WEIGHT WATCHER WEDNESDAY + meme at the end

Here we are on week #3 of Weight Watcher Wednesday..and today I didn’t have a sweet tooth(bizarre right?) so I decided to cook something savory. Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.I am a big fan of the FULL FAT, ALL BUTTER and ALL CREAM version, but if you can lighten it up, why not??!!The sauce was not as thick as the original. But it was equally as tasty! I didn’t feel guilty after scarfing down a nice big bowl!

Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo

Ingredients

6 medium garlic cloves, peeled and smashed with a knife
1 lb skinless, boneless chicken breasts, washed and patted dry(four 4 oz pieces)
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Cooking Spray
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup whole milk plain yogurt, Greek-Style
salt..for cooking pasta
8 oz uncooked whole wheat fettuccine
1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
1/4 cup parsley, fresh, flat leaf, finely chopped

Instructions

Heat large, heavy skillet over medium heat. Rub garlic over chicken, reserve garlic. Season chicken with salt and pepper and rub it in the chicken. Coat skillet w/ cooking spray and then set over medium heat. Saute garlic until fragrant. about 1 minute. Add chicken and cook until golden, flipping once, about 5 minutes per side. In a small bowl, combine broth, heavy cream and yogurt: pour over chicken and scrape the bottom of the skillet to incorporate seasonings. Simmer chicken gently, turning once, about 30 minutes.Meanwhile, bring a medium pot of salted water to a boil and cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Remove chicken from cream sauce and set aside. Add Parmesan cheese to cream mixture and mix until well combined. Add cooked pasta and 3 Tbsp of parsley; toss well. Serve pasta topped w/ chicken and the rest of the parsley.

Points value: 9
Prep time: 12 minutes
Serves: 4

I have been tagged from The Stressed Baker for another set of memes! You can see the rules here at her site. On this set of memes I have to tell you all 6 random things about me..my goodness I could tell you a million..but here are 6 not so interesting thins about me..

1…I am terrified of heights.

2…I graduated from nursing school, but never work a day as a nurse after realizing that I am a germ-a-phob

3…I have never been in a fight with any of my friends..I am a lover

4…I hate scary movies..my imagination goes wild..I swear Jason Myers and Freddy Kruger are real and they must life on my street and only come out at night!

5…I am a hotel snob

6…My right eye is blue with 1/4 perfect pie shape in it that is brown

Well thats it..gripping huh?

I am going to keep this in the Daring Bakers Ring..I am randomly going to pick 6 of my DB’s to get to know better.

http://pamelaskitchen.blogspot.com/

http://novice-baker.blogspot.com/

http://www.cupcake-corner.blogspot.com/

http://www.butterandsugar.org/blog/

http://vanillabasil.blogspot.com/

http://lifeaftergluten.blogspot.com/

Comments

  1. 1

    Your Fettucini looks really good, hard to believe it’s healthy too! I’m with you, I had to stop watching horror flicks after high school, I have nightmares for weeks!

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    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    I can’t get over your eye! That’s so unique! I wouldn’t mind having that fettucini for lunch today!

  3. 3

    The pasta looks awesome, Oh Hungry one!

    If you want to reduce even more calories…sub cream with evaporated milk…does the trick!

  4. 4
    VeggieGirl says:

    Great meme!! I too am a hotel snob, haha :0) And wow, what a fascinating fact about your eye!! Too cool!!

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    The Stressed Baker says:

    Thanks for being a good sport about the meme!

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    Rebekah says:

    Try the Ronzoni “smart taste” pasta. It has the same or less points than whole wheat and tastes better.

  7. 7

    Rebekah…

    Thanks for the pasta tip..I currently use Rozoni Healthy Harvest..but I will pick up some “smart Taste” next time to compare the flavors and texture!

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    jodycakes says:

    Thanks for the recipe…looks divine…I have started to sub Soba noodles for my pasta…wonder if it would work in Fettucine?

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    Rebekah says:

    mmmmm I also love soba noodles. We have been eating a lot of cold soba and seared tuna this summer!

  10. 10

    Leslie, I think it’s awesome that you were able to make this light and healthy! That yogurt is a great alternative :).

    P.S. I am the same way about hotels; I never walk on the floors without shoes on~eek!

  11. 11

    a lightened alfredo? yes please!
    meanwhile, i’m totally a hotel snob! i never really thought of myself in those terms before, but it’s definitely undeniable! :)

  12. 12

    gosh, this looks great! wish I had some right now!

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    Bridgett says:

    Oh my goodness, I am a hotel snob too!! Lovely pasta, by the way. I love alfredo!

  14. 14

    OOh, I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to find your blog. I’ve put you in my favorites and look forward to reading more fun posts!

    I’m totally with you on the horror movies; the only one I can watch all the way through is The Shining…somehow Jack never visits me in my nightmares. Jason and the Myers kid, they’re a different story! Hockey masks and hatchets?!?! EEEEEK!

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    jillian says:

    Thanks for the tag! I will let you know when its up :)

  16. 16

    A lighter way to do this is always helpful. I’ve found that yogurt is such a good substitute in so many recipes

  17. 17

    What a great idea using greek yogurt! Love pasta and cheese!

  18. 18

    That chicken alfredo looks good! I like the use of the yogurt.

  19. 19

    I adore fettuccine alfredo and with chicken it’s even better! I’m actually glad you had a rather savoury tooth and shared this delish dish :) YUMMM!

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    una donna dolce says: