cook pasta according to package.

While pasta is cooking, In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat until hot.  Add garlic and stir fry one minute.  Add chicken pieces and cook until pieces are no longer pink.  Add salt and pepper to season.

Mix half and half and cornstarch together until combined.  Add to chicken.  Heat and stir until sauce begins to thicken.  Stir in cheese.  Toss in drained pasta, garnish with parsley and serve.

Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 6 servings


Lynda said...

This looks really good...I'm needing some low fat meal ideas, so this one is a keeper!

Chef Dennis said...

sorry to leave this here but couldn't find your email, I saw one of your posts on this site

Barbara Bakes said...

Looks like a perfect weeknight meal.

glutenfreehappytummy.com said...

that looks so delicious! rich and creamy! thanks for sharing!

Cooking Rookie said...

So yummy and creamy! Great recipe :-)

Jersey Girl Cooks said...

Easy quick meals are the best! Looks like a good low fat one too.

Ruth Daniels said...

Sometimes the best meals are those spontaneous ones. This one looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

teresa said...

i'd win some serious points with my husband if i made this for him, delicious! and beautiful pics too!

Angie's Recipes said...

I seriously want this delicious chicken alfredo for the lunch! yum yum!

Purabi Naha said...

Chicken Alfredo sounds great! And the way you made it just looks perfect. I am saving this recipe and i am going to try it very soon!

Flapjack Recipes said...

Sounds delicious for this chicken recipe! It's make me hungry :) i can't wait to eat this!

Coleens Recipes said...

It just so happens I have a bunch of baked chicken in the fridge and I was wondering what to do with it....your recipe is perfect, thank you.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Mmmmm I love chicken alfredo...delicious!

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