Recipe: Lightened Up Chicken Fettuccine with Broccoli and Bacon

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Recipe: Lightened Up Chicken Fettuccine with Broccoli and Bacon

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 servings

Serving size: 1¼ cup

Ingredients

2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

1 cup water

12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cooked + cut into bite-sized cubes

8 oz whole wheat fettuccine noodles

2 cups broccoli florets

4 slices turkey bacon

10 oz jar light Alfredo sauce

⅛ cup reduced-fat grated Parmesan cheese

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp black pepper

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

In a medium sized saucepan, add chicken stock, water and chicken breast. If need be, add more water to cover the chicken breast. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to a simmer and cook for 12 minutes. KEEP WATER. Remove chicken breasts with tongs and set on a plate to slightly cool. When chicken is cool enough to touch, dice into ½-inch cubes and set aside.

Place chicken water back on stove top and bring to a boil on medium heat. Add broccoli florets and continue to boil for 2-4 minutes or until broccoli is tender. Drain and set aside.

In stock pot, boil fettuccine according to package directions, drain and return pasta to pot.

Microwave turkey bacon according to package instructions. Let cool and dice into small pieces, set aside.

In the stock pot that contains the noodles add chicken, broccoli, Alfredo and toss to coat. Heat on low for 3 minutes.

Season with salt and pepper, add crumbled bacon, sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (1¼ cup)

Calories: 323

Calories from fat: 83

Fat: 11g

Saturated Fat: 4g

Cholesterol: 59mg

Sodium: 690mg

Carbohydrates: 32g

Fiber: 5g

Sugar: 3g

Protein: 26g

Calcium: 14%

Iron: 8%

WWP+: 8

SmartPoints: 9

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