HEALTHY CHICKEN and PASTA ALFREDO
A quick & easy dinner that can be on the table in 30 minutes. And it delivers all the creamy cheesy flavor you want without a ton of calories. That's a win-win!
yellow or red bell pepper,
or gluten-free cornstarch
or low-fat milk
or you could use peas, fresh or frozen
Pecorino Romano or Parmesan cheese
Salt & pepper to taste
Garnish: parsley or green onions,
In a large saucepan, cook pasta according to package directions for al dente. Drain and place in bowl. Keep warm.
In the same pan, cook bacon until crisp. Remove bacon pieces from pan but leave bacon fat.
Sauté chicken breast pieces, onion and bell pepper in bacon fat until chicken is cooked through. Add garlic and cook 1 additional minute. If pan gets too dry add olive oil as needed.
Stir in flour. Add milk and asparagus or peas. Bring to a boil then simmer gently for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add cooked pasta, cheese, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Heat just until cheese is melted.
Serve hot sprinkled with parsley or green onion. Add a side salad for a balanced dinner.
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